College of Charleston, , Charleston, South Carolina

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College of Charleston

Company Name: College of Charleston
State: South Carolina
County: Charleston
City/town: Charleston
Post: 29401
Phone: (843)805-5507
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 003428
OPE ID code: 342800
Date Approved: 2003-01-15
Web site:
Status: Active

Review: The College of Charleston (informally known as C of C) is a public, sea-grant and space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The College was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, making it the oldest college or university in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the oldest municipal college in the country. The founders of the College include three future signers of the Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward) and three future signers of the United States Constitution (John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney). It is said that the College was founded to, "encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education." The College is in company with the Colonial Colleges as one of the oldest schools in the United States. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. The College of Charleston is nationally recognized both for its focus on undergraduate education and faculty research contributions.

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College of Charleston, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 11,772
Undergraduate Population: 10,147
Percent Admitted: 64.0%
SAT Composite Range: 1120-1290
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 34%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 66%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 6.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 2.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 82.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 82.0%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 18.0%

College of Charleston, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $10,314
Out of State Tuition: $23,172
Books and Supplies: $1,204
Total Annual Cost: $37,147

College of Charleston, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 74.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 50.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $20,082,560
Undergraduate Application Fee: $50

College of Charleston, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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