The College of Charleston has once again been recognized in the annual Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The publication, authored by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske and updated annually for nearly 40 years, highlights more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland.

According to the 2023 edition of the Fiske Guide, “The College of Charleston has become the finest public liberal arts and sciences institution in South Carolina, propelled by its historic setting, an honors college, opportunities for internships and study abroad, and a healthy social life.” In addition, the new guidebook states that “students at the College of Charleston know they are getting a solid education based on creative expression, intellectual learning and hands-on learning experiences.”

In evaluating schools, Fiske editors use sources including questionnaires and interviews with students asking them about academics, campus setting, financial aid, social life and more.

The publication quotes one College of Charleston student who notes, “There’s so much history here that you can’t help but feel like you’re making some yourself.”

This is the 18th year in a row that the College of Charleston has been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.