How much does Charleston Southern University cost?

Charleston Southern University Cost of Attendance
In-state $25,540
Out-of-state $25,540
On-Campus Room and Board $10,200
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,300
Average Annual Cost $17,013
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $15,406
$30,000-$48,000 $15,448
$48,000-$75,000 $17,056
$75,000-$110,000 $19,813
Over $110,000 $21,651

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 100% $16,189
Federal Grants 45% $4,596
Pell grants 45% $4,174
Other federal grants 10% $885
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 74% $6,791
Institutional grants or scholarships 100% $13,338
Student loan aid 72% $5,974
Federal student loans 67% $8,031
Other student loans 5% $9,339

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Charleston Southern University Admissions

What is Charleston Southern University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 52%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 72% of applicants
SAT Reading 520-610
SAT Math 500-590
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 71% of applicants
Composite Score 20-26

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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
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