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
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
64%
400-499
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
65%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
65%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,777
Declined + 4,280
Total Received 14,057
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Public

9,917

undergraduate students

724

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Communication
  3. Marine 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 621-acre campus is located in Conway, nine miles from Myrtle Beach.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,641
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)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  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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Conway, SC

621-acre campus in Conway (population: 23,714), 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
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

 
9 fraternities 3% of male students
 
10 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
64%
400-499
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
65%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
65%
12-17
7%

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

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,777
Declined + 4,280
Total Received 14,057

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

$10,780

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 - $10,780
Total with Avg. Aid $11,008

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,210,346
State $1,907,878
Institutional
Other external
Total $18,118,224

Non-need-based

Federal
State $11,529,755
Institutional $5,599,492
Other external $2,783,432
Total $19,912,679
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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

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, Lacrosse, 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
Interdisciplinary Studies
Language/Literacy/Culture
Languages/Intercultural Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Technology
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. Marine 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

10,641

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

9,917
students

Female
54%
5,315

Male
46%
4,602

7%

724
students

Female
70%
506

Male
30%
218

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

8,941
students

Female
54%
4,806

Male
46%
4,135

10%

976
students

Female
53%
509

Male
47%
467

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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

  • Day care
  • 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 59
Countries most often represented Aruba
Canada
China
Germany
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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