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College of Charleston Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

11,532 Students

80% Admitted

  • 10,863 full time
  • 1,770 part time
  • 3,588 men full time
  • 6,174 women full time
  • 11,280 applied
  • 7,896 admitted
  • 2,010 enrolled

9,895 Undergraduates

$70 Tuition/Year

  • 1,411 Graduates
  • 350 Non-Degree
  • $70 in state
  • $11,735 fees
  • $12,166 room & board
  • $1,218 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Maroon and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Robert from Hickory, NC
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  • The College of Charleston is well-rounded, beautiful school that rests elegantly on the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by delicious food, intelligent professors, and interesting people; there is no better place to…

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  • Dalia from Greer, SC
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  • College of Charleston is a wonderful school that has a lot to offer to its students. Just imagine being able to live in the beautiful city of Charleston while also…

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  • Haley from Rock Hill, SC
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  • Charleston is beautiful along with the campus. The people are friendly and the coursework is tedious, but doable when you give your all and focus. There is never anything not…

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  • Leah from Charleston, SC
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  • It is a beautiful campus with many activities to pursue and the people are good for the most part. It is an open campus so you not only observe college…

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Mission Statement

The College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Low country and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior quality undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College.

The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographical area and attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom.

College of Charleston
  • Located in Charleston, SC
  • Public
  • 11,532 students enrolled
  • 80% admitted
  • $70 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Camilla from Powder Springs, GA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    College of Charleston has an amazing feel to it. Everyone seemed really nice and the fact that it is in downtown Charleston adds to the appeal. When I was walking around I just felt welcome. The dorm rooms are really nice and larger than ones I've seen before. Their library system is incredible and high tech.

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  • 4
  • Gene from Blythewood, SC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I think I'm going to enjoy it here very much! However, I've had trouble getting everything sorted out up to now, particularly housing. Other than that, it's a beautiful campus with friendly people. Great food is everywhere which could end up to be a bad thing for broke college students.

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  • 5
  • Maureen from Augusta, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Charleston is a fabulous city! There is so much to do here, no matter what your interests are. I love being involved on campus and have made great friends.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Fort Mill, SC
  • I am a current student here

    The college is set in such a beautiful city with great history everywhere you walk, and it is a great plus that a beach is near by. Even the citizens of Charleston are involved with the college, just like when exams are commencing a local church will set up a free food stand for studying students, also wishing them good luck. Its so great to see how involved everyone gets with companies hiring students/graduates to help further themselves, the local residents wanting to give back, to even students who also want to get involved with the community with tons of volunteering. They have so many options for students besides just school work with the many provided centers for anything such as finding volunteer opportunities, religious life, crisis assistance, substance abuse/counseling, multicultural student programs, and a career center for those needing aid in searching for a job. This school helps so much in transitioning into the college life its no wonder that not only myself but other students always seem to be happy. And with so many activities going on for students to get engaged with its so easy to find not just career builders, but long lasting friends too. All of these factors make College of Charleston an enjoyable place to learn, live, and grow.

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