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Tuition

$12,085

$29,075

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,330
Declined + 3,202
Total Received 11,532
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Communications
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a public, liberal arts institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of the Arts, Business, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Languages, Culture and World Affairs, and School of Sciences & Mathematics. Its 52-acre campus, located in the center of Charleston, contains many pre-Civil War buildings.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,619
Established in 1770
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5113
ACT 3846

Public

10,488

undergraduate students

1,131

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
50%
400-499
12%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
45%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
52%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
58%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Charleston, SC

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Charleston, SC

52-acre, urban campus in Charleston (population: 125,583); branch campus in North Charleston. Major airport, bus, and train serve North Charleston (12 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 17% of male students
 
13 sororities 23% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
50%
400-499
12%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
45%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
52%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
58%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,330
Declined + 3,202
Total Received 11,532

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Suzette Stille
Executive Director of Admissions
P: 843 953-5670
F: 843 953-6322
admissions@cofc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,833,152
State $8,522,197
Institutional $5,958,939
Other external $1,302,547
Total $26,616,835

Non-need-based

Federal
State $9,929,615
Institutional $7,376,780
Other external $1,155,953
Total $18,462,348

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
golf
sailing
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, Southern Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art History
Arts Management
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Life
Classics
Communication
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer/Information Sciences
Computing in the Arts
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
Foreign Language Education
French
Geology
German
Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation/Community Planning
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
International Business
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Languages
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Science and Math for Teachers
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Teaching/Learning/Advocacy
Theatre
Urban Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

90%

10,488
students

Female
62%
6,531

Male
38%
3,957

Graduate

10%

1,131
students

Female
76%
864

Male
24%
267

undergraduateFull-time

92%

9,708
students

Female
64%
6,135

Male
36%
3,573

undergraduatePart-time

8%

780
students

Female
51%
396

Male
49%
384

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.60
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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