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7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia , South Carolina 29203-1513

Disability Resource Office

Academic Success Center
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
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About Columbia International University

Columbia International University (CIU) is a prestigious not-for-profit, private university located in Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1923, CIU has a rich history of providing high-quality education to students from all walks of life. With its commitment to academic excellence and a strong Christian perspective, this university has become a cornerstone of higher education in the region.

CIU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs across various fields of study, including business, ministry, education, psychology, and more. With an emphasis on spiritual growth and nurturing character, CIU aims to develop individuals who are equipped to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

One of the notable aspects of CIU is its close-knit community. With a relatively small student body, the university fosters an atmosphere of personal attention and support, allowing students to develop meaningful relationships with their peers and faculty members. This tight-knit community creates a welcoming environment, enabling students to thrive academically, spiritually, and socially.

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, CIU benefits from its vibrant surroundings and diverse cultural opportunities. Columbia is the state capital and a bustling metropolitan area with a rich history and charm. The city, often referred to as “Famously Hot,” offers a wide range of attractions, including museums, art galleries, music venues, shopping centers, and outdoor recreational areas. Students at CIU can explore the city’s thriving food scene, catch a live performance, or engage in community service alongside their academic pursuits.

Additionally, Columbia is home to numerous other higher education institutions, creating a dynamic educational landscape. This provides opportunities for collaboration, networking, and enriching academic experiences for CIU students. The city’s strong economy and thriving industries also offer internship and career prospects, further enhancing the practical value of a CIU education.

While Columbia has a vibrant urban environment, CIU’s campus provides a peaceful oasis for student life. Nestled on a picturesque 400-acre campus, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, a library with vast resources, athletic fields, and dormitories. The serene campus environment encourages a sense of community and fosters personal growth and spiritual development.

Furthermore, CIU places immense importance on its commitment to service and missions. The university provides various opportunities for students to engage in community outreach, both locally and internationally. Through mission trips, internships, and partnerships with local organizations, CIU students gain valuable hands-on experiences that broaden their worldview and strengthen their commitment to making a difference.

In summary, Columbia International University is a distinguished private university located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. With its focus on academic excellence, spiritual growth, and community engagement, CIU provides a well-rounded education that equips students for success in their chosen fields. Surrounded by the dynamic city of Columbia, students at CIU have access to a wealth of cultural and career opportunities, while enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the university’s beautiful campus.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations