Coker College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

A Coker College Residence Hall
A Coker College Residence Hall. Wuapinmon / Wikimedia Commons

Coker College Admissions Overview:

Coker College, admitting half of those who apply, is a moderately selective school. Students will generally need good grades and test scores that are average or better to be considered for admission. Students interested in applying will have to submit an application online and send in high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. The majority of students submit SAT scores, but both are accepted equally. If you have questions, feel free to check out the school's website or to contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Coker College Description:

Coker College is a private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. The attractive 15-acre campus features Georgian-style brick buildings, some of which appear on the National Register of Historic Places. Columbia, Charlotte, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach are all within a two-hour drive from campus. The college prides itself on the close interaction between students and their professors, a relationship that is fostered by a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 12. The college's curriculum emphasizes hands-on, active learning, and students have the option of doing a research-intensive honors project. The college represents an excellent value -- tuition is less than most similar private colleges, and nearly all students receive grant aid of some sort. Coker students tend to be highly engaged in campus life. The college has more than 30 official student organizations. On the athletic front, the college has numerous intramural sports as well as 14 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Coker Cobras compete in the Conference Carolinas. Popular sports include soccer, basketball, track and field, tennis, and lacrosse.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,222 (1,149 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,624
  • Books: $1,526 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,568
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $38,718

Coker College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,154
    • Loans: $6,954

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Grove, Allen. "Coker College Admissions." ThoughtCo, Aug. 25, 2020, Grove, Allen. (2020, August 25). Coker College Admissions. Retrieved from Grove, Allen. "Coker College Admissions." ThoughtCo. (accessed March 31, 2023).