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Charleston Southern University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $16,810 $17,650 $18,708 $19,278 3.0%
Books and supplies $1,385 $1,593 $1,250 $1,250 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $6,450 $6,772 $7,178 $7,394 3.0%
Other $5,031 $5,283 $5,454 $2,928 -46.3%
Off Campus          
Room and board $7,278 $7,520 $7,744 $7,976 3.0%
Other $3,670 $3,790 $3,904 $4,016 2.9%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,862 $2,756 $3,046 $3,296 8.2%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $29,676 $31,298 $32,590 $30,850 -5.3%
Off Campus $29,143 $30,553 $31,606 $32,520 2.9%
Off Campus with Family $21,057 $21,999 $23,004 $23,824 3.6%
 

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Map of Charleston Southern University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,444 1,204 2,238
Percent admitted 64% 63% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 36% 27%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 454 68%
ACT 209 32%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 500 570
SAT Math 500 600
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 20 26

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1970 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1973 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 10/20/2002 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 2/1/1999 -   Accredited