PO Box 261954 Conway, SC 29528-6054 843-349-2170
http://www.coastal.edu/about/index.html admissions@coastal.edu
About Coastal Carolina University
  • Year of Foundation 1954
  • Size of Campus 302 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,397
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 44%, 49%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $45
  • Enrollment No. 7,544
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 55 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master's degree programs in education, writing, coastal marine and wetland studies, and the MBA. Ten new undergraduate degree programs were recently added, including biochemistry, economics, graphic design, information systems, musical theatre, theatre arts, as well as criminology, health and aging, and social justice tracks in sociology. More than 9,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language), Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting, Finance, Informational Systems)Beta Gamma Sigma (Business), Delta Omicron (Music), Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Service), Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Omicron Del
  • Number of sororities 7
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Baptist Christian Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, CCU Gospel Choir, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Newman Club (Cathol
  • Number of students in fraternities 10
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 6%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Association, International Club, Diversity Awareness Committee, German Club, Los Amigos Spanish Club, Amnesty International, Circle K International
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 10
  • Setting Suburban
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus African-American Celebration Series, Chanticleer Days, CINO Day, Cultural Celebration, Family Weekend Events, Homecoming Week Events
  • Distance to nearest bus Conway, SC (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Myrtle Beach, SC (9), Charlotte, NC (135)
  • Distance to nearest train Florence, SC (50)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 53%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 33%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 35%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 31
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 3%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (44%), apartment for single students (53%), special housing for disabled students (3%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 9%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 4,233
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library Facilities Waccamaw Collection, Horry County Oral History Collection, Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values Collection, Japan Foundation Collection, Robert J. Jackson Women's Studies Collection
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 40
  • Number Of Books in Library 146,509
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 600
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of e-books 12,152
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 10,858
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Waties Island, 1062 acres of pristine barrier island on the Atlantic coast, provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in Marine Science and Wetland Biology.
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 50
  • Number Of Microforms 18,059
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 10
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 62%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 12%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Horry County Schools, HTC, City of Myrtle Beach, Horry County Government, and numerous hospitality/entertainment industries
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