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

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Charleston, South Carolina Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$26,000

Avg tuition

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About Charleston Southern University

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 50%

Retention Rate 65%

Graduation Rate 41%

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.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1020-1200

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-31

Ways to Learn

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

Learning Environment

64%

Female Student Population

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

3k

Number of Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

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.

Financial Aid Breakdown

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

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.

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships