Coker College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Coker College

Coker College is a private liberal arts college situated in Hartsville, South Carolina. The college prides itself on the personalized education that students receive from their professors. This relationship is fostered by a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 12. The institution’s curriculum emphasizes hands-on, active learning, and students have the option of doing a research-intensive honors project. Coker College has more than 30 official student organizations. Also, the college has numerous intramural sports as well as 14 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Coker Cobras play in the Conference Carolinas.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,279 (1,129 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male/55% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,196
  • Books: $1,800
  • Room and Board: $9,604
  • Other Expenses: $1,610
  • Total Cost: $43,210

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,459
    • Loans: $7,504

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Degree options: Business Administration and Management, General; Business/Commerce, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Criminology; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 51%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Acrobatics

Overview of Coker College Admissions

Coker College, admitting half of the applicants, is a moderately selective institution. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Coker College Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/580
    • SAT Math: 470/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 17/22
    • ACT English: 15/12
    • ACT Math: 16/20

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Coker College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Coker College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Southern Vermont College, Buffalo State College, Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Albertus Magnus College, Bloomfield College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Coker College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Coker College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Applying to Coker College

Application Deadline: N/A

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