Charleston Southern University

9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC
Christian college

Questions and Answers about Charleston Southern University

Nahtara S.
2 months ago
What is the average class size for lower division courses?
Charleston Southern University
Average class size across campus is 20-30 students. Most core classes will be closer to 30, while classes within each academic major will average 15-25 depending on academic level.
Heidi S.
2 months ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Charleston Southern University
Our top-drawing majors are Nursing, Biology, Business, Kinesiology, and Education, as well as a new and rapidly growing Aeronautics program. All of our majors require some sort of application step, such as clinicals or internship opportunities, so that students graduate with hands-on experience in their field. To learn more about your specific program of interest, contact one of our enrollment specialists:
melissa t.
2 months ago
Does Charleston Southern University have a checklist for transfer students to complete before applying?
Charleston Southern University
Transfer students will need to meet the Transfer Admissions Requirements listed on our website to qualify for admission, which you can find here: If you do not meet the requirements (e.g., you are transferring fewer than 24 credit hours), you may also be asked to provide high school transcripts and/or test scores to qualify for admission.
Kaitlyn B.
3 months ago
How many students typically live in a dorm room, and can a freshman have a room for themselves?
Charleston Southern University
All student housing has two people per room. Single-person rooms are sometimes available as disabilities accommodations, but typically every student will have a roommate and two suitemates.
Kaitlyn B.
3 months ago
Is there a BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) at CSU?
Charleston Southern University
Yes! Charleston Southern is partnered with the South Carolina Baptist convention, so our main avenue of student ministry, CSU Elevate, qualifies as a BCM. All additional ministries on campus, including parachurch ministries, must adhere to the Charleston Southern statement of faith to exist on campus. Find out more about student ministries here:
Ellie C.
3 months ago
Are Charleston Southern University applicants automatically considered for your scholarships?
Charleston Southern University
Yes! Every freshman student is awarded a merit scholarship based off of cumulative unweighted GPA upon application. Other internal aid (e.g., music scholarships) may require an application, audition, or interview. Feel free to contact your enrollment counsellor for additional info!


At Charleston Southern University, learn in an environment with professors, coaches and staff who care about you and what you are called to do. On our small, more personal campus, you will have huge opportunities for fun through activities, recreation, campus ministries and big-time, competitive Division I athletics! Embrace life at CSU and prepare yourself for a larger mission – your life – lived on purpose.

Majors offered at Charleston Southern University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Biology, General
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General

Academics at Charleston Southern University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Somewhat Selective (52% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Charleston Southern University demographics

50% White
19% Black
3% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
1% Asian
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Common careers for Charleston Southern University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director79k
Human Resources (HR) Director77k
Financial Controller73k
General Manager, Restaurant52k
Operations Manager49k
Employment Specialist45k
Based on 1,316 student responses
43.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
75.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
67%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Charleston Southern University

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Student reviews of Charleston Southern University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
LGBTQ+ friendly
Welcoming student body
Accessible for students with disabilities
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Nelson Ponce-Real



CSU, despite being one of the smallest universities in the state of South Carolina, it so happens to be a beautiful campus that many other students consider this to be their favorite home. CSU also acts like a role model to help prepare for the real world and use the opportunity to help influence students for their own personal needs.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

To be aware of, many other students may not seem all that nice and you may encounter some that can give you a hard time. If some of these issues persist, then you can always seek help from a counselor or the suitable office that can help relate to the problem you are currently experiencing.

Alanna Pressley
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Charleston Southern University, a Christian private school, provides unique learning experiences among many other things. The classrooms are excellently lit and ventilated, and the dining hall and surrounding food stops offer students and faculty amazing meals. The dormitories are regularly kept sanitized and tidy for the students. The professors and other staff are very helpful and effortlessly compassionate with the students and each other. Campus events are amazing places to meet other students and develop friendships. CSU offers a plethora of job opportunities on campus.CSU is also very LGBTQ+friendly and open to more religions than Christianity. Overall, Charleston Southern University is an amazing institution with amazing opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My experience as a freshman at CSU has been satisfactory. I wouldn't say there was anything I didn't like about Charleston Southern University.

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