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 12,000 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 1080 (25th percentile) - 1260 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (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 3.23 - 3.52. An estimated 80% of all applicant were accepted at College of Charleston, and from those that were granted acceptance around 22% continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected College of Charleston acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall College of Charleston Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for College of Charleston was reported as 78.3% in Fall 2020 with over 11,800 college 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: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of Charleston has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.1%
  • 2017-2018: 80.5%
  • 2018-2019: 79.3%
  • 2019-2020: 78.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 74.2%

How Does College of Charleston Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for College of Charleston is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Savannah College of Art and Design95.9%
Coastal Carolina University68.9%
University of North Carolina at Pembroke84.9%
University of North Carolina Wilmington65.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to College of Charleston (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math530 - 620
Total Score1080 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math19 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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