Charleston Southern University

9200 University Blvd, North Charleston, United States
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Overview of Charleston Southern University

About this school

Charleston Southern is a church-affiliated university. Founded in 1964, its name was changed in 1990 from Baptist College of Charleston. Its 500-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Charleston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,062
    • Men:1,170 (38.2%)
    • Women:1,892 (61.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Charleston Southern University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 118087
City, State, Zip
Charleston, SC  29423-8087
Phone
(843) 863-7050
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 4,125 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 2,661 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 1,464 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
648 (28%) of 2,323 admitted students enrolled
Women
385 (26%) of 1,488 admitted students enrolled
Men
263 (31%) of 835 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
510-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,830 (62.183821687953916%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,900 (24.793388429752067%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (3.506135737540696%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,800 (9.516654144753318%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Charleston Southern University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003419
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
605 (93.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
533 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
531 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
146 (27.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$16,210
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 530 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,927
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 401 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,379
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 105 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
95 (14.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,278

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,968 (93.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,749 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,732 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
421 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$15,036
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,713 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,008
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,368 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,252
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 262 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
306 (14.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,832

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,252
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,406

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


181

Part-Time Faculty


134

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
479,362

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Charleston Southern University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • American History (United States)
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • European History
  • Finance, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary School Administration/Principalship
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance and Banking
  • Management Information Systems

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


125,583

Nearest Metropolitan Area


500 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.6 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Bus Station
Charleston
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Charleston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


42% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buccaneer
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Charleston Southern University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, baptist student union, fellowship of christian athletes

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,804

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,062
Women
1,892
Men
1,170

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 24.4% Black/African-American
  • 3.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.0% White
  • 4.1% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 17 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


431

Student Resources

Study resources