CSU Admission RequirementsCharleston, South Carolina
Chances of getting into Charleston Southern University
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.
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CSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT72%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|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%|
CSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT71%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.24*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Charleston Southern University. 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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||28%||25%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply33
Applicants have 33 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to CSU before the Aug 15 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Charleston Southern University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
72% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.