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#5361 of 14,160In the World
#1399 of 2,624In North America
#1322 of 2,523In the United States
#20 of 37In South Carolina
#3 of 4In Spartanburg

Quick Review

Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
89%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
19
Avg. cost to attend
$14,849 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
808
Graduates
647
Male:Female Ratio
7:93
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Converse College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate89%89%
Applicants1,1631,163
Admissions1,0391,039
Freshmen enrolled full time214214
Freshmen enrolled part time3737

900 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
200 or 80%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Converse College are 1000-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
37 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Converse College are 16-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White981 (68%)
Black or African American167 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown105 (7%)
Nonresident Alien62 (4%)
Two or more races57 (4%)
Hispanic54 (4%)
Asian22 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$14,849/year
Average aid awarded
$16,932
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$2,711
$30-48K$14,852
$48-75K$12,221
$75-110K$17,196
$110K+$17,508

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$18,890$8,736
Tuition in-state$18,890$8,736
Tuition out-of-state$18,890$8,736
Fee in-district$1,000$285
Fee in-state$1,000$285
Fee out-of-state$1,000$285

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity625
Combined charge for room and board$11,260

Converse College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Psychology, General24
Business Administration and Management, General19
Early Childhood Education and Teaching125
Education, General17
Elementary Education and Teaching76
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling12
Biology & Biological Sciences, General11
English Language and Literature, General91
Art Teacher Education73
Interior Design10
Art & Art Studies, General9
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other9
Health & Health Care Administration & Management8
Music Performance, General35
Mathematics, General8
Special Education and Teaching, General26
Creative Writing16
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching7
History, General51
Political Science and Government, General51
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented6
Accounting5
Musical Theatre4
Music Therapy & Therapist4
Secondary Education and Teaching4
Art Therapy & Therapist3
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness3
Music Teacher Education21
Music Theory and Composition2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Biochemistry2
German Language and Literature2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Chemistry, General2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Philosophy2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Music, General1
Economics, General1
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities1
Grand Total19083
TotalWomen
Graduation rate58%58%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
181
Citations
2,131

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
92 / 521
Psychology
38 / 759
History
24 / 71
Sociology
20 / 28
Medicine
19 / 445
Art & Design
19 / 15
Education Majors
19 / 132
Mathematics
14 / 190
Biology
13 / 90
Math Teachers
13 / 112
Social Psychology
12 / 375
Classics and Ancient History
11 / 55
Political Science
11 / 157
Environmental Science
11 / 30
Philosophy
9 / 2
Media Studies
7 / 15
Economics
7 / 102
Child Psychology
6 / 254
Computer Science
6 / 15
Chemistry
6 / 40
Geography and Cartography
6 / 0
Business
6 / 26
Literature
6 / 2
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
6 / 0
Engineering
5 / 19
Archaeology
5 / 27
Art History
5 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
5 / 272
Special Education
5 / 20
Political Economy
5 / 22
Clinical Psychology
4 / 229
Early Childhood Education
4 / 19
Gender Studies
4 / 6
Aesthetics
4 / 10
Health Science
4 / 22
Physics
3 / 7
Ecology
3 / 21
Law
3 / 0
Creative Writing
3 / 2
Singing and Vocal Performance
2 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990212
1991012
1992114
199309
1994312
1995214
1996619
1997517
1998348
1999439
2000032
2001357
2002233
2003453
2004383
2005464
2006474
2007860
2008569
2009696
2010483
2011689
20121389
20138108
20144105
20155120
20162111
2017792
2018694
2019896
20205135

Notable alumni

  1. Julia Peterkin

    Photo
    Julia Peterkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1880-1961 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    writernovelistteacher
    Biography

    Julia Peterkin was an American author from South Carolina. In 1929 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Novel/Literature for her novel Scarlet Sister Mary. She wrote several novels about the plantation South, especially the Gullah people of the Lowcountry. She was one of the few white authors who wrote about the African-American experience.

  2. Corinne Boyd Riley

    Photo
    Corinne Boyd Riley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1979 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Corinne Boyd Riley was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, wife of John Jacob Riley.

  3. Lily Strickland

    Photo
    Lily Strickland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1958 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    paintercomposermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Lily Strickland was an American composer, painter and writer.

General info

Founded1889
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff212
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address580 E Main St
Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29302-0006
United States
City population37,000
Phone8645969000
Fax+1 (864) 596 9225

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