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College of Charleston Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 724 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Southern Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $123,835)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $68,616)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 62 Yes -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 14 - Yes
Equestrian - 37 - -
Golf 13 9 - -
Sailing - 24 - -
Soccer 32 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 22 26 Yes -
Tennis 10 10 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 15 - Yes -
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Kayaking - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.6%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.7%
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 16
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 7
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Robert from Hickory, NC
  • 5
  • The dorms are no different than any school but it is the people who live in them that continues to amaze me I love them all and being in this…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Madeline from Cary, NC
  • 4
  • I live in one of the most expensive and up-to-date dorms on the campus and I have no complaints. I love my room, it is very clean and I've kept…

  • Jan-18-2012 Read More
  • Victoria from Branchville, SC
  • 4
  • I lived in three different housing facilities freshman year. The dorms are fun and definitely safe, but living in my sorority house was the best! I was really able to…

  • May-14-2012 Read More
  • Al from Charleston, SC
  • 3
  • Depending on tier one two or three, dorms can be nice or god awful. You are in the south, so palmetto bugs are common. However, with that being said, most…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Ethan from Anthem, AZ
  • Aug-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Dining at school so so, but there are so many options within walking distance it hardly matters, I don't know if I'd even get the food plan.

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  • 4
  • Christina from Bluffton, SC
  • Apr-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The campus has two dining halls. Both have many choices but average food. Luckily, we are in the heart of Charleston. Take out and other restaurants are never far.

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  • 4
  • Jazmine from Hopkins, SC
  • Apr-08-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafe food is really good! They have quite a bit of options if you like barbecue, vegan or healthy foods.

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  • 1
  • Emily from Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two main dining halls, the food gets pretty awful by the end of the semester. Most students eat off campus. But this requires a lot of money.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Could be a lot worse, if the dining hall has one good day the next day won't be so great but it could still be worse.

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  • 4
  • Hannah from Triadelphia, WV
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Liberty Fresh Food Company is the big dining hall on campus and is located underneath Liberty residence hall. It has the most options. It also has the best cookies because they are always warm and soft! There are about 12 different stations for food options. Other places to eat are City Bistro which is small with very limited options especially if you are a vegetarian or gluten free. The only down side is that only Friday night and all Saturday, Liberty is closed, therefore, City Bistro is the only option for meal swipes. Thankfully it is only once a week, but it is the negative side to dining at CofC. Otherwise, there are places to use cougar cash, which is basically prepaid dollars on your student ID. Which is good at places like Chick-fil-A, the Stern Center(sports complex), Java City, Einsteins Bagels, and the Market (which is a mini grocery).

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  • 3
  • Kaitlyn from Fort Mill, SC
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    It depends on the day and time. Sometimes Liberty has the most delicious and perfectly cooked foods, but other days the food seems old and dry.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Nick from West Columbia, SC
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of different fraternities and sororities you may chose to join if you'd like but you don't have to join to find friends you don't have to spend money to buy friends

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Oak Park, CA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is about the same as at any school I terms of population percentage, and if you're friends with Greek people, they can typically get you into the parties.

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  • 0
  • Courtney living in Charleston,SC
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life here is pretty big, and pretty cool if you have the time for it. Rush week is insane and a lot of fun, and joining Greek Life is a great way to meet new friends.

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  • 0
  • Becca from SC
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Again, Sororities and Fraternities are very propionate on campus. I am in a sorority and I love it.

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  • 0
  • Julia from Indiana
  • Oct-01-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not in Greek life nor do I ever plan on understanding it. It's a very small part this school, it's there but not necessary.

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Charleston, SC
  • Aug-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at CofC is a fun and inspiring experience, but you do not have to be a part of it to enjoy your time at The College.

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