Charleston Southern University

659 reviews
  1. Charleston, SC
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Charleston Southern University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC 29406
Website

Charleston Southern University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
890-1080
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,561/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,676/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,750/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,498/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,320/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,646/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,638Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Christian
    79%
  • Christian and friendly
    14%
  • Friendly
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.39 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Christian gear
    57%
  • Faith-based
    21%
  • Small
    21%

After Charleston Southern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

659 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    206
  • Average
    250
  • Poor
    66
  • Terrible
    33
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  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
I chose Santa Fe College right out of high school because I was offered a chance to play baseball at the college level. It was always a dream for me to do so. Any junior college offers the same classes, so academically, the choice was easy. I wanted to complete my dream of playing college baseball, as well as earning my Associates Degree. Now that I am done with Santa Fe, I have received a scholarship to play baseball at a Christian school in South Carolina called Charleston Southern. It has always been one of my dreams to play division 1 baseball, but I was not aware of how much it actually costs to go off to college. Earning money to pursue my dream is just another stepping stone I am willing to try in order to earn my bachelors degree, while playing baseball.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I love going to a smaller college because it is a more personal learning experience, and it is easy to get one on one time with a professor if help is needed. I would definitely choose Charleston Southern University if I had to do it all over again.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago