Coastal Carolina Admission RequirementsConway, South Carolina
Chances of getting into Coastal Carolina University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT47%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Coastal Carolina ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT53%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.4
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
70% of Coastal Carolina University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||26%||24%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply27
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Coastal Carolina University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.