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Coastal Carolina University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Coastal Carolina University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,291 out of 17,252 applicants or 60% were admitted making Coastal Carolina University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Coastal Carolina University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,654 7,598 17,252
Accepted 5,891 4,400 10,291
Acceptance Rate 61% 58% 60%
Enrolled 1,262 1,106 2,368
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 25% 23%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Coastal Carolina University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 990 1150
SAT Reading 490 580
SAT Math 500 570
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >72%
1070 to 1150 Avg + 60%-72%
990 to 1070 Avg - 47%-60%
910 to 990 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 910 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Coastal Carolina University accepts 60% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 27% Good
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 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Coastal Carolina University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.



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