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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’ degree programs which are compatible with the community and the state. As a prominent component of the state's higher education system the College encourages and supports research. Its faculty are important sources of knowledge and expertise for the community state and nation. Additionally the College provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Low country of South Carolina.

School Information

66 George St
Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001
P: (843) 953-7059
F: (843) 953-5811
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Midsize
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 14,545Total Students
  • 4,791Male Students
  • 9,754Female Students
  • 160Total Intl Students
  • 76Intl Male Students
  • 84Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 1,563Total Faculty
  • 906Male Faculty
  • 657Female Faculty
  • 16:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 24,330

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,224

Books & Supplies

$ 10,179

Room & Board

$ 2,977

Other Expenses

$ 38,710

Total

Admissions

11,280
total applicants

70%
admitted (7896)

18%
enrolled (2010)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
560-640
Math
560-640
Reading
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
22-26
Composite
21-26
Math
22-27
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Recommended
Recommendations?
Recommended

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies

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