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Charleston Southern University

640 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

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
  • Christian
    79%
  • Christian and friendly
    14%
  • Friendly
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
13%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.39 responses
Poll
17%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • 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

640 reviews
  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    205
  • Average
    247
  • Poor
    66
  • Terrible
    32
In my opinion Charleston Southern University is a great place to earn a degree, and employers look at the graduates very highly. I know when I graduate I will already have a job lined up for me at a local hospital.
  • College Junior
  • 25 days ago
The nursing program has been great, the staff is amazing and the curriculum is very tough. I can tell that everyone on staff really cares, and professors are always there to help, especially in the nursing program because they know it's tough. The class sizes are usually about 30 people of less which is great because class interaction is more personal. The professors that I have had so far have done a great job at keeping the classes interesting.
  • College Junior
  • 25 days 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
  • 25 days ago