Welcome, Class of 2019

Welcome, Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 was officially welcomed into the College of Charleston community at Convocation on Aug. 24, 2015.

The class includes more than 2,300 freshman representing nine countries and 39 U.S. states, including 50 or more students from each of the following states: South Carolina, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Georgia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Class of 2019: By the Numbers*
The class includes more than 2,300 freshman representing nine countries and 39 U.S. states.

The class includes more than 2,300 freshman representing nine countries and 39 U.S. states.

2330 – Number of freshmen

39 – Number of U.S. states (along with Washington DC, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and overseas military bases)

9 – Number of countries represented

114 – Number of students from one state other than South Carolina (New Jersey)

8,515 – Number of miles traveled to the College of Charleston by the student who lives farthest away (Hong Kong, China)

35 – Highest ACT Score

1530 – Highest SAT Score

5.38 – Highest GPA

970 – Number of high schools represented


Class of 2019: A Closer Look
  • Most common male students’ names: William, Michael, John
  • Most common female students’ names: Sarah, Hannah, Emily
  • Top names that males and females share: Taylor, Jordan, Ryan
  • Most popular birth months: April (219 students)
  • Most popular birthdate: 12/19/1996 (13 students)

 Class of 2019: Academic Profile*
The Class of 2019 includes 18 valedictorians from South Carolina.

The Class of 2019 includes 18 valedictorians from South Carolina.

The Middle 50% of freshmen enrolled for fall 2015:

  • Scored between 1030-1200(in-state) and 1070-1210 (out-of-state) on the SAT
  • Scored between 23-28 (instate) and 24-29 (out-of-state) on the ACT.
  • Had a GPA between 3.827 and 4.441 (SC Uniform Grading Scale), 3.339 and 3.981 (weighted) or 3.075 and 3.7 (unweighted).

18 – In-state Valedictorians and

11–  In-state Salutatorians

5 – Out-of-state Valedictorians

3 – Out-of-state Salutatorians

135 – Palmetto Fellows


Honors College: Class of 2019 Academic Profile

Total Number of Freshman: 207

Avg. SAT: 1301

Avg. ACT: 29

Avg. GPA: 4.49

In-State: 98

Out-of-State: 109

Honors College: Class of 2019 William Aiken Fellows

Total Aikens: 26

Avg. SAT: 1439

Avg. ACT: 33

Avg. GPA: 4.79

International Scholars: 5

Huge Scholars: 1

Swanson Scholars: 8

R.I.S.E Scholar: 1

In-State: 12

Out-of-State: 14

Learn more incoming class profiles from previous years.

* This information is preliminary and should not be considered official data.