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Who comes to Columbia? Columbia students range in age from 20-something to 60-plus. While many are from the southeastern United States, others are drawn from all corners of the world. Politically and theologically, they represent a diverse spectrum of viewpoints. Yet, all of our students share one essential characteristic: God has called each one to faithful discipleship and leadership in Christ’s Church.

Student backgrounds are represented by a wide array of undergraduate experiences in liberal arts, sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other professional degrees. Some enroll in a basic degree program immediately after college; some after careers in fields such as banking and finance, education, law, marketing and communications, medicine, and visual and performing arts. God uses all of these vocations to provide depth and perspective on our common calling in the world.

If you are planning to enroll at Columbia in the Fall 2020 semester and need to check the status of your application, please visit the Self-Service Center. You may also contact the Admissions office at 404-687-4539 or

If you are interested in applying for admission in the Fall 2021 semester, please know our application will be available beginning in mid-September 2020. In the meantime, please let us know of your interest here

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