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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 to the latest state-of-the-art facilities.

Academics

  • Majors: 57* (62 degree programs)
  • Minors: 73
  • Master's programs: 19 (and eight certificate programs)
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Library volumes: 834,376

* includes one new program effective fall 2014 (African American Studies).

Academic Divisions

Enrollment (Fall 2013)

  • Undergraduate: 10,488
  • Graduate: 1,131 
  • Total: 11,619 
  • Female students: 63.6%
  • Male students: 36.4% 
  • Minority students: 15.2%
  • Students living on campus: 3,043
  • Percentage of in-state students: 65.8%*
  • Percentage of out-of-state students: 34.2%*
  • U.S. states and territories represented: 49
  • Countries represented: 62

* based on tuition residency

Freshman Class (Fall 2013)

  • Average SAT Mid-Range: 1050-1240
  • Average ACT Mid-Range: 23-28
  • Average GPA Mid-Range: 3.53-4.25
  • Average Class Rank: 23

Annual Expenses (2013-14)

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