Converse University

We will…

…prepare you for success. Every Converse student has the opportunity to participate in experiential learning. Unique student-faculty collaboration and research will give you the edge in any job interview – and may entirely re-shape your vision of the world.

Go Beyond the Classroom

A small university with a mighty vision.

Founded in 1889, Converse empowers students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly.

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  • 98%
    Of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
  • 11:1
    Faculty/student ratio ensures personal attention & mentoring
  • 86%
    Of our courses are taught by full-time faculty

We will guarantee your education.

Converse is committed to empowering and transforming our students. We guarantee our undergraduate students will graduate in 4 years and gain employment or graduate school acceptance within 6 months after graduation.

Converse Guarantee

Degrees & Programs

We offer more than 40 majors supported by minors and career tracks to provide you with the professional and technical skills you need to confidently take on the future.

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See Yourself at Converse

Whether you live on campus or commute, your student life experience is where your learning goes beyond the classroom.

You’ll score an internship or find a mentor — or both. You’ll groove on downtown Spartanburg’s art and music vibe, while finding local opportunities to flourish personally and professionally. You’ll venture out into the nearby outdoors, so bring your kayak and hiking boots. Most of all, you’ll find a community that will support you, push you, and cheer you forward.

Life at Converse

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Beyond Converse

Converse graduates develop skills beyond what they learn in classes to their real-world experiences. Our students set themselves up for career success through independent or collaborative research, creative projects, service-learning, work-study options, and our vast alumni network.

Experiential learning opportunities such as internships, clinical experiences, student teaching, and study-travel offer transformative, out-of-the-box experiences to develop problem-solving skills and expand their ability for innovative thinking.

Career Development

Leading the Way

How Converse Students Are Changing the Game

Campus Events

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Due to the potential for hazardous road conditions, Converse will operate remotely on Tuesday, January 18. Check your Converse email for full details.