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Charleston Southern University (CSU), a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1964, has been nationally recognized for integrating faith in leading, serving, and learning. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, CSU is one of the state’s largest independent, accredited universities. All CSU programs feature a solid liberal arts foundation designed to help students hone their communication and problem-solving skills. CSU also integrates biblical principles across the curriculum.

Charleston Southern University’s Accreditation, Approvals, Tuition & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.


Admissions and Transfer Info

Charleston Southern University’s admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.

Freshman applicants must submit ACT/SAT scores and official transcripts. CSU does not require SAT/ACT scores from applicants who are 21 or older.

Transfer students must have at least 24 transferable credit hours with at least a 2.0 GPA. They also must have completed courses equivalent to Math 111 and English 111. Applicants who haven’t met those criteria must submit official high school and college transcripts as well as SAT/ACT scores.

In terms of transfer credits, CSU will accept up to 68 credit hours from a two-year school and 89 credit hours from a four-year school, but no more than 30 elective credit hours.

International students also must submit proof of English language proficiency and a completed International Student Financial Statement.

Graduate program applicants must submit a career and professional goals statement, a resume, official transcripts from all institutions they’ve attended, GRE or MAT scores or proof of 3.5 GPA, and letters of recommendation.

International graduate applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, GMAT scores, a resume, TOEFL scores, official transcripts from all colleges or universities they’ve attended, and a completed International Student Financial Statement.

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