9,895
Students
Financial aid thermometer
13,716
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
80
9574/11900
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Ms. Suzette Stille
Executive Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@cofc.edu
Phone: 843-953-5670
Fax: 843-953-6322

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 Checkmark
Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management 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
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Computer Software And Media Applications Related Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Education (multiple Levels) Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Historic Preservation And Conservation Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy And Astrophysics Related Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Meteorology Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
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Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,900
Applied
9,574
Accepted
9,895
Enrolled
80%
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Female Admissions

8,135
Females Applied
6,817
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,765
Males Applied
2,757
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.9
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Letters of recommendation for Honors College

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan December 1st January 1st
Transfer June 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 595 550 630
SAT Math 566 520 600
ACT Composite 24 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,418
In-state
31,600
Out-of-state
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Fees

460
Full-time student fees
12,166
Room & board
7,866
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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

13,716
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,986
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,561
Avg. Loan Aid
11,798
Avg. Grant Aid
3,184
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
53%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,895
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.34%
Black or African American 7.81%
White or Caucasian 77.41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.33%
Asian 2.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 3.83%
Other 1.52%

Gender

Male (36.68%)
Female (63.32%)

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 31%

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:
CougarPalooza, Pep Supper and GeorgeStock and Welcome Week

Student Services

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

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Cougar Activities Board, Intramural Basketball, Black Student Union and Committed to Charleston Society

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:
shuttle service

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse 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
Squash 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 No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark 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 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash 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 Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

939
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 544
Part-time - 395
Male - 477
Female - 462