Columbia College - SC Reviews

  • 8 Reviews
  • Columbia (SC)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,050
75% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 8 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 12/22/2023
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"Columbia College all together is awful. The financial aid department is the worst part about the school by far, all they do is lie to you, they do not respond to phone calls, emails, or voicemails. I emailed the president to get more information on my situation because no one else would respond and I got one response and when I reached out multiple times after I got nothing. The staff will lie to you and make you feel like you are in the wrong for making them do their job. You are not going to be cared for as a student or person at Columbia College. I would not recommend Columbia College to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2023
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Do NOT go to this school. All financial aid will do is lie to you. They owe me over 1,000 and are trying to lie saying they never owed me any money and that I didn’t turn anything in when it shows on my financial statement what they owe me. They are the biggest liars and it is the biggest joke of a school. I did complete my degree there but all they did was lie almost every year about financial aid. I knew when I only got half of my refund before I graduated I would not be getting the other half and still have not months later and they still continue to lie about it."
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2022
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Please DO NOT consider Columbia College for your studies! The Financial Aid and Tuition Accounts departments are extremely unorganized and unprofessional. Individuals within these departments are dishonest and will provide conflicting information regarding your financial account constantly. The online professors a terrible at creating courses that keep students engaged and the textbook and other weekly resources are heavily impacted by technical issues. When I started in 2019 the online course length was five weeks, but now course length has been increased to several weeks. It is IMPOSSIBLE to reach any administrative personnel by phone. The college cannot retain faculty members and has gone through more than five president's within several years (which should speak for itself). I would highly recommend that you consider enrolling into a college that is professional, organized, honest, and truly cares about your career success. You will not find any positives at Columbia College."
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2022
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"The program is terrible! I decided to attend the college, because I was told the classes were flexible. And was also told classes were 7-8 weeks. If I knew this I would have just paid more to go to another college. Instructors are also not that great for teaching. Nothing outside of a textbook to help with assignments or exams, and the college is for the younger crowd! Big mistake I made by coming to this college. Work is graded late at the end of the semester, so there is no backbone to help if needed."
Stephanie Benenhaley
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Columbia College is an outstanding women's leadership college that has changed who I am. I feel that I now possess leadership qualities that will enhance my professional career in the future. However, the food services is awful and most of the time you end up with food poisoning."
Aqueela Culbreath-Britt
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Columbia College is a unique liberal arts women's institute whose focus centers on empowerment. The school treats students like family and incorporated lots of team building and ritual based opportunities into their curriculum. This school offered me an amazing experience that I was able to implement in my ongoing career. I am not working on my second masters which I credit to the school's since of value."
Robin Gerzema
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Attending a single gender school was the best decision I have made regarding my education. Columbia College helped me grow and prosper in my confidence as a women. The faculty were very concerned about my success in their classes and were willing to go above and beyond in order to see me succeed. Being at a small school allowed me the opportunity to participate in class conversations rather than just be ab observer. Classes were never larger that thirty students and I was never taught by a graduate students. All of my instructors were wither assistant professors or full professors."
B. Elam
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Columbia College is very engaging and values each student. You are not a number, but rather a valued member of the college community. What makes Columbia College rich in honor is it's high moral standards coupled with it's powerful liaison with leaders in the community to bridge a wealthy network for students."