Coastal Carolina University

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Coastal Carolina University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Conway, SC, a predominately urban area. Approximately 12,000 students are enrolled at Coastal Carolina University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1010 to 1170 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Coastal Carolina University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. An estimated 70% of all applicant were accepted at Coastal Carolina University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 22% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Coastal Carolina University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Coastal Carolina University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Coastal Carolina University was reported as 68.9% in Fall 2020 with over 15,100 college applications submitted to Coastal Carolina University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Coastal Carolina University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Coastal Carolina University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Coastal Carolina University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.2%
  • 2017-2018: 61.2%
  • 2018-2019: 69.6%
  • 2019-2020: 68.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 62.0%

How Does Coastal Carolina University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Coastal Carolina University is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of North Carolina at Pembroke84.9%
University of North Carolina Wilmington65.5%
College of Charleston78.3%
Fayetteville State University68.5%
Campbell University77.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Coastal Carolina University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 590
Math500 - 580
Total Score1010 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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