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Colleges / College of Charleston

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

About College of Charleston

College of Charleston is a public, state institution in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. College of Charleston was founded in 1770. The college enrolls around 10,941 students a year, including 9,967 undergraduates.

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 20,484 applications received in 2022, 15,590 students were offered admission.

College of Charleston Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 86%
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 86%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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College of Charleston is locatedin 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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

College of Charleston ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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College of Charleston SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1260


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

560 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1110 to 1260


1110 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for College of Charleston students is 1188. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to College of Charleston, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at College of Charleston.

College of Charleston Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at College of Charleston is like? There are approximately 10,941 students enrolled at College of Charleston, including 9,967 undergraduate students and 974 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from SC and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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