1,899 reviews
  1. Charleston, SC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
College of Charleston is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
66 George St
Charleston, SC 29424
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Scores Range
1030-1230
ACT Scores Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for College of Charleston

Cost

Net Price
$17,609/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,819/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,182/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,709/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,766/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,526/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.120 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.122 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.122 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,608Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Friendly for the most part
    38%
  • Motivated
    24%
  • In search of something
    18%
  • Lazy, many aren't willing to work hard
    13%
  • Friendly and willing to work hard
    6%
  • Self-centered
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.166 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.209 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Historic
    39%
  • Amazing
    26%
  • Very welcoming and hospitable
    23%
  • Cliquey
    4%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Family
    2%
  • Dissapointing
    1%

After College of Charleston

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses

College of Charleston Reviews

1,899 reviews
All Categories
College of Charleston is small school with a very diverse group of students from all over the United States. Most of my classes were stimulating and rigorous. My professors were engaged and the majority of them were willing to meet with you and discuss questions / topics that were important to me. The campus is a beautiful, historic campus with old oaks dripping with moss. College of Charleston is in downtown Charleston, SC. The city is a tourist oriented city and there are restaurants everywhere and fun events going on constantly. I loved this school and recommend this school to all. You'll get a great balance of academics, new friends from all over the U.S., teachers who care, and an overall great education. I honestly cannot think of any great change to recommend. Certainly, there are a few teachers who are not stellar, but I the majority of the staff is fantastic!
I truly love the College of Charleston. There is an exuberant amount of programs available to students and faculty. Also, there is a plethora of major options. You can easily succeed at this school is you utilize the resources presented in front of you. Every day students receive emails about new and upcoming events and programs at the College. Teachers are also very helpful and friendly. They genuinely want their students to learn and succeed in each of their classes. Continuing, the College of Charleston is exactly in the middle of downtown Charleston. Students are constantly engulfed in culture and history. There is an exponential amount to learn while at the College of Charleston, inside and outside of the classes. Way to go College of Charleston!
Professional, friendly and truly prepared me for career pursuits. Lovely campus and great resources. Proud graduate of Cofc!