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About CSU

  • Columbus State University is located in Columbus, Georgia, 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, along the Chattahoochee River.
  • Established in 1958, a member of the University System of Georgia
  • Enrollment: 8,000 students
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, plus various other accrediting agencies.
  • CSU's golf team has won six Division II national championships, and the cheerleading team has won four consecutive Peach Belt Conference titles.
  • CSU has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students. (This number does not include HOPE scholarships.)
  • CSU enrolls students from more than 40 countries and has sent more than 100 local students and teachers abroad for international education opportunities.
  • CSU's baseball team has made four trips to the College World Series, numerous NCAA Regional appearances and is a constant in the National Top 30 poll.
  • Over 70 degree programs are available to choose from. For details, visit the degrees section of the online catalog.
  • 90 recognized student organizations. An overview is available online.
  • 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • An in-depth look at academic and other statistics, by year, is also available online.
  • CSU has its own University Police force providing 24-hour protection for both the main campus and the CSU RiverPark campus.
  • Emergency phones that connect directly to the University Police are visible throughout parking areas and pedestrian thoroughfares.
  • Personal safety programs, stressing the latest in crime prevention techniques, are offered as part of orientation and during the semester.
  • University Police offers escort officers to any student feeling unsafe after hours. Assistance is also available to motorists stranded with car problems.
  • For more information, please visit the University Police Web site.
Staying healthy on campus
  • CSU offers a full-service on-campus health clinic, CSU Health Services, which provides general medical care for enrolled students on a walk-in basis.
  • The center also includes an allergy clinic that can administer allergy injections at the direction of a student's physician, as well as a Women's Health Clinic, a satellite of the Muscogee County Health Department.
  • Students are automatically assessed a fee for health services each semester.
  • Students may obtain single over-the-counter medications for free. Written prescriptions are given for those drugs that are not carried in the office.
  • Health Services boasts an experienced licensed staff.

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