PO Box 118087, 9200 University Boulevard Charleston, SC 29423 843-863-7050
About Charleston Southern University
  • Year of Foundation 1964
  • Size of Campus 300 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 2,582
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61%, 39%, 18%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 2,473
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern is located near historic Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,300 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. CSU has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s degrees in 61 majors and master’s degrees in business, criminal justice, education and nursing. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Nursing Honor Society; Sigma Delta Pi - Spanish; Psi Chi - Psychology; Alpha Chi; Sigma Tau Delta - English; Tri Beta - Biology
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Women on Mission, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Campus Outreach Drama-Sign Teams, W. O. R. D. Team, Servant Leadership Team, Half-Time, Ve
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Kappa Delta, One Accord Gospel Choir, African-American Society
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Fall Fest, Bye Gosh Fest, Odessey, Midnight Breakfast, EarthCharter; Parents Weekend; Kuumba; Musical Theater; Culture Fest; Convocation; Sunday Concert Series
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport North Charleston, SC (12)
  • Distance to nearest train North Charleston, SC (12)
  • Distance to nearest bus North Charlseton, SC (12)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 40%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (60%), men's dorms (39%), apartments for married students (1%)
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 26,689
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Counseling Services personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 169,975
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,169
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,037
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 215,900
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 63%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Target, Enterprise, Virchow Krause; JJ Keller, Schneider National, Healthcare - Aurora, Bellin, Affinity, ThedaCare
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 42%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 75%
  • Student Employment Highest Amount Earn Per Year From On Campus Job
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis