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Campus & Student Life at College of Charleston

Home to about 9,300 undergraduates in 2020, C of C is a large, public college located in Charleston, South Carolina. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, C of C offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by C of C can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our C of C Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

C of C Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 11.0% of the student population at C of C. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit C of C Disability Services.

C of C for the Military

While not a "service academy", C of C does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit C of C Veteran Services . For more information, check out our C of C for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at College of Charleston

C of C offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at College of Charleston

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at College of Charleston

C of C has a comparatively large, student body. There were 9,300 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 8,466 (91.0%). Part-time attendance was 834 (9.0%).


College of Charleston is Ranked #950 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, C of C is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank C of C #950 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at College of Charleston

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at C of C by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the C of C Diversity Guide.

College of Charleston Competes in the NCAA

C of C has a total of 439 student athletes, 159 men and 280 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to College of Charleston Athletics

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