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Reviews 558 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's not very important, but you can participate if you want to

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Games are always fun to go to if you have time, and there is a lot of team spirit

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nothing to crazy goes down, but if you find the right people, there's always something to do

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of affordable places to eat in the area, most of which are conveniently open late at night. Traveling a short distance in any direction will give you even more options

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's strict, but not overbearingly so. Most of the rules make sense and are there to promote a healthy learning environment.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in the cafeteria (or caf) is pretty bad. I'd suggest eating off campus if you can afford it.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are all pretty nice and spacious, its a lot of fun living there. Signing up for a room is a breeze, everybody in housing is really helpful. Everybody I've met so far are really nice and welcoming, so it's easy to make lots of friends.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Since I am under 20 years old, campus policy dictates that I must live on campus or with my parents. As such, I have only a loose knowledge of off campus housing due to the accounts of friends.

College Freshman

Party Scene: The majority of what could loosely be called parties that I have taken part in were game nights I hosted in one of the lounges.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ladson is not by any means a college town. As such, there are no discounts to students that I know of.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I understand the reasoning behind the rules, but some of the rules are just looney. We can't have anything that can be used as a weapon, which could apply to nearly anything.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Late notices are a given, whether or not the debt is paid. Several times they have lost or misplaced crucial information.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I would say compared to home cooking, it is terrible. Given that they have to follow the Aramark recipes to the letter, this is understandable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Heating cut out for a few days in the winter. Phone drops broken. Cracks in Ceiling. One or two incidents of no hot water. Lock functioned, but was still broken. However, said dorms were next in line for renovation.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Since I am only a rising sophomore, I have not had the opportunity to check out off-campus housing. Although, I have heard some derogatory comments about the price and availability of the apartments around campus. Most students who live off campus, live at home.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Considering that Charleston Southern University is a private, Baptist college, there is not much of a party scene. If a student did want to attend one, they may find a hand full of parties just downtown Charleston. At CSU there are plenty of party alternatives such as Elevate, sports events, SGA promoted events, etc. Although the party scene at Charleston Southern is different from the norm, it still can be a fun time!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining at Charleston Southern University is one of the best I've ever seen. Within just a few miles in every direction there are countless options for dining out. There are plenty of fast-food, dine-in, and off the wall type restaurants. If you're looking for a cheap meal, not even a mile from the school there is a Cookout and a Sonic- two of the best grubbing places for college students. The off-campus dining situation for CSU is extremely ideal.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The policies at Charleston Southern University are worthy of following, and are upheld nicely by every single staff member. Here at CSU, it is obvious that our academic staff works their very best to enforce morals and rules everyday. The policy of no drugs, underage drinking, or smoking allows our school to maintain a clean and healthy environment. The academic policies such as attendance are very fair.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: During my freshman year, the financial aid office was of great help. My advisor walked step by step with me to figure out my loans, books, classes, etc. Overall, it went smoothly. Going into my sophomore year now, I feel as if financial aid did not want to help me and that they focus solely on incoming freshman. Also, the help I received from financial aid was not exactly clear for a student who is still getting use to this college process. Because I am a student who does all paper work by myself, it is difficult to explain what is going on in your financial process to your parents when you don't understand it yourself.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall has various benefits such as the soda fountain, ice cream machine, 24/7 cereal bar, and typically great salad bar. Our Fried Chicken Wednesday is honestly the only thing that keeps me eating there because it is the closest thing to home cooked you're ever going to get. The food is typically bland, without taste, and if there's any taste, it's typically bad. I suggest signing up for only 15 meals a week because you're bound to go else where to fill your stomach. I get my fill at Java City, for they have great coffee and treats.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus at Charleston Southern University has its perks. The dorm environment is welcoming and fun, and everyone is sociable. While the cost is a little high, service is served promptly. The space each student has in the dorm is a major issue. Most rooms consist of three people instead of the normal two because lack of space. I believe that for the amount of money each student pays, that the housing situation should be upgraded. If you're still a junior and you have to room with two other people, there is a major lack of space issue.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Students can't live off campus unless they have parents that live in charleston and surrounding areas. They have to live on campus until they are sophomores.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a variety of places to eat for students

5 College Sophomore

Administration: I am a commuter so I have no experience on campus living.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have only dealt va reps

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