Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

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Discover Your Passport to Purpose

A Charleston Southern University education is Your Passport to Purpose. Serious scholarship and real relationships build a solid foundation to prepare servant leaders who pursue a life of significance. Begin your voyage with CSU.

Find your sweet spot
At Charleston Southern you’ll be equipped with a biblical worldview; you’ll increase your competencies to perform at the highest levels; you’ll have experiences that will grow your grit, and you’ll find your sweet spot—what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what will earn you a living. All degrees offer a solid background in communication, critical thinking, and reasoning—skills employers desire. With a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, you can expect to receive individualized attention.

If you’re wondering where to begin, let us help you match your passion to a degree with our brief degree matching survey.

The extra mile
Vibrant campus ministries and student organizations provide opportunities to serve at the local, national, and global level. Charleston Southern has broken the national university record for packing shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program for three years straight. 

Small university, big opportunity
Located near South Carolina’s beautiful beaches and historic Charleston, one of the nation’s top-ranked cities, students find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Charleston Metro region also offers internship possibilities and career opportunities in high-demand fields such as IT, manufacturing, and healthcare. CSU is one of the smallest universities competing at the highest level in athletics—NCAA Division I, fielding 16 teams in the Big South Conference.

Take the Charleston Southern voyage with a passport designed to help you discover your passion, design your pathway, develop your potential, and declare your purpose as you prepare to live a life of significance.


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#59 in Regional Universities South | U.S. News & World Report

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#24 in Best Colleges for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report

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#59 in Top Performers on Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report

Your Passport to Purpose

As a Charleston Southern student, you will discover your passion, design your pathway, develop your potential, and declare your purpose during and after your CSU years. You can tie your passion to your purpose as you move from success to significance even before your diploma is in hand. Finding your sweet spot occurs at the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what you’re paid for. Maintaining high expectations in community life and rigorous standards in  the classroom ensure you cross the commencement stage ready to change the world.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Charleston Southern, we're all a family. You feel that family atmosphere from the very beginning.”

    • Nick Salley