Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$20,500

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
600
25th
500
75th
21
25th
16
75th
21
25th
16
75th
21
25th
16
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undergraduateRatios

2%

male

98%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,418
Declined 302
Total Received 1,720
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Private

887

undergraduate students

1,583

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,470
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 Setting: Small-medium city

Converse College
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC
29302

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
600
25th
500
75th
21
25th
16
75th
21
25th
16
75th
21
25th
16

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,418
Declined 302
Total Received 1,720

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

89%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$2,181

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $19,500
Room & board $11,600
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $33,600
Average Financial Aid - $2,181
Total with Avg. Aid $31,419
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 864 596-9019
F: 864 596-9749
financial.planning@converse.edu

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.
Chemistry, General.
Child Development.
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other.
Computer Science.
Creative Writing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
German Language and Literature.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Interior Design.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musical Theatre.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Voice and Opera.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Musical Theatre

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

2,470

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

36%

887
students

Female
98%
868

Male
2%
19

64%

1,583
students

Female
63%
1,004

Male
37%
579

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

836
students

Female
98%
817

Male
2%
19

6%

51
students

Female
100%
51

Male
0%
0

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

78

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

42

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • 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
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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