B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Charleston Southern University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC 29406
Website

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Charleston Southern University

Cost

Net Price
$17,561/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,676/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,750/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,498/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,320/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,646/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,638Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Christian and friendly
    49%
  • Christian
    40%
  • Friendly
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Faith-based
    43%
  • Christian gear
    38%
  • Small
    17%
  • Conservative
    2%

After Charleston Southern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Charleston Southern University Reviews

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I love CSU! The campus is so peaceful and beautiful, just the right size, and the perfect focus: Christ. There are many opportunities to serve Christ, further my knowledge of the Bible, learn leadership skills, and CSU has quality academic instruction with much rigor. On top of that, the student body includes many different cultures, and the people are just lovely.
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It's bad because of on campus housing and the experiences that go with it. Three people are housed in two person dorm rooms which is disrespectful. There are two closets so the third person has to share some of the closet space with the first two. The third person is also on the top of a bunk bed so they do not get to have under-the-bed space for things like suitcases, refrigerators, and storage. The other side of the three person dorm has two people joined together by a bathroom. That means that five girls/boys share one bathroom. The dorms are also in need of remodeling as they look dated. Also the cable at CSU blocks a lot of popular channels such as MTV, VH1, OXYGEN, and BET. The cafe food varies from day to day and does not have very many options. The people in the front offices are either rude or don't really know what they are doing with some exceptions of course. Diversity here is a joke. My high school was more diverse. This college does not let you live off campus until you are 20 years of age. The "kitchens" that are in some of the dorms actually do not exist. The laundry rooms are not good. The washers smell like mildew and often have hair in them. Also, there are about 4 washing machines and maybe 6 dryers for my entire building! Many college campuses also have a clinic that you can go to on campus to take care of basic health needs that college students may have. The clinic on CSU's campus does not exist. Try your luck at a local emergency room or urgent care instead; hopefully you can find a way to get there. The list goes on. Perhaps the only nice things would be the good professors that care and the time it takes to walk to class due to the small campus.
The professors are very caring and always available to students. Most of the classes except, except for survey classes, are kept small. They have amazing nursing and education programs as well and graduates usually have little to no trouble finding jobs in these majors. This university also promotes internships which helps to get much needed real world experience. The biggest downside is the price. It is expensive and most students would not be able to attend it not for financial aide. They also have a strict code of moral conduct. No drinking, no smoking, and of course no drugs. It is a Christian school but it is not a requirement to attend.