At a Glance

Get to know the school everyone’s talking about.

With our stellar location, vibrant student life and devoted faculty, the College of Charleston is truly one of the nation’s great public universities. Learn more about what the College has to offer, from our rich history  we recently celebrated 250 years of existence  to the latest state-of-the-art facilities.

Academics

  • 64 majors
  • 82 minors
  • 4 undergraduate certificate programs
  • 22 master's degree programs
  • 9 graduate-level certificate programs
  • 14.5:1 student-faculty ratio

Academic Divisions

Enrollment and Admissions (Fall 2021)

  • Undergraduate: 9,942
  • Graduate: 725
  • Total: 10,667 
  • Female students: 66.5%
  • Male students: 33.5% 
  • Minority students: 20.11%
  • Students living on campus: 32%
  • Percentage of in-state students: 63.8*
  • Percentage of out-of-state students: 36.2%*
  • U.S. states and territories represented: 48
  • Foreign countries represented: 56
  • Acceptance rate: 79%

* based on tuition residency

Freshman Class (Fall 2021)

  • Average SAT Mid-Range:1110-1260
  • Average ACT Mid-Range: 24-29
  • Average GPA Mid-Range: 3.6-4.41
  • Average Percentile Rank: 29.79

Annual Expenses (2021-22)

For up-to-date information, visit the Treasurer's Office website.