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

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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $8,409
Board $4,550
Additional fees $460
Books & supplies $1,262
Total $27,199
Average Financial Aid - $9,561
Total with Avg. Aid $17,638
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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
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Equestrian
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

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.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Child Development.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Computer Science.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Information Science/Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International/Globalization 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.
Organizational Communication, General.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Systems Engineering.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Women's Studies.
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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 transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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