Coastal Carolina University

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Coastal Carolina University is a comprehensive, public liberal arts institution in Conway, South Carolina. More than 10,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 145 student clubs and organizations.

Areas of Expertise

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and over 30 graduate-level (doctoral, educational specialist, masters) major fields of study including specialized concentrations across six academic colleges. The University offers a Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and a Ph.D. in education sciences. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research, and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.

Career Planning

Please see the Career Services website for information.


The 17 Coastal Carolina athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA as members of the Sun Belt Conference. The University's mascot is the Chanticleer, a proud, fierce, and quick-thinking rooster derived from Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." The football, softball, and baseball teams all compete in the new TD Sports Complex, which houses Springs Brooks Baseball Stadium. The baseball team won the College World Series in 2016.


Please see this website for a list of clubs and organizations.

Campus Tour

Making a campus visit is one of the most important steps in choosing a college. Every college has a look, feel and sense of possibility that are all its own. Coastal Carolina University is no different, so come see for yourself and find out why so many students experience Coastal and know this is the place for them.

Modified on November 07, 2023