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Converse College

Spartanburg, SC, USA
3.82 Average Rating

Founded in 1889, Converse College is a liberal arts institution with an all-female undergraduate program and coeducational graduate program. Most students choose to major in interior design, English, or psychology, and more than half double major. Admissions are rated as “selective.” Converse offer a Religious Life Program where students can find multiple spiritual organizations and clubs to join.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
59%
Submitting ACT
41%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1112
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,478
Total Number of Undergrads
918
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

0
100
49%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,556
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$18,340
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,340
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,930
Books and Supplies
$1350

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,497
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,629
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,600

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,723
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$282

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
55
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
73%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Valkyries
School Colors
purple and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greenville
Atlanta
Charlotte
Columbia
Charleston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,800

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
there was something about the enthusiasm of the admissions counselors that just drew me to converse. i was able to connect with them, and felt drawn to the school. as i learned more about the school and attended open house in november, i fell in love with everything it has to offer.
Vanessa from Chester, SC
Converse College is a great school for atmosphere. It's very small; so, it is welcoming and fun. I wouldn't have went to another school.
Kayla from Inman, SC
Converse is a place of powerful women. We are one sisterhood. The academics are rigorous and interesting.
Green
A tight knit women's college community with plenty to do. Not perfect by any means, and not for everyone, but to those who find themselves here, it is a home. Welcome to the sisterhood.
Victoria from Murrells Inlet, SC
I love Converse College. It is a wonderful private school. And it also has a beautiful campus.
Rose from Greer, SC
Converse College is a great College for women because it is a place where women are being empowered. The teachers in Converse College also contribute to the lives of women because they try as much as possible to create a very conducive environment for learning. Women are also provided opportunities to become involved in the society by encouraging academic success.
Spartanburg, SC

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