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Tuition

$11,020

$27,484

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,149
Declined + 2,937
Total Received 11,086
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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 11,649
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

10,461

undergraduate students

1,188

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
44%
500-599
41%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
46%
500-599
44%
400-499
5%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
53%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
61%
18-23
33%
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: 120,083); 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
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 14% of male students
 
13 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
-1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
44%
500-599
41%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
46%
500-599
44%
400-499
5%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
53%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
61%
18-23
33%
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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,149
Declined + 2,937
Total Received 11,086

Admissions Contact

Suzette Stille
Dean of Admissions and Continuing Education
P: 843 953-5670
F: 843 953-6322
admissions@cofc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
golf
sailing
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
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.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History
Arts Management
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer/Information Sciences
Computing in the Arts
Discovery Informatics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
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 Level Education
Music
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Science/Mathematics Education
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Teaching/Learning/Advocacy
Theatre
Urban Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

90%

10,461
students

Female
62%
6,506

Male
38%
3,955

Graduate

10%

1,188
students

Female
76%
905

Male
24%
283

undergraduateFull-time

92%

9,700
students

Female
63%
6,085

Male
37%
3,615

undergraduatePart-time

8%

761
students

Female
56%
421

Male
44%
340

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
Germany
India
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andrew Sobiesuo
Director, International Education and Programs
843 953-5537
sobiesuoa@cofc.edu

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