The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 has named the College of Charleston as one of “the best and most interesting institutions in the nation”. The noted guide book compiled by Edward Fiske, former New York Times education editor, included 317 colleges and universities out of the more than 2,200 four year colleges in the United States.
According to the Fiske Guide, “The College of Charleston has set its sights on becoming the finest public liberal arts and sciences institution in South Carolina, and it seems to be on its way, propelled by an honors college, opportunities to do research and study abroad, and new living and learning facilities.”
The listing is based on a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.
This is the seventh year in a row that the College of Charleston has been included in the Fiske Guide.