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College of Charleston was awarded 171 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is historic preservation.
According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, C of C is ranked #513 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when C of C held the #794 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
C of C is also ranked #7 out of 44 schools in South Carolina.
The acceptance rate at College of Charleston is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that C of C is a good fit for you.
About 60% of students accepted to C of C submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 600.
Learn more about College of Charleston admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at College of Charleston is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at College of Charleston is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
College of Charleston has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At C of C the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 62%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at College of Charleston.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,300 undergraduates at C of C with 8,466 being full-time and 834 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of C of C, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At C of C, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $9,245 a year. That adds up to $36,980 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at C of C is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at College of Charleston make the most money.
Get more details about the location of College of Charleston.
Contact details for C of C are given below.
|Address:||66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424-0001|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||186||$38,896|
|Communication & Media Studies||160||$36,857|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||94||$35,667|
|Political Science & Government||92||$30,605|
|Finance & Financial Management||72||$47,506|
|Physiology & Pathology Sciences||65||$26,156|
Learn more about the majors offered at College of Charleston along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 9,318 students took at least one online class at College of Charleston. This is an increase from the 3,003 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at College of Charleston.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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