College of Charleston, South Carolina
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, students have access to three beaches within 25 minutes and 65 city parks. It is ranked the #1 Friendly Campus in the US. Rita, brand new science building opened this year with 75 research labs. Students tend to be innovative, self-starters, adventurous, and disciplined. Students generally apply undeclared, and not have to apply to a specific major until the end of sophomore year. They have excellent pre-health advising and campus is located a mere 5 blocks to a major hospital. Counseling services are free for all students. The Honors College accepts 750 students who have access to unique, small discussion-based classes. This medium-sized school has nearly 10,000 undergraduates and 60 majors and 77 minors. C of C’s proximity in the heart of downtown Charleston is ideal for internships, museums, golf courses, and amazing restaurants and shopping.