Living in Charleston

Best City in America

Charleston beachesCharleston may not be as globally famous as Miami, Washington, D.C., New York City or Los Angeles, but many believe it is the best city in the country. For seven years in a row, Travel + Leisure magazine has ranked Charleston the #1 city in the United States. In 2016, Charleston became the first and only American city to top Travel + Leisure magazine's World's Best City list. Yes, any beach town is sure to attract many tourists and be a fun destination, but it is the coastal setting combined with a rich history, beautiful architecture, unique cultural events, spectacular restaurants, exciting shops and southern charm that make Charleston one-of-a-kind. It's the city's setting that has contributed to the College of Charleston being named the most beautiful campus in America and one of the best college towns.

CharlestonIt is such a vibrant city with so much to do. There is always something new to see, taste or experience. Some of the annual events include:

A great city for a graduate education does not only mean fun things to do, delicious places to eat and cultural events to experience, but it should also offer an abundance of professional opportunities to apply what you are learning. This is where Charleston has the edge over other cities.

Booming Economy

What industry appeals to you? Technology? Manufacturing? Nonprofit? Research? You name it, Charleston has it. We are home to so many technology start-ups that the city has been dubbed Silicon Harbor. Leading global businesses like Boeing, Mercedes and Volvo have all opened facilities in Charleston. Forbes and WalletHub have named Charleston one of the best cities for jobs in 2020.

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Is there another city in America that can so perfectly combine leisure and professional opportunity? We don't think so, either. Clearly, the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. is the perfect place for you to pursue your graduate career. 

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