CofC Admission RequirementsCharleston, South Carolina
Chances of getting into College of Charleston
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into CofC and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,254 out of 11,675 applicants were admitted making College of Charleston an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. College of Charleston typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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CofC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT54%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of Charleston?
College of Charleston typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1160 to 1250||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1070 to 1160||Avg -||69%-79%|
|980 to 1070||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 980||Low||<57%|
CofC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT47%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CofC?
Admission data indicates that CofC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of Charleston.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>86%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||79%-86%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||69%-79%|
|19 to 22||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 19||Low||<57%|
Avg. High School GPA3.84
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into College of Charleston. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College of Charleston was 3.84 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.84 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CofC accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||10%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
63% of College of Charleston freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||28%|
|Top 25% of class||63%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Bottom 50% of class||7%|
|Bottom 25% of class||-1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||25%||24%|
Applications were DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to College of Charleston and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217819 IPEDS survey data for College of Charleston.
Frequently Asked Questions
54% of students submit their SAT scores to CofC. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% of those who apply are granted admission to CofC. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1250. 54% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.