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Campus Life and Facilities

College of Charleston Students Say...

“It’s the city of Charleston that defines the student body and joins them together.” Charleston is “one of the most beautiful cities in the South,” and students experi­ence “the perfect blend of social life between the university and the city.” “Ask any student about Charleston as a city and they’ll excitedly tell you about their favorite place to ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424

United States

Phone: 843-953-5670

Fax: 843-953-6322

Website

Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 92
Fire Safety Rating: 94
Green Rating: 89
Environment:City (population 75,000 - 299,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 52.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/

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.


Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 29.40
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Men's dorms
Women's dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for single students

Other:
Restored old Charleston houses used as residence halls, some with kitchen facilities in suites.
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:200
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
Fraternities
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Sororities
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Team Managers
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:19
Number of Social Sororities:13
Number of Social Fraternities:14
Number of Religious Organizations:16
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
WomensCenter
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:The Gay Straight Alliance is conducted as a social-service organization whose purpose is to develop friendship, leadership and association among all Bisexuals, Gays, and Lesbians in the College of Charleston community. It serves to promote the equitable treatment of all individuals as well as to educate the community and enhance the Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian community by providing dignified social, service, and recreational activities. The SafeZone Program is also another outreach initiative for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students. Http://safezone.cofc.edu.
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:The Multicultural Student Services and Programs coordinates the campus-wide plan for the retention of African American, Asian American, American Indian, Latino and other historically under represented students in higher education. The Center oversees a summer transitions program for incoming freshmen (SPECTRA), a peer mentoring program (LINKS), the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation in Science and Math Program (SCAMP) for students desiring to major in the field of science of mathematics, as well as academic advising, supplemental tutorial services, workshops, seminars, and leadership development opportunities. Please see our web site http://www.cofc.edu/~msc.
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Sports
Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Cougars
Women's Sports Team Name:Cougars
Team Mascot:Cougar
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ROTC
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Charleston Southern University
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 75
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 200
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 30.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: Yes
Fee Amount: $50
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Fee Amount: walk-in support for laptops 8am-4pm
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 87.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Dell, Apple
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, sculpture facility, Rivers Communications Museum, Miles Early Childhood Development Center, Avery Institute for African-American History and Culture, physics and astronomy observatory, Tate Center for Entrepreneurship, Grice Marine Laboratory, Patriots Point Athletics Complex (includes softball, baseball, tennis, soccer and sailing), Natural History Museum
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Key Statistics

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    92
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    94
  • Green Rating:
    89
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    88.9%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    29.40
  • # of Organizations:
    200
  • # of Honor Societies:
    19
  • # of Social Sororities:
    13
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    14
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    16
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