About Converse College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Converse College cost?

Converse College Cost of Attendance
In-state $16,500
Out-of-state $16,500
On-Campus Room and Board $10,300
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,000
Average Annual Cost $19,683
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

Converse College Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 94% $11,418
Federal Grants 44% $4,630
Pell grants 44% $4,274
Other federal grants 24% $457
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 68% $6,653
Institutional grants or scholarships 69% $4,922
Student loan aid 75% $5,268
Federal student loans 75% $8,757
Other student loans $3,616

Converse College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750
Play a sport 132 Up to $600
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Converse College Admissions

What is Converse College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 60%
Average GPA 3.39
SAT Submissions 62% of applicants
SAT Reading 460-590
SAT Math 440-550
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 82% of applicants
Composite Score 20-26

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Converse College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 853
Living on campus
Transfer Students 24%
Under Age 25 36%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Converse College Graduation Success


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About Converse College

The primary mission of Converse College, founded in 1889, is the liberal education of undergraduate women in a residential setting. Converse reaffirms the founder's original conviction that a small undergraduate residential college of the liberal arts is a uniquely powerful environment for developing the talents of women. As a community of scholars, where students and faculty pursue excellence and collaborate in the search for truth, Converse develops in students scholarly excellence, personal honor, confidence, and skills to be life-long learners. The College draws much of its character from its Christian heritage and welcomes students of all faiths. Converse expands its mission by offering graduate degrees and other programs for women and men. Ultimately, graduates embody the qualities of a Converse education as they assume roles of leadership, service, and citizenship.


580 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Small City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify