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Converse College
Spartanburg, SC
Converse, 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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 870
   Women 870 (100.0%)
   Men Not reported
Graduate Students 449
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 1,359 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.97
SAT Math 440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $33,550
  Tuition and Fees $17,350
  Room and Board $10,300
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $14,679
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 80
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 41% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
Spartanburg Population 37,401
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 64% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot All-Stars
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.8% White
13.4% Unknown
International Students 1.6%
First-Year Students Returning 70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported