College of Charleston - Fastweb
* 217819

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC
University Website: www.cofc.edu
Apply Online: www.applyweb.com/apply/charles/indexa.html
Provided by

The College of Charleston (informally known as C of C) is a public, sea-grant and space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The College was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, making it the oldest college or university in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the oldest municipal college in the country. The founders of the College include three future signers of the Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward) and three future signers of the United States Constitution (John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney). It is said that the College was founded to, "encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education." The College is in company with the Colonial Colleges as one of the oldest schools in the United States. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

* Description and image provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. More

Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students

66 George St
Charleston, SC 29424-0001
(843) 953-5500

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.cofc.edu/
Financial Aid:
finaid.cofc.edu/