International Admissions - Coastal Carolina University
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About Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic university with more than 9,400 students, including approximately 200 international students from 70 different countries, located in Conway, South Carolina. Coastal offers baccalaureate degrees in 84 majors. Among CCU's graduate-level programs are 26 master's degrees, including two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral programs: a Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and a Ph.D. in education.

Coastal students enjoy small classes, an engaged faculty, outstanding research and experiential learning opportunities, and a family atmosphere all while living on the East Coast 15 kilometers from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Ranked second among Southern regional universities 

in the Best Value category by U.S. News and World Report, Coastal Carolina University has also been recognized as one of America’s Best College Buys for the past nine years, as determined by the independent consulting firm Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. Students can earn an undergraduate degree in three years in the Degree in Three program, and have the option to add a master’s degree in the Get More in Four program. These accelerated degree programs reduce the amount of time it takes for a student to earn a degree as opposed to traditional college programs.

Take a virtual tour of campus or experience some of our buildings in 360 degrees. Then explore our six academic colleges to see exactly what COASTAL HAS FOR YOU!

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Gupta College of Science
Spadoni College of Education
Wall College of Business


International Students Arrive on Campus

For the final Orientation session of the year at Coastal Carolina University about a third of the students were from outside of the U.S. It's representative of the fact that CCU has a large population of international students, which adds a richness to the campus experience.