College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

College of Charleston Overview

Student population

Address66 George St
Charleston, SC
School Websitewww.cofc.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Midsize

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

College of Charleston is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Charleston, South Carolina that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 11,675 students applied to College of Charleston. Of those students, 9,254 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in College of Charleston was $70, in addition to fees of $12,768. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend College of Charleston.

College of Charleston has a 71% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

College of Charleston Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

SAT-
ACT-
GPARequired
Applicants admitted

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The College of Charleston acceptance rate is 79%. To put this into perspective, 9,254 of the 11,675 students who applied to College of Charleston in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in College of Charleston is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into College of Charleston had an SAT score between the range of 1,070 and 1,250. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for College of Charleston was between 22 and 28 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to College of Charleston as part of their application.

College of Charleston Cost

In-State resident tuition

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At College of Charleston, the tuition for in-state residents is $70. Combined with fees of $12,768, room and board costs of $12,166, other expenses of $4,017 and the $1,218 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $32,020 in tuition.

Students at College of Charleston are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at College of Charleston was $4,814 last year, with 27% of students being awarded federal aid.

College of Charleston Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio15:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to College of Charleston.

College of Charleston has a good gender split, with 64% of undergraduates being female and 36% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are South Carolina residents; in fact, 52% of all students reside in South Carolina. However, 47% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at College of Charleston is 15:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

College of Charleston Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
SOCIAL SCIENCES
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

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