B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 University is ...
Public
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
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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

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.117 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,771Undergrads
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 85 responses
Report
  • Chill
    41%
  • Laid-back
    19%
  • Good
    16%
  • Ambitious
    7%
  • Stuck up
    6%
  • 50/50 laid-back and ambitious
    5%
  • Lazy
    5%

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.142 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.188 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Really good
    24%
  • Amazing
    23%
  • On the come up!
    15%
  • Underrated
    13%
  • Overrated
    11%
  • Expensive, fun
    10%
  • Boring, expensive, choose a different university.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ 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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After having met with a few of the professors, and socialized or studied with the students, I have come to love the University more so than I could have imagined! Unlike other campuses I have visited, Coastal seems to be more comfortable not only as a home, but as a learning environment. The professors are always available for questions, and assistance needed in the subject the are teaching. The dean of student affairs is a pretty great guy too, he helps with a lot around campus. It's an amazing and truly a unique campus!
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Most professors are very helpful and genuinely want students to succeed. In my experience, going to office hours if you are struggling, despite doing your absolute best, improves your chances of succeeding in the course because most, if not all, professors are willing to put in the time and effort to help their students improve as long as it is evident that their students are also putting in adequate time and effort into the class. There is a wide variety of classes offered, especially a variety of the GenEds needed to graduate. Class sizes are great, even as a freshmen: my largest class only had about 35 students in it. Overall, CCU is a great university!
The campus is beautiful - very well maintained, clean, and they firmly believe in "out with the old, in with the new" in terms of buildings. There are only a few buildings on campus that are original to the creation of the school in 1952. This is because they believe in having an exceptional space in which students can focus on learning, and have the appropriate technology to do so. I do not live in the on-campus housing so I cannot attest to that, but from what I know a lot of the buildings on that side of campus are relatively new as well. In terms of athletics, If you are looking for a school that does well in football, this is not it. However, if you are into baseball, we got you. Most recently we were the Sun Belt Conference Champions in 2016 and 2017, and have a long track record of excelling in baseball.