If you want to apply to Coastal Carolina University, the fee for the application is $45.
Here's an overiew of some of Coastal Carolina University's admissions stats.
|Coastal Carolina University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13%|
|Mean SAT Score||1109|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||29%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||13%|
These are the application deadlines for Coastal Carolina University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Coastal Carolina University does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to get into Coastal Carolina University. Coastal Carolina University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Coastal Carolina University accepted 79% of students, around 12,251 from the 15,481 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Coastal Carolina University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Coastal Carolina University during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Coastal Carolina University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Coastal Carolina University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Coastal Carolina University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Coastal Carolina University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 71% submitted a class rank. At Coastal Carolina University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
At Coastal Carolina University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Coastal Carolina University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Coastal Carolina University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Coastal Carolina University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 29% of Coastal Carolina University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Coastal Carolina University applicants, you should aim to score between 1030 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Coastal Carolina University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Coastal Carolina University student is 1109.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Coastal Carolina University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Coastal Carolina University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Coastal Carolina University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Coastal Carolina University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Coastal Carolina University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Coastal Carolina University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Coastal Carolina University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Coastal Carolina University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Coastal Carolina University.
Does Coastal Carolina University accept transfer credits?
✅ Coastal Carolina University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Coastal Carolina University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Coastal Carolina University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Coastal Carolina University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Coastal Carolina University?
❌ No, Coastal Carolina University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Coastal Carolina University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Coastal Carolina University is 79%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Coastal Carolina University?
❌ Coastal Carolina University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Coastal Carolina University?
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How hard is it to get into Coastal Carolina University? Coastal Carolina University is a somewhat selective institution. The Coastal Carolina University acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Coastal Carolina University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Coastal Carolina University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Coastal Carolina University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Coastal Carolina University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1170 and Above
1030 to 1170
1030 and Less
The median SAT score for Coastal Carolina University students is 1109. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Coastal Carolina University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Coastal Carolina University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Coastal Carolina University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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