3,062
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,036
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
56
56%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Charleston Southern University is a Comprehensive institution located in Charleston, SC, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 118087
Charleston, SC  29423-8087
United States
Contact Mr. Jim Rhoden
Director of Enrollment Management
Email: enroll@csuniv.edu
Phone: 843-863-7050

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary And Middle School Administration/principalship Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,125
Applied
2,323
Accepted
3,062
Enrolled
56%
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Female Admissions

2,661
Females Applied
1,488
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,464
Males Applied
835
Males Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 560
SAT Math 500 530
ACT Composite 20 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

24,800
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Fees

30
Full-time student fees
9,900
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

15,036
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,210
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,766
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,804
Avg. Loan Aid
10,832
Avg. Grant Aid
11,008
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,062
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.76%
Black or African American 24.2%
White or Caucasian 61.59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.59%
Asian 1.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 3.46%
Other 4.08%

Gender

Male (38.21%)
Female (61.79%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 42%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Convocation and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Baptist Student Union and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
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Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

315
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 181
Part-time - 134