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Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Charleston Southern University Overview

Charleston Southern University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Charleston, South Carolina. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN was founded in 1964 and enrolls around 3,493 students a year, including 3,062 undergraduate students. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN offers housing for up to 1,292 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 25% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? CHARLESTON SOUTHERN students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? CHARLESTON SOUTHERN has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? CHARLESTON SOUTHERN has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN on the Student Life page.

2022 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 64%
Tuition $27,800
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,210

Is CHARLESTON SOUTHERN a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what CHARLESTON SOUTHERN offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into CHARLESTON SOUTHERN. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN admitted 56% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,125 students applied to CHARLESTON SOUTHERN and 2,323 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 66% of students who start at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN return the next year. CHARLESTON SOUTHERNhas a six year graduation rate of 35 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with CHARLESTON SOUTHERN directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN's endowment was valued at $18.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend CHARLESTON SOUTHERN full-time are awarded $16,210 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $20,252 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN.

Based on this information, how does CHARLESTON SOUTHERN sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is CHARLESTON SOUTHERN a good school for you?

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Where is Charleston Southern University Located?

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN is located in the suburban setting of Charleston, South Carolina.

If you want to see CHARLESTON SOUTHERN for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 26 to Charleston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charleston International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what CHARLESTON SOUTHERN and Charleston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 118087 Charleston, SC 29423-8087

Campus Setting: Suburban

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CHARLESTON SOUTHERN is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CHARLESTON SOUTHERN is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

20 to 22

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

500 - 530

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 560

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,240

In State

$38,240

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$27,800
$27,800
Fees
$40
$40
Housing
$10,400
$10,400
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN is like? There are approximately 3,493 students enrolled at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN, including 3,062 undergraduate students and 431 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from SC and 16% percent of students are from other states.

93%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,493

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,840

Out-of-State

$27,840

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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