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College of Charleston

South Carolina, United States
  • 501 THE World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 11,293 per year
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 1%
Institution type Public

About College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a public institution that was first established in 1770 and has been providing high-quality education in the areas of arts, and sciences, education, and business. Until recently, it has about 10,375 students enrolled in its undergraduate programs. It is also located in the urban area of South Carolina.

Other than offering generous options of baccalaureate degree programs, the College also provides a research institution where the graduate and research programs associated with the College are housed as incorporates the University of Charleston, South Carolina (UCSC). Through this partnership, UCSC provides master’s degree programs and involves in offering only a limited number of doctoral degrees depending on the location and need. Other than that, the College of Charleston also offers a comprehensive list of credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

In the 2018 edition of Best Colleges, College of Charleston’s ranking is Regional Universities South, 12. Its most updated in-state tuition and fees are

College of Charleston is a public institution that was founded in 1770. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,375, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 52 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of Charleston's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, 12. Its in-state tuition and fees are RM48,120.27 ($12,318); out-of-state tuition and fees are RM11,9952.99 ($30,706).

Campus information


  • 60 majors
  • 77 minors
  • 22 master's degree programs
  • 10 graduate-level certificate programs
  • 15:1 student/faculty ratio

Academic Divisions

  • School of the Arts
  • School of Business
  • School of Education, Health, and Human Performance
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
  • School of Sciences and Mathematics
  • Honors College
  • The Graduate School of the College of Charleston
  • The School of Professional Studies

From new residence halls and dining areas to renovated classrooms, newly built educational centers and a brand new, 15,000-square-foot fitness facility, the College has invested millions of dollars to provide students with the best and most effective learning and recreational opportunities. Six new facilities were completed in 2007, and several others were finished in 2008. Since then, the College opened two new buildings: The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts and the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building. In addition, the Office of Admissions moved into it’s renovated facility on George St., which is projected to receive LEED Silver status.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university

And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.


At Collge of Charleston, there are student residence halls and other accommodation options for students to choose from. Some of these options include:

RESIDENCE HALLS (Rates per person/per semester)

  • Buist Rivers - Double Rate: RM11,734.50  Triple Rate: $8,800.88
  • College Lodge - Double Rate RM11,734.50
  • Craig Hall - Double Rate: RM11,734.50
  • George Street Apartments - Private Rate: RM20,144.74
  • Glenn McConnell Hall - Private Rate: RM14,081.40  Double Rate: RM12,614.59
  • Joe E. Berry Hall - Double Rate: RM12,614.59  Triple Rate: RM12,125.65
  • Kelly House - Private Rate: RM15,646.00  Double Rate: RM13,690.25
  • Liberty Street - Double Rate RM17,601.75
  • Marcia Kelly McAlister Hall - Double Rate: RM17,601.75
  • Rutledge Rivers - Private Rate: RM15,646.00  Double Rate: RM13,690.25
  • Warren Place - Private Rate: RM20,144.23  Double Rate: RM17,601.75

HISTORIC HOUSES (Upperclassmen)

Private Rate: RM15,646.00 Double Rate: RM13,690.25  Triple Rate: $13,099.61

  • single or bunk bed (extra-long) – some loftable/bunkable
  • individual desk
  • desk chair
  • chest of drawers
  • wardrobe or closet
  • mini blinds
  • air conditioning
  • basic cable television service
  • wireless Internet service (per student)


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Sports Science 1


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