College of Charleston
- 4 Year
- CHARLESTON, SC
College of Charleston
- grade BOverall Grade
- 4 Year
- CHARLESTON, SC
- Rating 3.7 out of 5 2,264 reviews
- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade A+
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade A
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade C+
NCAA Division I (without football)
Colonial Athletic Association
From College of Charleston
Located in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The beautiful, historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world. Come see for yourself – schedule a visit today!
College of Charleston Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
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High School GPA
Accepts Common App
Will You Get In?
$20,255 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,850 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
82%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 120 responses
57%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 145 responses
58%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 145 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business185 Graduates
- Communications163 Graduates
- Biology162 Graduates
- Public Health Education143 Graduates
- Psychology126 Graduates
- Political Science and Government120 Graduates
- Exercise Physiology97 Graduates
- Finance83 Graduates
- Marketing83 Graduates
- Fine and Studio Arts Management82 Graduates
Engineering at the College of Charleston
Major in Engineering at the College of Charleston. Did you know that the College offers majors in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering?
Programs Offered Entirely Online
Offers Online Courses
Online Certificate Programs
Online Associates Programs
Online Bachelor's Programs
How Students Learn
- Mix of Online and on Campus61%
- On Campus36%
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 92 responses
- Friendly for the most part36%
- In search of something17%
- Lazy, many aren't willing to work hard11%
- Friendly and willing to work hard9%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available
51%of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 189 responses
68%of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 232 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
- Very welcoming and hospitable23%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 84 responses
College of Charleston Reviews
Rating 3.7 out of 5 2,264 reviews
CofC is, for the most part, a wonderful college with beautiful surroundings and a social, engaged community. The professors care for their students and do not hesitate to let their students know it is okay to reach out for assistance, or to take break if they truly require it. Teaching attitudes largely vary by department; I am more experienced in theatre courses, and while some profs often have out-there or rather disconcerting teaching methods, most are very passionate about their craft and seek to give their students the same experience. Student resources are readily available on the College's website, and extracurricular activities are often promoted and invite students to get involved regardless of experience. The administration is very approachable when seeking counsel or reporting any issues, and always take time to have a thorough exchange with any concerned students or parents.
College of Charleston offers such a wide variety of education and outside of school activities. They are also handling COVID-19 very well. Starting off the semester online, then coming to the college, and then finishing it off back online. The College made sure to keep students connected through events online or events where they could social distance. The classes are smaller than most which creates a much more closer learning experience. I feel connected to the teacher and the class through these smaller classes and never feel like I cannot reach out to the staff. Some students complain about the food here but, I am quite pleased with the variety and quality of food. Every day is something different and something new to try. The students are care-free and alive but also keep their education in mind. The dorms have some problems here or there but, I prefer my dorm over my home sometimes! I live in Mcalister Residence Hall, and I'm so glad I'm rooming there. Overall, great college!
So far I have loved my experience at the College of Charleston. I feel like the biggest positive note I have to say about the school are the professors, especially in the psychology and language departments. The professors here are amazing; I love the smaller class sizes and the way the professors genuinely want to know your name. I have really loved going to school in a city like Charleston. It's been quite a fun experience and has an amazing social atmosphere. I came to CofC because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and live in a new area that was different from my hometown and it has done that for me. I have met so many new people, including many amazing international students, and it has developed in me a critically thinking-global perspective. I've lived on campus for 2 years and although the living situations in Charleston are not perfect, I have enjoyed being downtown and directly on campus. I would say I've met my best friends while going to this school.