Founded in 1889, Converse empowers students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly.
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Welcome to Converse, 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.
At Converse, we are student-focused and service-oriented. Whether you live on campus or commute, your student life experience is where your learning goes beyond the classroom. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll find a community that will support you, push you, and cheer you forward.
Each of Converse's residence halls has its own distinctive features and amenities. Find out what makes our residences a great place to live and learn.
Whether you are searching for relaxing meal with friends, a quick snack during a long study session, a refreshing smoothie after a workout, or a caffeine kick to get you through that last exam, the dining options at Converse have you covered.
Our entire campus is a celebration of the arts and Converse's commitment to "Creativity That Works." From gallery exhibits, outdoor sculptures, operas, orchestra concerts, theatre and ballet performances, and many other expressions, it is clear that the arts are integrated into every element of the Converse experience.
Converse University is a proud member of the NCAA Division II with 16 varsity programs competing in Conference Carolinas. In addition, one varsity program competes in the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Conference and two co-ed programs in Equestrian (IHSA) and Esports. We currently have more than 400 student-athletes participating in our athletic programs each year.
Our beautiful, historic campus is made even more stunning by the extensive examples of outdoor sculpture around every turn. Don't miss this tour of Converse's outdoor art.