At Converse, opportunities don’t just happen. We create them. From our professors who put you in the middle of it all – research, real-world experience, and personal guidance – to our student life and career advisement teams – we surround you with what you need to be ready for both today and tomorrow.
Our tuition is 53% below the national average of private schools, and we recently announced that we are freezing our tuition rate for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. You’ll complete your college career in a timely manner and without spending extra for additional years of school.
85% of our students receive some sort of financial aid or scholarships. We are committed to ensuring that a high-quality, private education is within your reach. With lower tuition, your financial aid and scholarship dollars will stretch farther.
Converse believes in the value of our education and where it will take you. As part of the Converse Guarantee, we guarantee all undergraduate, full-time students will graduate from Converse in four years. If you don’t, the rest of your classes needed to complete your degree will be free.
We also guarantee you will be employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation, or be eligible to return to Converse for a year tuition-free.
Learn more about the Converse Guarantee.
As a test-optional school, your ACT or SAT test scores are not required as part of the admissions application process. If you feel your scores are a good reflection of your ability you are more than welcome to submit them as part of your file. However, it is not an admissions requirement. For students who have not taken the TOEFL, Converse will also accept the Duolingo English test. Ask your Admissions Counselor for more details.
We know that in this challenging time, it may be difficult for you to get an official transcript. We will accept unofficial transcripts from you at this time to complete your application instead of waiting for the school to issue an official transcript.
You are part of the Converse family. And, like a family, during hard times we do everything we can to help each other. Now more than ever, you and your family may have some questions about finances. It is because of this we are waiving all undergraduate deposits from this point forward if you have filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and included Converse College (003431) and submitted an Intent to Enroll form.
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Take a tour of our campus
Located in Spartanburg, SC, Converse is a close-knit community with an awesome belief in one another. With our 11:1 faculty-student ratio, our students experience a personalized education and the tools they need to be successful both today and in the future. Come visit us – virtually or in-person – and see for yourself.
“I fit in by using my voice and sharing my experiences and culture with others.”
“A big part of me wanting to transfer to Converse is that I was emailing and speaking with Admissions staff directly.”
“I came for a visit and I felt so comfortable on campus; I couldn’t imagine having all the opportunities I’ve had here anywhere else.”
A message from President Newkirk
to prospective Converse students.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Graduate and Nontraditional Admissions Counselor
Senior Admissions Counselor
Senior Admissions Counselor
Data Entry Specialist
Assistant Director of Admissions & Visitor Experiences
School of the Arts Scholarship Coordinator/Admissions Counselor
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
Admissions Visit and Marketing Coordinator
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekends by appointment.