Coppin State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Coppin State University Admissions Overview:

To apply, students will need to send in a completed application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. A campus visit and tour are not required, but are strongly encouraged. Students interested in Coppin State should check out the school's website, and are welcome to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Coppin State University Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Coppin State University Description:

Coppin State University occupies a 52-acre urban campus in West Baltimore, Maryland. The university has easy access to public transportation and the rest of the city. Undergraduates can choose from 53 Bachelor's degree programs. Academics at Coppin are supported by a strong 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Coppin is a historically Black university and part of the University System of Maryland. The majority of Coppin students come from the greater Baltimore area, and the university is heavily involved in the local community. In 1998 Coppin became the only university in the country to manage a public school when it took over Rosemont Elementary School. Coppin also operates a community medical clinic. On the athletic front, the Coppin State Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Popular sports include basketball, softball, bowling, tennis, track and field, and cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,939 (2,507 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 23% Male / 77% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,438 (in-state); $13,168 (in-state)
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,752
  • Other Expenses: $3,386
  • Total Cost: $21,376 (in-state); $27,106 (out-of-state)

Coppin State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,473
    • Loans: $5,906

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Bowling, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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