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Reviews 1865 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is in the middle of the city, so while they take many safety precautions, it seems almost impossible to make it completely safe. I do feel safe walking on campus at night, knowing public safety is always nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked my dorm, Mcalister Hall, but it did not have a very good social environment. It was hard to meet people just by being in the dorm. There were other dorms on campus that were much better for this though, since my dorm was more apartment style, and others were more of a traditional dorm style. There were all ranges of prices, though the cheap ones were not very clean and only offer the very basics.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life effects the social atmosphere on campus in that it is a good way to get involved on campus. Personally, it was the best way to meet a lot of people when I first started school. There is not a big percentage of the school involved in Greek life, but they have a large presence on campus, holding many fundraisers for their individual philanthropies all during the year.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have great athletic teams, however they aren't very well attended. School spirit for athletic events could be much better. Our facilities are nice, and we have winning teams in many of the sports we participate in.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose this school every time if I had to do it over. Its location and history make it so unique. Although it is a fairly large school, the class settings are small and personal, making it much easier to learn.

3 College Student

Athletics: This school is more for the scholar than the athlete seeing as it is a relatively smaller school.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: It is an interesting school set in the middle of historic Charleston and offers a lot to the students willing to search for it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The College of Charleston is very engaging in each of their students lives. The professors are willing to help their students whenever they need it.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I believe the Greek life at the College of Charleston is not diverse at all. The college only has sorority and fraternity houses for the white Greeks, but for the black Greeks it is only one house for all of the sororities and fraternities. I do not think this is fair at all.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The Athletics at our school is okay. I do not know much about every aspect of the athletic field because I do not particularly care for sports.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: College of Charleston overall is a great school. The professors are always willing to help. The school is quite historic since it was founded in 1776. It's located in the center of downtown Charleston. If I could do it all over again, I would pick College of Charleston because everything I could want in a school is there.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love being on campus and walking around and most the students and teachers are awesome.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The college has a connection with musc and many other companies to help you find a job after graduation.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are emergency phones with cameras and sirens all over campus, at night a police officer stays at the desk in the dorms, we all have the numbers of public saftey and the cuger shuttle in our phones if we need a ride at night and its completly free.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live in one of the cheapest dorms which is still 3,000 dollars a semester...the AC is prone to breaking and the water for the shower is cold pretty often. over all it's an old building. However the people who live there are super friendly and we have a lot in common. The RAs are really nice and always ask how you are doing. It's on two main streets and right near all my classes and favorite food and shopping spots.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It is hard to be a part of greek life unless you are willing to spend a lot of money to join. Personally I perfer to join clubs instead.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really use them but they seem nice enough.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall I love my school, I've had a couple bad expirences with teachers but most of the professors are great. The campus is gorgeous and I feel safe there. Ome of the dorms are a kind of run down but it is a historic school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Just two semesters, but I've had some good classes and some boring classes. Class size is not an issue. Some subjects are just dry. I'm looking forward to classes in my major being more interesting.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've heard lots of good things about the career center and look forward to using it next year. I'm active in the student alumni association so I hope to meet alumni in a variety of fields that will offer advice and suggestions.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I mostly travel in groups. I haven't had any issues with security.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It was fun to meet a lot of girls during sorority week and I've been to a bunch of mixers and philanthropic events throughout the school year. Greek housing is limited, so most of our gatherings take place outside of the house.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Living in a city and going to a college without a football team doesn't lend the school to huge school spirit in athletics. I don't know many athletes, but the facilities are ok and the basketball team did pretty well this year. The sailing team is one of the best in the country, but I don't know any members.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have met a lot of interesting people by engaging in a variety of student activities. It is important to participate in on-campus activities as well as community activities. The city is a great place! I would definitely choose this school, again!

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most of the Greeks are the richest at the school, and let others know it. Not to mention they are the ones stumbling around town drunk and obnoxious.

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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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