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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON - [COC], CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston, South CarolinaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
  10863Enrollment

College of Charleston Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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College of Charleston is a public university located in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Established in 1770, it is the oldest college in the state and the 13th oldest in the country. The college is also a sea-grant and space-grant institution.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Annual Endowment81 million USD
Student Retention Rate79%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Cost of Attendance48,093 USD
Campus Housing Capacity31%
Admission Helpdesk843-953-5670

Programs, Campus & Residence

  • 61 majors, 78 minors in undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and 10 graduate certificate programs are offered through 9 schools and colleges.
  • Popular majors are - Business, Management, Marketing; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Psychology.
  • The university has a campus of 52 acres with 11 residence halls providing on-campus residence to 31% of student population.

College of Charleston Admission Process

RequirementsTranscripts, LOR, SOP
Test ScoresACT/SAT/GRE
English Proficiency TestTOEFL/IELTS/iTEP
Application FeeUSD 50
Intake SeasonFall – March 1; Spring – August 1; Summer – January 1
Additional RequirementsResume; personal statement; proof of financial support

Applications for both UG and graduate programs are submitted on the official website.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aids

ExpenseEstimated Cost in USD
Tuition30,846
Books and Supplies1,211
Room & Board12,048
Other expenses3,988

Financial Aid

  • 49% of students receive financial aid from the university
  • Average need-based scholarship offered is of USD 3,184.

College of Charleston offers its alumni benefits like career services, insurance programs, library services, alumni store and more.

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SIMILAR PROGRAMS
Art History  |  Classics  |  English  |  German  |  French
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College of Charleston Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population13539
FAFSA Code003428
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$63,200 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score115010701230 49%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590550630-
Mathematics560520600-
ACTCheck Detailed Score252227 54%
English252228-
Mathematics232026-

College of Charleston Acceptance Rate

80.5%

Acceptance Rate

11900

Total Applicants

13539

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

34.7%

Male

65.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program80.5%
Total Applicants14073
Total Enrolled11322
Graduate
Graduate Programs80.4%
Total Applicants2756
Total Enrolled2217

College of Charleston Enrollment

Enrollment
College of Charleston Enrollment13539
Undergraduate Enrollment11322
Graduate Enrollment2217
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate66.4%

Attendance Cost

$63,200

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$63,200 / Year
Post Graduate Program$34,812 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,211 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,048 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,988 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,017 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,988 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,108 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,117 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1271971895530169
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    RANKED  #101 - #150

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    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    7.8/10

    8/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    7.7/10placements
    7.7/10faculty
    7.3/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Liz wyzanowski, USA Special education
    College of Charleston
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON REVIEW

    I love the atmosphere and also the education program that I am a pet of is absolutely amazing. The campus itself is rich with history, good and bad! Another aspect that I love is our campus in downtown Charleston. We don't have a special college town for us. For us, the town is our college.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum at the college of Charleston is challenging yet easy to understand. They definitely push us to the limits with our knowledge but also make it easy for us to understand everything that?s going on in the college of Charleston curriculum.

    8 /10
    academic
    6 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    22, Apr 2019 read more
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    Madison jones, USA Arts mangement
    College of Charleston
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    7.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON EXPERIENCE

    I chose the College of Charleston because of the beauty of the location, the study abroad programs, a liberal arts education, a major interest offered, and because of the moving experience of being somewhere with a deep history.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I think that the curriculum is great from the perspective of the arts, but it is lacking in the health science/STEM fields. However, I enjoy the liberal arts education style because it allows you to become a more well-rounded student.

    7 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    17, Apr 2019 read more
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    Mia, USA Communication
    College of Charleston
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    EXTRAORDINARY STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    The interdisciplinary major was super broad. The weather and the ability to major in sustainable Ed. I ride my bike to class and have a very strong community there. I couldn't ask for a better college. The atmosphere is great. The majority of the professors actually want you to do well and will help you if you put in the effort or go to their office hours. Plus, Charleston is an amazing city. So much to do and so many great people


    Course Curriculum - 

    Superb. Tailored to each student. I was able to meet with four different department heads and decide which classes I was going to take the period role very helpful in setting guidance and made sure that I had everything I needed to fill my credits for each semester.

    9 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    6 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    05, Mar 2019 read more
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    66 George Street Charleston, SC 29424 USA
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    Bus Station

    King St / George St0.05 Km
    Calhoun St / King St0.18 Km
    King St / Calhoun St0.18 Km
    St Philip St / Calhoun St0.18 Km
    Calhoun St / St Philip St0.19 Km
    St. Philip St. & George St.0.2 Km
    Coming St / George St0.21 Km
    Wentworth St / Coming St0.43 Km
    Meeting St / Burns Ln156.91 Km
    Calhoun St / St Philip St727.04 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    mac0.17 Km
    The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place0.56 Km
    Sunglass Hut0.86 Km
    Harbor Specialties1.16 Km
    South Windermere Center3.66 Km
    Pacific Box & Crate3.95 Km
    Northcutt Plaza4.5 Km
    St Andrews Crossing4.92 Km
    St. Andrews Center4.96 Km
    Midway Plaza5.98 Km
    Northbridge Shopping Center6.35 Km
    Ashley Landing6.43 Km
    Orange Grove Plaza Shopping Center6.61 Km
    Lafayette Village6.71 Km
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    Book Store

    College of Charleston Bookstore0.17 Km
    Blue Bicycle Books0.41 Km
    Daughters of St Paul0.46 Km
    Pauline Books & Media0.47 Km
    The Foreign Language Store0.74 Km
    French books on line: Lectures De France0.74 Km
    Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters0.78 Km
    Tour Charleston, LLC0.78 Km
    MUSC Bookstore0.85 Km
    Evening Post Books1.22 Km
    Melissa Bling Book store1.37 Km
    The History Press2.46 Km
    The Citadel Bookstore2.53 Km
    Citadel Gift Shop2.63 Km
    Mark Clark Hall2.64 Km
    Michelle Burt Book Store4.86 Km
    Metro Golf Magazines5.71 Km
    Fort Sumter Eastern National7.89 Km
    Barnes & Noble7.93 Km
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    Super Market

    King Street Grocery0.46 Km
    Charlie's Grocery On Spring1.16 Km
    Family Dollar1.35 Km
    Knight's Supermarket1.51 Km
    Publix Super Market at 10 Westedge1.9 Km
    Publix Super Market at Merchants Village4.64 Km
    Whole Foods Market4.93 Km
    Doschers IGA-Charleston5.59 Km
    ALDI5.75 Km
    Publix Super Market at Ashley Landing Mall6.4 Km
    BI-LO6.55 Km
    Publix Super Market at Queensborough Shopping Center7.23 Km
    Publix Catering at Queensborough Shopping Center7.23 Km
    Walmart Supercenter7.64 Km
    Publix at North Point7.79 Km
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    Airport

    Helipad1.1 Km
    Helipad 21.32 Km
    Medical University of South Carolina Heliport1.34 Km
    Helopad1.34 Km
    Unified Aircraft Services Inc4.04 Km
    Charleston County Aviation Ath5.98 Km
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