College of Charleston

1,890 reviews
  1. Charleston, SC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
College of Charleston is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
66 George St
Charleston, SC 29424
Website

College of Charleston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,609/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,819/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,182/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,709/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,766/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,526/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.120 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.122 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.122 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,608Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Friendly for the most part
    38%
  • Motivated
    24%
  • In search of something
    18%
  • Lazy, many aren't willing to work hard
    13%
  • Friendly and willing to work hard
    6%
  • Self-centered
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.166 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.209 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Historic
    39%
  • Amazing
    26%
  • Very welcoming and hospitable
    23%
  • Cliquey
    4%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Family
    2%
  • Dissapointing
    1%

After College of Charleston

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses

Reviews

1,890 reviews
  • Excellent
    336
  • Very Good
    657
  • Average
    726
  • Poor
    115
  • Terrible
    56
I truly love the College of Charleston. There is an exuberant amount of programs available to students and faculty. Also, there is a plethora of major options. You can easily succeed at this school is you utilize the resources presented in front of you. Every day students receive emails about new and upcoming events and programs at the College. Teachers are also very helpful and friendly. They genuinely want their students to learn and succeed in each of their classes. Continuing, the College of Charleston is exactly in the middle of downtown Charleston. Students are constantly engulfed in culture and history. There is an exponential amount to learn while at the College of Charleston, inside and outside of the classes. Way to go College of Charleston!
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 months ago
I love Charleston! The classes are rewarding and fun. The beach is only a car ride away for fun in the sun and water with your friends. The people are friendly and with a small campus and class size, you easily find people that you share common interests with. You make lifelong friends and great fitness goals with the wonderful new gym. The nightlife is wonderful and Marion square always has something going on. From wildlife expositions, to food and wine tasting to movie screenings to just laying out with friends and playing sports, its never disappoints. Not only are the professors helpful, but they want you to come to their office hours and offer great insight for your future, answering your questions form their own experiences. You can also study abroad with a variety of opportunities at the college. I was able to travel to the British Virgin Islands, live on a boat for 15 days, earn my scuba certification, and complete Bio 453 and its lab. I couldn't be happier with my decision to attend College of Charleston and I tell everyone and anyone again and again to apply and attend there as well. I would choose College of Charleston over and over again in a heartbeat!
  • College Junior
  • June 3 2014
I am in the Honors College at the College of Charleston, and last semester was the most challenging of my life. I intend to be a French major but am only taking French 313 and 314 this year. Neither of those classes are difficult; you just practice writing and speaking and build vocabulary. The challenge came from my other Honors classes: Intro to Sociology (HONS 167) and Geology I (HONS 155&amp; 156) which also has a lab once a week. There are so many due dates and projects and readings and papers, and the tests are few but cover a lot of material! However, Honors professors are more familiar with their students and very willing to work with them. Students can even work with professors on their research projects. Honors students also get to know each other better, especially if they live together in the Honors dorms. It's like a college within a college, plus Honors students get priority registration for classes!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 2 2013