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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  • Our granddaughter just started this past August. She loves it and so do we. She gave us a walking tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Lucky girl!  more »
  • My daughter got her masters here, but my last visit was for her wedding photos. Travel and Leisure mag. named it most beautiful college in America 2017. I don't know about that, but it is unique and e...  more »
  • We went on a tour of the entire city with Rhetta Mendelsohn, a licensed tour guide. We did not enter the College but drove and walked around the area. Rhetta concentrated on the architecture and histo...  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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Where to stay in Charleston

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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