College of Charleston

66 George St

Charleston SC 29424-0001

96 ratings
Unigo Top Student Rated School

About College of Charleston

Founded in 1770, College of Charleston is a Public college. Located in Charleston, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 10,375 full time undergraduate students, and 919 full time graduate students.

Campus Topics

6%
"We're apathetic"
23%
"We know about current events and vote"
55%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
16%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
6%
"We save it for the classroom"
33%
"Sometimes, but not often"
44%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
17%
"All the time, including weekends"
2%
"It's not really our thing"
13%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
55%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
30%
"We're a very artistic group"
3%
"I'm always terrified"
16%
"I only go out in groups"
54%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
28%
"I feel extremely safe"
11%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
67%
"We bought the gear"
22%
"We live for the big game"
1%
"Haven't met them"
6%
"Available in class"
44%
"They keep regular office hours"
50%
"They're always available"
3%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
40%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
52%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
5%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
1%
"We're not into drinking at all"
8%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
39%
"We only party on weekends"
53%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
4%
"Never, we're here to learn"
34%
"There might be people who do"
51%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
12%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for College of Charleston

Admissions at College of Charleston are considered Less Selective, with 84% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 63% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $50 and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 1000 - 1190

Reading & Writing 500 - 600
Math 500 - 590
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ACT Range: 22 - 27

English 22 - 28
Math 20 - 26
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Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

10,375

Total Undergrad Enrollment

919

Total Grad Students

41%

Out-Of-State

58%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

150

Student Organizations

14

Fraternities

13

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

29%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
79%

Academics

The College of Charleston Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 531 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at College of Charleston include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $43,170. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $12,048 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $1,159. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $11,805. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$29,963

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,159

Books and Supplies

$12,048

Room and Board

43,170

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,818
$30 - $48K
$15,241
$48 - $75K
$18,699
$75 - $110K
$21,653
$110K & UP
$21,674

Financial Aid

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

80% of students attending College of Charleston receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 43% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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