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OK, So I researched Coastal before I cameQuite BrightPreMed and Medical
OK, So I researched Coastal before I came here 5 semesters ago to get my second undergraduate degree(My first is in history)and am a older at 26 than most of the students in my classes. I came here to work on a pre-med Biology BS, (I have family in SC and wanted to stay in-state at MUSC.) but with the new Biochem degree decided to go that route just in case I don't get into med-school.

I only took the bare minimum science and math classes during my first degree so had to start over from scratch on those. (I cleped out of alot of other 100-level classes. Check into those Clep tests it'll save you time and money!) Try and get a gen chem or organic class at ccu, it's almost impossible. And watch what professor you get when you do! My gen chem prof had never taught a single class in his life (he worked in industry for something like 20 years)and would admit in class that he didn't know how to do some of the problems from the powerpoints and those he assigned from the book. To be fair, he took over for a prof that left after a few weeks into the class. One of FIVE chem profs that quit that summer. There are only like 10 profs in the whole department!

Then a semester or two later in my O-chem lab, this woman, who I later learned is the lab manager (orders chemicals and sets up the lab, not a faculty member), starts yelling at our prof right there in the lab. That happened twice that semester. Our Prof even apologized to us in class because of it. Never seen that in any of my classes at any school before. Just plain unprofessional.

This summer I emailed my old gen chem lab prof to ask about who to take in the fall and he wasn't with ccu any longer. He and THREE other profs left over the summer. That's eight folks over the year. I'm not sure what's going on with the Chemistry Dept at ccu, but I'm considering changing back to pre-med biology or I may even drive to COC in Charleston. I can't afford to have this look bad on me when I apply to med school.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I dont understand why everyone on here talksQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I dont understand why everyone on here talks down on Coastal. Coastal is what you make it. Just like every other college. There is a bar MAW (might as well) which is literally right behind the fresh dorms. A short 5 min walk to and from the bar. 18 to get in and very easy to use a fake id. I lived there my freshmen and sophomore years. No party is better then when Goodyear has a party too. All the kids who like to go out and party are at goodyear getting wrecked. Girls are amazing. Very easy also :) When its sunny everyone goes to the same spot at the beach. Everyone brings coolers and just sit in the sun for hours. Broadway at the beach is the closest thing iv ever seen to mardi gras. I highly recommend Coastal to anyone who has a life. I couldnt picture myself anywhere else nor do I want to.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: D
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Ok im already upset i dnt want i attend this school anymore because of so many bad reviews
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
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