Converse is on track to welcome the largest number of new undergraduate students in more than three decades — at least 370 new students from 30 states and 17 countries will attend Converse in the Fall 2021 semester. The new students have an average GPA of 3.95, as well as a median SAT score of 1110 and a median ACT of 21 for those who chose to provide scores as part of Converse’s test-optional admissions process.
“Converse University is on track to welcome the largest incoming class of undergraduate students in more than three decades”, said President Jeff Barker. “With these new students and our growing graduate programs, including our doctoral program in professional leadership and our master’s program in marriage and family therapy, all of us are excited to have our campuses in Spartanburg and Greenville come alive this August with the energy and activity of all of our students.”
President Barker said, “I am honored to serve as Converse’s 11th president at such a time of growth and transformation. Talented faculty and staff, continuing improvements to our campuses, and a clear focus on academic success will help students as they join us this year.”
The most popular majors for our incoming class are Pre-Med, Psychology, Biology, Business Administration and Education.
“Our incoming Freshman class represent a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives that will significantly contribute to the culture of community at Converse.” – VP for Enrollment Management Jamie Grant
“With interests in areas from sciences to the law, from business to the arts, students in our incoming Freshman class represent a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives that will significantly contribute to the culture of community at Converse,” says Vice President for Enrollment Management Jamie Grant.
The private, liberal arts university expects to maintain one of the best faculty to student ratios in the Southeast, with one faculty member for every 11 students.
Meet the Students from the 2021 Incoming Class
Chloe Cleland ’25
Hometown: Medina, Ohio
Why did you choose Converse? “I was originally drawn to Converse because of its nationally ranked Acrobatics and Tumbling program. However, after visiting Converse, and falling in love with the campus, the community, and my soon-to-be coach, I realized that Converse would be the best fit for me academically, athletically, and socially. Along with that, I realized that Converse would provide me with the best tools to a successful future, whatever that might entail. I cannot wait to see where my journey at Converse University takes me! Go Vals!”
Ceanna Brown ’25
Hometown: Catonsville, Maryland
Why did you choose Converse? “The amazing Acrobatics and Tumbling Team but also the home atmosphere I immediately felt on my first visit. Everyone was so welcoming and I felt very safe and comfortable. I also fell in love with the traditions of the Women’s College!”
Isaiah Casten ’25
Major: Contemporary Music Media
Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Why did you choose Converse? “I chose Converse because of the wonderful things I heard about the Music program. I’m only at the beginning of my college career, but from what I have seen it is incredible! Another wonderful thing about this school is the staff, they are just wonderful!”
Emma Brooke Alley ’25
Major: Vocal Performance and/or Contemporary Music with Media Applications
Hometown: Lyman, South Carolina
Why did you choose Converse? “Converse has always played such a vital role in who I am today! I have taken voice lessons at Converse’s Lawson Academy for 10 years and piano lessons for 4 years. Converse has always supported me and helped me grow not only as a pre-professional singer and musician, but as a young adult with a vision of success and leadership. I’m very excited to spend my college career at Converse.”
Logan Kate Nichols ’25
Major: Biology/Pre-Physician Assistant
Hometown: Monroe, North Carolina
Why did you choose Converse? “I had visited over a dozen schools but the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew this was my second home. It seems cliche to say I had that “I just knew” moment, but that’s exactly what happened to me! The beautiful campus, the traditions, helpful staff and opportunity to grow academically and athletically… I can’t see myself anywhere else. Go Valkyries!”
Karsyn Lucy ’25
Major: Biochemistry, pre-med
Hometown: Ohiopyle, PA
Why did you choose Converse? “I toured many colleges during my college search process. When I got to Converse, I fell in love with the beautiful campus, the people were very nice and welcoming, and the acro/tumbling coach and team made me feel like I was part of the family! I felt like I was right at home at Converse!”