Overview

Applicants
15,061
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 580
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
775
with Terminal Degree
439

404
Women
371
Men
88
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Resort Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Science.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

  • Intelligence, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Michael Kelly
Actor

Amber Campbell
Three-time Olympian - Hammer Throw

Brooke Weisbrod
College Basketball Analyst, ESPN

Sunny Gupta
Cofounder and CEO, Apptio

Dustin Johnson
Professional Golfer

Richard Pilosof
Managing Partner, RP Investment Advisors

Josh Norman
Cornerback for Washington Redskins

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,214

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,337

Average Need-Based Loan
$9,620

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,717

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,311

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,460
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$27,214
Required Fees
$180
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,082

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,002
Transportation for Commuters
$2,052

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,290
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,760
Foreign Countries Represented
54

Demographics

18.03%
African-American
5.45%
Hispanic
67.00%
Caucasian
2.25%
Unknown
1.17%
International

55% female
45% male
50% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility and Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Emily Gaspar

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

psychoeducational evaluation, medical provider letter, IEP, or 504 plan

Documentation Required for ADHD

psychoeducational evaluation, medical provider letter, IEP, or 504 plan

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
123
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
12

2% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

20% participate in intramural sports
5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Chanticleers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Chanticleers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Sand Volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Coastal Carolina University is committed to sustainability through its academics, operations and student affairs. To improve its programs, curriculum, and deliver strategies and goals, a Sustainability Council was created to foster conversation, collaboration and measurable outcomes. The Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative dates back to 2005, when CCU formalized efforts to become an environmentally sustainable university. The office manages the Eco-Rep Program, the Student Green Team and serves as an advisor to the Students for Environmental Action student club. The Sustainability Initiative serves as a resource on sustainability for the campus and local community. CCU has partnered with Santee Cooper, a utility company in South Carolina, producing green electricity to develop energy projects that lower electricity costs and emissions. South Carolina’s first photovoltaic project is on CCU’s campus and consists of a solar array on the roof of four bus shelters. Each solar panel is capable of producing 16 kilowatts of renewable energy. CCU is the first Zipcar university in South Carolina, which includes one EV car. The Sustainability Initiative works in close collaboration with Facilities Planning and Management to help achieve LEED Silver for all new construction and renovations, as a part of the South Carolina state requirement. CCU is an ACUPCC signatory, pledging to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions and develop a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. CCU is also a member of the Carolina Recycling Association and often partners with local organizations, such as Keep Horry County Beautiful and the Waccamaw Riverkeeper, to accomplish projects. Several faculty members work on sustainability-focused research projects, such as storm water management and wind power, which allow opportunities for undergraduates to get involved. Additionally, the university Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a "Green Fund" that will provide resources for undergraduate research projects and activities relating to environmental sustainability.

75/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
DELL Apple Other State Contract Vendors

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Holley Aufdemorte
Assistant Director, Welcome Center

Address
Office of Admissions
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Phone
843-349-2026

Email
admissions@coastal.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Swain Science Annex / Science Annex II
Star Bucks / Kimbel Library/Bryan Information Commons
Edwards Courtyard / Prince Lawn
Jackson Student Union/CINO Grille
HTC Recreation and Convocation Center
Academic Building II Einsteins Bagels Springs Brooks Baseball Stadium Tradition Residence Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
South Carolina Coastline
Broadway at the Beach
Coastal Grand Mall / Tanger Outlets
Market Common / Pelicans Stadium
Downtown Conway and the Riverwalk
Brookgreen Gardens

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
843-349-2026

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Tour times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.goccusports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The University is approximately 59 miles east of Interstate 95 and nine miles west of Myrtle Beach. The nearest airport is Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: Travel I-95 South into South Carolina. Follow I-95 to Exit 181. From Exit 181 turn left onto SC Hwy-38. Follow SC Hwy-38 to the intersection US Hwy-501. Turn Right onto US-501 and proceed to Conway/Myrtle Beach. Continue on US-501 through Conway and Coastal Carolina University will be on the right. Turn right onto University Blvd. Follow directional signs to the Welcome Center. From the South: Travel I-95 North. Take exit 170. Follow SC Hwy-327 to intersection with SC Hwy-76. Turn left onto SC Hwy-76 East and follow towards Conway/Myrtle Beach. SC Hwy-76 will merge with Hwy-501. Follow Hwy-501 through Conway and Coastal Carolina University will be on the right. Turn right onto University Blvd. Follow directional signs to the Welcome Center. From Columbia, SC: Take I-20 East to I-95. Go North on I-95. Take Exit 170. Follow SC Hwy-327 to the intersection with SC Hwy-76. Turn left onto SC Hwy-76 East and follow towards Conway/Myrtle Beach. SC Hwy-76 will merge with Hwy-501. Follow Hwy-501 through Conway and Coastal Carolina University will be on the right. Turn right onto University Blvd. Follow directional signs to the Welcome Center.

Local Accommodations
There are many hotels in the resort area of Myrtle Beach to accommodate you during your visit to Coastal Carolina University. For information or a listing, contact the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 800-356-3016 or www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.


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