Charleston, SC
Tuition (in-state)
$25,304 ($9,918)
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Reviews 1468 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather here is really inconsistent during the winter. One day it will be sunny and nice, then the next it will be windy and cold.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Great restaurants can be found all over Charleston

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Charleston is, quite frankly, one of the greatest cities in America and the College is part of the reason for that

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Having lived a full year as an independent before joining a fraternity I can say, with relative certainty, it was the best decision of my college career and possibly of my life.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on how well you get to know Charleston you can get a truly great living arrangement for relatively cheap. If you don't know the area you could get a house in a very sketchy area

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink and take drugs here, but it doesn't really make or brake you if you don't

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife is way better if you are in a fraternity here. Bars are always accessible, but fraternities are the only groups on campus that throw parties regularly

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: King Street is one block over and there are so many choices!

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Going greek is the best choice I've ever made

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You usually can't be walking alone, there nothing really bad about the campus aside from living expenses.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: the guys here suck because the girl to guy ratio is ridiculous 40% to 60%. Boys here are mostly all from the north with rich parents and are jerks.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Its not too bad, it's pretty average.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it even is going to be remotely cold, and they think its going to be icy…when its not, they cancel class

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The location is the best part about campus housing, but the price and the space are the biggest cons because it costs aout $1000 or more a month to live there and there is no space at all.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Charleston is a huge tourist city and theres always so much going on and it is such a beautiful place. That's why everyone wants to be here

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its hard to find a parking spot if you're trying to drive anywhere but if you live downtown it's easy because you can ride your bike anywhere really.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are hard, harder than most people think. A huge hassle is signing up for classes and letting them all fill your schedule and getting a spot, especially if you have to work multiple jobs while you are going to school.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are barely any scholarships available for students that need help and are working hard in school like me but also have a job and trying to pay for rent and utilities and books. Its horrible and is going to be such an inconvenience for me to move back home and have to commute and help my dad with tuition because its so high and I don't have any scholarships.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Its kind of split in half, not very many students actually are obvious about it but drinking is a big one.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its great but it definitely costs way more than it should. It's ridiculous what people pay for rent and is super pricey and is impossible for a student to go to school and work enough to pay rent and utilities which is the reasoning behind why i have to move back home.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: its different but i have noting bad to say about it.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I dont life off campus so.

4 College Student

Diversity: \the diversity here its diverse but its also average for here in america.

4 College Student

Computers: The computers in general are average but, is fit to the students life.

4 College Student

Athletics: The school spirit and the team support are unlike any other school.the athletic facilities are the best ive seen in my life.I really enjoy it here


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Most students acknowledge the fact that at the College of Charleston, they’re experiencing something unique and rare. Not only is the city an interesting and fascinating place, but the years students will spend at CofC will be radically different than they would be at most other schools. Many schools are not located in the heart of a city as Charleston is, and many schools do not preserve the old while combining it with the new, the way the College of Charleston strives to. Although CofC may not have a well-known reputation for superior academics or sports, both the latter and the former are among the greatest in the nation, and many students come to care less and less about the acclaim that Charleston receives.

One cannot truly understand the appeal and rarity of attending the College of Charleston until they have been here awhile, and though students do transfer out for various reasons (including simply not being happy as a CofC student), those who do remain here for all of their college years look back on their memories with nothing but contentment and pride. Charleston does its best to encourage its students and residents to enjoy the time they spend here, and students here will never be lacking in opportunity for their career or education goals. Though it may be small and laid-back, the College of Charleston has many different qualities to be proud of and the students themselves have said that Charleston has become their home.

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