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- Party SceneC-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC+
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 2,729 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Charleston Southern acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 42% 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.59 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science37 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration32 Graduates
Early Childhood Education20 Graduates
Non-Profit and Public Management19 Graduates
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.67 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.69 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Charleston Southern University Reviews
I took one online class (before COVID) and we didn't have much of actual teaching. It was mostly textbook reading and quizzes and then turning in assignments, so it didn't feel much like I was being taught very much. We had access to a few powerpoints, but it was mostly stuff that was in the reading. I think my professors adapted well to online teaching during COVID this past semester (spring 2020). My teachers either lectured through the video chat or uploaded videos of lectures. They also adapted assignments as needed to the circumstances.
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.
Overall Charleston Southern University had a great transition in to an online experience. I finished out my first year second semester online. I feel like both the professors and administration made sure to provide students with an experience as close to regular in person class as possible. Using video calls and open availability for office hours, I was able to have a in class interaction with other students and professors, while still having opportunity to ask for help as needed.