Looking for a college town with a bit of southern charm? While a relatively small state in size, South Carolina manages to pack in an alluring array of pristine beaches, mountain vistas, and lush recreational forests. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to its chain of sea islands, South Carolina appeals to people who love to sail, fish, hike, camp, play golf, and gather shells. Students can spend their breaks living it up on Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, and the historic Charleston waterfront. Big cities of Columbia and Charleston foster South Carolina's busy cultural and nightlife scene.
College students will appreciate South Carolina's rich education tradition. The state's largest school, The University of South Carolina, is one of the oldest colleges in the nation, drawing students to its main Columbia campus from all regions of the country and beyond. Meanwhile, the College of Charleston, founded back in 1790, serves contemporary students with modern technology programs in a setting reminiscent of the historic old South.