College of Charleston
- Average Tuition USD 30,386
- Acceptance Rate 84%
- Students 11,294
- International Students 1%
- Total Cost USD 50,158
- Scholarships Yes
- Student-Faculty Ratio 15:1
College of Charleston is located in the historic city of Charleston in South Carolina. The city is known for its rich culture and deep-rooted history. Students on campus are never far from the vibrant downtown. Charleston strives to provide its student with exceptional facilities and has invested millions of US Dollars in delivering the state-of-art recreational and educational facilities. In 2007, the college built six new facilities and several more were completed in 2008, including the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts.
There are currently over 10,000 undergraduates, and roughly 1,000 graduate students from 51 states and 62 countries enrolled at Charleston. Moreover, students at Charleston can choose from over 343 student clubs and organisations, some of which include Ice Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, and Men’s Volleyball. Students also have the chance to get active and have fun in the great outdoors by trying out rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, and sea kayaking. Currently, College of Charleston has over 140 students from 34 different countries who are studying to complete a degree or as part of an exchange program.
SchoolApply Ranking 497
Forbes (USA) 341
- Minimum GPA 3.00
- Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
- Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
- Minimum SAT 1030
Financial Aid & Scholarship
The College of Charleston is a state-affiliated institution which means tuition rates differ for resident vs. non-resident students. While our academic fees are less than those of many other institutions in the state and across the nation, we recognize that the cost of attending college in the US is a significant expense in the family budget.
College of Charleston cannot offer international students need-based financial aid. However, we do review every international application for tuition award scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to international students who have exceptional academic records.
Please visit the financial aid website for more information about outside scholarships and loans.
For current tuition information and our Net Price Calculator, please click here.
For additional information on funding support for international students click here.
Please note that in order to continue to receive scholarship funds after the first semester, international students will be required to have a valid U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) on record. If you currently have a SSN or ITIN, please mail a hard copy to: College of Charleston, Center for International Education, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.
Students in F-1 or J-1 status will be assisted by the Center for International Education on the process of applying for an ITIN or an SSN (if the student will be employed). For students in other immigration statuses, please visit the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) ITIN website at www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc857.html and follow the application procedures.
For general guidance, you may refer to federal regulations included in IRS Publication 970, available on the IRS “Forms and Publications” website (http://www.irs.gov/). Keep in mind, state and foreign individual’s income tax regulations may vary from federal guidelines. For example, if you are not a U.S. resident, the College of Charleston may be required to withhold taxes from your award. Please consult with an outside tax advisor if you are uncertain of the implications of this award on your personal tax situation. The College is not responsible for any taxes that may arise from this award, and does not provide tax advice.
Established in 1770
The Center for International Education (CIE) is the primary contact for future and current international students. The professional staff is available to answer questions and help with questions or problems CIE serves as a resource on immigration matters, a liaison to other campus services and also assists with personal adjustment to life in the U.S.
SAT- the minimum required for the critical reading score and demonstrating English proficiency is 500.
Our minimum ACT score for demonstrating English proficiency is 18 for Reading and 20 in English.
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