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COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

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Because CSU helps me d Columbus State University offers an education of transformation – with your needs in mind. Nationally recognized for our commitment to internationalization and community service, we’re small enough to get to know you, yet large enough to offer 65 undergraduate programs (plus more than 35 graduate degrees) in areas such as business, computer science, music, nursing, and more. Become the confident, capable professional you are meant to be. Choose your brightest future with CSU!


CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

Established in 1958, Columbus State University’s academic programs have achieved national prominence. We’re located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia, with two unique campuses. Our main campus is located in the heart of Columbus and is easily accessible from the interstate. Our RiverPark campus is in downtown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee River. We also offer online courses, and even online degrees, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. YOUR BEST LEARNING CURVES

Expect to be challenged in small classes and with one-on-one interaction with your professors. Learning happens everywhere, C O U GAR FAC T

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8,400

students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs at CSU.

with online courses, internships, research, and creative scholarship. Serving the community and studying abroad also expands your horizons. Join clubs, organizations, and athletic programs to develop leadership and teamwork skills.

ABOUT COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY

dream big.

SIDES G R AY DA R K M M E D F O R S I E A R E T R T I E R E D PA G D E S TA C K


Welcome to a diverse community of students who come from many different states, countries, and cultural backgrounds, with forty-five percent representing minority groups. Study with motivated peers, and work with professors who are highly networked in their fields!

Students can really do something amazing here. They can make a difference in their community and have something important for their career development – and their development as a person. DR. KIMBERLY SHAW SCIENCE CO-DIRECTOR, UTEACH PROFESSOR, PHYSIC

Because I Currently more than 8,400 students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. CSU is also a popular choice for transfer and international students. Collaboration with community and world-wide partners help students achieve success.


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love both campuses. TRADITIONAL + INNOVATIVE = STUNNING

AT HOME ON CAMPUS

URBAN VIBE, NATURAL SETTING

CSU’s main campus boasts the stunning Student

The first year live-on requirement

Enjoy Columbus, the second largest city in

Recreation Center (winner of the National Intramural

provides endless opportunities to form

Georgia – a vibrant place with nature as

Recreational Sports Administration Facilities Award), the

lasting relationships, become engaged

the backdrop. Take in outdoor concerts,

flagship Schuster Student Success Center, and an iconic

in campus life, and stay connected to

relaxing cafes, and great shopping. Fly a

clock tower. A picturesque foot bridge leads to student

resources for academic and personal

virtual space mission at CSU’s Coca-Cola

apartments and recreational fields. In downtown

success. Our economical housing

Space Science Center. Bike, walk, jog, or

Columbus, the RiverPark campus mixes renovated

options include shared suites and

skate along the beautiful RiverWalk with

historic buildings with contemporary award-winning

traditional style apartments on the

untouched natural surroundings. Raft, kayak,

facilities that house College of the Arts and College of

Main Campus and loft-style apartments

river surf, or tube along the world’s longest

Education and Health Professions programs.

in the heart of downtown Columbus.

urban whitewater course, a 2.5-mile stretch along the Chattahoochee River.

CAMPUSES & COMMUNITY

sq. ft. Student Recreation Center offers a wide variety of exercise and fitness options, including a Climbing Wall and an Aquatic Center.


My professors are really personable. I can walk into their offices and talk about classes, mentoring, finding an internship, or getting ready for an exam. I can always find someone I need to talk to. KHALIYAH ABIKOYE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ATLANTA, GEORGIA

DYNAMIC FACULTY

EXPANDING FACILITIES

CSU professors lead active lives. One recently taught in

So much is happening with CSU’s facilities, too. Most

Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar. One acts in TV shows. Two

of our College of Education and Health Professions

have been recognized by the Mayor for research documenting

programs are now located in downtown Columbus,

Columbus as the true home of the Memorial Day Holiday. One

further expanding our popular RiverPark campus. The

directs a developmental sports camp for children who are blind

new 90,000 square-foot complex includes creative

or visually impaired. Having professors who are both scholars

group-learning spaces and state-of-the-art simulation

and doers means unforgettable learning experiences for you.

labs for nursing students. On the main campus, we are renovating existing classroom buildings, and our newest residence hall, Clearview Hall, offers safe, affordable,

At Columbus State University you will find

CSU has been designated a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The CSU Department of Theatre and the 145-yearold State Theatre of Georgia recently formed a theatre company for students to work side-byside with professionals.

and quality student housing for first-year CSU students.

yourself among talented faculty and staff, with an abundance of academic choices. Our students are highly motivated – they don’t just want to get ahead; they want to train themselves for making a valuable impact in their lives and careers.

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FACULTY & FACILITIES

student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get more one-to-one interaction.


My professors go above and beyond to help their students. Because of their inspiration and encouragement, I hope to go on for my masters in nursing. CSU has given me a start to a wonderful future. TYLER FLOOD NURSING VIEUX-FORT, ST. LUCIA

Six centers dedicated to teacher education for our students and local teachers. Five tracks in undergraduate chemistry. Gorgeous art studios. Three wellness facilities on Main Campus that health studies students can use for research and curriculum planning. That’s just for starters!

Because learning AN EDUCATION PLUS

LEADERS IN TRAINING

Pursue research and creative projects under the

If you want to make a difference in the

guidance of talented faculty. Join faculty-led study

world, check into CSU’s Servant Leadership

abroad programs and travel to places such as

Program. This program is used as a model for

Spain or Japan. Spend a semester or year living

other universities throughout the U.S. You’ll

in CSU’s Spencer House and study one-to-one

take leadership classes, experience hands-

in classical tutorial style with professors at the

on modeling of leadership practices, and

University of Oxford. Intern at a local Fortune

participate in community service projects.

500 company such as Aflac, or an internationally

Student projects have included building a

known lifestyle brand company, like The Salt Life.

wheelchair-accessible educational playground

Set your sights on the Honors College and build a

for the community and recording oral histories

portfolio of conference and poster presentations.

for nursing home residents.


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CSU offers 65 undergraduate programs and more than 35 graduate degrees to excel in.

ng is active. Each spring, Tower Day allows undergraduate students to showcase their research, creative projects, and other scholarly activities. In senior capstone courses, students synthesize their learning with research papers and other work. Our First-Year Seminar helps students make a successful transition to the university environment.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Accounting Art Art Education Art History Biology Secondary Education Business Chemistry Applied Forensics Professional Secondary Education Communication Communication Studies Mass Media Public Relations Computer Science Applied Cyber Security Games Programming Software Systems Criminal Justice Earth & Space Science Astrophysics & Planetary Geology Environmental Science Geology Secondary Education Education Early Childhood Middle Grades Secondary Special Education English Language & Literature Creative Writing Literature Professional Writing Secondary Education Exercise Science Finance Health & Physical Education Health Science History Secondary Education Information Technology Liberal Arts Military & Global Issues Management Human Resources Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematics Applied Secondary Education Modern Language & Culture Spanish Literature & Culture Spanish w/Teacher Certification

Music Choral Instrumental Music Education Music Performance Instrumental Piano/Organ Vocal Nursing RN-BSN Political Science Psychology Sociology Applied Crime, Deviance & Society Theatre Performance Theatre Design & Technology Theatre Education ASSOCIATE DEGREES Criminal Justice General Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering (RETP) Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine ONLINE DEGREES Communication Business Information Technology Liberal Arts Nursing RN to BSN Sociology CSU offers a number of additional academic programs through Certificates, Minors, BS/MS, and Graduate Degree Programs. For a detailed list, and for the most up-to-date listing of Undergraduate majors, please visit ColumbusState.edu

ACADEMICS & LEADERSHIP

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ACTION WITH PURPOSE

MANY WAYS TO BELONG

OPPORTUNITIES TO STAY ACTIVE

It’s not just about staying busy. It’s about exploring

Professional organizations, such as the Student

If you are an athlete, consider participating in

your passions and developing your abilities. It’s

Nurses Association, help you network with faculty,

our successful NCAA Division II programs. Play

about digging deep and finding out who you are.

students, and employers. Qualified students thrive in

competitively and also pursue excellence in the

It’s about being mentored in a way that helps you

honor societies, such as Beta Beta Beta for biology

classroom. Or check out CSU’s many club and

fully understand your capabilities. It’s about making

majors and Lambda Pi Eta for communication

intramural teams. Everyone loves the Student

friends for life. So jump in and do it!

majors. Joining a fraternity or sorority means social

Recreation Center and its impressive workout

connections and valuable community service.

equipment, classes, rock climbing wall, lap pool,

Performing arts groups offer ways to shine in

Whether you commute to, or live on campus, there are many ways to find a fit at CSU. Get the most out of your experience by getting involved. With more than110 organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find a sense of belonging. Your education is about so much more than the classroom.

I like the diversity of CSU students and enjoy my involvement in the African Student Organization and One Cougar World. By helping with planning activities and fundraising, I’m developing great leadership skills. HEPHZBAH UDO CHEMISTRY LAGO, NIGERIA

music, art, and theatre. Faith-based organizations help you stay grounded.

and lazy river. The Columbus Rails-to-Trails project runs through both campuses, offering access for bikers, joggers, and walkers.

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This past year the Cougars were awarded the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner’s Cup and the Peach Belt Conference Presidents’ Academic Award. Our baseball team has participated in the College World Series, and our golf team has won the national championship five times. Each year we celebrate many of our athletes named as AllAmericans and All-American Scholar Athletes.

onnect in so many ways. NCAA COUGAR ATHLETICS Baseball Basketball Cheer Cross Country Dance Golf

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Tennis Track & Field Soccer Softball Volleyball

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Complete 45 of the 58 Tower Traditions and receive a medal during a special ceremony to wear at commencement.


CSU offers many ways to learn in and outside the classroom. Run a science experiment with local grade-schoolers and ignite their passions. Make a presentation in a board room while on a travel trip. At CSU, your enhanced education is tuned to the challenges of today and tomorrow!

Engagement is the number one rule for our faculty. Their commitment has enabled our honors students to achieve new academic accolades, winning significant awards at state and national honors conferences. DR. CINDY TICKNOR DEAN, HONORS COLLEGE PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Because experien CSU offers funding to help students study abroad.

HONORS COLLEGE

Live with other honors students and participate in faculty-guided research and creative projects.

who want to individualize their education.

Many students choose CSU for graduate degrees in more than 35 academic areas.

CSU’s Honors College appeals to students They want to delve deeper into their studies and enjoy discovering new perspectives. From first-year courses through senior capstone projects, the Honors College emphasizes inquiry-based, hands-on, interdisciplinary learning. Take pride in seeing the honors seal on your CSU diploma, and position yourself for a successful career.


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ence is the best teacher. UTEACH COLUMBUS

STUDY ABROAD

GET BUSY IN THE FIELD

With our innovative teacher training program

Increase your understanding of other cultures

Lean on your professors and CSU’s career counselors

UTeach Columbus, you can fully pursue your

by studying abroad. Take a faculty-led week-

to help you find internships to expand your world and

degree path in math or science plus add a

long travel course or study for an academic

prepare for your career. Facilitate hands-on activities,

streamlined set of education courses and field

year at a CSU-partner institution overseas. Gain

simulated space missions, and planetarium shows at CSU’s

experiences that will lead to your teaching

course credit while meeting new people, making

Coca-Cola Space Science Center in downtown Columbus.

certificate. Through competitive summer

lifelong friendships, enhancing your resume, and

Protect the natural environment by researching at our

internships and scholarships, as well as other

developing cross-cultural communication skills.

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Help

scholarship and grant opportunities, students can

Step outside your comfort zone and grow in

high school students get excited about learning at summer

earn up to $35,000 in support over four years.

ways you never thought possible.

science and math camps. Find an internship abroad. There are no limits to what you can do through CSU.

EXPERIENCE & OUTCOMES

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ranking of CSU’s master’s degree in Computer Science by GoGrad.org


From my initial visit, I remember enjoying my student ambassador, loving the housing, and getting that ‘I belong here’ feeling. Between RiverPark and Main Campus, you’re sure to find everything you need. KYLA HARRIS ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MARIETTA, GEORGIA

SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT

CAREER ASSISTANCE AND MORE

AFFORDABLE EXCELLENCE

Visiting our campus is the best way to get to know

The Center for Career Development is the place to go for help

An education from CSU is not only excellent, but

CSU. Whether you visit during a special event,

with resume critiques, mock interviews, and finding that perfect

also affordable! Because we’re a public university,

arrange a time to speak with a professor or coach

internship. If you’re undecided about your major and how to fit

our tuition is already very reasonable. Plus we’ll

or join us for a campus tour; be sure to experience

your interests and aptitudes into a career, see the CCD, ASAP! The

help you obtain the financial assistance you need

both our RiverPark campus nestled in the heart

Center also hosts many events geared to your financial success.

so that you graduate with minimal debt. The early

of downtown Columbus and our main campus in

The Financial Fitness Series helps you understand how to work

birds catch the financial worms, so be sure to fill out

Midtown. To check out your options for visiting,

within a budget and avoid debt. We care about the whole you.

your FAFSA as soon as possible once it’s available.

go to “Admissions”and click on “Visit Campus”

Get started with CSU!

or go directly to: ColumbusState.edu/visit

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More than $70 million in financial assistance is awarded each year to our students. Competitive scholarships and paid internships are offered to first- and second-year students interested in pursuing education careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).

There are many ways to visit CSU such as daily sessions and tours, special events, and a virtual tour on our website!

doors are opening for me.

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We’re 100% committed to diversity, with students from all 159 counties in Georgia – and from over 30 states and 42 countries!


HISTORY

STUDENTS

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ACCOLADES

Established in 1958, CSU moved to its

CSU enrolls more than 8,400 diverse

Our athletes participate in the highly

Columbus State is consistently recognized for

current main campus in 1963. We’re a proud

undergraduate and graduate students

successful NCAA Division II program.

its educational impact and outreach efforts.

member of the University System of Georgia.

from many different states, countries,

They experience excellent competition in

We are a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon

and cultural backgrounds.

the Peach Belt Conference.

Award for Campus Internationalization and

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the President’s Higher Education Community

Columbus State University has both main

FACULTY

STUDENT LIFE

Service Honor Roll. Additionally, many of

and RiverPark campuses in Columbus, the

CSU employs approximately 315 full-time

CSU supports more than 110 student

CSU’s programs are ranked in reports such

second largest city in Georgia, 100 miles

faculty, with 70% holding the highest

organizations, including professional and

as U.S. News and World Report, Affordable

southwest of Atlanta.

degrees in their fields.

honor societies, performing arts groups,

Colleges Online, Top Management Degrees,

community service organizations, faith-

College Choice, OnlineU, GoGrad, Computer

FACILITIES

ACADEMICS

based groups, and social fraternities

Science Online, and GetEducated.

Signature buildings include the Student

CSU offers more than 95 programs at the

and sororities.

Recreation Center, Clearview Hall, Lumpkin

undergraduate and graduate levels, with

Center, and the Schuster Student Success

both on-campus and online instruction.

RESIDENCE HALLS

Information sessions and campus tours

Center on the main campus. The RiverPark

Several of our academic programs have

CSU offers a number of on-campus

are offered on select weekdays. Consider

campus includes the award-winning

achieved national recognition.

housing options for both the Main and

attending one of our Open Houses or Preview

RiverPark Campuses. The first year live-on

Days for a more comprehensive student

Saunders Center for Music Studies, Corn

VISIT

Center for the Visual Arts, Riverside Theatre

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requirement, living learning communities,

experience. Whatever your preference, go

Complex, and the Center for Education and

More than $70 million given last year in

and faculty in residence provide the

online or call to schedule your visit. Plan

Health Professions.

scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans.

foundation of a fun and meaningful

on staying awhile and getting to know the

on-campus housing experience!

Columbus area. See what students say about their CSU visit. #MyCSUexperience

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment 4225 University Avenue Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645 706.507.8800 • 866.264.2035 Recruitment@ColumbusState.edu ColumbusState.edu A University System of Georgia Institution Columbus State University welcomes qualified students of any race, sex, handicap, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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