How much does Charleston Southern University cost?

Charleston Southern University Cost of Attendance
In-state $24,840
Out-of-state $24,840
On-Campus Room and Board $9,900
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,300
Average Annual Cost $17,858
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $14,847
$30,000-$48,000 $14,928
$48,000-$75,000 $17,502
$75,000-$110,000 $19,329
Over $110,000 $20,978

Charleston Southern University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 99% $15,185
Federal Grants 44% $4,764
Pell grants 44% $4,041
Other federal grants 14% $911
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 71% $6,583
Institutional grants or scholarships 99% $12,171
Student loan aid 69% $7,066
Federal student loans 68% $9,268
Other student loans 8% $11,292

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Charleston Southern University Admissions

What is Charleston Southern University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 64% of applicants
SAT Reading 510-560
SAT Math 500-530
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 73% of applicants
Composite Score 20-22

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Charleston Southern University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3061
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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Student Diversity

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Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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About Charleston Southern University


9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Midsize City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify