Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$26,060

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,323
Declined 1,802
Total Received 4,125
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Private

3,062

undergraduate students

431

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution. Its campus is located in Charleston, SC.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,493
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

300-acre campus in Charleston (population: 110,861), 10 miles from downtown. Served by air, bus, and train.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Charleston International

Charleston Southern University
9200 University Boulevard
Charleston, SC
29406

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Top Events

  • Convocation
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,323
Declined 1,802
Total Received 4,125

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American History (United States)
Applied Mathematics, General
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
European History
Finance, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,493

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

3,062
students

Female
62%
1,892

Male
38%
1,170

12%

431
students

Female
60%
260

Male
40%
171

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

2,804
students

Female
62%
1,735

Male
38%
1,069

9%

258
students

Female
61%
157

Male
39%
101

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 24%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

274

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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