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Students and Faculty

What makes the College of Charleston experience so exceptional?

It starts with our students. College of Charleston students are phenomenally bright, creative, independent, fun-loving and caring. They come here from the top of their classes, eager to take advantage of the College’s unique opportunities to do something truly extraordinary.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, College of Charleston students made contributions to society that had an impact on the Charleston community and the world at large. Graduating seniors won Fulbright Fellowships (four actually), a Gates Millennium Scholarship, a Goldwater Scholarship and four students won graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation. They also wrote award-winning papers, won conference championships and made friendships that will last a lifetime.

Our accomplished faculty members share a commitment to their students and a research outlook that defines the term “teacher-scholar.” Charleston professors are here because they love what they do and because they’re personally committed to the success of every one of their students. They acknowledge the talent of these students by engaging with them in meaningful, graduate-level research even as sophomores or juniors.

It’s an exciting time to be a College of Charleston student. After more than 244 years, it feels like we’re just hitting our stride. Our reputation is spreading. Admissions are getting increasingly competitive as more and more exceptional students make us their top choice.