College of Charleston

Charleston, SC, USA
3.88 Average Rating

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a public university and is the oldest campus in South Carolina. The university offers 61 undergraduate majors and 78 minors from six schools, plus 24 master's degree programs and 10 graduate-level certificate programs. Located in coastal, downtown Charleston, the campus features brick walkways and offers a 15,000-square-foot fitness facility, two new residence halls, a 5,000-seat athletic facility, and the completely renovated Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center, which has 77 new research facilities, and a modern observatory with star-gazing stations on its roof.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
58%
Out of State Students
41%
0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1141
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
10,863
Total Number of Undergrads
9,895
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,826
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$70
Out-of-State Tuition
$70
0
100
53%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,986
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
276
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Charleston
New York
Atlanta
Charlotte
Greenville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
80%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
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 attend school. Any student enrolled at the college will tell you of how wondrous and exquisite it is, and how much of an honor it is to attend.
Robert from Hickory, NC
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 to beat.
Madeline from Cary, NC

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