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Coastal Carolina University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Brooks Stadium at Coastal Carolina University

Brooks Stadium at Coastal Carolina University

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Coastal Carolina University Description:

Founded in 1954, Coastal Carolina University is a public university that occupies a 631-acre campus in Conway, South Carolina. Students come from 46 states and 43 countries. CCU owns Waties Island, a 1,105-acre barrier island that is used for the study of marine science and wetland biology. Students can choose from 53 Bachelor's degree programs, and the school has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Business and psychology are the most popular undergraduate majors. The university has a wide range of student clubs and organizations including an active Greek system. In athletics, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (what's a Chanticleer?) compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,335 (8,746 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,760 (in-state); $22,050 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,096 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,930
  • Other Expenses: $3,651
  • Total Cost: $22,437 (in-state); $34,727 (out-of-state)

Coastal Carolina University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,028
    • Loans: $7,089

Scholarships for Coastal Carolina (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Health, Marine Science, Marketing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Coastal Carolina University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.coastal.edu/about/mission.html

"Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution that seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. To deliver on this commitment, Coastal Carolina recruits highly qualified and motivated students, faculty, and staff from the region, state, nation, and world to create a diverse and dynamic student-centered learning environment.

Because Coastal Carolina embraces the teacher-scholar model, it places primary emphasis on high quality teaching and engaged learning, and it supports faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaboration in the community, state, nation, and world. This focus enables faculty and staff to mentor students in collaborative research, creative opportunities, and internships. To nurture this active learning community, Coastal Carolina maintains a broad range of contemporary technologies, programming, support services, and innovative course offerings and delivery methods. The result is alumni who are well prepared for professional careers or graduate programs in their chosen fields and who continue to be connected to Coastal Carolina.

Inspired by its founding in 1954 to serve the educational needs of the immediate area, Coastal Carolina has grown with the region to become a mid-sized regional comprehensive university with a tradition of a strong liberal arts core. As such, Coastal Carolina commits its resources to maintaining a population of 8,000 - 12,000 students by building baccalaureate and selective master's programs of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services. Coastal Carolina fully embraces its leadership role as a regional center of economic and intellectual resources, lifelong learning, cultural and recreational opportunities, and athletic programs.

As Coastal Carolina executes this mission, it recognizes its responsibility to be a role model to the community and to the professions by assuring fair and honest treatment of people with whom it interacts and sustainable stewardship of resources entrusted to it, adopting the highest standards of integrity and accountability, and committing itself to excellence through continuous self-improvement."

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