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Describe the students at College of Charleston.


Because it is a state school, there has to be at least 60{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student body from South Carolina. Besides SC, there are a lot of kids from 'the north:' Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, DC area... I think I've only met one other person from Indiana...


not very diverse


Most of the students at CofC are either from South Carolina, Maryland/D.C. area, or New Jersey and we seem to get along. The out of state kids generally come from pretty wealthy parents and they like for people to know that. The in-state kids range from extremely wealthy kids from Charleston to people who are on the Life Scholarship (the in-state scholarship you get for having a 3.0), etc. The College is great about helping people with financial aid, so that anyone who gets in can come. Different types of students interact, Greek and non-Greek, black and white, etc.


Everyone can find a group. No matter what you are like. The student body is really laid back and accepting of anyone. It's not hard to make friends if you want them.


I would have to say that CofC is a mostly white school but a very liberal school so I never encountered any real racial issues. Everyone seemed to get along. I also think once you get into college you become a lot more open minded to whom you would consider a friend. I have friends now that I wouldn't of thought of talking to in highschool. I have very religious friends, party hearty friends, and then friends in the middle. I have hippy friends and then nerd friends. In college I think everyone seems to except people for who they are and enjoys the different parts of them that they find interesting. I find that a lot of the people that go to college of Charleston went to school around here like I did. But you will also find that there are people from New York and then people from Wyoming that come here as well. There are a very diverse group of students and the best advise I can give is just to enjoy it. Find people that you don't know who are different from you and enjoy their differences. Learn new things that you never knew before because their is a lot to learn and the best way to learn it is to get out there and interact.


Lots of diversity. It's really interesting. But, it's very liberal. Being a republican makes me feel like the minority.


There are a diverse amount of people that attend C of C. It would be crazy for someone feel like they would not fit in. It is such a diverse school that there is some kind of group for anyone. Many C of C students come from different parts of the United States and out of the country. Most of the students here are politically aware.


Students who might feel out of place would include minorities. My roomate freshman year was black and she was the coolest person i knew but there are very few black students at cofc. Most people dress themselves up to go to class for the first few months. Girls will wear skirts or summer dresses and guys will wear button downs. but that wears off and people end up going to class in sweat pants and t-shirts. Many cofc students are from south carolina, however, there are students from all over the country and the world. Many students are politically aware and active and the school is very libral


Well at most colleges the students wear whatever to class, not at the College. Most of the girls dress up for class in dresses and little outfits. I would say about half of my friends are from out-of-state on the east coast and the other half are in-state. I am from a middle class family, and I think that many lower income students would feel uncomfortable. The downtown area is very ritzy and expensive.


The student body was more interested in their weekend activities than learning. I rarely saw any balance between the two, which is very important. I saw that students find their cliques and stay with that clique. I felt that I really did not fit in.