Charleston Southern University

9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC
Christian college


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.

Questions and Answers about Charleston Southern University

Nahtara S.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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!
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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