College of Charleston

About College of Charleston
General Information
Academic Programs
Admission Requirements
Majors and Degree Programs
Tuition and Fees

About College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Low country and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior quality undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College. The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographical area and attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. This community, founded on the principles of the liberal arts tradition, provides students the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential and to become responsible, productive members of society. In addition to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the College currently provides an increasing number of masters

Also Known As:

C of C

General Information


66 George St
Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001
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Phone Numbers

General Info: (843) 953-5500
Financial Aid Office: (843) 953-5540
Addmissions Office: (843) 953-5670

Type of College

Public, 4-year or above


Academic Programs

Special Learning Opportunities (ROTC, Teacher Certification, Distance Learning, Study abroad, Weekend Evening)
Student Services (Counseling service, employment services, placement services, day care)
Credit Accepted (Dual credit, AP credits):
Dual Credit
Religious Affiliation: none
Federal Aid:
Undergraduate Student Age:

Admission Requirements

Open admissions policy: No
Undergraduate application fee: 45
Number of applicants: 8217
Percent admitted: 66.1555
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
Completion of college-preparatory program: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
Percent of Students submitting SAT scores: 78%
Percent of Students submitting ACT scores: 22%
SAT Critical Reading 25th Percentile: 570
SAT Critical Reading 75th Percentile: 650
SAT Math 25th Percentile: 570
SAT Math 75th Percentile: 640
ACT Composite 25th Percentile: 22
ACT Composite 75th Percentile: 25

Majors and Degree Programs

Accounting X X
Anthropology X
Art History, Criticism & Conservation X
Arts Management X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Business Administration/Management X
Chemistry, General X
Chemistry, Other X
Communications Studies/Speech Communication & Rhetoric X
Computer & Information Sciences, General X
Computer Science X
Drama & Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Early Childhood Education & Teaching X X
Economics, General X
Elementary Education & Teaching X X
English Language & Literature, General X X
Environmental Studies (New) X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Foreign Language Teacher Education X
French Language & Literature X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
German Language & Literature X
Historic Preservation & Conservation X X
History, General X X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Information Science/Studies X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching X X
Language Interpretation & Translation X X
Latin American Studies X
Marine Biology & Biological Oceanography X X
Mathematics, General X X X
Music, General X
Philosophy X
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching X
Physics, General X
Political Science & Government, General X
Pre-Dentistry Studies X
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
Psychology, General X
Public Administration X
Religion/Religious Studies X
Sociology X
Spanish Language & Literature X
Special Education, General X X
Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
Transportation/Transportation Management (New) X
Urban Studies/Affairs X

Tuition and Fees

In-state: $7234.00
Out-of-state: $16800.00
Books and supplies: $966.00
Total Expense In State On Campus: $18588.00
Total Expense In State Off Campus: $19995.00
Total Expense In State Off Campus with Family: $11895.00
Total Expense Out of State On Campus: $28154.00
Total Expense Out of State Off Campus: $29561.00
Total Expense Out of State Off Campus with Family: $21461.00

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