College of Charleston

66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424-0001

About College of Charleston

College of Charleston is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards the majority of its master’s and professional degrees in the arts and sciences fields. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. This institution shows a high number of transfers; at least 20% of entering undergraduates are transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,147
Student Age% Under 2582%
 % 25 and Over18%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.9%
 % Black5.9%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino2.2%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown6.6%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAdvertising
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted70%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled28%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT64%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT43%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800650 / 800
 SAT Math560 / 800640 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite23 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$10,314
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,172
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid74%
 % Undergraduates with Loans37%
 % Undergraduates with Grants64%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,204
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,843
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,819
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,928
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,066
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,551

Neighborhood Data for the Charleston Area

Median Age32.4
Median Household Income$50,938
Total Population118,401
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.2% 52.8%
 Age 0-950.5%49.5%
 Age 10-1747.4%52.6%
 Age 18-2447.9%52.1%
 Age 25-2947.7%52.3%
 Age 30-3949.8%50.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White68.5%
 % Black27.4%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino2.9%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,843
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,819
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$774
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50042.6%19.3%6.0%
 $500 to $74917.6%28.3%0.0%
 $750 to $99927.3%31.5%38.6%
 Over $100012.5%20.9%39.9%
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