College Snapshot 3: Coastal Carolina University


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Coastal Carolina University

 Coastal Carolina University, founded in 1954, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 244-acre campus is located in Conway, nine miles from Myrtle Beach.
Web Site
Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,364
   Women 5,079 (54.2%)
   Men 4,285 (45.8%)
Graduate Students 612


Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 14,799 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Essay X
Extracurricular Activities X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.4
SAT Math 505 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 496 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing Not reported
ACT Composite 21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,098
Out-of-state: $37,888
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,530
Out-of-state: $24,320
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met 50%
Average Freshman Award $10,100
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


Conway Population 18,688
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 39% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Chanticleer
Sororities 5% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
19.7% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.5% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 1.3% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning 67.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported