The College of Charleston is a highly respected student-centered public liberal arts and sciences university located in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College prepares nearly 10,000 undergraduate students for a lifetime of change through an innovative and practical liberal arts and sciences experience combined with professional preparation in a wide variety of fields. At the College, learning is not confined to the classroom. Students are encouraged to study abroad, participate in independent research projects, and engage in experiential learning opportunities that typically would be available only at the graduate level. The city and its environs are critical components of a College of Charleston education. Students can take advantage of a beautifully preserved historic city, a vibrant arts community, a diverse natural environment, an innovative business climate, and a consortium of area schools. The College is first and foremost a teaching institution. Students work closely with nationally recognized faculty and are valued as an integral part of the College's close-knit community of scholars experiences that are usually associated with small liberal arts colleges. They can select from among 44 majors, 80 minors, and 39 concentrations, many of which take advantage of Charleston's distinctive location and history. Graduates of the College receive excellent preparation for further academic study or entry into the professional world through an education that combines a comprehensive general education program and intensive study within a major field with opportunities for faculty-student collaborative research and off-campus internships. Students, faculty and alumni agree that the College of Charleston provides an education that is without equal a creative and intellectually stimulating environment where students are challenged by a committed and caring faculty, in an incomparable setting, and at an incredible value.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security