The acceptance rate at CSU is 54%. It ranks #3 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. CSU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,664 out of 4,953 applicants were admitted.
The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 990/1170 ACT 19/24). Charleston Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.24. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The CSU application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 11.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Charleston Southern University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Charleston Southern University?
Charleston Southern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. CSU ranks #9 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>67%|
|1080 to 1170||Avg +||54%-67%|
|990 to 1080||Avg -||41%-54%|
|900 to 990||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 900||Low||<29%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSU?
Admission data indicates that CSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Charleston Southern University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>69%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||54%-69%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||43%-54%|
|17 to 19||Reach||33%-43%|
|Less than 17||Low||<33%|
What GPA do you need to get into Charleston Southern University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into CSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Charleston Southern University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CSU accepts 54% of students who apply.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.24 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||25%||23%|
Applicants have 14 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 11, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Charleston Southern University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Charleston Southern University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217688 IPEDS survey data for Charleston Southern University.
72% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
54% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1170. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.