CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Columbus State University offers an education of transformation – with your needs in mind.
Established in 1958, Columbus State University’s academic
Nationally recognized for our commitment to internationalization and community service,
programs have achieved national prominence. We’re located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia, with two unique
we’re small enough to get to know you, yet large enough to offer 65 undergraduate
campuses. Our main campus is located in the heart of Columbus
programs (plus more than 35 graduate degrees) in areas such as business, computer
and is easily accessible from the interstate. Our RiverPark campus is in downtown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee River.
science, music, nursing, and more. Become the confident, capable professional you are
We also offer online courses, and even online degrees, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
meant to be. Choose your brightest future with CSU!
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 GA R FAC T
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
Because CSU helps me dream big.
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Welcome to a diverse community of students who come from many different states, countries, and cultural backgrounds, with over 40% 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, PHYSICS
Because I love both campuses. Currently, more than 8,400 students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education.
TRADITIONAL + INNOVATIVE = STUNNING
AT HOME ON CAMPUS
URBAN VIBE, NATURAL SETTING
CSU’s main campus boasts the stunning Student
The first year live-on-campus
Enjoy Columbus, the second largest city in
Recreation Center (winner of the National Intramural
requirement provides endless
Georgia – a vibrant place with nature as the
Recreational Sports Administration Facilities Award), the
opportunities to form lasting
backdrop. Take in outdoor concerts, relaxing
flagship Schuster Student Success Center, and an iconic
relationships, become engaged in
cafes, and great shopping. Fly a virtual
CSU is also a popular choice for transfer and international students.
clock tower. A picturesque foot bridge leads to student
campus life, and stay connected to
space mission at CSU’s Coca-Cola Space
apartments and recreational fields. In downtown
resources for academic and personal
Science Center. Bike, walk, jog, or
Columbus, the RiverPark campus mixes renovated
success. Our economical housing
skate along the beautiful RiverWalk with
Collaboration with community and world-wide partners help students achieve success.
historic buildings with contemporary award-winning
options include shared suites and
untouched natural surroundings. Raft, kayak,
facilities that house College of the Arts and College of
traditional style apartments on the Main
river surf, or tube along the world’s longest
Education and Health Professions programs.
Campus and loft-style apartments in the
urban whitewater course, a 2.5-mile stretch
heart of downtown Columbus.
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.
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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
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-by-side 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.
Because professors know me.
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.
CSU offers 65 undergraduate programs and more than 35 graduate degrees to excel in.
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 is active. 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
world, check into CSU’s Servant Leadership
study abroad programs and travel to places like
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.
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.
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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C O U GA R FAC T 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 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 than100 organizations to choose from, you’re sure to
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.
The Cougars were awarded the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner’s Cup and the Peach Belt Conference Presidents’ Academic Award.
Complete 45 of the 58 Tower Traditions and receive a medal during a special ceremony to wear at commencement.
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.
Because I can connect in so many ways.
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
NCAA COUGAR ATHLETICS Baseball Basketball Cheer Cross Country Dance
M MW Coed MW Spirit
Golf Tennis Track & Field Soccer Softball
MW MW MW W W
STUDENT LIFE & ATHLETICS
ACTION WITH PURPOSE
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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 experience is the best teacher. CSU offers funding to help students study abroad.
Live with other honors students and participate in faculty-guided research and creative projects. Many students choose CSU for graduate degrees in more than 35 academic areas.
GET BUSY IN THE FIELD
CSU’s Honors College appeals to students
With our innovative teacher training program,
Increase your understanding of other cultures
Lean on your professors and CSU’s career counselors
who want to individualize their education.
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
They want to delve deeper into their studies
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,
and enjoy discovering new perspectives.
streamlined set of education courses and field
year at a CSU-partner institution overseas. Gain
simulated space missions, and planetarium shows at CSU’s
From first-year courses through senior
experiences that will lead to your teaching
course credit while meeting new people, making
Coca-Cola Space Science Center in downtown Columbus.
capstone projects, the Honors College
certificate. Through competitive summer
lifelong friendships, enhancing your resume, and
Protect the natural environment by researching at our
emphasizes inquiry-based, hands-on,
internships and scholarships, as well as other
developing cross-cultural communication skills.
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Help
interdisciplinary learning. Take pride in seeing
scholarship and grant opportunities, students can
Step outside your comfort zone and grow in
high school students get excited about learning at summer
the honors seal on your CSU diploma, and
earn up to $35,000 in support over four years.
ways you never thought possible.
science and math camps. Find an internship abroad.
position yourself for a successful career.
There are no limits to what you can do through CSU.
EXPERIENCE & OUTCOMES
ranking of CSU’s master’s degree in Computer Science by GoGrad.org
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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
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 your
our tuition is already very reasonable. Plus we’ll
or join us for a campus tour, be sure to experience
interests and aptitudes into a career, see the Career Center ASAP!
help you obtain the financial assistance you need so
both our RiverPark campus, nestled in the heart of
The Center also hosts many events geared to your financial success.
that you graduate with minimal debt. The early birds
downtown Columbus, and our main campus in
The Financial Fitness Series helps you understand how to work
catch the financial worms, so be sure to fill out your
Midtown. To check out your options for visiting,
within a budget and avoid debt. We care about the whole you.
FAFSA as soon as possible once it’s available.
go to: ColumbusState.edu/visit
Get started with CSU!
Think about both affordability and value Chattanooga
reasonable. Yet, because we’re a smaller
Charleston 345 MILES
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university, you’ll receive individual attention that is uncommon at larger universities. That translates into remarkable value!
CSU is a public university, our tuition is
when you plan your education. Because
More than $79 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, Discovery Days, and a virtual tour on our website!
Because doors are opening for me.
FINANCIAL AID & VISIT CSU
We’re 100% committed to diversity, with students from all 159 counties in Georgia – and from over 30 states and 42 countries!
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. They
its educational impact and outreach efforts.
member of the University System of Georgia.
from many different states, countries,
experience excellent competition in the
We are a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon
and cultural backgrounds.
Peach Belt Conference.
Award for Campus Internationalization and
the President’s Higher Education Community
Columbus State University has both main
Service Honor Roll. Additionally, many of
and RiverPark campuses in Columbus, the
CSU employs approximately 315 full-time
CSU supports more than 100 student
CSU’s programs are ranked in reports such
second largest city in Georgia, 100 miles
faculty, with 70% holding the highest degrees
organizations, including professional and
as U.S. News and World Report, Affordable
southwest of Atlanta.
in their fields.
honor societies, performing arts groups,
Colleges Online, Top Management Degrees,
community service organizations, faith-
College Choice, OnlineU, GoGrad, Computer
based groups, and social fraternities
Science Online, and GetEducated.
Signature buildings include the Student
CSU offers more than 95 programs at the
Recreation Center, Clearview Hall, Lumpkin
undergraduate and graduate levels, with
Center, and the Schuster Student Success
both on-campus and online instruction.
Campus visits are offered on most weekdays.
Center on the main campus. The RiverPark
Several of our academic programs have
CSU offers a number of on-campus
Consider attending one of our Discovery Days
campus includes the award-winning
achieved national recognition.
housing options for both the main and
for a more comprehensive student experience.
RiverPark campuses. The first year
Whatever your preference, go online or call
Saunders Center for Music Studies, Corn
Center for the Visual Arts, Riverside Theatre
live-on-campus requirement, living
to schedule your visit. Plan on staying awhile
Complex, and Frank D. Brown Hall.
More than $79 million given last year in
learning communities, and faculty in
and getting to know the Columbus area.
scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans.
residence provide the foundation of a
See what students say about their CSU visit.
fun and meaningful on-campus housing
Office of Admissions 4225 University Avenue Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645 706.507.8800 • 866.264.2035 enroll@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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