Coastal Carolina SAT Scores and GPA

What are Coastal Carolina's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into Coastal Carolina. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Conway, SC

This school is also known as: CCU, Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into Coastal Carolina University.


Average SAT: 1110

The average SAT score composite at Coastal Carolina is a 1110.

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Coastal Carolina SAT Score Analysis

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1030, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1180.

In other words, a 1030 places you below average, while a 1180 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Coastal Carolina, but they really want to see at least a 1030 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math549510590
Reading + Writing561510600
Composite111010301180

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Average GPA: 3.5

The average GPA at Coastal Carolina is 3.5. This makes Coastal Carolina Strongly Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.5, Coastal Carolina requires you to be around average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, and very few C's. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.5, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 78.6%

The acceptance rate at Coastal Carolina is 78.6%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 79 are admitted.

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This means the school is not selective. As long as you don't fall way below average, you'll likely get in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is not selective, you have a great shot at getting in, as long as you don't fall well below average. Aim for a 1030 SAT or higher, and you'll almost certainly get an offer of admission. But if you score below this, you may be one of the unlucky few to get rejected.


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  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Coastal Carolina, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Coastal Carolina.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than Coastal Carolina. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1241 28
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1225 26
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1178 26
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1175 25
Ohio University Athens, OH 1174 25
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1160 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1160 23

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Coastal Carolina, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Towson University Towson, MD 1130 22
California State University Fullerton Fullerton, CA 1130 22
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1125 23
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1120 22
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 1105 22
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL 1105 21
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC 1097 25

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Coastal Carolina, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Coastal Carolina is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 1067 22
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA 1067 21
Hampton University Hampton, VA 1059 22
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA 1051 21
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX 1040 20
California State University Northridge Northridge, CA 1030 19
Kean University Union, NJ 990 20

Data on this page is sourced from Peterson's Databases © 2023 (Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.) as well as additional publicly available sources.


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