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3 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is usually very nice and almost ridiculously attractive.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All students have a purpose, they are all motivated and they typically dress nice to class.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Its a liberal school for the most part, so most people's attitudes are fairly open. Large girl:guy ratio. Majority of the people like to party and have a good time.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very good looking. Very helpful when I went to visit, sweet people.

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For the most part, the College of Charleston campus is an attractive one, and with the nearly-constant warm weather, students aren’t afraid to display what they have to offer to the opposite sex. Usually what you‘ll find is that girls are sweet and conservative during the day and provocative at night, while guys will most likely roll out of bed after an afternoon nap and wear the same thing to a party that they’ve been wearing all day. There seems to be an abundance of preppy girls, and preppy guys who have gotten a little bit lazy, but no student ever complains about a dearth of attractive people. They’re everywhere.

Naturally, the caliber of the student body shouldn’t be the motivating factor in choosing a college, but if it’s at the very bottom of your list, they’ve got you covered at CofC. With students from all over the country and the world, you’re sure to find your type somewhere, depending on the scene. The only complaint that students at the College have is the uniformity of guys and girls. This complaint comes from both ends of the gender pool. The same or different, students here are generally attractive. Even going to class can be a festival for the eyes. Walking down the street in Charleston is like window-shopping or observing fine art. Though, after a while, the paintings start to look the same.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Student Health Services will provide samples of, as well as write prescriptions for, birth control.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. Class or study groups
  3. Marion Square (sunbathers and jocks)
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Off-campus parties/apartments
  2. Residence halls
  3. King Street bars
Social Scene
Meeting people can be tough, and many freshmen have claimed that they run into a lot of snobby girls and guys or have roommates that go home every weekend. But as at any college, finding your niche in the first couple of months is hard. Joining a sorority or fraternity is not the only way to meet people. Academic clubs, intramural and club sports, class, or work are also good places to meet people, as well. The key to forming friendships is universal: bite the bullet and be friendly. Everyone else wants to meet people just as badly as you do, so don't be afraid to put yourself out there.

You can meet just about anyone at a party or at a bar, but meeting and forming relationships with people can be easily accomplished through academic means. Study groups, extracurricular activities, and late nights at the library give way to more than ample opportunity for a casual hookup, a torrid affair, or something long-term. If you're in the market, hotties can be found pretty much year round with the exception of two or three brief months in the winter. Warm weather seems to be code for "wear as little clothing as possible," and all the guys have to do is sit back and watch the fake tans stroll by in their tiny ruffled skirts. Meanwhile, the girls long for a Charleston boy who will shower and cut his hair.
Hookups or Relationships?
Personalities vary from person to person, as do their methods of approaching members of the opposite sex. Some girls at the College of Charleston stay with cadets from the Citadel, who are in desperate need of some female attention. Many girls feel as if there are no guys at the College and search for guys who don't go to CofC but live in Charleston. Due to the 2-to-1 female-to-male ratio at CofC, many guys are aware of the abundance of women and are simply looking for a hookup, but this cuts both ways. Some Charleston guys are boyfriend material, but they are hard to find. Commitment-free hookups are as common here as the typical keg party, but finding someone to date is attainable-you'll just have to work hard for it.
Dress Code
The College of Charleston has two distinct styles: trendy/bohemian and preppy. The trendy/bohemian types can be seen wearing colorful prints, skinny jeans, funky sweaters, boots, loud jewelry, and outrageous sunglasses, while the preppy types often sport cardigans, polos, Seven jeans, boat shoes, pearls, and Croakies. The typical Southern boy outfit is a Guy Harvey T-shirt, short khaki shorts, and New Balance sneakers, while the typical bohemian boy might wear a graphic T-shirt, corduroys, and Chacos.
When it comes to nightlife, expect to see a lot of girls (likely freshmen) overdressing in stilettos and extremely short dresses, while the guys seem to make absolutely no effort whatsoever. If you see a guy dressing to impress, he is most likely gay or going to some formal fraternity function.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 86 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 91 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 42 responses

  • 31% Be yourself
  • 24% Just start talking to people
  • 13% Join a club
  • 11% Willing to be part of the social animal that is DT
  • 7% Talk to your neighbours (residence halls)
  • 6% Spend time in common areas
  • 4% Have a homework buddy in each class
  • 2% Fraternities
  • 1% Bars
  • 1% Dining Halls
  • 1% S.I. groups

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 86 responses

  • 25% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% None
  • 8% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 26 responses

  • 19% Class or study groups
  • 19% With open eyes there is no one place
  • 18% Bars
  • 16% School events
  • 10% Marion Square (sunbathers and jocks)
  • 10% Parties
  • 6% Residence Halls

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 41 responses

  • 37% Friendly for the most part
  • 27% In search of something
  • 22% Motivated
  • 12% Lazy, many aren't willing to work hard
  • 2% Self-centered

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 48% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 48% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 4% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 101 responses

  • 46% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 46% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 7% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
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