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Coastal Carolina Admission Requirements

Conway, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Coastal Carolina University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.6%
Admission Difficulty for Coastal Carolina University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Coastal Carolina and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,777 out of 14,057 applicants were admitted making Coastal Carolina a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Coastal Carolina University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Coastal Carolina SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Coastal Carolina University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Coastal Carolina University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1100

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Coastal Carolina University?

Coastal Carolina University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Coastal Carolina University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >80%
1100 to 1170 Avg + 70%-80%
1030 to 1100 Avg - 58%-70%
960 to 1030 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 960 Low <45%
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Coastal Carolina ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Coastal Carolina University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Coastal Carolina University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Coastal Carolina?

Admission data indicates that Coastal Carolina regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Coastal Carolina University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Coastal Carolina University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >82%
21 to 24 Avg + 70%-82%
19 to 21 Avg - 60%-70%
17 to 19 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 17 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Coastal Carolina University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Coastal Carolina University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Coastal Carolina accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Coastal Carolina University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

70% of Coastal Carolina University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Coastal Carolina University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Coastal Carolina University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,984 6,073 14,057
Accepted 5,664 4,113 9,777
Acceptance Rate 71% 68% 70%
Enrolled 1,261 1,068 2,329
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
27

Applicants have 27 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Coastal Carolina before the Jul 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Coastal Carolina University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Coastal Carolina University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Coastal Carolina University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218724 IPEDS survey data for Coastal Carolina University.

Frequently Asked Questions

47% of students submit their SAT scores to Coastal Carolina. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Coastal Carolina. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1170. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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