66 George Street Charleston, SC 29424-0001 843-953-5670
About College of Charleston
  • Year of Foundation 1770
  • Size of Campus 52 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 9,878
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 64%, 36%, 35.7%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $8,988 in-state, $21,846 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $9,411
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 9,736
The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs. Students from all 50 states and some 71 countries choose the College of Charleston for its small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of an urban, mid-sized university. The College provides a creative and intellectually stimulating environment where students are challenged by a committed and caring faculty of 500 distinguished teacher-scholars, all in an incomparable setting.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Outreach, Catholic Student Association, Charleston WesleyFoundation, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gathering, Jewish
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 16%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Arabic Club, Aya Hwe M', Black Student Union, German Club, Gospel Choir, Indian Cultural Exchange, International Club, Japanese Club, Jewish Student Union, Muslim Student Union, Italian Club, Portuguese Club, Russian Club,
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 13
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 6
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Midnight Breakfasts, Student Alumni Association Oozeball Tournament, Bingo, International Club - Taste of the World, Spanish Club - La Noche Latina, All Greek Battle of the Party Walks, NPHC Step Show , Senior Week, Greek Week, Homecoming, Fun Fridays, Cou
  • Number of students in fraternities 13
  • Percent students who are frat members 13%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry), Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Alpha Kappa Psi (Business), Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminology), Beta Gamma Sigma (Management), Delta Beta (National Slavic), Eta Sigma Phi (Greek and Latin), Golden Key N
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 12
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Charleston (12)
  • Distance to nearest train North Charleston (15)
  • Distance to nearest bus North Charleston (15)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 30%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (41%), women's dorms (24%), men's dorms (7%), sorority housing (2%), fraternity housing (2%), apartment for single students (18%), other housing options (6%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 30%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 34%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 19%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 41
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 46%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 38,463
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 603,413
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 432
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,318
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number Of Microforms 862,574
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, John Rivers Communcations Museum
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,320
  • Number Of Subscriptions 4,099
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Marine Resources Library; New Addlestone Library opened January 2005; North Area and Lowcountry Graduate Center Library
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,176
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 624
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 5,070
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 18%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 76%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sherwin Williams Company, Blackbaud, Peace Corps, Charleston/Berkeley/Dorchester County School Districts, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ferguson Enterprises, C.H. Robinson, Medical University of South Carolina, Maersk Sealand, SPAWAR, Tea
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Charleston Southern University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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