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Reviews 584 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Quality of courses was good, interesting material that makes you want to learn more. Professors could be more enthusiastic at times but class sizes were great ranging from 20-30 students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The school does not have many connections even though they want you to succeed. If you want success, you have to get it yourself.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Safety is high, security is moderate, pretty safe campus overall especially compared to other nearby universities.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: A very boring experience with limited options for fun. It makes it very easy to study for academics.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is almost non existent and I wouldn't know where to go to even pledge for a fraternity if I wanted to.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It is not a great school to get involved with multiple different activities, however the school's professors are very helpful with the academic coursework and truly want you to succeed. Everyone goes out of their way to ensure the success of the student.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Football games are alright, the stadium is not big enough for the demand and people are left out. The basketball arena could use some work as well.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I hear very few things about greek life

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the teachers and the close environment.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are small and the teachers are decent. Some teachers are hard to understand or talk to outside of class and might not always be open to student reasoning.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe I have a great chance of finding a job after I graduate. The school also has a variety of connections with multiple other schools.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They run out of two person rooms fast. You can get stuck with people you don't like. Lots of issues with plumbing.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is not actually important or well known. It is actually a campus joke.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not many people are involved in athletics. And the athletes have access to a nicer work out room then average students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my small school. The only down side is sometimes the lack of space to hang out on campus.

4 College Senior

Athletics: At CSU, school spirit is very vocal as far as athletics are concerned especially during football season. I might be a little biased since I am an Athletic Training major because the past two seasons I have worked all of the football games and practices and I loved every single minute of being there with the team and the amount of spirit of our CSU supporters never seemed to wane. Even when travelling to away games; our numbers might have dwindled due to the distance between where we were and the school, the few that were there made it known who they were there for and why they were there. Like most sports at colleges and universities, there are more students in attendance at some events than others, but the success or lack of success of a team is the shared responsibility of all Buccaneers and its shown throughout our community here at CSU.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Honestly, I chose Charleston Southern University because it was the only school that I applied to that wasn't in my hometown, and attending school in my hometown wasn't an option for me if I had other offers elsewhere. So, I took a chance on coming here, and it's been an awesome but very tiring and trying 4 years of my life. It helped that I was attending CSU with my cousin but in the middle of sophomore year, she left me to go back home, and it really showed me that I'm not as dependent on my family as I thought I was.Although the Christian atmosphere wasn't the initial reason why I came here, I am really appreciative of it and our hour of chapel every other Wednesday. It allowed me to rely more on God a lot more. My experience here has shown me the strength and progression of my faith and has provided me with the pleasure of meeting some amazing people inside and outside of my program. And speaking of my program, initially, I thought that Athletic Training wasn't for me because I kind of picked it on a whim, but the things I have seen and experienced and the people I met and the wonderful places that I have been because of my major has instilled a higher sense of purpose within myself and given me more confidence in not only myself but also as a future healthcare professional. As if I was meant to be here, to make all of the great friends that I have made, and experience all of the faith tests that I went through so that I could and would have to rely on God more. Because my school is considered a small Christian (Southern Baptist) school, I think that makes it unique in itself, and because of our size, most of our rivals consider us to be underdogs but I think that our size makes us that much more humble and appreciative of the students that go here, our faculty and staff, and I am so very thankful for the community of individuals that make up this school and I am so very proud to call myself a Buccaneer. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. I'm a laid back person and I feel fine just like anywhere else if not safer because it's college.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: In addition to mandatory chapel, which I am okay with, there are also mandatory Christian studies classes that affect your GPA even if you are not a Christian studies major. The professors are nice mostly and the older ones seem better than the younger ones so far. They are generally understanding though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've heard that degrees from here are respected.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is a joke for what you pay for it. The washing room is tiny and made for my whole building. There are three people that live in a room made for two. The third person has to share closet space with the first two people (there are only two closets), and sleep on the top bunk, The AC/Heating units are dated as well as the rest of the building actually. The policy for having the opposite gender in your dorms are overkill. The cable blocks popular channels such as MTV, VH1, OXYGEN, and BET. It is like the school is trying you protect you from the outside world and experiencing living away from home. Also, you can not live off of campus until you are 20 years old or if you stay with your parents in the tri-county area. This is college. Let's be mature about this CSU, I'm not 12 anymore.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is not like the greek life at most universities. The greek life at CSU is pretty low key and only become noticeable for the couple of events they do on campus. Greek life is mostly community service based and conservative.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are not as big as top schools in the state but the football and basketball team seem to be the biggest deals. The football stadium itself is surprisingly small though, as is the gym, and there is often not enough space to hold all of the people in attendance. I do not think school spirit is that huge either but it is a part of the athletics.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's bad because of on campus housing and the experiences that go with it. Three people are housed in two person dorm rooms which is disrespectful. There are two closets so the third person has to share some of the closet space with the first two. The third person is also on the top of a bunk bed so they do not get to have under-the-bed space for things like suitcases, refrigerators, and storage. The other side of the three person dorm has two people joined together by a bathroom. That means that five girls/boys share one bathroom. The dorms are also in need of remodeling as they look dated. Also the cable at CSU blocks a lot of popular channels such as MTV, VH1, OXYGEN, and BET. The cafe food varies from day to day and does not have very many options. The people in the front offices are either rude or don't really know what they are doing with some exceptions of course. Diversity here is a joke. My high school was more diverse. This college does not let you live off campus until you are 20 years of age. The "kitchens" that are in some of the dorms actually do not exist. The laundry rooms are not good. The washers smell like mildew and often have hair in them. Also, there are about 4 washing machines and maybe 6 dryers for my entire building! Many college campuses also have a clinic that you can go to on campus to take care of basic health needs that college students may have. The clinic on CSU's campus does not exist. Try your luck at a local emergency room or urgent care instead; hopefully you can find a way to get there. The list goes on. Perhaps the only nice things would be the good professors that care and the time it takes to walk to class due to the small campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe. The security team works hard and I have heard very little of issues on campus.


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