College of Charleston

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College of Charleston can be found in Charleston, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 13,000 students are enrolled at College of Charleston.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1070 (25th percentile) - 1260 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the College of Charleston average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.52. An estimated 70% of all applicant were accepted at College of Charleston, and from those that were granted acceptance around 26% continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected College of Charleston acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 71%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.cofc.edu.

Overall College of Charleston Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

70.3%

The overall acceptance rate for College of Charleston was reported as 70.3% in Fall 2012 with over 11,500 applications submitted to College of Charleston. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into College of Charleston?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of College of Charleston is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of Charleston has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 64.2%
  • 2009-2010: 69.5%
  • 2010-2011: 70.0%
  • 2011-2012: 73.5%
  • 2012-2013: 70.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 70.6%

How Does College of Charleston Compare?

70.3%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for College of Charleston is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Savannah College of Art and Design65.5%
Coastal Carolina University74.0%
Armstrong Atlantic State University70.0%
University of North Carolina at Pembroke72.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants11,50933.4%66.6%
Admitted8,09232.6%67.4%
Enrolled2,13833.6%66.4%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to College of Charleston (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math22 - 26
Composite Score23 - 28
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