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College of Charleston Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 724 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Southern Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $123,835)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $68,616)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 62 Yes -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 14 - Yes
Equestrian - 37 - -
Golf 13 9 - -
Sailing - 24 - -
Soccer 32 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 22 26 Yes -
Tennis 10 10 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 15 - Yes -
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Kayaking - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.6%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.7%
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 16
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 7
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Dalia from Greer, SC
  • 4
  • One great thing about Charleston is that it is known for having great dorms compared to other universities!! A lot of the dorms are rather larger than other schools and…

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  • Haley from Rock Hill, SC
  • 4
  • When I visited, I felt the dorms were roomier than other campuses I'd visited. Of course the beds are customizable. I prefer apartment style for the dorms. I think freshmen…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Jordan from Leesville, SC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Awesome! College of Charleston offers any different meal plans for its students; each with different benefits. The food is great so you never have to worry about going hungry.

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  • 5
  • Madeline from Suwanee, GA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is a variety of restaurants on campus included in the dining plan, such as Chick-fil-A and self-serving places that accommodate all sorts of dietary needs.

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  • 4
  • Maddie from Huntersville, NC
  • I am a current student here

    You have lots of meal options on campus that are good most of the time. Of course, if you aren't in the mood for a dining hall, you are literally in one of the culinary capitals of the world so eat up!

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  • 4
  • Barron from North Charleston, SC
  • I am a current student here

    The food is great on campus is fantastic. Bistro and Liberty dining hall are great depending on what times, and days you go. And on Friday and Saturday nights Bistro has a window that is open from 11pm to 2am, and every night it is a different thing. Aside from the dining halls you can spend your dining dollars at Chick fil a and Einsteins Bagels.

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  • 5
  • Dalayna from Spartanburg, SC
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the dining hall food tastes well, but i love going to eat at the places in downtown charleston, whenever i have extra money

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    the food is actually pretty great. charleston is well known for its many restaurants lining the streets of downtown. there fine dining every where. the dining hall food is definitely better than most.

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  • 3
  • Dalia from Greer, SC
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls in Charleston, like every dining hall at a college is not the best, but what can you do that's college. But if you do have the money to spend Charleston is know for having some of the best restaurants in the United States.

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  • 5
  • Haley from Rock Hill, SC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I adore the meal plans (swiping every 30 minutes!). I don't eat much in one sitting so it's nice to be able to keep going for more at a decent cost. Plus there are many selections for food!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Maddie from Huntersville, NC
  • I am a current student here

    WOOO greek life! I am a part of a sorority and it was one of the best decisions I've made. The greek community is highly inclusive on campus so it's not like you're in a whole different world than the non-greek community.

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  • 0
  • Dalia from Greer, SC
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life at the College of Charleston is very big, majority of the people at the school boys and girls are involved in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Nick from West Columbia, SC
  • I am a current student here

    Lots of different fraternities and sororities you may chose to join if you'd like but you don't have to join to find friends you don't have to spend money to buy friends

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Oak Park, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is about the same as at any school I terms of population percentage, and if you're friends with Greek people, they can typically get you into the parties.

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  • 0
  • Courtney living in Charleston,SC
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life here is pretty big, and pretty cool if you have the time for it. Rush week is insane and a lot of fun, and joining Greek Life is a great way to meet new friends.

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  • 0
  • Becca from SC
  • I am a current student here

    Again, Sororities and Fraternities are very propionate on campus. I am in a sorority and I love it.

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