Coastal Carolina University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $10,000 — $15,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Marine Sciences

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACSCOC, AACSB, NASM, ABET

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70 + , IELTS: Band 6 +

  • Social Media

Overview

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.

Teacher-Scholar Model

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.

Recognition and Distinctions

Some of Coastal Carolina’s recognitions include being ranked No. 2 among Southern regional universities in the Best Value category for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. This assures students and families a high-quality education at a cost level that is more attractive than other institutions in the same group. The university has also been included for the seventh consecutive year in America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. Additionally, Coastal Carolina was named a College of Distinction in 2016-2017.

International Students

At Coastal Carolina, we connect all qualified international students with admissions counselors and degree program managers to provide more information about degrees and help completing applications, as well as mentorship through the admissions and transfer credits process, if applicable.

Scholarships

Because we know financing a U.S. education is a major decision and can be complicated, Coastal offers six (6) merit award scholarships to those just out of secondary school ranging from a 15% discount up to a 60% discount on tuition. For those who are transferring from another institution, there are two (2) merit award scholarships available for students who have at least 30 transferrable credit hours and a minimum 3.25 GPA resulting in either a 20% discount or a 25% discount on tuition for those with 3.5 GPAs and higher.

All merit awards are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early to increase the chances of receiving an award. There is NO additional application for scholarships. At Coastal, we consider every application for a possible merit award based on test scores and GPAs.

Center for Global Engagement

Once on campus, our Center for Global Engagement provides exceptional service beginning prior to arrival with support through the Visa application process and embassy appointment, to assistance with the health and housing forms needed before arriving on campus. We also mentor our international students during orientation; provide programming such as the Intercultural Experience Community, International Club, and Chinese Club; and encourage participation in more than 180 other clubs and activities on campus, along with athletic events, performances, and more.

COASTAL QUICK FACTS:

  • 10,663 students enrolled with approximately 204 of those being international - 9,897 undergraduate and 766 graduate (as of 2017-2018 academic year)
  • 54% female and 46% male
  • 468 full-time faculty 75% of whom hold doctoral or terminal degrees
  • 18:1 average class room ratio
  • Graduate programs taught by faculty NOT graduate assistants
  • 74 majors at the undergraduate level, and 21 graduate programs at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including a PhD. in marine science: coastal and marine systems
  • One of only 18 PGA Golf Management programs in the US accredited by PGA of America
  • 100% placement rate for MBA and hospitality, resort and tourism management undergraduates
  • One-year MBA program
  • 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams in the Sun Belt Conference
  • CCU operates Waties Island for research and academic endeavors

Academic programs

*See website for full listing of undergraduate concentrations and minors, certificates, and graduate programs and admission requirements for each

  • ACCOUNTING - CMA and CPA concentrations
  • ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY   
  • ART HISTORY   
  • ART STUDIO  
  • BIOCHEMISTRY   
  • BIOLOGY   
  • CHEMISTRY  
  • COMMUNICATION  
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE   
  • DIGITAL CULTURE AND DESIGN  
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 
  • ECONOMICS 
  • ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 
  • ENGINEERING SCIENCE  
  • ENGLISH   
  • EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE  
  • FINANCE  
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN  
  • HEALTH ADMINISTRATION  (for transfer students)
  • HISTORY   
  • HOSPITALITY, RESORT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT 
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS  
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  
  • INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES  
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 
  • LANGUAGES AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES  
  • MANAGEMENT 
  • MARINE SCIENCE  
  • MARKETING 
  • MATHEMATICS, APPLIED   
  • MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION.  
  • MUSIC   
  • MUSICAL THEATRE   
  • NURSING (RN required)
  • PHILOSOPHY   
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION/TEACHER EDUCATION   
  • PHYSICS, APPLIED   
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY  
  • PUBLIC HEALTH  
  • RECREATION AND SPORT MANAGEMENT  
  • SOCIOLOGY   
  • SPECIAL EDUCATON–MULTI-CATEGORICAL   
  • THEATRE   
  • THEATRE ARTS   
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Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University
100 Chanticleer Drive East
Baxley Hall Room 220
Conway SC 29526
P: 8433492521
Bachelor Degree
  • Accounting
  • Acting (BFA)
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Studio Art
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
Masters
  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marine Sciences
  • MBA
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Technology/Computers
Certificate/Short Term
  • Business
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
English Programs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English
  • TESOL and Teacher Training