College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$12,978

$33,308

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
42%
500-599
44%
400-499
4%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
55%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
30-36
17%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,330
Declined 2,453
Total Received 11,783
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Public

9,600

undergraduate students

945

graduate students

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Location

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, School of Sciences & Mathematics, and School of Professional Studies. Its 52-acre campus is located in the heart of downtown Charleston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,545
Established in 1770
Coeducational Coeducational

52-acre, urban campus in Charleston (population: 136,208); branch campus in North Charleston. Major airport, bus, and train serve North Charleston (12 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Charleston International

College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston
29424-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Cougar Activities Board
  • Black Student Union
  • Charleston Miracle
  • Intramural Basketball

Top Events

  • Maroon Mayhem
  • Cougar Night Lights
  • Pep Supper
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
86%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
42%
500-599
44%
400-499
4%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
55%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
30-36
17%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.97

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,330
Declined 2,453
Total Received 11,783

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Golf
Sailing
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Table tennis, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Table tennis, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Crew, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Squash, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Crew, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Squash, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Exercise Physiology
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Meteorology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Project Management
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Real Estate
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Systems Engineering
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

10,545

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

9,600
students

Female
64%
6,165

Male
36%
3,435

9%

945
students

Female
75%
707

Male
25%
238

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

8,762
students

Female
66%
5,753

Male
34%
3,009

9%

838
students

Female
50%
412

Male
50%
426

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 57%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
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

506

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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