Welcome to the College of Charleston. Ranked among the best public universities in the Southeast, the College of Charleston is the oldest university south of Virginia and the 13th oldest in the United States. The university's history serves as a strong foundation for its mission of furthering exploration, discovery and creativity.
The College of Charleston is part of the South Carolina state university system, and is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Students study cutting-edge programs in modern facilities that are located on a beautiful and historic campus.
The university is located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most vibrant, exciting and historic cities in the United States. Because Charleston is a major East Coast seaport, the city has a decidedly European and cosmopolitan feel. This fact might explain why students from approximately 70 countries come here to study.
We welcome international students because they bring a lively mix of cultures, ethnicities and languages to the campus. Our international students thoroughly enjoy living in an exciting and hospitable American city and studying with more than 10,000 American students who come from nearly 50 states. Take time to get to know us by browsing our publications. And, you can always request more information from us at any time.