The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 has named the College of Charleston as one of “the best and most interesting institutions in the nation.”
The noted guidebook compiled by Edward Fiske, former New York Times education editor, includes over 300 colleges and universities out of the more than 2,200 four-year institutions of higher education in the United States.
According to the Fiske Guide, “Whether sampling the traditional Lowcountry cuisine or delving into the wide range of courses offered at this strong liberal arts and sciences institution, students at the College of Charleston know they are getting a solid education based on creative expression, intellectual freedom and hands-on learning experiences.”
The guide goes on to describe the College as “the finest public liberal arts and sciences institution in South Carolina, propelled by an honors college, opportunities for internships and study abroad, and a healthy social life.”
The publication also quotes a student who notes “the academic climate at the College of Charleston is very collaborative. I feel surrounded by students, staff and professors who push me to succeed.”
The Fiske listing is based on a broad range of criteria, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food and extracurricular activities.
This is the 15th year in a row that the College has been included in the Fiske Guide.