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Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers.

Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. It moved to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680 from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River known as Albemarle Point. By 1690, Charles Towne was the fifth largest city in North America, and it remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. With a 2010 census population of 120,080 (and a 2012 estimate of 124,632), current trends put Charleston as the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina. The city's metropolitan area population was counted by the 2010 census at 664,607 – the second largest in the state – and the 75th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.

Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, restaurant community, and mannerly people, Charleston has received a large number of accolades; they include "America's Most Friendly [City]" by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and subsequently Southern Living magazine naming Charleston "the most polite and hospitable city in America".

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Schools in and around Charleston, SC

Name
College of Charleston
Four or more years; Public; $70 average out-state tuition; $70 average in-state tuition
Charleston Southern University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $20,600 average out-state tuition; $20,600 average in-state tuition
Trident Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,714 average out-state tuition; $3,894 average in-state tuition
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Four or more years; Public; $410 average out-state tuition; $150 average in-state tuition
Medical University of South Carolina
Four or more years; Public; $23,824 average out-state tuition; $14,018 average in-state tuition
The Art Institute of Charleston
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,496 average out-state tuition; $17,496 average in-state tuition
Miller-Motte Technical College-North Charleston
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,900 average out-state tuition; $9,900 average in-state tuition

Charleston, SC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2016
NEWH Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Varies September 30, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016