Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC

Coastal Carolina University, founded in 1954, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 244-acre campus is located in Conway, nine miles from Myrtle Beach.

Website: www.coastal.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,898
Undergraduate
Students
(53.7%) 5,314 Women
(46.3%) 4,584 Men
765
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 18,563 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.58
SAT Math
544 average
510-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
554 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,078
Out-of-state: $40,190
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,536
Out-of-state: $26,648
Room and Board
$9,190
Average Percent of Need Met
46%
Average Freshman Award
$10,509
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,373
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
450
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Conway Population
18,688
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
44% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Chanticleer
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
19.8% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.4% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 261954
City, State, Zip
Conway, SC 29528-6054
Phone
(843) 349-2170
Fax
(843) 349-2127
E-mail
admissions@coastal.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 18,563 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 10,479 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 8,084 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,004 (26%) of 11,359 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,586 (24%) of 6,579 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,418 (30%) of 4,780 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.58
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
544 average
510-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
64%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
554 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
63%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
64%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 71%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,078
Out-of-state: $40,190
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,536
Out-of-state: $26,648
Room and Board
$9,190
Books and Supplies
$1,062
Other Expenses
$3,290
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003451
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,055 (91.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,688 (82.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,663 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
144 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$10,509
Need-Based Gift
Received by 848 (51.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,001
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,568 (94.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,868
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 770 (46.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
407 (18.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,182

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,333 (83.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,190 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,107 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
185 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$10,256
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,343 (54.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,826
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,689 (93.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,121
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,970 (32.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,605 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,432

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,373
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
3,315
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
81
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
28
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
2,570
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,890
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Intelligence, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Resort Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
450
Part-Time Faculty
337
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
46%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
683,072
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1322
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Distance Education Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Computer Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Sports Management

Location and Setting


Conway Population
18,688
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
633 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Conway
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Florence

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
44% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
56%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Chanticleer
School Colors
Gold, teal, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Baseball     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Baseball    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Baseball x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, field hockey, rugby, sailing, swimming and diving, weight lifting
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, swimming and diving, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, national society of leadership and success, outdoor adventure club, alpha delta pi, salt water anglers, aqua league (scuba club)
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,898
Women
5,314 (53.7%)
Men
4,584 (46.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,021
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
19.8% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.4% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.1% from 63 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
765

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Average Starting Salary
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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