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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

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Overview

College of Charleston is a Comprehensive institution located in Charleston, SC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 66 George Street
Charleston, SC  29424-0001
United States
Contact Amy Takayama-Perez
Vice President of University Marketing and Enrollment Planning
Email: admissions@cofc.edu
Phone: 843-953-5670
Fax: 843-953-6322

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Latin American And Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Project Management Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Software And Media Applications, Other Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Systems Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Historic Preservation And Conservation, General Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy And Astrophysics, Other Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Meteorology Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Anthropology, Other Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,214
Applied
11,307
Accepted
9,300
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

10,366
Females Applied
7,938
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,848
Males Applied
3,369
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.97
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
Other requirements: Letters of recommendation for Honors College

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th January 1st
Early decision plan October 15th December 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Transfer June 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 594 550 640
SAT Math 568 520 600
ACT Composite 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,518
In-state
33,978
Out-of-state
12,518
In-district
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Fees

460
Full-time student fees
13,185
Room & board
8,635
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

14,372
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,345
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,462
Avg. Loan Aid
12,797
Avg. Grant Aid
2,735
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,300
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
37%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 6.91%
White or Caucasian 77.54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 2.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 3.98%
Other 1.25%

Gender

Male (34.48%)
Female (65.52%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Maroon Mayhem, Cougar Night Lights and Pep Supper

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Cougar Activities Board, Black Student Union, Charleston Miracle and Intramural Basketball

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Some residence halls with key card access, but not all

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Division 1 No
Sand Volleyball No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Division 1 No
Sand Volleyball No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

864
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 533
Part-time - 331
Male - 418
Female - 446
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