Charleston Southern University
Charleston Southern University (CSU) is a Southern Baptist private university located in North Charleston, South Carolina. Baptist College was established in 1964. Nursing, business, and biology are popular majors. Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Business Administration and Management, General; Exercise Science and Kinesiology; Psychology, General; Early Childhood Education are currently the most popular majors at Charleston Southern University.

Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees at the university are $27,800.


The blue tier room type is available in seven of the eight residence halls. A common bathroom connects this room type to double rooms on each side. The newest addition is the new Residence Hall, or "The Suites," which houses predominantly upperclassmen. It is a co-ed structure, with female residents in the left wing and male inhabitants in the right. CSU's accommodation and food options are combined. In 2020, the average student paid roughly $10,400 to live on campus. Off-campus accommodation costs roughly 1000 to 1500 USD per month on average.

Acceptance rate

Charleston Southern University has a total undergraduate enrolment of 2,720 students (fall 2020), with 36% male students and 64% female students. Admissions are fairly difficult, with a 54 percent admission rate at Charleston Southern.


The campus is 300 acres in size and has a suburban environment. Their smaller, more intimate school means you'll have a lot of fun. Participate in groups, service activities, and campus ministries, as well as NCAA Division I athletics. You won't be bored if you visit their Lowcountry beaches and ancient Charleston. Charleston Southern University also provides 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late-night transportation/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lit pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.).


Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees.

Jobs and Placement

The Career Center at Charleston Southern University allows students to make important career selections. Their team assists you in identifying and connecting your God-given passion, talents, and abilities. They collaborate with academics to enable career exploration, experiential learning, and service activities, as well as to connect students with companies from a variety of industries. In their early careers, Charleston Southern University graduates earn around $32,000 on average.

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