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When you know, you know. And when people visit the College, they know. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the College offers a supportive and active campus community with instant access to one of the country’s most vibrant cities. Find out what our students are like and why they love the College of Charleston.

Whether you want to learn more about the application process or our financial aid and scholarship packages, you've come to the right place. We've got tips from our counselorsDos and Don’ts of College Admissions Essays, and publications galore. And just in case you can't get enough, you may always request more info

Already in? Take the next steps. Learn more about everything from confirming your enrollment and securing housing to accessing your financial aid package and registering for orientation. 

I Want Your Job

College of Charleston students are dynamic, driven and fearless. If they look at the world and see something missing—they give it to us. From apps to planets, our students are true game changers. So our grads? Well, let's just say, a College of Charleston education coupled with access to CougarNation's global network opens doors. And in true Cougar spirit, they're sprinting through them.

Sarah Gatling '08

Sarah Gatling '08 knew she wanted to write – she just didn’t know exactly what. After graduation she moved to New York City and within a few years she was living in Chicago and writing print ads and social media content for Allstate's "Mayhem" campaign, commercial scripts for Hallmark, along with a variety of additional work for nationally recognized brands....
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Hannah Murray ’13 

Hannah Murray ’13 graduated from the Honors College in spring with dual degrees in computer science and computing in the arts and moved to New York City a shortly after. As the assistant web developer for Time Inc., Murray optimizes parts of the website for interactivity. In her position she uses skills she picked up in her major and by customizing electives. Read more.

Michelle Bloom '13 

Michelle Bloom '13 walked across the Cistern and into the White House between May and September, 2013. An honors student and political science and international studies double major, she was always interested in politics but was never quite sure how to break in. Volunteer experience and a conversation with her parents led her to apply to the White House fall internship program, and with this incredible experience under her belt, things are only looking up. Read more.

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The College of Charleston is now on Instagram as @CollegeofCharleston. We've found no shortage of breathtakingly photogenic locations around the peninsula. Check us out!

Video of the Week!

Marion Square—Outdoor Recreation at the College of Charleston

A College of Charleston videographer caught these students playing pick-up games of football, frisbee and lacrosse in Marion Square (affectionately referred to as Marion Square Beach). Located right next to campus in historic downtown Charleston, Marion Square provides a huge green space for hanging out, studying, sports, and more. It is pretty typical that students are wearing shorts and flip flops through November, and again starting in February or March—that's the beauty of a Southern campus. 

These games were just groups of friends playing, but the College also offers club teams—click here for more information about the club teams offered.

Marion Square is located at the corner of King and Calhoun Streets, across from the Francis Marion Hotel.


The Admissions Office is here to help. Contact us anytime with questions about the College, the application process or the best restaurant in town to sample authentic Lowcountry cuisine. Try our live chat service to reach an admissions representative via instant messenger.