Location
Spartanburg, SC
Undergrads
605
Tuition
$28,276
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Anything your in the mood for Spartanburg has.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is an all girl campus.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Just being around the friends you make is great but going out and meeting more people is what makes the college experience and you defiantly receive that at Converse College.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They basically find all the aides that the school can offer and that's what you receive. They also will tell you if you only need a few more points on your SAT or ACT to up your scholarship money.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Your personal admission counselor listens to what you want to do with your life and will talk to you about the best way possible to accomplish your goals.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The professors are amazing and your fellow classmates become your friends and are willing to help.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: You can basically study anywhere on campus and just about everyone will respect your privacy or try to keep the volume at a minimum.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors will do anything to help you and try to keep you from having a mental break down. The work load is fair, you have to know your material before they give you a certificate but they are not going to give you more than they know you can handle.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Many dining areas offer student discounts or recognize the converse symbol on the clothes. Many strangers have approached me to ask about Converse College or to ask for help because Converse College students are known to be the best citizens.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is amazing at Converse College because not do the professors truly care about your academic grades but they also care about your well-being. The faculty on campus are really nice and will try to answer any questions that you have or go find someone who could help. The classes are comfortably small and usually never go over 25 students per professor. Courses are extremely divers; they can go anywhere from learning about finite math to astronomy to photography.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many graduated seniors that I knew from my freshman year already have great successful jobs or continuing their education in grad school.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus living can cost just about the same as on-campus living plus the driving or early morning walks to campus. Converse College would rather have you live on campus so they can provide protection and be able to track your academics easier. Around the campus it can get pretty sketchy but on campus there is 24/7 security.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Girls leave their doors unlocked because they feel safe surround by their now neighbors. Many have small social parties in their dorms/rooms/outside.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Converse has had many LGBT campaigns, sexual/physical abuse awareness week, and few political debates could be attended. Students could care less about these topics, all we care about is the person inside. No one is criticized for being different but celebrated that they can be who they want in an environment they are welcomed. Straight, Gay, Black, White, Athletic, Non-Athletic, Short, or Tall everyone makes friends and treats everyone as those the lights are off; because everybody is the same in the dark.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone knows just about who all the athletes are and ask them for upcoming games/meets, many students come to support every team, most teams go to other sporting events to support their fellow athletes, and the facilities are always kept clean and proud.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is okay. It really depends on which dorm you get into. I personally like Belk and Andrews, but I have heard that the senior apartments are amazing (and from what I have seen of them, they are)

College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life because we are an all-female college.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It is not too cold or too hot, but when it rains your will need rain boots sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many dining options that are in downtown Spartanburg, which is about a 7min. walk from campus. Great for hang-out and family visits.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This campus is student oriented. Most faculty and staff care about the students, and want you to do well. They provide many opportunities to have safe fun.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is easy to find a guy to date, but you will have to leave campus. Converse is and all girls school. If you do not lock yourself in your room, more than likely you will find someone.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Twichell park is across the street and most people do not want to walk across the street to get to their cars, so the full up the spaces around campus. Next year there will be more freshmen coming in so parking will be worst. You more than likely will have a space to park, but it may not be in the location you wish for.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is not five-star, but you did not pay for five-star food. Means are like and up-graded all-you-can-eat buffet. During lunch there is a food station, the cooks the food in-front of you.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: This school is like a kick-off school. It's a great place to great socially if you had little to no social skills.I academics are hard super hard, it is a great way to make up for an average high school learning experience.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: This school is not the best for serious Math majors, but, if you are going to grad school are becoming a teacher is is good.

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Gwendolyn Smith
Hometown
Greenville, SC
Major
English
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Converse College is a women's college, but that's not what sets it apart from other schools: it's the students' love for the College that makes it stand out. The school has a lot going for it. Students repeatedly point out that Converse’s academics are top-notch, especially its well-known music school. The students also feel that professors are dedicated to their academic advancement inside and outside of class. In addition to its academics, Converse offers an excellent campus community; women generally like and trust one another and feel safe on campus. The community also has many different traditions that make students feel closer to one another, more like sisters than classmates.

However, Converse has its disadvantages, the main one being the limited social life on and off campus. There are few good parties or other events on campus, and to make it worse, most students go home on the weekends. The town of Spartanburg is fine for shopping and food, but it seriously lacks in good places to hang out. The major bar in Spartanburg is Wild Wings, which means that you’re pretty limited if you want to get out and party. Yet, depending on what you’re looking for, Converse can be a great school for you. If you’re looking for an active and vibrant social life and some great parties, you might want to consider another school in another town. If you want to develop academically and professionally as well as find lifelong friends, then you should absolutely consider coming to Converse. Its traditions and academics are both spectacular.

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