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College of Charleston, Charleston

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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
South Carolina's oldest institution of higher learning, College of Charleston is a liberal arts college established in 1770. The main campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains a mix of modern and historical buildings. Start your visit at the admissions building, where you can join a guided tour of the campus and learn about the founders of the college, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence. The college is home to over 11,000 students who come for a curriculum focused on languages, literature, history, sciences, and the arts. With our custom trip planner, Charleston attractions like College of Charleston can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Cool buildings, but college has a very bad reputation with partying. At least 80% of the kids party there. Underaged everything is rampant there. If you want a great place to tour here in CHarleston. ...  read more »
  • We walked through this campus but did not enter any buildings. I would have enjoyed an official tour (if there is one). Really nice campus-provides a nice energy to the community. 
  • I was told by a local to visit the campus of the College of Charleston and I was most pleasantly surprised. The campus is a mix of old and new buildings, gardens and grassy quads. Along one particular...  read more »
  • While I've never actually taken a class at the C of C I have lived here long enough to appreciate the schools beauty and diversity. They have every variety of drinker at the C of C: from the casual "Greek" partier to the most hardened of criminals. And, as I've said, the campus is just beautiful. I'm not entirely sure where it begins or ends but the parts that I can identify remind me of Gone with the Wind, the Little Rebel (starring Shirley Temple), and that episode of Scooby-Dooh with the ghost of the confederate soldier. I don't even know if they have a sports team or not but we'll be cheering them the next time they play beer pong until 4:30 in the morning at our apartment complex. CHEERS!
  • Great school, great diversity in professors and student body, the people of Charleston are unbelievably friendly. It's really close to the beach. It's provided me with a rewarding carreer.
  • Overall: CofC is a very interesting college. The experience and knowledge I have gained here are invaluable. Professors: Some professors were amazing, others not so much. But overall I received very good education. Most professors are reasonable and down-to-earth Culture: There is a low ratio of diversity, and very few provisions made for the average mature student, as well as the commuter student. Books Over priced books are on the menu, but if you rent from online or get a great professor, the prices can be cheaper/reasonable. Please note: there is no alternative to the on-campus bookstore physically present in Charleston. Classes Depending on what your major is, classes can be set at excellent times, or really horrid times, but you will have to accept some of the horridly timed classes as well. Please note: generally, your professor likes the time that they have to teach as much as you do. If you love/hate that hour in the morning = so do they. Policies are same for the most part across most classes, each syllabus will be altered to suit the professor's strategic plan for the semester. If you need help with a class, the college and faculty provide resources. Campus: The campus is pretty, fairly clean, there is plenty of chances to see the sights and sounds of downtown Charleston. Quite a number of green spaces, no lack of interesting happenings in and around Charleston, as that is where the campus is integrated into. Food Please note that if you decide to eat downtown and you live on or under the poverty line financially, eating out downtown is expensive, especially if you are going to eat healthy. Food prices for a typical breakfast or lunch will range from $5.00 (not healthy, but filling food. Usually street corner food) to $15+(ranges from healthy to unhealthy depending on your diet). Parking/Transportation Don't bother, just live downtown. The amount you'd pay on parking you can sink into the high, sometimes overpriced, apartment rental rates and a bicycle...or just the rent. Not to mention the public transportation in the Greater Charleston area and beyond is close to deplorable, and has a lot of untapped potential. Nightlife No liquor on Sundays in a lot of places, bars close at 2am, traditional "clubs" are endangered species, lot of live music/performance venues, heavy in the arts.
  • Beautiful campus. Admittedly, though, I can't speak of the academics of the school. I don't know a thing about it.
  • I Only Go To Schools With Dank Memes #ASledge Nation I Would Send My Kids To A Pirating School
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