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Coastal Carolina University

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Ive been here for two years now, ive hear people think its the greatest school in the world and the worst. it all depends on what kind of person u are and if u like to socialize and dont live in a bubble youll probably have a great experience.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Friendliness: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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DO NOT COME TO THIS SCHOOL. I am a freshman this year and I would say I'm open-minded to most things and can usually make a bad situation into a good one. But let me tell you. This school is an absolute rip off. If you don't have a car, do not come to this school. I repeat, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR, DO NOT COME HERE. CCU is surrounded by highway, therefore nothing is in walking distance and the shuttle system is terrible. The education is mediocre at best. I did average in high school and am getting a 4.0 because the work is so easy and you are treated like you are still in high school. The school's main goal is to rip you off pretty much. They will do whatever it takes to get your money and they have no sympathy for anyone whatsoever. The sports teams are jokes. Basketball and baseball are the only decent sports yet you can't get into the basketball games cause the gym is so small and baseball is just plain boring. The campus is dead on the weekends. You can walk all around the campus and see maybe about 5 people tops on your average Saturday afternoon...that is not normal. Everyone goes home because there is absolutely nothing to do here and the party scene is an absolute joke. if you like partying and then waking up in a jail cell, this is your school. So please, if you consider coming to Coastal Carolina, please don't. It will be the biggest mistake of your life and such a waste of money. I cannot wait to get the hell out of here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Scholastic Success: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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I came in as a transfer this year,Quite BrightCommunications
I came in as a transfer this year, i live in the edge part of UP3 the housing and its incredible. Most sophomores do not get there own bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet or porch. In addition there's a a washer, dryer and dishwasher in every room. The people are incredible, no matter where you go, you're going to come across assholes and just as you do in any situation, you ignore them. College is what you make of it, i think the people who are disappointed with their time at coastal came to college to expecting thing's magically to happen to them. life doesn't work that way. I couldnt be happier at coastal, there's a pool ten feet away from my room, the beach is a short drive away and the parties are awesome. the local bars throw special events (like last night the "white trash bash" with ky jelly wrestling) and there's a party behind the goodyear garage on 544 every once in a while that has made it on MTV and for good reason it's EPIC( picture the majority of your school on a field, drunk with a band playing at one end with a mosh pit and dance music in the garage) , broadway is only a cab ride away and for the more hip crowd restaurant row in north myrtle is a lot of fun. being from NJ you can't go to bars til you're 21, here it's 18 and up so that's a lot of fun. the course work is challenging if you choose the right professors and classes. the school is in the middle of building a new rec center which is exciting. They're also in the process of building up the school, which is good for someone like me who messed up in hs and couldn't get into a huge school but in the future when applying for jobs coastal will be recognized as a big school. It's a D1 school, our football team isn't great but the games are still fun. The basketball team is awesome, the gyms a little small but like i said before they're in the process of building a new one so by next fall that will no longer be an issue. My only complaint is parking but that's def not an issue compared to all the great things coastal has to offer. GO CHANTS
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: A+, Faculty Accessibility: C
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