Coker University

Hartsville, SC

Coker University (formerly Coker College), founded in 1908, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 37-acre main campus is located in Hartsville, 70 miles northeast of Columbia.

Tuition & Fees

$30,196

$30,196

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
53%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
45%
400-499
38%
300-399
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
29%
12-17
46%
6-11
5%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
35%
12-17
53%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
37%
12-17
42%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 843
Declined + 489
Total Received 1,332
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Private (nonprofit)

977

undergraduate students

136

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Criminology/sociology
  3. Physical Education
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Codes

SAT 5112
ACT 3844

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School Facts

Coker University (formerly Coker College), founded in 1908, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 37-acre main campus is located in Hartsville, 70 miles northeast of Columbia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,113
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Hartsville, SC

37-acre campus in Hartsville (population: 7,626), 25 miles from Florence and 75 miles from Columbia; branch campuses in Lake City and Mullins. Major airport serves Charlotte, NC (85 miles); smaller airports serve Columbia and Florence; bus and train serves Florence (25 miles).

Coker University
300 East College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
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
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
53%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
45%
400-499
38%
300-399
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
29%
12-17
46%
6-11
5%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
35%
12-17
53%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
37%
12-17
42%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 6
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 843
Declined + 489
Total Received 1,332

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Tracy Parkinson
Executive Vice President
P: 800 950-1908
F: 843 383-8056
admissions@coker.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,820

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,976
Room $4,556
Board $5,048
Additional fees $220
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $41,800
Average Financial Aid - $20,820
Total with Avg. Aid $20,980
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 950-1908
F: 843 383-8056
financial_aid@coker.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Betty Williams
Director of Financial Aid
bwilliams@coker.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, cross-country, non-tackle football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Lynn Griffin (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cobra
School colors
gold and blue

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Criminology
Art
Art Education
Art/Fine Arts
Art/Graphic Design
Art/Photography
Biology
Biology Education
Biology/Ecology
Biology/Molecular Biology
Biology/Pre-Medicine
Business Administration
Chemistry
College Athletic Administration
Communication
Computer Science
Criminology
Dance
Dance/Performance/Choreography
Early Childhood Education
Education/Curriculum/Instructional Technology
Education/Literacy Studies
Elementary Education
English/English Education
English/Literature
English/Professional Writing
General Education
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education/Piano
Music Education/Voice
Music/Piano
Music/Voice
Physical Education/Exercise Science
Physical Education/Fitness Programming
Physical Education/Sport Communication
Physical Education/Sports Management
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Political Science
Psychology
Psychology/Counseling
Sociology
Sociology/Criminology
Spanish
Theatre
Theatre/Musical Theatre
Theatre/Performance
Theatre/Technical Theatre
Theatre/Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Criminology/sociology
  3. Physical Education

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

1,113

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

977
students

Female
59%
575

Male
41%
402

12%

136
students

Female
59%
80

Male
41%
56

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

920
students

Female
59%
540

Male
41%
380

6%

57
students

Female
62%
35

Male
38%
22

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
31%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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 Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August

Spring: January

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

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

60%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking 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 22
Countries most often represented Australia
France
Germany
Norway
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tracy Parkinson
Executive Vice President
800 950-1908
tparkinson@coker.edu

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