About Coastal Carolina University
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Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic university with more than 10,600 students, including approximately 200 international students from 70 different countries, located in Conway, South Carolina. Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees through 84 majors. Among CCU's graduate-level programs are 26 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral programs: the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and the 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, and offer the potential to earn a $5,000 cash reward upon completion of the first three years.
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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.