Coastal Carolina University

103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC

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Questions and Answers about Coastal Carolina University

Robert S.
5 months ago
What intramural sport clubs are available at Coastal Carolina University?
Robert S.
5 months ago
What is the cost range for the different housing that is available to freshmen?
Brooke H.
6 months ago
What are the steps to start my own club?
Brooke H.
6 months ago
How do students receive work study at Coastal Carolina University?
Brooke H.
6 months ago
Can I request a roommate in the honors college?
Jametrice L.
6 months ago
Can freshman live in apartments or suite style dorms to have their own room?
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Majors offered at Coastal Carolina University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Communication, General

Academics at Coastal Carolina University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Less Selective (70% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Coastal Carolina University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Coastal Carolina University Students2%33%59%10%1%2%1%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Coastal Carolina University Students
< 1% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Coastal Carolina University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Director of Operations60k
Tax Accountant57k
High School Teacher54k
Financial Analyst54k
Staff Accountant48k
Account Manager38k
Based on 2,933 student responses
45.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
77.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Coastal Carolina University

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Student reviews of Coastal Carolina University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Access to outdoor activities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible for students with disabilities
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Diverse and Inclusive
Corey Hough
Global Health
Public Health
Child Development



CCU is with kind and caring professors who are always available to help.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Depending on the teacher it can take a while for them to put in grades

Bailey Bryan
Foreign Languages
Public Speaking
Art + 2 others



I love the resources on campus, the counseling services, the human resources, and all the fun events that the campus provides to its students for FREE. I love the education aspect and everything in between.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't like the food at the largest dining hall we have. It often becomes repetitive.

Alexis Mejia
Shopping And Thrifting
Gaming + 5 others



I'm a firm believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason. Although I would have not seen myself at CCU in high school, I am so incredibly happy to be here. I can't imagine being anywhere else. I found my place at CCU through greek life and on-campus employment.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Food service is very poor with few options. Both locally and on campus, if you'd like something to eat after the early hours of the evening, you're stuck. The freshman dining hall is notorious for making students sick and offers very few options. Oftentimes what is advertised is not offered. Parking on campus is an extreme issue, and although this may be true of any university, CCU's case is extreme. As a freshman, I would never leave campus after 5 pm on weeknights because I knew I would never find parking remotely close to my dorm. It felt like being trapped. Finally, housing options are poor. I lived in the older buildings on campus as a freshman because I did not have an additional $1,000+ a semester to shell out to live with 9 other people.

Madisyn Small
Photography and Photo Editing
Drawing And Illustration
Art + 1 other



I very much have enjoyed my school experience, the only downside to Coastal Carolina is that I feel I do not fall into what the majority of students at CCU look or act like- which is okay- but I notice it often.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Different professors have different expectations and they can make or break your class experience, but they are all worth getting through!

Emma McCoury
Business And Entrepreneurship
Exercise And Fitness
Coffee + 1 other



CCU is a beautiful campus. They have many opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom. There is a great feel to the environment at CCU. The classroom size is great for connecting with other students. Professors are professional and organized. The campus is always clean and taken care of. They also have great food choices some of my favorites are Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks. They have many accommodations for students with disabilities as well. Lastly, they have a huge array of options for students who want to use off-campus housing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing I would suggest for any new college student is don't spend a lot of money on supplies until after the first week of classes. Unlike high school, almost everything can be utilized through electronic means. Also, wait to buy books until your professor shares with you the content you'll need for class. Many of my teachers had listed reading material but didn't require me to buy it. Try as best as possible to rent all reading material. Check out your campus book store for renting options to save money on books. Also, check out your campus bookstore or library for options on renting laptops. I utilized this option, and it was so helpful as my tuition covered renting the laptop. Really pay attention to your universities orientation. I know sometimes they can be long and sometimes feel boring, but they are loaded with rich information you will end up needing at some point in your college experience. Your tuition covers a ton of things, so make sure you really pay attention to all that is available.

Hannah Snoops



I love the campus itself, it is so beautiful. I love the proximity to the beach - only 10 miles away.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I started during COVID. Made it very difficult to get to know people.

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