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Converse College

Spartanburg, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About Converse College

Converse College Overview

Converse College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Converse College was founded in 1889 and enrolls around 1,319 students a year, which includes 870 undergrads. Converse College offers housing for up to 550 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Converse College for Fall 2023 is August 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by September 1.

Student Involvement at Converse College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Converse College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Converse College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Converse College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Converse College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Converse College on the Student Life page.

2022 Converse College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 62%
Tuition $19,500
Percent of Need Met 45.19%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,509

Is Converse College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Converse College offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Converse College

Converse College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Converse College is 60%. Out of 1,359 applications received in 2022, 821 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Converse College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 70% of students who start at Converse College return for their second year of college. 55% of Converse College undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Converse College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Converse College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Converse College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Converse College meets 45.19% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,509 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,341 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Converse College.

Based on this information, how does Converse College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Converse College a good school for you?

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Where is Converse College Located?

Converse College is located in the small town setting of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

If you would like to see Converse College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 and Interstate 26 to Spartanburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Converse College and Spartanburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

580 East Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29302

Campus Setting: Small Town

Converse College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Converse College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Converse College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Converse College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Converse College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

440 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 590

Converse College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$32,100

In State

$32,100

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$19,500
$19,500
Fees
$1,000
$1,000
Housing
$11,600
$11,600
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Unknown

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

76%

In State

24%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,319

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

60%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$20,500

Out-of-State

$20,500

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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