College of Charleston, Charleston

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit College of Charleston and other Charleston attractions using our handy Charleston route website .
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  • College of Charleston is one of my favorite places to bring out of town guests. Not only does CoC provide a historical backdrop for Charleston, the grounds a beautiful and relaxing. To think of a Coll...  more »
  • We visited the grounds of the College of Charleston as part of a city tour we booked that takes you around the city and gives a great overview of downtown Charleston in about 1.5 hours. The campus is ...  more »
  • Nice college to walk around and see some college history. They've done a good job preserving the look and feel from times gone by  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
  • current freshmen great professor. great christian town people are loving and great the campus is amazing . its the number 1 destination in america you couldnt ask for a better group of people . best college in america in my option when you factor everything there no at school in the country that can compete.. great churches around coc a great community of god loving people.

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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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