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College of Charleston Student Life

College of Charleston is on a 52-acre campus in an urban setting in Charleston, South Carolina. There are many activities and organizations for College of Charleston students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

College of Charleston also has fraternities and sororities.

College of Charleston has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at College of Charleston include Cougar Activities Board, Black Student Union, Charleston Miracle and Intramural Basketball.

The College of Charleston community comes together each year for Maroon Mayhem, Cougar Night Lights and Pep Supper.

Does College of Charleston Offer Student Housing?

College of Charleston offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most College of Charleston students live off campus. In 2021, 22% of undergrads at College of Charleston lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78% of students lived off-campus or commuted to College of Charleston. There are 3,375 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,300 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,085 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

College of Charleston offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

College of Charleston Athletics

At College of Charleston there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at College of Charleston:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Sailing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at College of Charleston

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

College of Charleston is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The College of Charleston campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

College of Charleston offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Additionally, College of Charleston has Some residence halls with key card access, but not all.

Plan a Visit to College of Charleston

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit College of Charleston, take Interstate 26 to Charleston, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Charleston International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore College of Charleston's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About College of Charleston

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College of Charleston Students

67%

Women

33%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

63%

In State

37%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

78%

7%

7%

4%

2%

1%

1%

0.32%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

9,300

Graduate Students

1,084

Non-Resident / International Students

79

College of Charleston Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,384

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,838

Out-of-State

$33,168

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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