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College of Charleston—Charleston, SC

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the scenic campus is highlighted in the classic love story The Notebook (2004)!
Fast Facts about the College of Charleston:
  • 10,000 undergraduates call the College home
  • The College offers 6 majors, 78 minors and 24 master’s degree programs.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 14.5:1.
  • Recently, the College has invested millions to provide students with the best and most effective learning and recreational opportunities with newly renovated residence halls, dining areas, classrooms and more.
Becoming a Charleston Cougar means participating in:
  • More than 240 student club and organizations
  • The Center for Civic Engagement, which has recourse for students, faculty and community members looking to contribute to meaningful projects
  • The Spoleto Festival USA, the premier arts festival in the country featuring 17 unforgettable days every summer when the College and city host 700 events spanning the best of international performing, literary and visual arts  
Visit the College of Charleston online for more information.

Our Mission

To form women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in imitation of Jesus Christ through a college preparatory education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
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