Welcome to the College of Charleston, the nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university that sits among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life, and overall affordability. The College of Charleston is a public, sea grant, and space grant university that is located deep within historic downtown Charleston, established in 1770. This beautiful and historic campus is offset only by its contemporary facilities and cutting edge educational programs. Campus will most likely be a swirling mess of maroon and white, the school's colors doned by students and beloved mascot Clyde the Cougar. If you are interested in a group tour of the campus be sure to call ahead and reserve your spot, daily tours are always available but large groups may need advanced planning.
A campus tour will begin with a 30 minute information session followed promptly by a 75 minute student-led walking tour in which your group will catch a glimpse of residence halls, the library, and various classroomsthroughout. Listen to the stories of the campus cannonball, see when and why the students wear all white, and maybe even catch a film crew busy at work along the sidewalks. These tours and other informational resources can be found at Admissions in Craig Hall. Learn all about the over 10,000 undergrad and 1,2000 grad students here, the small college feel balanced delicately with the diversity of a mid-sized urban university. Around 500 teacher scholars make this school so special, as does the city itself, Charleston a grand backdrop as a living and learning laboratory for "experience in business, science, technology, teaching, humanities, language, and arts."