1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203 803-786-3871
http://www.columbiacollege.ca/ admissions@colacoll.edu
About Columbia College
  • Year of Foundation 1854
  • Size of Campus 33 Acre
  • Type of Instituition
  • Religious Orientation
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type
  • Undergraduate Population
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 97%,3%, 6%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $22,580
  • Room and Board $6,450
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,225
Columbia College is a private liberal arts women's college in Columbia, South Carolina. The school is affiliated with United Methodist Church and has more than 1,500 students. Until 2008, it was the site of a fine arts summer camp called Tri-DAC (Tri-District arts consortium) for rising fifth through ninth graders.Founded in 1854, it is one of the oldest women's colleges in the United States. Columbia Female College officially opened in 1859 with an initial student body of 121 and a faculty of 16. When General Sherman and his troops marched through Columbia in 1865, the school had to close. It was saved from being torched only because Professor of Music W. H. Orchard, having heard that all unoccupied buildings would be burned by a certain hour, left his home to stand in the doorway of the College where he could be seen by the troops. The school was reopened in 1873. The college was damaged by its first fire in 1895, though the damage was not extensive. The name changed to Columbia College in 1905 after it was moved to its present site in North Columbia in 1904. Swept by a second fire in 1909, the college operated out of its former Plain Street facilities until the North Columbia campus could be reoccupied in 1910.
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis