Coastal Carolina University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The Bell Tower at Coastal Carolina University
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Coastal Carolina University Admissions Overview:

Coastal Carolina University admits every 6 out of 10 applicants, making it fairly accessible. Students will need good grades and test scores to be considered for admittance. Students are required to submit test scores, and can take either the SAT or ACT. In addition, they must submit a completed application, submit high school transcripts, and are encouraged to visit the campus.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Coastal Carolina University Description:

Founded in 1954, Coastal Carolina University is a public university that occupies a 631-acre campus in Conway, South Carolina. Students come from 46 states and 43 countries. CCU owns Waties Island, a 1,105-acre barrier island that is used for the study of marine science and wetland biology. Students can choose from 53 Bachelor's degree programs, and the school has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Business and psychology are the most popular undergraduate majors. The university has a wide range of student clubs and organizations including an active Greek system. In athletics, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (what's a Chanticleer?) compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,479 (9,747 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,876 (in-state); $25,120 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,160 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,278
  • Other Expenses: $3,768
  • Total Cost: $25,082 (in-state); $39,326 (out-of-state)

Coastal Carolina University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,916
    • Loans: $9,028

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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