CofC, The College, Charleston

College of Charleston

66 George St, Charleston, United States
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  • Total Documents
    315
  • Class Notes
    160
  • Textbook Notes
    55
  • Study Guides
    100
  • Currently Enrolled
    777
  • Previously Enrolled
    320

Overview of College of Charleston (CofC, The College, Charleston)

About this school

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a public, liberal arts institution. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has commended eight of its undergraduate programs as being among the best in the Southeast, including all its science programs as well as history and mathematics. The honors program, which is open to all majors, features a tutorial in which students work closely with faculty on research projects. The College of Charleston expects to play a special role within the state in offering a public alternative to the very best of the private liberal arts colleges. Programs are offered through the Schools of the Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Mathematics. Its 52-acre campus, located in the center of Charleston, contains many pre-Civil War buildings.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,895
    • Men:3,629 (36.7%)
    • Women:6,266 (63.3%)

Location

Admission Information (CofC, The College, Charleston)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to College of Charleston is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
2
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
66 George Street
City, State, Zip
Charleston, SC  29424-0001
Phone
(843) 953-5670
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 1

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Letters of recommendation for Honors College recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 11,900 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 8,135 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 3,765 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,423 (25%) of 9,574 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,538 (23%) of 6,817 admitted students enrolled
Men
885 (32%) of 2,757 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.90
375 And Above
57%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
566 average |520-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
60%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
595 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CofC, The College, Charleston)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,458|Out-of-state: $30,846
  • Room & Board: - $12,048 (69.85562706557663%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,211 (7.021510987418102%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,988 (23.122861947005276%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


College of Charleston accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003428
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,465 (79.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,024 (69.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
973 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
175 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$13,986
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 782 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,404
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 709 (72.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,882
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 744 (76.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
477 (26.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,237

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,879 (65.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,562 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,382 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
701 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$13,716
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,252 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,184
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,493 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,522
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,123 (48.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,764 (19.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,798

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,256
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (CofC, The College, Charleston)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


544

Part-Time Faculty


395

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,361,882

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


College of Charleston provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


56.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


69.0%

Programs & Majors (CofC, The College, Charleston)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Computer science, mathematics

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Public Administration
  • Science Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (CofC, The College, Charleston)

Location & Geography

Population


125,583

Nearest Metropolitan Area


66 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.6 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in North Charleston
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in North Charleston
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in North Charleston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar (Clyde)
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


College of Charleston offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, cougar activities board, intramural basketball, black student union, committed to charleston society

Sororities


35% of women participate

Fraternities


18% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,083

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,895
Women
6,266
Men
3,629

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 7.9% Black/African-American
  • 5.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.4% White
  • 1.5% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 61 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


968

Student Resources (CofC, The College, Charleston)

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