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Charleston Southern University
  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, SC

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

editorial

Charleston Southern is an above-average private, Christian university located in North Charleston, South Carolina in the Charleston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Charleston Southern acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 44% of students, Charleston Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,100.

About

9200 UNIVERSITY BLVD
CHARLESTON, SC 29406
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference

Charleston Southern University Rankings

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CSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,496 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,698 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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. 62 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    78%
  • On Campus
    9%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,491 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
229
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Christian and friendly
    51%
  • Christian
    33%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Nerdy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 70 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Faith-based
    46%
  • Christian gear
    33%
  • Small
    13%
  • Conservative
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 39 responses

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