College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$12,978

$33,308

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
550
75th
600
25th
520
75th
29
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
28
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,307
Declined 3,907
Total Received 15,214
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Public

10,498

undergraduate students

2,564

graduate students

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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, 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 13,062
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 Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
550
75th
600
25th
520
75th
29
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
28
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) February 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,307
Declined 3,907
Total Received 15,214

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

68%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,561

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,518
Housing $8,409
Food $4,550
Additional fees $460
Books & supplies $1,262
Total $27,199
Average Financial Aid - $9,561
Total with Avg. Aid $17,638

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,482,114
State $9,573,905
Institutional $8,933,298
Other external $1,331,965
Total $31,321,282

Non-need-based

Federal
State $10,262,773
Institutional $10,152,445
Other external $1,183,417
Total $21,598,635

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 843 953-5540
F: 843 953-7192
financialaid@cofc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Equestrian yes
Golf yes yes
Sailing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, crew, cycling, fencing, karate, rugby, sky diving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, belly dancing, crew, cycling, fencing, field hockey, karate, rugby, sky diving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aerobics, badminton, basketball, dance team, equestrian sports, fencing, flag football, floor hockey, power lifting, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, water sports

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Archeology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Child Development. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes yes
Latin American and Caribbean Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Meteorology. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes
Real Estate. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Systems Engineering. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Communications
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

13,062

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

10,498
students

Female
63%
6,656

Male
37%
3,842

20%

2,564
students

Female
82%
2,095

Male
18%
469

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

9,189
students

Female
65%
5,966

Male
35%
3,223

12%

1,309
students

Female
53%
690

Male
47%
619

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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