Charleston Southern University is a Christian liberal arts university and is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,400 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.

CSU has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program, U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs, College of Distinction and  The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The University is accredited by the  Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s degrees in 48 majors and 8 master’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.


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