Charleston Southern University (CSU)

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Charleston Southern University can be found in Charleston, SC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Charleston Southern University has an enrollment of around three thousand students.

Many of the students accepted into this school had an SAT score between 870 - 1080, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 18 - 23. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Charleston Southern University (CSU) average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. CSU has an acceptance rate of around 69% with 26% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Charleston Southern University (CSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Charleston Southern University was reported as 68.9% in Fall 2013 with over 3,640 applications submitted to Charleston Southern University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CSU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • CSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Charleston Southern University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Charleston Southern University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Charleston Southern University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.7%
  • 2010-2011: 58.5%
  • 2011-2012: 64.6%
  • 2012-2013: 82.2%
  • 2013-2014: 68.9%
  • Projected CSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.1%

How Does Charleston Southern University (CSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Charleston Southern University is twenty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Citadel Military College of South Carolina80.4%
South Carolina State University50.8%
Claflin University52.6%
Voorhees College50.5%
University of South Carolina-Beaufort73.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Charleston Southern University (CSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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