Charleston Southern University Rankings

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In the World#5520 of 14178
In North America#1468 of 2629
In the United States#1389 of 2528
In South Carolina#24 of 37
In Charleston#4 of 5

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
50%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$17,866 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,884
Graduates
593
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
csuniv.edu

Charleston Southern University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate50%51%49%
Applicants5,3981,8093,589
Admissions2,6809161,764
Freshmen enrolled full time578220358
Freshmen enrolled part time11

920 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

571 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
418 or 72%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Charleston Southern University are 1020-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
349 or 60%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Charleston Southern University are 20-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2072 (60%)
Black or African American688 (20%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown334 (10%)
Hispanic142 (4%)
Two or more races119 (3%)
Asian55 (2%)
Nonresident Alien47 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$17,866/year
Average aid awarded
$20,886
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$14,652
$30-48K$16,273
$48-75K$18,489
$75-110K$19,384
$110K+$20,753

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$26,000$7,500
Tuition in-state$26,000$7,500
Tuition out-of-state$26,000$7,500
Fee in-district$40
Fee in-state$40
Fee out-of-state$40

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,424
Combined charge for room and board$10,400

Charleston Southern University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse76
Business Administration and Management, General2225
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration3214
Biology & Biological Sciences, General384
Kinesiology and Exercise Science40
Psychology, General34
Communication and Media Studies, Other33
Early Childhood Education and Teaching27
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management1215
Organizational Leadership27
Accounting186
Project Management177
Graphic Design21
Marketing & Marketing Management, General19
Social Sciences, General17
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General161
Computer Science16
Christian Studies16
Elementary Education and Teaching14
Biochemistry11
Finance, General83
Community Health and Preventive Medicine11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9
Political Science and Government, General9
Child Development9
English & Language Arts Teacher Education8
History, General8
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching8
Health & Health Care Administration & Management61
Rhetoric and Composition & Writing Studies, Other7
Sociology7
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies7
Secondary School Administration & Principalship7
Music Teacher Education6
Athletic Training & Trainer6
Nursing Education6
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship6
Computer and Information Sciences, General23
Chemistry, General5
Music Performance, General4
Wildlife Biology4
English Language and Literature, General4
Music Therapy & Therapist4
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management4
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General3
Applied Mathematics, General3
Economics, General3
Management Information Systems, General3
Youth Ministry3
Missions & Missionary Studies and Missiology3
Social Studies Teacher Education2
Spanish Language and Literature2
Mathematics, General2
Natural Sciences2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies2
Religious & Sacred Music2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Biology Teacher Education1
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Hebrew Language and Literature1
Hospitality Administration & Management, General1
Grand Total636139
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate41%34%46%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
136
Citations
1,643

Publication count by topic

Medicine
31
Psychology
24
Chemistry
16
Materials science
11
Computer science
11
Biology
9
Sociology
6
Engineering
6
Art
4
Political science
4
Business
3
Geography
2
History
2
Mathematics
2
Philosophy
1
Environmental science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology2347191
Philosophy27862
Art28602
Materials science3548363
Medicine3685468
Psychology4175152
Environmental science454023
Biology4553221
Engineering468727
Chemistry502488
Business50469
Computer science528341
Political science52931
Geography54192
Mathematics60492

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199701
199810
199920
200001
200104
200208
2003311
200418
2005116
2006119
2007519
2008533
2009438
2010544
2011676
2012475
2013891
201414101
20151196
201615143
201715261
20185191
201911165
202012189

General info

Alternative namesCHARLESTON SOUTHERN
CSU
Founded1964
WikipediaCharleston Southern University
MottoIntegrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-February; February-May)
Total FTE staff499
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address9200 University Blvd
Charleston, South Carolina, 29406-9121
United States
City population120,000
Phone8438637000
Fax+1 (843) 863 8074

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