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College of Charleston

School Profile

  • College of CharlestonPublic Four-year Liberal Arts College in Charleston, SC
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  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 9,784
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,956
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 9,415
Graduate Students: 1,583

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Discovery informatics
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Historic Preservation/Conservation
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $8,988
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $21,846

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213


Member: NCAA
Team name: Cougars


  • Ranked #11 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #5 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #4 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #100 Public Affairs

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Admissions Address

Office of Admissions and Adult Student Services
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424-0001
(843) 953-5670
Fax: (843) 953-6322
Contact: Suzette Stille
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 70%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 80%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 61%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 11,280
Female applicants 7,528
Male applicants 3,752
Applicants accepted 7,896
Female applicants accepted 5,430
Male applicants accepted 2,466
Freshman enrollment 2,010
Female freshman enrollment 1,331
Male freshman enrollment 679
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 5,270
Early action applicants accepted 4,236
Early action applicants enrolled 1,144
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 57%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 336
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list 168

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 64%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 92%
Average high school GPA 3.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 68%
SAT Critical Reading average score 606
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 570-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 605
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 570-640
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 40%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 23-28
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 22-26

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