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CSU on 100 Best College Buys and Best Christian Colleges lists

By CSU Media | February 9, 2018

Charleston Southern University has a history of appearing on America’s 100 Best College Buys and America’s Best Christian Colleges lists.

CSU has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys for 13 consecutive years and America’s Best Christian Colleges for 19 consecutive years. Both lists are administered by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., which identifies outstanding colleges offering high quality educations at the lowest possible costs and American colleges and universities providing students the highest quality education in a Christian environment.

To be considered for America’s 100 Best College Buys, an institution must be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor’s degrees and have an out-of-state cost of attendance in 2017-2018 for two semesters below the national average cost of attendance or not exceeding the national average cost by more than 10 percent.

CSU understands that funding a college education is a major investment, and the university strives to offer students a quality education at the lowest possible cost. CSU awarded over $74 million dollars of financial aid, including federal, state, private and institutional aid, during the 2016-2017 academic year.

America’s Best Christian Colleges is awarded to those Christian colleges which are providing an educational experience incorporating basic Christian principles and beliefs into the instructional curriculum and/or social environment. To qualify for the list, colleges must also be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor degrees and have had an entering freshman class in the fall of 2016 with a high school grade point average and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for all freshmen entering Christian institutions of higher education.

Charleston Southern’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. All faculty, staff and coaches are committed to the mission and vision of the university.


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