International Admissions - Coastal Carolina University
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International Recruitment and Admissions

About Coastal Carolina University

With 120 high-quality, academic programs paired with experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, the FUTURE IS YOURS at Coastal Carolina University.   

Located on the Atlantic Ocean and East Coast of the United States, Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, student-focused institution offering 100 undergraduate programs and 28 graduate degrees in science, business, humanities and fine arts, and education. Graduate degrees include a ONE-YEAR MBA in our AASCB accredited Wall College of Business, and two PhD programs - one in Education and one in Coastal and Marine Science Systems, which has been ranked the #1 program in the Southeastern US. Each undergraduate department can also offer students customized degree programs to suit individual interests through the HTC Honors College. Students and faculty representing over 70 different countries strive to provide all 8,000 plus Coastal students and the surrounding community with a global perceptive on current topics and educational ideas.  

AND, for those students who would like additional English support during their first semester or first year of US university study, we are pleased to offer the Global Achievement Program. Choose up to two CCU courses to take in the afternoon while you get English academic support in the morning. This program has its own unique, admission guidelines and special tuition rates. Students will have a Coastal Carolina University I20, live on campus, and enjoy access to all the other benefits of any CCU student. See the admission requirements for freshmen and transfer applicants below.

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Ranked second among Southern regional universities 

Coastal takes full advantage of its location minutes away from the Top 5 resort area in the United States, numerous health care providers and a multitude international companies to offer students a variety of real-life learning experiences, which translate into an abundance of opportunities for research projects and internships for course credit. The university even owes a living laboratory called Waties Island where students participate in coastal and sustainability research, and marine studies among many other areas in an interdisciplinary environment combining knowledge and understanding across a multitude of disciplines. In addition, Coastal’s Wall College of Business is an AACSB-accredited business school with popular degree programs such as Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management. The College is also the home to one of only 18 PGA Certified Golf Management degrees in the US. The theatre program in the top 25 in the United States and offers a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts.  

Ranked 2nd 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 options reduce the amount of time it takes for a student to earn a degree as opposed to traditional college programs. 

Coastal truly has something for everyone. Join the OTHER STUDENTS worldwide who have become global citizens by learning and growing at Coastal and are on their way to improving not just their futures, but also the futures of people worldwide. 

Take a virtual tour of campus or experience some of our buildings in 360 degrees. Then explore our 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.