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Coastal Carolina University

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Coastal Carolina has great faculty and staff I have a very positive experiences with 90% of its employees. However the higher ups love working for the resort that is coastal Carolina. The on campus internet is beyond slow. Loading anything is like if you went outside and just waited for Jesus to step down from heaven because that might happen sooner. Nothing is planned for here like making the wifi stronger or housing or enough dining halls. Once Coastal over accepts then realizes they needed more for all the new freshmen then they start to build the new things necessary or just leave it. Everything here is a facade given to us by the higher ups working at Coastal Carolina.

The dining halls they build are not even built like a functioning kitchen everything is so impractical and just a pretty way to do things. The food here is inedible at times; if you like your lettuce will its welting this is the perfect choice for you. The staff at the dining halls are usually very friendly but get aggravated when the students blame them for the awful food. But this is not the employees faults(most of the time) it is the fault of the managers that feel no guilt serving food that would never get you returning businesses in the real restaurant business.

Dear parents of the children looking at this school this is all up on your child to not only learn but to care. The professors here are amazing but are told to teach basic curriculums requiring very little from the student. I did more work during high school while battling a heroin addiction only ever showing up to half of the school day and graduating thanks to doctors notes. This pertains to your child and what they want to take from the college experience. One very refreshing aspect for me about the lack of enthusiasm to learn at Coastal Carolina is professors often have little traffic during their office hours from an incredibly high percentage of students.

The liquor stores close at 7 o?clock in the state of South Carolina, for all you out of state potential students. Which means you better know what you want for your night before the pregame's evening get started. But that's not really an issue because almost any party you will go to will be surrounded by black and whites anytime between 9 and 10. This is why at Coastal Carolina the pregames often become the activity for the entire night. This is not a party school all of our housing is so separated and it is necessary to get on the highways to go from housing to housing making walking not an option. Also if you like smoking marijuana I hope you like your pot dry and weak.

Student Body
Disclaimer: This is going to be a general stereo typing of students at Coastal Carolina meaning I am not trying to say this is all of the students that go to school here.

There is very little diversity other than black and white. I am From New Jersey where I had many friends of different ethnicities here I only know people that are either black or white this is not by choice, this is due to the lack of other ethnicities presence here. Now let's learn about a typical Coastal Carolina student, who lacks skills in communication usually out of the moment, sitting on their Smart phone. Show vast amount of uneasiness when invited into conversation. The typical Coastal student will not branch out to meet other instead conform to a group a friends to play a nice long game of follower the leader for an entire semester to only start over the next semester. Not only are the student not branching out but the clubs seemed concealed here making it impossible to find the right club for you unless you like being casually labeled or engage into Greek life. Not to mention how the freshman are split apart from each other via housing reducing the chances of any freshman year student interactions.

Male -- Class 2000
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If you're looking for a genuine party school,Quite BrightPsychology
If you're looking for a genuine party school, Coastal is not for you. If you're looking for a decent education, Coastal is not for you. Coastal Carolina is no longer a party school. if your idea of a party is a frat located in a tiny townhouse in a family orientated area, then you're in luck. parties are busted before 12 without fail each weekend. cops really cracked down and are eager to hand out tickets and arrests. bars are scarce and get old after a few weekends. the surrounding area is lifeless after the month of august. everyone there does not care about school whatsoever and either peaked in high school, or are now just discovering alcohol for the first time. the school is a joke and after the first semester all four of my roommates and i transferred out along with dozens of people we knew. this school is not at all what it's cracked up to be. do yourself a favor and don't waste your time.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Education Quality: F
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Before you start judging Coastal Carolina based offQuite BrightAccounting
Before you start judging Coastal Carolina based off of reviews, you should really go visit and experience the school for yourself. I didn't even have the school down as a contender until I stepped foot on the campus and I fell in love! The faculty is very friendly, the campus is beautiful! They've updated A LOT over the last few years so it's new and feels very clean. There's a brand new student center with a movie theater, the HTC recreation center is amazing in itself! The dorms are far better than the other schools I've visited in SC. The fact that freshman aren't required to stay all in one building is great! You have more options. The surrounding city of Conway isn't all too great. You have an outlet mall and some restaurants on the highway outside of campus. You're 9 miles from Myrtle Beach so how can you really complain? There's plenty to do there and the night life is great! The fee to park on campus for the year isn't a bad deal compared to other schools. They also have bus transportation exclusively for CCU students. I feel pretty safe on campus. I didn't find anything flawed security wise. They have a great choice of sororities! The Library is great! It doesn't feel stuffy and out of date. The places you can sit around outside are beautiful! It's not too big of a campus so I'm comfortable just walking everywhere but it's not small and shoved altogether. Overall this is an amazing school and trust me, visit if it's even an option!!
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: B+
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