College Profile: College of Charleston

 
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The College of Charleston (C of C) is a public, sea-grant, and space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The College was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, making it the oldest college or university in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and the oldest municipal college in the country . The founders of the college include three future signers of the Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward) and three future signers of the United States Constitution (John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney). It is said that the college was founded to, "encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education." The College is in company with the Colonial Colleges as one of the oldest schools in the United States. Along with a group of other selective and innovative public liberal arts institutions, it is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
 
66 George St
Charleston, SC
29424-0001
843-953-5500 (general)
843-953-5540 (financial aid)
843-953-5670 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Low country and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior quality undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College. The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographical area and attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. This community, founded on the principles of the liberal arts tradition, provides students the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential and to become responsible, productive members of society. In addition to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the College currently provides an increasing number of masters degree programs, which are compatible with the community and the state. As a prominent component of the state's higher education system, the College encourages and supports research. Its faculty are important sources of knowledge and expertise for the community, state, and nation. Additionally, the College provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Low country of South Carolina.


General Information
Other Names
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 10,000 - 19,999
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
Yes ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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College of Charleston Website
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
14,328 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
11,086 Fall Applicants3,404 Total Dormitory Capacity
8,149 Fall Admissions

Geography
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Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeYes Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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