Overview

Applicants
14,799
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
704
with Terminal Degree
396

368
Men
336
Women
63
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

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

  • Communication Studies/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

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Public Health Education and Promotion

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Military Technologies

  • 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

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
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

Prominent Alumni


Michael Kelly
Actor

Meghan Laffin
News Associate at CBS News

Michael Pruitt
Chanticleer Holdings

Kim Strickland
Vice President of Finance, Walmart

Lorenzo Taliaferro
Running Back for Ravens

Ed Tkacz
Owner, Tkacz Engineering LLC

Mike Tolbert
Fullback for Carolina Panthers

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

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
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,069

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,798

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,846

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,207

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,751

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,960
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,300
Required Fees
$180
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,142

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,426
Transportation for Commuters
$2,778

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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,364
Out of State
50%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
51

Demographics

19.76%
African-American
3.64%
Hispanic
70.54%
Caucasian
1.28%
International

54% female
46% male
50% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
39%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
153
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
16

2% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

19% 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)
9 Sports

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

Student Services

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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
No

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
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
No

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
70

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
DELL Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Holley Aufdemorte
Welcome Center Coordinator

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
Star Bucks / Kimbel Library/Bryan Information Commons
Edwards Courtyard / Prince Lawn
Jackson Student Union/CINO Grille
HTC Recreation and Convocation Center
Brittain Hall Academic Building Einsteins Bagels

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

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, specific scheduled Saturdays

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.