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Charleston Southern University (CSU)

9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC

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CSU is a nonprofit private institution located in Charleston, South Carolina and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The Baptist affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Enrollment at Charleston Southern University is nearly 3,200 yearly.

Areas of study offered at Charleston Southern University include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Most students accepted to CSU have an SAT score in a range of 880 - 1098, or an ACT score in a range of 19 - 24. Roughly 60% of all students that applied were accepted at Charleston Southern University, with 31% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at csuniv.edu.

The cost of tuition is approximately $23,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Students enrolled at CSU may be eligible for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Charleston Southern University is the "Buccaneers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, academics information, programs offered, and more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.csuniv.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants CSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Charleston Southern University has a total student population of about 3,600, where graduate students make up roughly 21% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $26,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $470 to $560 per unit
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $11,000, which includes twenty-one meals provided per week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$17,979
Receiving Student Loans88%$6,740
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Charleston Southern University may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Charleston Southern University is around 36%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years23%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

CSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big South Conference)
  • Basketball (Big South Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big South Conference)
  • Football (Big South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Charleston Southern University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Charleston Southern University for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    60.21%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    99%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    26

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $14,828