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College of Charleston, Charleston

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University / School Tourist Spot
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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4.5
  • Stroll in the oldest public University in South Carolina, immersed in its campus and streets, in the vicinity of the city centre, is one of the most relaxing recreational activities is very well maintained and for a sunny day becomes a pleasant entertainment
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  • My daughter originally thought that College of Charleston would be her place - and then we visited. The student guides were solid but the campus and their ability to direct you was not. The campus is ...  more »
  • College of Charleston is one of the most beautiful colleges in the country. On top of that, the college attracts smart and motivated students.  more »
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  • Great university. Beautiful campus. Quality education.
  • If you're a woman who wants to go to school while minding your own business, don't waste your time here.
  • Kicking a girl out of the gym for wearing comfy workout clothes is NOT OKAY. 😡
  • The school itself has great classes and nice people.....but we have rats though
  • Beautiful campus! Everyone is so nice! Seems like a very safe campus too!

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Charleston is serviced by dozens of local hotels and practically every major U.S. chain. Expect to pay top dollar for a room on the downtown peninsula, particularly if you wish to stay in one of the historic hotels. The upside of taking a room there is the proximity of all major attractions--you won't need a car to explore and enjoy your visit. Less expensive options are available in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant, where you'll find all kinds of inns for the budget-conscious traveler.
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