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Tuition & Fees

$10,530

$24,320

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,291
Declined + 6,961
Total Received 17,252
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  18

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 633-acre campus is located in Conway, nine miles from Myrtle Beach.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,263
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.)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  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

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Public

9,615

undergraduate students

648

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
40%
400-499
51%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
45%
400-499
45%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
67%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Conway, SC

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Conway, SC

633-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
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
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 4% of male students
 
6 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
40%
400-499
51%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
45%
400-499
45%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
67%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
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

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,291
Declined + 6,961
Total Received 17,252

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 $10,270
Room $5,440
Board $3,250
Additional fees $260
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $20,370
Average Financial Aid - $9,977
Total with Avg. Aid $10,393

Financial Aid

46%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,977

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,160,879
State $1,606,022
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $16,766,901

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $9,144,841
Institutional $3,288,043
Other external $1,922,363
Total $14,355,247

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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
Digital Culture/Design
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/Multi-Categorical
Sport Management
Theatre
Theatre Arts
Writing
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Undergraduate

94%

9,615
students

Female
53%
5,122

Male
47%
4,493

Graduate

6%

648
students

Female
68%
442

Male
32%
206

undergraduateFull-time

91%

8,771
students

Female
54%
4,650

Male
46%
4,121

undergraduatePart-time

9%

844
students

Female
56%
472

Male
44%
372

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
66%
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

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

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 55
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Iceland
Mexico
Russia
The United Kingdom
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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