B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Converse College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas
Address
580 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Converse College 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
58%
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Converse College

Cost

Net Price
$17,322/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,223/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,599/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,851/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,360/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,548/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Unique
    47%
  • Dedicated
    35%
  • Different
    12%
  • Unapproachable
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Empowering
    59%
  • Interesting
    24%
  • Amazing
    6%
  • Empowered
    6%
  • Horrible
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Converse College Reviews

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Small campus, friendly staff, and a great student-faculty ratio! I really have enjoyed my time here so far and I am very pleased with the education I've been receiving so far. It is the only college in my state to offer my major, and is very close to my home. All students are taken care of efficiently at this exceptional women's college.
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My favorite experience that I've had so far is talking to one of my professors. I never ever thought that I could just go to them just to talk; I thought they didn't care about their students. In all reality they do care about their students and never wants to see someone fail. I soon remembered that they're people too, and have been through what I'm currently going through My school is unique because it's an all women's college that inspires young women! They constantly remind us to strive to be the best and just because your a woman doesn't mean that you cannot do things other people do. If I could do it all over I would pick Converse College. Even though I think it's tough and challenging, it pushes me to work harder. After my first semester I struggled with my grades and was ashamed to take extra help. Now that I've talked with my professors and gone to tutoring, I saw a significant change. My grades went from F to C's in the short time span I had to get them up, and my GPA went up and now I'm eligible to play softball for the season!
There are definitely both ups and downs about attending Converse. Small class sizes allow you to form special connections with your professors and your peers. The small student body also gives students more access to leadership and career opportunities. However, Converse is not for everyone. There are a limited number of on-campus activities, there is no party scene unless you visit a nearby coed school, and Spartanburg is not a very exciting city.