College of Charleston
#930 Overall Influence#435 Desirability Rank

College of Charleston

Liberal arts college in Charleston, South Carolina

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts college in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, it is the oldest college 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 and three future signers of the United States Constitution.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

11,675

Acceptance

79%

Graduation Rate

69%

Median SAT Score

1160

Median ACT Score

25

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$70

Fees (in-state)

$12,768

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$48,700

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

10K

Under-Grads

10K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

66 George St, Charleston SC 29424-0001

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

25 per 100k

Violent Crime

3 per 100k

What is College of Charleston known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#430 World Rank #236 USA Rank
History
#461 World Rank #293 USA Rank
Business
#1029 World Rank #337 USA Rank
Economics
#776 World Rank #367 USA Rank
Education
#739 World Rank #370 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#630 World Rank #395 USA Rank
Communications
#942 World Rank #400 USA Rank
Medical
#1123 World Rank #407 USA Rank
Mathematics
#858 World Rank #409 USA Rank
Political Science
#1497 World Rank #470 USA Rank
Engineering
#1503 World Rank #571 USA Rank
Literature

Other areas of influence

#350 World Rank #176 USA Rank
Law
#654 World Rank #470 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#1480 World Rank #873 USA Rank
Nursing
#1824 World Rank #987 USA Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are College of Charleston's Most influential alumni?

College of Charleston's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, History, and Business. College of Charleston’s most academically influential people include John C. Frémont, Robert Mills, and William Porcher Miles.

John C. Frémont
John C. Frémont

United States Army general and explorer

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Robert Mills

American architect

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William Porcher Miles
William Porcher Miles

American politician

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Matt Czuchry
Matt Czuchry

American actor

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Thomas Gibson
Thomas Gibson

American actor and director

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Jennifer Ferrin

American actress

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Josephine Pinckney
Josephine Pinckney

American writer

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Madeleine Westerhout
Madeleine Westerhout

American public official

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George Rabb

American zoologist

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Lu Parker
Lu Parker

American beauty pageant contestant and speaker

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Ludwig Lewisohn

German novelist, critic, translator

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch

American businesswoman

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