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College of Charleston
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  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, SC

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

66 GEORGE ST
CHARLESTON, SC 29424
About College of Charleston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
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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!

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1070-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,351 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,268 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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. 143 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 143 responses

Majors

School of Sciences and Mathematics

Our award winning departments include Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geology & Environmental Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. We also offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering and work closely with high-tech manufacturing companies in the area, including Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo, and others.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    84%
  • On Campus
    9%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,466 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
834
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
  • Friendly for the most part
    35%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • In search of something
    16%
  • Lazy, many aren't willing to work hard
    11%
  • Friendly and willing to work hard
    9%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Entitled
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 187 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 230 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 105 responses
  • Historic
    40%
  • Very welcoming and hospitable
    22%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Dissapointing
    4%
  • Cliquey
    3%
  • Family
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
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

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