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Study at Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University or CCU is an independent, state supported university in Conway, South Carolina. It is located 13 kilometers to the west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The main campus consists of more than 50 buildings and covers an area of 307 acres. CCU is one of 30 U. S. sea grant colleges that are a part of the National Sea Grant College Program.

CCU enrolls more than 7, 500 students every year. The University offers undergraduate degrees in more than 35 major fields and over 30 undergraduate minors. It also offers master's degree programs in education, business administration, and coastal marine and wetlands studies. The University also offers courses at the Waccamaw Center for Higher Education in Litchfield and in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown.

Chanticleer is the mascot of CCU.

Profile of Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, SC (a small city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Coastal Carolina University is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, fine arts, business and management, and medical administration.

Coastal Carolina University Selectivity

Coastal Carolina University does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 580.


Coastal Carolina University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 7, 872 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Coastal Carolina University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big South Conference.

Coastal Carolina University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management314business management, marketing, finance, accounting, managerial economics
Education and Teaching179elementary school teaching, early childhood education, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, teacher ed, special ed, instructional media design, middle school teaching
Liberal Arts169sociology, history, political science, English, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language
Science128marine biology, biology, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Therapy and Counselling78psychology
Medical administration55public health Education
Fine Arts34fine arts
Media25communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24sports and fitness management
Hospitality22resort management
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science
Mathematics13applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts13drama, stagecraft
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Contact: Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University

108 James P. Blanton Cr.

Conway, SC 29526

General Phone: (843) 347-3161


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