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College of Charleston Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
32%
Average Housing Costs
$12,048/ year
Poll
55%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.110 responses
Poll
64%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.211 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,220/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 348 responses
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  • Chick-fil-a
    19%
  • Starbucks
    18%
  • Stern Center
    12%
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
    10%
  • The dining halls
    10%
  • Estien Bagels
    7%
  • I bring my own food
    5%
61%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.113 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 108 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    34%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    54%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
69%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.127 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 81 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    26%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    48%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    22%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 104 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    31%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    58%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    9%
  • Not very visible.
    2%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 209 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    24%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    69%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    5%
Men's Varsity Sports
Track and Field: X-Country, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Sailing, Soccer, Equestrian, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Graduating on the Cistern
    61%
  • CAB events
    11%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Formal on a boat
    9%
  • Carolina Cup
    4%
  • The Booze Cruise
    4%
  • Black student union events
    2%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 118 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    15%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    55%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    15%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    7%
  • Parties? What parties?
    8%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 56 responses
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  • House parties
    18%
  • Halloween
    16%
  • Keggers and then people go to bars. Everynight
    13%
  • Frat parties and bars
    11%
  • Carolina cup
    11%
  • The best people and time Ive had is with RUGBY
    9%
  • Georgestock
    7%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
18%
Women in Sororities
32%
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.166 responses
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