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Meet Charleston Southern University (and maybe score $1,000)

Here’s how CSU helps connect students to degree programs + discover their purpose.

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Several EdD cohort graduates celebrate their achievements in December 2021 — they represent careers in fields such as education, healthcare, and business.

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Charleston Southern University recently announced that prospective students can receive $1,000 after taking an official campus tour and enrolling as a first-time freshman or transfer student for Fall 2023. Haven’t heard of CSU? The Lowcountry’s only Christian university enrolls close to 3,500 students from 43 states and 40 countries. 🌎

CSU offers 60+ undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs, two doctoral programs, and 30+ online degree options. Fun fact: U.S. News & World Report recognizes Charleston Southern as a top-ranked school for online education, with its most recent rank at No. 29 Best Online Bachelor’s and No. 21 Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans. As for sports, the school competes at the NCAA Division I level with 16 teams in the Big South Conference.

Whether you’re a new student or continuing your education, CSU encourages students to think deeply about ideas, tap into their curiosity, and discover their purpose.

Find a program that’s right for you:

CSU offers a broad range of studies, from liberal arts to professional programs like nursing, engineering, and more.

Unsure about which direction to take? CSU has an online degree matching tool to help students figure it out. Take the self-assessment survey to learn more about yourself and determine which degree (and even career path) might be a good fit for you.

CSU student Keara Walsh works on a robot

CSU senior Keara Walsh is a double major in mathematics and electrical engineering — she enjoys the hands-on projects within the engineering program.

Photo by Ty Cornett

Student organizations:

Once you’re a student at CSU, you’re a Buccaneer for life. It’s easy to get plugged in on campus thanks to CSU’s 50+ student organizations, including classics like academics + campus media along with unique options to try something new (hello, CSU Surf Club). Students can also choose to get involved with campus ministries.

Campus living:

CSU offers eight residence hall options, a dining hall, a campus store, and more, with 200+ events each year. Off-campus, students have downtown Charleston at their fingertips, with no shortage of entertainment, dining, beaches, and activities to explore. Read: It’s pretty hard to be bored as a CSU Buc.

Self-discovery awaits:

Students who see Buc Nation in their future can find admission requirements, tuition + other resources on the CSU website. To explore more of what CSU has to offer, you can take a virtual tour or plan a campus visit.


What is CSU’s mascot? Make a guess here.*

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