College of the Week: Charleston Southern

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Source www.collegedata.com

Charleston Southern is a church-affiliated university. Founded in 1964, its name was changed in 1990 from Baptist College of Charleston. Its 500-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Charleston.

Web Site www.charlestonsouthern.edu/
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,967
   Women 1,857 (62.6%)
   Men 1,110 (37.4%)
Graduate Students 400

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 59% of 4,197 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Essay X
Extracurricular Activities X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.63
SAT Math 450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing Not reported
ACT Composite 19-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance $34,070
Tuition and Fees
$23,400
Room and Board
$9,270
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $16,210
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$20,252

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
147
Regular Class Size Not reported

CAMPUS LIFE

Charleston Population 125,583
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 7.3E+001% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Buccaneer
Sororities
Fraternities

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
27.9% Black/African-American
2.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.8% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students 0.8% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning 65.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
20.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported