Converse College in Spartanburg

Spartanburg, SC

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Overview

Converse College offers 219-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 53%. The most popular test is SAT - 71% of students submitted it in comparison to 73% of students who submitted ACT. 13.6% are women, and 86.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. Converse College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Converse College is 18163$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $23160 and $29850 per year. 61% of full-time Converse College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $31,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Converse College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$18,163
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Converse College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,903
$30,001 - $48,000$15,785
$48,001 - $75,000$17,748
$75,001 - $110,000$20,508
$110,001+$19,671

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 9995

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Percent of students with financial aid

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28%

Types of financial aids

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754 of Converse College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 92 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Converse College number 40 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Converse College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$31,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Converse College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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61%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Converse College graduation rate is above the national average.

61% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Converse College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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53%

In comparison to National Average

Converse College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 13%.

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53%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Converse College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 15%.

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53%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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26%

Total

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26%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

66%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Converse College full-time retention rate is 66% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Converse College students submitting SAT scores

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71%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
920 - 1140

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 590
Math: 440 - 550
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Converse College students submitting ACT scores

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73%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 18 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Converse College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

17
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Converse College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Converse College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Converse College

The campus located by 580 E Main St address in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Converse College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Converse College with 0.79% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Converse College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Converse College offers 219 programs in total: 138 are for Bachelor's degree, 66 - for Master's degree, and 15 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state, with one of the highest number of Post-master's certificate. Converse College is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a Master's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.

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Converse College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 810 students with 24295 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 593 with 14226 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Converse College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Not just a college, but an institution building the future leaders!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I have never gone to this place, but my favorite author did and I wish to be like her so A) Here's to Lynette Eason and B) Here's to the college that got her there!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love Converse College. They are an inclusive college and is broadly Christian. The academics are fantastic and really helped form me into a better student and a better critical thinker. The faculty and staff are awesome and friendly, and overall the campus runs really well.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am a current student at Converse. I was originally tentative about going to an all women's college, but it was the best choice I have ever made. The students, faculty, and staff are the friendliest group of people and they will do anything to help you out and help you succeed. It truly is a sisterhood here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I transferred from a two year community college to Converse College to complete my degree. Converse College was a perfect fit for me. I lived off campus and still felt like I was part of the family. I loved my classes and teachers. everyone was helpful and encouraged me to become the best possible student and eventual professional. Thank you Converse for everything. I loved every moment I was lucky enough to be a student at this outstanding school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 580 E Main St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +8645969000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: converse.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

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