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College of Charleston (South Carolina)

Charleston, South Carolina4-yearPublic

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Historic Charleston

Historic Charleston is known for its vibrant culture, eclectic dining scene and reputation for innovation. Our beautiful beaches are just 20 minutes from campus.

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Study away & study abroad

About 45 percent of our students study abroad. We offer 85+ study abroad programs! We also ranked number 20 in the nation for the percentage of students who take language and culture courses. For more information, visit https://international.cofc.edu/study-abroad/.

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Students completing their undergraduate degrees at the College of Charleston do not wear robes or caps for the spring commencement ceremony. Instead, students wear white dresses or white dinner jackets each spring at graduation. For decades, this annual tradition has taken place in the Cistern yard, where ancient live oak trees draped with Spanish moss set the stage.


Convocation is an annual celebration at which students and faculty gather to celebrate the official opening of the scholastic year.


The official College of Charleston colors are maroon and white, and black is used as an alternate color. The cougar is our mascot, and Clyde the Cougar can be seen at basketball games and even spotted on campus from time to time.

Annual cost

Out-of-state Tuition$36,398
In-state Tuition$12,518
Room & Board$14,032
Books, supplies, and other fees$1,454