Tuition & Fees

$11,536

$26,648

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
22%
500-599
63%
400-499
14%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
64%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
64%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,359
Declined + 7,204
Total Received 18,563
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Public

9,898

undergraduate students

765

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Communication
  3. Exercise/sport Science
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Codes

SAT 5837
ACT 3843

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Location

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 10,663
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)

Conway, SC

633-acre campus in Conway (population: 22,761), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
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 3% of male students
 
9 sororities 7% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
22%
500-599
63%
400-499
14%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
64%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
64%
12-17
5%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,359
Declined + 7,204
Total Received 18,563

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
Assistant Provost for Admissions & Merit Awards
P: 800 277-7000
F: 843 349-6436
admissions@coastal.edu

Financial Aid

46%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,256

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,356
Room $5,440
Board $3,750
Additional fees $180
Books & supplies $1,062
Total $21,788
Average Financial Aid - $10,256
Total with Avg. Aid $11,532

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,997,035
State $1,754,849
Institutional
Other external
Total $16,751,884

Non-need-based

Federal
State $10,773,828
Institutional $3,831,921
Other external $2,473,087
Total $17,078,836
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 843 349-2313
F: 843 349-2347
finaid@coastal.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Wendy Watts
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
wwatts@coastal.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Diving, Equestrian Sports, Field Hockey, Fishing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Soccer, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Dance, Diving, Equestrian Sports, Field Hockey, Fishing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Soccer, Softball, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Pickleball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Matthew Hogue (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Cari L. Rosiek (women's)
Associate Athletic Director, Student Athlete Enhancement/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sunbelt
Mascot
Chanticleers
School colors
bronze and coastal teal

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Anthropology/Geography
Applied Physics
Art History
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
Engineering Science
English
Exercise/Sport Science
Finance
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
Hospitality/Resort/Tourism Management
Information Systems
Information Systems Technology
Information Technology
Instructional Technology
Intelligence/National Security Studies
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Language/Literacy/Culture
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
Public Health
Recreation Sports Management
Sociology
Special Education
Special Education/Multi-Categorical
Sport Management
Theatre
Theatre Arts
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

10,663

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

9,898
students

Female
54%
5,314

Male
46%
4,584

7%

765
students

Female
71%
541

Male
29%
224

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

9,021
students

Female
54%
4,831

Male
46%
4,190

9%

877
students

Female
56%
483

Male
44%
394

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Student Break-down

2%
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
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
Russia
South Africa
The Netherlands
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Leisha DeRiso
Assistant Director, International Recruitment and Admissions
843 349-2521
lderiso@coastal.edu

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