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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Coastal Carolina is an above-average public university located in Conway, South Carolina in the Myrtle Beach Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,864 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Coastal Carolina acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Communications, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 42% of students, Coastal Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
About Coastal Carolina University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
103 Tom Trout Drive
Conway, SC 29526

Coastal Carolina University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
930-1090
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,208/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,937/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,993/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,184/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,998/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,789/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,864Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Chill
    40%
  • Laid-back
    19%
  • Good
    15%
  • 50/50 laid-back and ambitious
    7%
  • Ambitious
    7%
  • Stuck up
    5%
  • Lazy
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.148 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    23%
  • Really good
    23%
  • On the come up!
    16%
  • Underrated
    12%
  • Overrated
    11%
  • Expensive, fun
    9%
  • Boring, expensive, choose a different university.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.93 responses
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Coastal Carolina University Reviews

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I love how open and welcoming everyone seems to be on and around campus! The professors are helping when they are asked, but you have to start by building that connection with them right off the bat otherwise you might have a hard time to make that connection. It is important to get involved and a majority of the campus is into serving/giving back to the community.
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I love Coastal Carolina University! Classes are small and teachers are very easy to talk too! Teachers are very prompt and classes are very informative and you feel like you are actually learning and not doing busy work. The campus is beautiful and close to the beach, in case you need to get away for a little while to clear your head! Tuition isn't bad, southerners are very friendly, and living conditions are ideal!
I love Coastal Carolina University! The location, my dorm last year, my friends, professors, all of it! I am a Physical Education major, and the Education program at CCU is ridiculously acceptable. As a freshman this past year, I had already gotten experience within an actual classroom, and from here on out, I only have more coming for me.