Converse College

country rank  1086
world rank  3142

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University Overview

Established in 1889, Converse College is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Spartanburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), South Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Converse College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) women only US higher education institution. Converse College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 131 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Converse College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1889
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 580 E Main Street
Spartanburg
29302-0006 South Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (864) 596 9000
Fax +1 (864) 596 9225

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 580 East Main Street
Spartanburg 29302-0006
(864) 596 9040
800 766 1125

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Converse College's Library
Converse College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 124,571 physical volumes, 19,214 physical media and 29 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Converse College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 622 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1912


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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