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College of Charleston

United States
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About College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state and nation.

In addition to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the College incorporates the University of Charleston, South Carolina (UCSC), established by state statute in 1992, which serves as a research institution where the graduate and research programs associated with the College are housed. UCSC provides master’s degree programs and anticipates offering a limited number of doctoral degrees should location and need warrant. The College also provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Campus information

From new residence halls and dining areas to renovated classrooms, newly built educational centers and a brand new, 15,000-square-foot fitness facility, the College has invested millions of dollars to provide students with the best and most effective learning and recreational opportunities. Six new facilities were completed in 2007, and several others were finished in 2008. Since then, the College opened two new buildings: The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts and the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building. In addition, the Office of Admissions moved into it’s renovated facility on George St., which is projected to receive LEED Silver status.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university

And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.


Living on campus is easy. You can choose to live in one of nine residence halls or 22 historic homes, all located in the heart of downtown Charleston just steps away from classes, friends, the library, the gym and the buzz of city life. 

Your options include air-conditioned suites with free washers and dryers or exclusive apartments with full kitchens for sophomores, juniors and seniors. And, our unique historic houses each have their own personality, where upperclassmen can live in a tight-knit, family-like environment with wireless Internet access.

We also offer some unique housing options like honors residence halls with weekly lectures and seminars, immersive language houses and themed communities with linked coursework and service projects. Check out the full spectrum of on-campus residence options at residence life and housing.


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Agriculture & Related Subjects 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science and IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Sports Science 1


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