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Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
3,414
Charleston Southern University overview
Location Charleston, South Carolina
Online csuniv.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Charleston Southern University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,398 prospective students applied, and 2,680 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 579 enrolled in the school.  2,811 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 603 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $26,000 plus fees of $0. CSU is ranked 657 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

CSU is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Charleston Southern University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Charleston Southern University overview
SAT 1020/1200
ACT 20/31
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
49.6% 
Charleston Southern University overview
Applications Due Jul 11, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$26,000
Costs for Charleston Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,400
Budget for Other Expenses$3,800
Total One Year Cost$41,600

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Charleston Southern University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 11%
Psychology 10%
Health Professions 8%
Biology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217688 IPEDS survey data for Charleston Southern University.

Current students may use the Charleston Southern University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.