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Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic public comprehensive liberal arts institution with more than 9,300 students from 44 states and 51 countries. With a desirable location near the South Carolina coast, it is no surprise that it is the fastest-growing university in the state.
Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, S.C., just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C., one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Dynamic growth is a distinctive characteristic of CCU. While CCU has a strong liberal arts foundation, it has developed esteemed programs that utilize local resources, such as its marine science programs and its PGA accredited professional golf management program. For three years, the University has been named one of "America's Best Colleges” by Forbes Magazine. U.S. News and World Report recognizes CCU as one of the top regional universities in the South, and the University is also designated one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” For the third year in a row, G.I. Jobs Magazine named CCU a “Military-Friendly School." CCU is currently focused on offering a high level of experiential learning opportunities for students in all disciplines.
Coastal Carolina University is a place where integrity and excellence are central to the student experience. As part of that experience, students find a thoughtful and welcoming community where student ideas and aspirations are nurtured. With a world-class faculty and dedicated staff, Coastal offers a premier student experience to encourage success in the classroom and in the world.
The University campus comprises 72 buildings on 630 acres including The General James Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University, a public 18-hole golf facility located adjacent to the campus and staffed by University students. Waties Island, 1,105 acres of pristine barrier island on the Atlantic coast, provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in marine science and wetlands biology. The new 159,293 square foot HTC Student Convocation and Recreation Center opened in spring 2012.
The University maintains residence halls to accommodate approximately 3,600 students in three general locations: main campus, and University Place I and II. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in campus housing.
Students are active on campus through 158 clubs and organizations, hundreds of cultural events, a flourishing intramural program, and 25 sports clubs. Students also enjoy plentiful internship, community service, and recreational opportunities in Conway and the nearby Myrtle Beach area.
The University offers a nationally competitive NCAA Division I athletic program with 18 men’s and women’s teams, including football. Named for the quick-thinking rooster from Chaucer’s "Canterbury Tales," the Chanticleers have made 93 NCAA tournament and championship appearances and have won 144 conference championships since 1989.
Come visit us and see why Coastal Carolina University offers premier education in a perfect location.