Coastal Carolina University in partnership with ELS

ELS On-Campus icon for UGELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level at our ELS center located on the campus of this university!  In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for


study at the university of your choice. ELS students have full access to campus facilities for the duration of their ELS program!


Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is a dynamic, public comprehensive university that is among the fastest-growing universities in the USA.  Founded in 1954, the university has grown to more than 10,000 students from 59 countries and has received recognition for numerous nationally and internationally accredited academic programs, highly innovative student research awards in multiple disciplines, and national recognition for its musical performance groups and won national and regional competitions by students in graphic design, public health, and business competition groups, as well as its athletic programs.  Located 12 km from the resort destination of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which annually hosts more than 15 million tourists, the university offers an ideal learning environment led by faculty recognized in their disciplines and also access to a wide range of cultural and entertainment opportunities.  The university’s five colleges – Business, Education, Humanities and Fine Arts, Science, and University College – offers 70 majors at the bachelor’s level, 17 master’s programs, 2 Educational Specialist degrees, and a Ph.D. program in Coastal and Marine Systems Science.  The University is regionally accredited by SACSCOC, and many individual colleges and majors are also nationally or internationally accredited, including AACSB, ABET, NASAD, among others. CCU is ranked among the “Forbes List of Top Colleges” for 2015, ranked #63 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report among “Top Public Regional Schools in the South”, ranked 23rd by U.S. News & World Report among the “Highest Ranked Public Colleges and Universities in the South,” and ranked 9th in 2015 on “Best Value in the South” by U.S. News and World Report. Very popular majors at the undergraduate level are Marine Science, Management, Exercise and Sport Science, Marketing, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Biology and Biochemistry.  The university also has a new bachelor’s program in Engineering Science.  At the graduate level, very popular programs are our internationally accredited and nationally recognized MBA and Master of Accounting programs, and exceptional programs in M.S. in Coastal and Marine Wetland Studies, M.S. in Sports Management, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Master of Art in Teaching programs, and Ph.D. in Coastal and Marine Systems Science. The campus is also located next to Myrtle Beach, one of the top resort destinations in the USA.  With 90 km of coastline, over 90 golf courses, and a vibrant community, the destination enables much in the way of free time activities, as well as engagement with community organizations.  CCU has an active student-led international club and intercultural experience community, and encourages new international students and Americans to take part in club trips and a variety of activities are organized each semester.  ELS Language Centers provides intensive English language to those students needing English for academic purposes and supports an active engagement with the campus and local community, providing a great perspective on American life in an urban, suburban, and rural context. Average temperatures : Low (winter): 48°F/9°C ; High (summer): 79°F/26


Coastal Carolina University’s on-campus housing boasts nine different living communities. Over 4,900 students call the various communities home, making on-campus living a diverse and lively experience. The proximity to their classes, the comfort, and the social atmosphere are just some of the benefits awaiting their arrival! University Place is located half a mile from the main campus. Campus shuttles run every 10 to 20 minutes on the weekdays, so getting to main campus is no issue. Housing nearly 2,000 students in apartment-style buildings, it offers an Activity House that’s equipped with an exercise and fitness center, an outdoor pool, social rooms with wide screen TVs, basketball and volleyball courts, outdoor grills and picnic tables. Each apartment is furnished with a washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, disposal, upholstered sofa and chair, kitchen table and chairs. Located at the Blue Ridge/Piedmont activity house is the UP Cafe where meal plans and CINO cash are accepted. Living in University Place has numerous advantages, among them, the added comfort of a full kitchen and the extra space. International students are directed to five of the communities which have separate bedrooms and private bathrooms within 3 – 4 bedroom apartments that include full kitchens, living room, and other amenities.

Student life

Coastal Carolina University provides a variety of services that support student success.  Award-winning faculty lead students in research, community service, study abroad, internships, performance and creative activities that have brought national recognition to the university. Students and faculty enjoy an inspiring cultural calendar with numerous plays, musicals, performances, and discussions. A tradition of community interaction is fueled by more than 180 student clubs and organizations that encourage academic excellence, leadership, community engagement, and personal growth. The local area provides more than 100 golf courses, theatres and clubs, world-class shopping, exceptional restaurants, and 90 km of beaches, making the area a popular, yet affordable resort destination. Students have access to a wide range of services and facilities on campus, such as a library and information open 24 hours a day during academic sessions, numerous research laboratories, writing and student success centers, multiple performance halls, a recording studio, Atheneum Press and several student-produced publications, a fine arts gallery, as well as an extensive fitness facility, many exercise opportunities, healthy dining options, a golf course, and nationally competitive sports teams (including the 2016 USA College World Series baseball championship team).  In addition, Coastal Carolina recently received a national award for its civic engagement programs that bring students to the community to help out in many different ways through organized programming.  Students also have access to campus apartment style housing within walking distance (or a quick shuttle ride!) away from classes. The campus is also located nearby Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, one of the top resort destinations in the USA. With a vibrant resort community that receives over 15 million visitors a year, the destination enables much in the way of free time activities as well as engagement with community organizations for when students take a break from study and research.  Coastal Carolina has an active student-led international club and intercultural learning community to support high-quality extra-curricular learning and friendship.