Coastal Carolina University is a comprehensive, public liberal arts institution in Conway, South Carolina.
A diverse population of more than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world engages with a world-class faculty, and they all enjoy an inspiring cultural calendar and a tradition of community interaction fueled by more than 160 student clubs, organizations and honor societies.
The 19 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
The University comprises 115 main buildings on 633 acres, including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies on the East Campus, and the General James Hackler Golf Course, a public 18-hole golf facility adjacent to campus. The University also offers courses and events at several satellite locations along the Carolina coast. A 1,105-acre tract, including a portion of Waties Island, provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in marine science and wetlands biology on an Atlantic coast barrier island.
Coastal Carolina University offers the best of two worlds of coastal South Carolina. If you are looking for the mossy oaks and main street atmosphere of a small town, head to Conway and Georgetown. If you want the crowds and excitement of one of the largest resort areas on the East Coast, visit Myrtle Beach. Wherever you choose to spend your out-of-class hours, you’ll enjoy 215 days of sunshine per year and an average annual high of 75 degrees.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution that seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. To deliver on this commitment, Coastal Carolina recruits highly qualified and motivated students, faculty, and staff from the region, state, nation, and world to create a diverse and dynamic student-centered learning environment.
In his inauguration speech (2007), Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo called for the University to become the “public comprehensive university of choice in South Carolina.”
As a student-centered learning community in which students, faculty and staff embrace education as a lifelong pursuit and act responsibly to preserve the natural environment, Coastal Carolina University embraces the following values:
Coastal Carolina University is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior. These standards include respecting the rights and dignity of all persons and upholding obligations to others in a fair and honest manner. Each person in the Coastal Carolina University community plays an important role in maintaining these standards by demonstrating integrity in performing one’s duties and fulfilling one’s responsibilities in the workplace.