College of Charleston

Men's MCLA Contact: Garrett Swaim
Profile
Size
7 / 10
9,895 Undergrads / 10,863 Students
Cost
5 / 10
$19,790 Net Price
Selectivity
2 / 10
80% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
78%
Overall Graduation Rate
69%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
56% / 69%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
None
Housing
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Away games for the Cougers tend to stay within the Southeastern region, mostly either in-state or to their neighbor state of North Carolina. They travel to play teams like Davidson, Coastal Carolina, UNC Charlotte, The Citadel, and East Carolina University.

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Location
66 George St, Charleston, SC, 29424, Charleston, SC, 29424 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Charleston South Carolina Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greenville South Carolina Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Columbia South Carolina Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Myrtle Beach South Carolina Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Blackbaud
  • Charleston County School District
  • Benefitfocus
  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • SPAWAR
  • Carolina One Real Estate
  • University of South Carolina
  • PwC
  • Trident Technical College
  • Deloitte
  • Merrill Lynch
  • US Army
  • Verizon Wireless
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Research
  • Arts and Design
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Community and Social Services
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
500 - 600
Math
520 - 600
Total
1080 - 1260
ACT
English
22 - 28
Math
20 - 26
Composite
22 - 27

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

GPA
SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 11,900 3,765 8,135
% Admitted 80% 73% 84%
% Admits That Enroll 19% 21% 18%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.9
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
     
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    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
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    Recommendations
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    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (23%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (14%)
    Social Sciences (10%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (9%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Education (6%)
    Health Professions (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (5%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Physical Sciences (3%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Foreign Languages (2%)
    History (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Athlete Graduation Rate
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $19,790

    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    In-state
    Out-of-state
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$12,422 $29,963
    Books & Supplies$1,211 $1,211
    Cost of Living$12,048 $12,048
    Personal Expenses$3,988 $3,988
     
    Sticker Price$29,669 $47,147

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    79% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship70%$9,018
    Federal Grants24%$4,546
    Pell Grants24%$4,390
    Other Federal5%$858
    State & Local Grants57%$4,964
    Institutional Grants37%$6,289
     
    Student Loans47%$7,170
    Federal Loans46%$5,679
    Other Loans5%$17,232

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $80.1 Million $7,372

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,500.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,000 $229

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 4,017 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $40,700

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.11 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 56% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 8 7
    Fondling 1 -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 -
    Burglary 1 1
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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