Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA
College of Charleston is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Colonial Athletic Association
College of Charleston Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.120 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.122 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.122 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management284Graduates
- Public Health Education102Graduates
- Political Science and Government96Graduates
- International Business87Graduates
- Fine and Studio Arts Management86Graduates
- Hospitality and Tourism Management86Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.166 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.209 responses
After College of Charleston
- Very Good657
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& 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