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Colleges / College of Charleston

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%

About College of Charleston

College of Charleston is a public, state college in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. College of Charleston was founded in 1770. The college enrolls around 10,885 students a year, including 9,972 undergraduate students.

College of Charleston Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into College of Charleston. College of Charleston admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 22,020 applications received in 2022, 16,666 students were offered admission.

College of Charleston Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 84%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%

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College of Charleston is located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina,.

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College Info

66 George Street Charleston, SC 29424

Campus Setting: Urban

College of Charleston Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of Charleston is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of Charleston is Jun 1.

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College of Charleston SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1290


Math SAT Range

550 - 640


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1290 and Above


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1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for College of Charleston students is 1214. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to College of Charleston, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at College of Charleston.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at College of Charleston is like? There are approximately 10,885 students enrolled at College of Charleston, including 9,972 undergraduate students and 913 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from SC and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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