Parade Magazine: CofC 'best small public college'

CHARLESTON, SC (COFC) - Parade magazine has named the College of Charleston one of the best small public colleges in the nation.

In the Aug. 22, 2010 issue, the magazine says the "College of Charleston is very hot right now for good reason. Beautiful and in a chic setting, it offers good academics and is easier to get into than it ought to be."

The College is the only South Carolina school to make the list.

"Inclusion on Parade Magazine's 'College A-List' of the top seven small state schools in the country is more evidence of the College's growing national reputation" says College of Charleston President P. George Benson.  "This latest recognition is particularly significant because it is based on the recommendations of high school guidance counselors from across the nation, who are charged with providing students with unbiased advice about the quality, affordability, and accessibility of higher education institutions."

According to Parade Magazine, "The campus itself is a piece of history located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, and students studying historic preservation and arts management (Charleston is home to the Spoleto Festival) have a living laboratory at their disposal. Marine biology is also very strong."

"It is wonderful to be nationally recognized for the academic excellence that defines the College of Charleston," says Cynthia Lowenthal, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. " Our students, studying under the expert guidance of a world-class faculty, become young scholars who conduct original research or who develop their commitment to public service."  
Parade is a national Sunday newspaper magazine, distributed in more than 400 newspapers in the United States. The most widely read magazine in the U.S., Parade has a circulation of 32 million and a readership of 71 million.