Impressions Of
College of Charleston

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Reasons to attend and to not attend College of Charleston

To Attend

  • “It’s the perfect balance between a city school and an off-campus environment.”
  • “The faculty is really eager to help you. If you connect with them and put forth an effort, then they’re going to be there to help you along the way.”
  • “I like that balance between the social scene and the academic scene. People here will spend Monday through Wednesday in the library and then Thursday through Saturday going out. I like that balance a lot.”
  • “Most beautiful campus in America, voted by Travel and Leisure.”
  • “The demographic of people here. It’s not a southern school. There’s a good range of people from all over the country.” [About 31% of students are from out-of-state and about 1.5% of students are international. The second most common state represented other than South Carolina in the Class of 2022 is New Jersey.]
  • “How fast the city is growing and how many opportunities there are because of that.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you’re looking for a college to go to that’s an Ivy or a name brand school, it’s not the place for you. People don’t think of the College of Charleston as having very rigorous academics.”
  • “If you’re under 21, your options for nightlife and social life are very limited.”
  • “If you’re looking for a party school, it’s fun, but it’s not all [it’s made out to be.]”
  • “If you like sports. We have sports teams, but no one really goes to them.”
  • “If you aren’t looking for an expensive college experience and if you’re looking to save money.”
  • “There are a lot of distractions here.”
  • “Some people might not like how intertwined the campus is with the city. You do encounter people who are visiting and are walking slowly on the sidewalk. It’s not just a college campus, you have to share it with everyone.”
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January 30, 2023

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