Charleston Southern is a private, Christian university located in North Charleston, South Carolina in the Charleston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,804 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Charleston Southern acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 35% of students, Charleston Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,100.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Big South Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration41 Graduates
Graphic Design22 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching22 Graduates
Elementary Education21 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.64 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.66 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Charleston Southern University Reviews
Charleston Southern University is a cute little college nestled in Charleston, which gives its students access to just about anything they could want. The campus is beautiful, but small. The facilities are new, and the campus is constantly growing with new buildings and new staff. The students are kind and diverse, which enables everyone to walk among other walks of life. The best parts of the college are the little nooks and crannies, which can be the secret lounges, the shady walks around the reflection pond, and the gorgeous hiking trails. The campus is very safe, despite being so open, and the security staff, administration, and the president, Dondi Costin, are wonderful people and incredibly good-hearted. Great Christian environment, and they are always willing to help you succeed.
Great school to get your education at, while also becoming closer to the Lord. However this school treats its students like children! They are bunk beds in the dorms for grown people to sleep in. The dorm room is fit for one person, maybe two, but they shove three people in there. The dorms are old, molded, and have been there since the 1920s. Being a female, having to share a small room with two other girls is bad, but having to share a bathroom with five other females, is worse. Not only are the are the living accommodations horrible, but the food is just as bad. The food is unseasoned, inedible, and sad. The wifi doesn't always work, there's not enough parking, and there's not enough washers and dryers for three floors worth of residents. For the money I'm paying to attend this school, it's not worth it!
I have had a rough transition with this school. The majority of the people are very snobby. The food is always disgusting and there are hardly any activities. Especially on the weekends, the campus is lifeless. Other than that the teachers are pretty decent!