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Charleston, S.C. ranked No. 1 city in the U.S.

University Relations // 07.12.2017

Travel & Leisure, a leading lifestyle publication, has ranked Charleston, South Carolina No. 1 U.S. city for the fifth consecutive year.

The publication lauded the Charleston metropolitan region for its history, food, culture and variety of entertainment adding, “Charleston is that rare destination that, on paper, seems to have it all — and then totally lives up to the hype.”

One reader noted Charleston has “All the elements are there to make it a city that will remain in your heart long after you’ve left.”

CSU’s 300-acre campus is located at the center of the Charleston metropolitan region with quick-and-easy access to all the local attractions. Along with being ranked one of America’s Best Christian Colleges, CSU has also been recognized as one of the "50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities," according to Christian Universities Online.

There is no place like Charleston, South Carolina; it's been called America's “most perfectly preserved architectural and historic treasure.”

The annual rankings are determined by survey of its readers. The annual rankings were released on Tuesday.


Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is 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.