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Chances of getting into Charleston Southern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.1%
Admission Difficulty for Charleston Southern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into CSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,319 out of 4,455 applicants were admitted making CSU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Charleston Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

CSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Charleston Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Charleston Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Charleston Southern University?

Charleston Southern University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Charleston Southern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >65%
1110 to 1200 Avg + 52%-65%
1020 to 1110 Avg - 39%-52%
930 to 1020 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 930 Low <27%
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CSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
71%
ACT Scores for Charleston Southern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Charleston Southern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSU?

Admission data indicates that CSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Charleston Southern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >65%
23 to 26 Avg + 52%-65%
20 to 23 Avg - 39%-52%
17 to 20 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 17 Low <27%
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CSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24*
Typical High School Grades
B

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 #23 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 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*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.

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Admission Statistics

Charleston Southern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,934 1,521 4,455
Accepted 1,508 811 2,319
Acceptance Rate 51% 53% 52%
Enrolled 354 231 585
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 28% 25%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 11, 2021
Days left to Apply
265

Applicants have 265 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 11, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Charleston Southern University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Charleston Southern University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Charleston Southern University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Charleston Southern University prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Charleston Southern University?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Charleston Southern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1200. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Charleston Southern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.