Charleston Southern UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Charleston, SC

$26,000

Avg tuition

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About Charleston Southern University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Charleston Southern University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Charleston, South Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,477, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 50%. The university offers 67 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 41%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $26,000.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

50% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1020-1200

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-31

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students Enrolled

43%

Online Student Enrollment

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

60%

Black

20%

Unknown

10%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

40% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

40%

State Grant Aid

69%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

40%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,859
State Grant Aid $6,852
Institution Grant Aid $14,161
Pell Grant Aid $4,266

Financial Outlook

$32k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.