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 2,896 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Charleston Southern acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 36% of students, Charleston Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,300.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Big South Conference
Charleston Southern University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.55 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration41 Graduates
Business Administration and Management33 Graduates
Graphic Design22 Graduates
Elementary Education21 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies18 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.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.65 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
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!
Charleston Southern University is a wonderful institution. The professors are widely diverse and always available to lend a helping hand even if they are not teaching you. Like most campuses there is room for improvements such as the food and housing, but I made the best choice of my life attending Charleston Southern University. Go Bucs!
Love the professors on campus, most are always willing to help and want to see you succeed. I'm a commuter however I've heard the dorms are not good, and the food in the cafeteria is not great either. They just got sushi and a chik-fil-a so I can't complain about that!