Charleston Southern is a Christian liberal arts university and is one of South Carolina's largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,600 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.
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 9 master's degrees. 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.
CSU has been named a College of Distinction, America’s 100 Best College Buys, U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.