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College of Charleston Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

11,532 students

70% admitted

  • 9,762 full time
  • 1,770 part time
  • 3,588 men full time
  • 6,174 women full time
  • 11,280 applied
  • 7,896 admitted
  • 2,010 enrolled

9,771 Undergraduates

$70 tuition/year

  • 1,411 Graduates
  • 350 Non-Degree
  • $70 out of state
  • $9,848 fees
  • $10,461 room & board
  • $1,167 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Maroon and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Robert from Hickory, NC
  • 0
  • The College of Charleston is well-rounded, beautiful school that rests elegantly on the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by delicious food, intelligent professors, and interesting people; there is no better place to…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Madeline from Cary, NC
  • 0
  • I absolutely love the college. I continually fall in love with the city and beautiful campus on a daily basis. The campus atmosphere and the college in general is tough…

  • Jan-18-2012 Read More
  • Victoria from Branchville, SC
  • 0
  • The College is a great place to open your mind and see the world for all of the wonderful things it has to offer. College of Charleston professors welcome students…

  • May-14-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Low country and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior quality undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College.

The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographical area and attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Camilla from Powder Springs, GA
  • Sep-07-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    College of Charleston has an amazing feel to it. Everyone seemed really nice and the fact that it is in downtown Charleston adds to the appeal. When I was walking around I just felt welcome. The dorm rooms are really nice and larger than ones I've seen before. Their library system is incredible and high tech.

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  • 4
  • Gene from Blythewood, SC
  • Jun-29-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I think I'm going to enjoy it here very much! However, I've had trouble getting everything sorted out up to now, particularly housing. Other than that, it's a beautiful campus with friendly people. Great food is everywhere which could end up to be a bad thing for broke college students.

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  • 5
  • Maureen from Augusta, GA
  • May-15-2011 I am a current student here

    Charleston is a fabulous city! There is so much to do here, no matter what your interests are. I love being involved on campus and have made great friends.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Fort Mill, SC
  • May-10-2011 I am a current student here

    The college is set in such a beautiful city with great history everywhere you walk, and it is a great plus that a beach is near by. Even the citizens of Charleston are involved with the college, just like when exams are commencing a local church will set up a free food stand for studying students, also wishing them good luck. Its so great to see how involved everyone gets with companies hiring students/graduates to help further themselves, the local residents wanting to give back, to even students who also want to get involved with the community with tons of volunteering. They have so many options for students besides just school work with the many provided centers for anything such as finding volunteer opportunities, religious life, crisis assistance, substance abuse/counseling, multicultural student programs, and a career center for those needing aid in searching for a job. This school helps so much in transitioning into the college life its no wonder that not only myself but other students always seem to be happy. And with so many activities going on for students to get engaged with its so easy to find not just career builders, but long lasting friends too. All of these factors make College of Charleston an enjoyable place to learn, live, and grow.

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