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Tuition & Fees

$10,530

$24,320

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,412
Declined + 5,387
Total Received 14,799
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Communication
  3. Exercise/sport Science
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School Facts

Coastal Carolina University, founded in 1954, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 620-acre campus is located in Conway, nine miles from Myrtle Beach.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,976
Established in 1954
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5837
ACT 3843

Social Networks

Public

9,364

undergraduate students

612

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
40%
400-499
47%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
42%
400-499
45%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
65%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Conway, SC

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Conway, SC

620-acre campus in Conway (population: 19,300), nine miles from Myrtle Beach and 100 miles from Charleston; branch campuses in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. Served by bus; major airport serves Myrtle Beach; train serves Florence (50 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Coastal Carolina University
103 Tom Trout Drive
Conway, SC 29526

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 2% of male students
 
7 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
40%
400-499
47%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
42%
400-499
45%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
65%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
two weeks prior to beginning of classes
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,412
Declined + 5,387
Total Received 14,799

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amanda Craddock
Director of Admissions
P: 800 277-7000
F: 843 349-2127
admissions@coastal.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,350
Room $5,440
Board $3,250
Additional fees $180
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $20,370
Average Financial Aid - $9,855
Total with Avg. Aid $10,515

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,855

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,609,896
State $1,343,067
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $15,952,963

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $8,938,154
Institutional $2,868,178
Other external $1,768,914
Total $13,575,246

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big South Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Chanticleers
School colors
bronze and coastal teal
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Applied Physics
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Coastal Marine/Wetland Studies
Communication
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
Exercise/Sport Science
Finance
Graphic Design
Health Promotion
History
Information Systems
Information Technology
Intelligence/National Security Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Learning/Teaching
Liberal Studies
Management
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Music
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation Sports Management
Resort Tourism Management
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education/Learning Disabilities
Theatre
Theatre Arts
Writing
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Undergraduate

94%

9,364
students

Female
54%
5,079

Male
46%
4,285

Graduate

6%

612
students

Female
68%
416

Male
32%
196

undergraduateFull-time

90%

8,502
students

Female
54%
4,561

Male
46%
3,941

undergraduatePart-time

10%

862
students

Female
61%
518

Male
39%
344

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
France
Iceland
Israel
Russia
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Geoffrey Parsons
Director, International Programs
843 349-2054
parsons@coastal.edu

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