College of Charleston

College of Charleston



Charleston, South Carolina

Closest International Airports

Charleston International Airport


US News Rank #8 in Regional Universities South

Undergraduate Body


Annual Tuition Fees ($)


Annual Living Cost ($)


Popular Majors

Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Biochemistry, Business, Marketing, Performing Arts, Psychology, Computer Science.

Admissions Officer

Ms. Tina MacDonald

Next Genius Scholars on Campus


Application Requirements
Submit all components of your application before the deadline and make sure to check the international students application requirements page (link below) to ensure you have completed all the components of your college application. 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2022

  • Submit Your CommonApp
  • Test Optional (SAT / ACT Not Required). For details, visit the International Application Requirements Page (link below)
  • English Proficiency Scores: 
    Duolingo English Test / TOEFL / IELTS. For more information check the International Application Requirements Page (link below)
  • Transcripts/Marksheets: Your counselor will have to submit your 9th to 11th Grade transcripts (marksheets) and your latest 12th Grade marksheet via the CommonApp Counselor Section.
  • Letter of Recommendations

College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university steeped in historic, architectural and cultural value, in a picturesque coastal setting, in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The College was established in 1770 and is now renowned for its affordability, quality education, and student life. Charleston is a port city with the fourth-largest port on the East Coast, and is ranked the #1 city in the USA for the past eight years in a row by Travel + Leisure magazine. The city of Charleston – renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living/learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.

College of Charleston offers 63 majors and 81 minors for you to choose from. As a student, you have the option of integrating your major and minor to offer a customized education. CofC also offers 25 interdisciplinary minors, and the first undergraduate Data Science program in the country. Astronomy, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, International Business, Marine Biology, and Supply Chain Management are some of the majors available.

With a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 22, students operate in an intimate class environment with the faculty and opportunities for undergraduate research abound. The Honors College at the College of Charleston aims to create a diverse living- learning environment for students and faculty. The Career Center at College of Charleston is ranked #1 by Princeton Review for public master’s-level universities. With so many academic options, students turn to their assigned academic advisors for help with their educational or professional life.

There are over 200 clubs on campus, including climate change, social justice, the community, and Greek life, to name a few. Inside the residence halls and historic houses on campus, the College of Charleston offers a prodigious experience. On-campus, dining choices are quick and versatile, and the food is always delicious. CofC offers everything from all-you-can-eat buffets to grab-and-go snacks. You'll discover a house away from home. A sophomore mentions: “College of Charleston is a warm and welcoming university for students all over the globe. My favorite portion is the location and the diversity at the school. All students are motivated to learn and create connections with others. I would recommend this beautiful campus to everyone looking for a great college experience!” 

In the city of Charleston, you will be surrounded by companies like Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo, Cummins, Scientific Research Corporation, the Naval Information Warfare Center - Atlantic, Google, and many others, including the Medical University of South Carolina which brings countless possibilities for jobs and internships.

Teacher Evaluation(s): Optional

  • Financial Documents

Certificate of Finance Form (Financial Documentation) is to be submitted after the admissions decision while requesting the i-20 Form which is required for the US Visa. This means the admitted students need to submit the Financial Documentation to College of Charleston:

  • Application Requirements Link