Tuition & Fees

$11,811

$29,969

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,110
Declined + 1,718
Total Received 10,828
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Public

10,375

undergraduate students

919

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
30-36
19%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
11%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
39%
12-17
2%
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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 is located in the center of Charleston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,294
Established in 1770
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Charleston, SC

52-acre, urban campus in Charleston (population: 127,999); 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
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 18% of male students
 
13 sororities 32% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
30-36
19%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
11%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
39%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(may be waived if filed online)
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,110
Declined + 1,718
Total Received 10,828

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
State residency

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 $11,026,297
State $9,195,487
Institutional $7,218,881
Other external $1,298,082
Total $28,738,747

Non-need-based

Federal
State $10,973,047
Institutional $7,630,154
Other external $1,248,573
Total $19,851,774

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association
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
Dance
Data Science
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
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Religious Studies
Science and Math for Teachers
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Supply Chain Management
Teaching/Learning/Advocacy
Theatre
Urban Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

92%

10,375
students

Female
63%
6,580

Male
37%
3,795

Graduate

8%

919
students

Female
76%
695

Male
24%
224

undergraduateFull-time

91%

9,524
students

Female
65%
6,120

Male
35%
3,404

undergraduatePart-time

9%

851
students

Female
55%
460

Male
45%
391

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.60
High school transcript Required 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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required 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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