Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Coker, founded in 1908, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 15-acre main campus is located in Hartsville, 70 miles northeast of Columbia.

Website: www.coker.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,022
Undergraduate
Students
(59.6%) 609 Women
(40.4%) 413 Men
71
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 1,389 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3090
SAT Math
502 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,618
Tuition and Fees
$29,528
Room and Board
$9,090
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$25,948
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,494
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
60
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Hartsville Population
7,850
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cobra
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
34.2% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.9% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 30
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 Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 East College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone
(843) 383-8050
Fax
(843) 383-8056
E-mail
admissions@coker.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 8 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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

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

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition or portfolio for certain programs recommended for some freshmen
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
62% of 1,389 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 812 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 577 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
311 (36%) of 857 admitted students enrolled
Women
161 (33%) of 483 admitted students enrolled
Men
150 (40%) of 374 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
3090
3.75 and Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
502 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
12%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
31%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 22%
Top half: 55%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,618
Tuition and Fees
$29,528
Room and Board
$9,090
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003427
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
243 (95.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
224 (92.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
221 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
55 (24.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$25,948
Need-Based Gift
Received by 203 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,205
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 169 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,574
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 218 (98.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 (.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $33,718

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
886 (93.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
822 (92.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
813 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
162 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$21,502
Need-Based Gift
Received by 746 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,452
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 635 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,353
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 659 (81.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
114 (12.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,836

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,494
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Acting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Dance, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, Other
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
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
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
60
Part-Time Faculty
35
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
58%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

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
97,386
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
116
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Reading Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hartsville Population
7,850
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Campus Size
37 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Bishopville
Nearest Train Station
30 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
56% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
44%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


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

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cobra
School Colors
Navy and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student government association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,022
Women
609 (59.6%)
Men
413 (40.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
845
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
34.2% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.9% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 15 countries
Average Age
 
All Graduate Students
71

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
48.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.7%

After Graduation


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

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