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Study at Converse College

Converse College was established in 1889, and is a liberal arts college for women located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Students are offered to select majors from more than 30 Course Topics which include politics, theatre, biology, business, and interior design, among others. A number of Career and Pre-Professional Programs are also offered at Converse College. A few of them are Pre-Health Professions, Pre-Law, and Pre-Ministry. The College is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Petrie School of Music
  • The School of Education and Graduate Studies
Converse College participates in a wide variety of sports including basketball, swimming, tennis, and soccer. Their athletic teams are nicknamed as the Valkyries. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.

Profile of Converse College

Spartanburg, SC is home to Converse. Spartanburg is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Converse go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics, music, and education and teaching.

Converse Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Converse has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 1, 881 enrolled students . A very high share of students at Converse are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Converse offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Converse values student athletics, and belongs to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference.

Converse Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching276elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, gifted and talended education, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, education of learning disabled, early childhood education, special ed, . . .
Liberal Arts39history, English, Spanish language, political science, economics, creative writing, foreign language and literature, German language, . . .
Business and Management24business management, accounting, managerial economics
Therapy and Counselling17psychology, marriage and family therapy, art therapy
Music17music performance, voice, piano, music history and theory, various music studies, music theory and composition, music, music management
Science13biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics
Mathematics12mathematics, mathematics and computer science, applied mathematics
Art Studies6art studies
Fine Arts5art history and criticism, fine arts
Religion and Philosophy4religion
Medical Support and Technology2clinical and medical lab science
Design2interior design
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science

Contact: Converse

Converse College

580 E Main St

Spartanburg, SC 29302-0006

General Phone: (864) 596-9000


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