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 9,600 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 910 to 1080 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 23 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 - 3.18. An estimated 70% of all applicant were accepted at Coastal Carolina University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 27% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at coastal.edu.

Overall Coastal Carolina University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

74.0%

The overall acceptance rate for Coastal Carolina University was reported as 74.0% in Fall 2012 with over 11,000 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 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

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 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Coastal Carolina University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 69.4%
  • 2009-2010: 73.9%
  • 2010-2011: 74.4%
  • 2011-2012: 74.6%
  • 2012-2013: 74.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 73.9%

How Does Coastal Carolina University Compare?

74.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Coastal Carolina University is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Francis Marion University56.7%
University of North Carolina at Pembroke72.0%
Coker College53.3%
Charleston Southern University68.9%
Citadel Military College of South Carolina80.4%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants10,99344.2%55.8%
Admitted8,13942.8%57.2%
Enrolled2,20646.9%53.1%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Coastal Carolina University (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 23
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