Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is located near historic Charleston, SC and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline.
Charleston Southern is a Christian liberal arts university and is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,600 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.
SMALL COLLEGE, BIG OPPORTUNITIES
CSU has been named a College of Distinction, America’s 100 Best College Buys, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
ACCREDITED, LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schoolsto award bachelor’s degrees in 48 majors and 8master’s degrees in business, criminal justice, education, nursing and organizational management. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills.
Beyond the classroom, students participate in a variety of campus activities including academic clubs, community service, intramural athletics and campus ministries. The University offers intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, competing in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Charleston Southern fields teams in basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis and volleyball, as well as a Football Championship Subdivision football team.
Situated on 300 acres, formerly the site of a rice and indigo plantation, Charleston Southern University is in the center of the Charleston metropolitan area. Mild winters and long summers allow many opportunities for outdoor recreation in a city which is famous for its gardens and plantations, miles of wide sandy beaches and major fine arts events, including the Spoleto Festival USA.