Class of 2022 Freshman Profile

Class of 2022 Freshman Profile

With the dawn of another academic year on the horizon, a new class of students will join the Cougars’ ranks this fall. This year’s incoming students in the Class of 2022 hail from across the country and around the globe, bringing with them a host of unique experiences that are sure to enrich the College of Charleston campus for years to come.

Get to know the Class of 2022 with these facts and figures:

Class of 2022: By the Numbers*

  • Number of freshmen: 2,201
  • Number of students in Charleston Bridge Program: 140
  • Number of students in iCharleston: 45
  • Number of states: 45, along with DC, and overseas military bases
  • Number of countries represented (excluding U.S.): 12
  • Number of students from one state other than S.C.:  122 New Jersey
  • Number of miles traveled to the College of Charleston by the student from the farthest away (Phnom Pehn, Cambodia): 9,356
  • Highest ACT Score: 35
  • Highest SAT Score: 1560
  • Highest GPA: 5.91
  • Number of high schools represented: 954

Class of 2022: A Closer Look

  • Most common predominantly-female students’ names: Emily, Hannah, Madison, Olivia
  • Most common predominantly-male students’ names: John, William, Alexander
  • Top names that males and females share: Cameron, Ryan, Jordan
  • Most popular birth month: May (224 students)
  • Most popular birthdate: 5/16/2000, (15 students)
  • Largest South Carolina feeder high schools: Wando HS (69), Summerville HS (32), James Island Charter HS (26), Nation Ford (26), Fort Dorchester HS (23), Saint James HS (23), Hilton Head Island HS (21), Cane Bay HS (20), Carolina Forest (20), Charleston County School of the Arts (20)
  • Largest out of state feeder high schools: Charlotte Catholic High School, North Carolina (10), New Canaan High School, Connecticut (9), Conestoga High School, Pennsylvania (8), La Salle Academy, Rhode Island (8), Seneca High School, New Jersey (7), Red Bank Catholic High School, New Jersey (6), Darien High School, Connecticut (6), Wilton High School, Connecticut (6)
  • Most popular South Carolina hometowns: Mount Pleasant (88), Charleston (83), Summerville (81), Columbia (67), Myrtle Beach (53), Fort Mill (46), Lexington (40), Simpsonville (37), Greenville (31), Hilton Head Island (24), Spartanburg (23), Aiken (22), Rock Hill (22), North Charleston (21)
  • Most popular out of state hometowns: Charlotte, North Carolina (31), Atlanta, Georgia (17), Bethesda, Maryland (13), Washington, D.C. (11), New Canaan, Connecticut (10), Raleigh, North Carolina (8), Virginia Beach, Virginia (8), Alexandria, Virginia (7), Darien, Connecticut (7), Fairfield, Connecticut (6), Potomac, Maryland (6), Wilmington, North Carolina (6), Wilton, Connecticut (6)
  • Countries represented: Argentina, Bahamas, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Mexico, The Netherlands, Philippines, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom
  • 12 sets of twins
  • Most popular intended majors: biology (300), undecided (263), business administration (216), psychology (153), communication (116), marine biology (114), political science (79), marketing (79), exercise science (74), computer science 68)

Class of 2022: Academic Profile*

The Middle 50 percent of freshmen enrolled for fall 2018:

  • Scored between 1080-1240 (in-state) and 1100-1260 (out-of-state) on the SAT
  • Scored between 21-27 (instate) and 24-29 (out-of-state) on the ACT.
  • Had a GPA between 4.011 and 4.593 (SC Uniform Grading Scale), 3.29 and 3.941 (weighted) or 3.05 and 3.5 (unweighted).
  • 12 In-state Valedictorians and 8 in-state Salutatorians
  • 3 Out-of-state Valedictorians and 4 out-of-state Salutatorians
  • Palmetto Fellows: More than 119

Honors College: Class of 2022 Academic Profile

  • Total number of students: 267
  • Average SAT score: 1345
  • Average ACT score: 30
  • Average GPA – S.C. residents: 4.79
  • Average GPA – non-residents: 4.11
  • Number of S.C. residents: 114
  • Number of non-residents: 153

Honors College: Aiken Fellows Society Class of 2022 Profile

  • Total number of members: 29
  • Average SAT score: 1480
  • Average ACT score: 32
  • Average GPA – S.C. residents: 4.85
  • Average GPA – non-residents: 4.37
  • Number of S.C. residents: 10
  • Number of non-residents: 19
  • Huge Scholar: 1
  • Swanson Scholars: 8
  • International Scholars: 10

Read class profiles from previous years on the Freshman Class Profile webpage.


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