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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: To find a reasonably priced place to live, you have to go at least a 15-30 minute walk outside of campus, and even then it is still hard to find anything under $650 a month. If you start looking early enough, you may be able to find that one gem where is it cheap yet close to the college. The college does nothing to help you look for off campus living, you have to do it on your own through agencies usually in Charleston.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Again, being in downtown Charleston and right in the heart of tourist city, there are many options to change up your meals on a day to day basis. Some restaurants are fairly pricey and out of the "college budget" but there are some hidden local spots that are perfect.

3 College Junior

Administration: Sometimes it become hard to know if the "higher ups" are thinking about the students or getting more state funding.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Being in downtown Charleston, there are many opportunities to go out to the bars and party it up. There are only a few under 21 clubs so house parties are usually the best place to go if you want to have a good social time.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: For in-state people the scholarships are endless because this is a public South Carolina school. However, being from PA, it is near impossible to get any money from the college. The only way for out of staters to get scholarships is to go through the Honors College, and even then is it really work all the extra pointless work and classes?

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Some days the dining halls are one point with the food they are serving, while other days there is nothing edible (or so it seems). As a person with a food allergy, Bistro makes it possible to avoid eating certain foods, and the staff are more than accommodating if they need to cook something separately.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is one of the cheaper options in the Charleston Area while being a 5 minutes walk to all classes. The dorms are all suite style, so no hall bathrooms! The process is easy for incoming freshmen if you get your application in on time. However, due to the growing college, it is becoming harder for upperclassmen to live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: off campus housing is incredibly expensive and a lot of the affordable places are in the middle of sketchville

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: the off campus food is much better than anything on campus

3 College Sophomore

Administration: they are really strict about some things and relaxed about others

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't generally go out and party on the weekends so I can't say

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I lost my scholarships when I moved to south carolina and I do not qualify for any more from the school

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: some days are better than others, usually when they decide to experiment with new foods they turn out weird, better when they stick to the basics

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: dorms are close to everything on campus, free laundry

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Life would be better if there were more guys for sure

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No regrets coming here. I love it

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes vary but I've generally had a good experience

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of internship opportunities for students which can turn into jobs

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe when I'm on campus but watch out for the jungle juice at parties and don't set down your drink at bars

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm very involved in Greek Life and love it. It is a fantastic way to meet people and each organization gives a lot back to the community. Only a few people live in each house

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have city pride not school pride. Sports aren't huge here

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is very difficult to find affordable options

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have the Off Campus Meal Plan and it's awesome!

3 College Freshman

Administration: If you're not stupid you won't have any problems

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: You could go out any night of the week and have a great time. Being in Greek Life helps a lot


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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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