Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$18,690

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
42%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
9%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 821
Declined 538
Total Received 1,359
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Private

870

undergraduate students

449

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Converse College, founded in 1889, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 70-acre campus is located in downtown Spartanburg, near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,319
Established in 1889
Coeducational Women Only

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70-acre campus in Spartanburg (population: 37,498), in the Piedmont section of South Carolina. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Charlotte, NC (70 miles); smaller airport serves Greenville (12 miles).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International

Converse College
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg
29302

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • student volunteer services
  • Student Christian Organization
  • Student Activities Committee
  • Athletic Association

Top Events

  • 1889 Day
  • Founders' Day
  • Spring Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
42%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
9%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.97

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 821
Declined 538
Total Received 1,359

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $18,340
Room & board $10,930
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $1,350
Other fees $2,200
Total $33,170
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Bowling, Fencing, Field hockey, Softball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Creative Writing
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
German Language and Literature
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Keyboard Instruments
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

1,319

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

870
students

Female
100%
870

Male
0%
0

34%

449
students

Female
83%
373

Male
17%
76

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

815
students

Female
100%
815

Male
0%
0

7%

55
students

Female
100%
55

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 51%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

53

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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