College of Charleston
College of Charleston
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The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.
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  • Svensota
    Wilmette, Illinois279 contributions
    Lucky students!
    Park your car in the Phillips Street Garage and take a walk around the C of C campus. It's beyond charming. I'd almost go back to college just to walk around this place every day. What lucky students! And, stop by the The Halsey Contemporary Art Museum while you're there. Some mind-bending stuff is on display.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 21, 2020
  • anacondapy
    Hemingway, South Carolina128 contributions
    One beautiful campus!
    A wonderfully historic campus. Plenty of attractions and restaurants nearby. It is one of the most beautiful city campuses in USA. My son is scheduled to start here in August, 2020. The school started back in the 1700s. It was the first municipal college in America.
    Visited November 2019
    Written March 9, 2020
  • 1GiantsMS
    Redwood City, California1,189 contributions
    Impressive campus
    Took a along morning walk and got to stroll through this impressive campus. Lots of buildings with activity to start the day. Chatted with two staff members who shared lots of information about the school Great to see after watching many basketball games on tv.
    Visited June 2022
    Written June 6, 2022
  • David S
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom1,710 contributions
    FASCINATING BUILDINGS
    The College of Charleston is a public institution in the heart of South Carolina's oldest city. The assorted buildings of the College cover a vast area and make for a fascinating architectural stroll.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Susan T
    282 contributions
    Beautiful Place
    It's just amazingly beautiful. It's tiny, but once you get inside the walls you're in a lovely place with old trees and quaint buildings. The schools are housed in old Charleston Single Style houses. It's one of the prettiest college campuses I've ever seen.
    Visited August 2014
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2014
  • Swampwoman
    53 contributions
    Old oaks, colonial buildings, young college students
    Confession: I am an alumna of the College of Charleston and a former instructor there. I love the place of course, but I still can recommend it to visitors. If you do nothing else stroll through the campus while you are taking in downtown Charleston. Cistern Yard is a quiet shady haven in the middle of Charleston's busy buzz. If you show up when classes are changing, just sit on a bench and wait for the college student chaos to subside (which it will shortly) before resuming your leisurely walk.
    Visited June 2014
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 20, 2014
  • CapitalS
    31 contributions
    Not distinctive
    The college did not have a distinctive campus or architecture worth noting. Not worth going out of your way to visit.
    Visited May 2014
    Traveled solo
    Written May 18, 2014
  • JL50-SA
    San Antonio, Texas51 contributions
    Nice Campus
    If you are near the College of Charleston.....stop by. It's a lovely campus and makes for a nice "walk about".
    Visited October 2019
    Written November 2, 2019
  • whitney C
    5 contributions
    college tour
    C of C is such a beautiful campus! Great history and the students and staff were all so friendly and helpful!
    Visited June 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written June 22, 2019
  • Ginala
    Manteno, Illinois126 contributions
    Walked Through Campus
    I was visiting with my college age nephew. We loved the variety of buildings and how picturesque the campus was. Great location near King Street and an easy walk if you are nearby!
    Visited August 2018
    Traveled with family
    Written August 27, 2018
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,710 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The College of Charleston is a public institution in the heart of South Carolina's oldest city. The assorted buildings of the College cover a vast area and make for a fascinating architectural stroll.
Written June 7, 2023
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Susan T
Houston282 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
It's just amazingly beautiful. It's tiny, but once you get inside the walls you're in a lovely place with old trees and quaint buildings. The schools are housed in old Charleston Single Style houses. It's one of the prettiest college campuses I've ever seen.
Written September 24, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Swampwoman
53 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Confession: I am an alumna of the College of Charleston and a former instructor there. I love the place of course, but I still can recommend it to visitors. If you do nothing else stroll through the campus while you are taking in downtown Charleston. Cistern Yard is a quiet shady haven in the middle of Charleston's busy buzz. If you show up when classes are changing, just sit on a bench and wait for the college student chaos to subside (which it will shortly) before resuming your leisurely walk.
Written November 20, 2014
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CapitalS
New York City31 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
The college did not have a distinctive campus or architecture worth noting. Not worth going out of your way to visit.
Written May 18, 2014
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JL50-SA
San Antonio, TX51 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are near the College of Charleston.....stop by. It's a lovely campus and makes for a nice "walk about".
Written November 2, 2019
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whitney C
5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
C of C is such a beautiful campus! Great history and the students and staff were all so friendly and helpful!
Written June 22, 2019
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Ginala
Manteno, IL126 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
I was visiting with my college age nephew. We loved the variety of buildings and how picturesque the campus was. Great location near King Street and an easy walk if you are nearby!
Written August 27, 2018
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Nicole L
Houston, Texas, United States66 contributions
Jul 2018 • Business
I did not have the time to do a college tour but I walked around the campus for a while and it is beautiful.
Written July 30, 2018
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KAT
42 contributions
Jul 2018
C of C has an absolutely beautiful campus. It is in the heart of a wonderful city. So many opportunities abound!
Written July 3, 2018
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Karen D
New York City, NY13 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We visited the grounds of the College of Charleston as part of a city tour we booked that takes you around the city and gives a great overview of downtown Charleston in about 1.5 hours. The campus is called one of the most beautiful in the U.S., and it lives up to the accolades. Really extraordinary for an urban campus! Exqusite gardens, parks with an abundance of lacy Spanish Moss and beautifully restored homes line the streets, and many of the college buildings are wonderful architectural masterpieces. Did not have the opportunity to go inside any of the campus buildings, but will definitely plan for that on the next trip. The college borders the serious new foodie territory on King St, boasting some old favorite dining establishments mingling with new chef-owned restuarants and innovative, experimental cuisine venues.
Written January 17, 2018
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