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College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
10,783
College of Charleston overview
Location Charleston, South Carolina
Online cofc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
College of Charleston overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Charleston, South Carolina, College of Charleston is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,783 prospective students applied, and 9,230 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,051 enrolled in the school.  9,358 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,425 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $70 plus fees of $12,869. CofC is ranked 373 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

CofC is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for College of Charleston within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1080/1260
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.84
Applications Accepted
78.3% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition
$70
In State Costs for College of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,236
Other Fees$12,869
Room and Board $12,123
Budget for Other Expenses$3,923
Total One Year Cost$30,221
Out of State Resident Tuition
$70
Out of State Costs for College of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,236
Other Fees$12,869
Room and Board $12,123
Budget for Other Expenses$3,923
Total One Year Cost$30,221

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of Charleston students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 10%
Communication 10%
Biology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217819 IPEDS survey data for College of Charleston.

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