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| I have been a student of Coastal for 2 years now i have mixed feelings about the school and would like to try to break them down in an honest un-baised manor for future students. First off the campus is beautiful and very well kept. As far as education goes I am only 2 years in so i cant say too much about some of the upper level classes, but so far my first year was very easy and for the most part my second year has been as well some of my classes have been challenging as well though. I have had proffesors that are terrible and some that are geat but you will experience that where ever you go. Most of this information you can aquire easily without twists to the story what I would really like to warn future students of is the quality of life and social life.|
I am from the beach so I partly came here because it is "close" to the beach and considered a "decent" party school not going to lie. What you hear about it being like the "jersey shore" here is undeniably true. Guido's run ramped and girls are pretty stuck up not saying i'm not freinds with a lot of them but it is true. As a typical surfer/beach kid myrtle beach is not the place to be and if you grew up at the beach you will understand what I am getting at, most people are from the north and if you are from the NC, VA, MD area you will soon find there wont be a lot of people to relate to right off the bat. the "hick" town of conway resists the university being well engrained in the local community and myrtle beach is the trashiest town on the east coast with absolutely no local culture at all besides catering to tourists and alcoholism. Once you get past all the so called glits and glamour" of the advertised city of myrtle you will relize the locals are mostly poor trailer trash that you will want nothing to do with. The school is between 2 highways which will give you constant traffic and you will never truely live in a real neighborhood just some subdivisions thrown up off the highway which the house some locals that have worked their whole life to live in and college kids, and the locals will hate you for it. As much as I like to party the scene is rather dissapointing and you will have to make your own fun parties fill up and quickly get busted. Don't get me wrong I love to party and have a blast but you will soon find that there isn't much to else to do, and it will eventually start to get to you and wear you down, it gets to be a repetative cycle and you will be doing the same stuff over and over again. All the "fun" activities offered in myrtle are the exact opposite of cheap because they are intended for tourists. The local police see the university as an easy money maker, the coastal cops will bust parties and stuff but are relatively chill about things and just like to keep things in order, but the local police will be the ones to heavily patrol around campus and try to arrest people walkingout of these parties that are already busted and will post up by campus giving students tickets and everything of that nature, All when our tuition funds a university police force that is capable of doing the same exact thing without the focused intention of screwing you over. With that being said the university is extremely greedy and will try to suck out every penny they can out of you, tuition for out of state is through the roof 30 grand and don't expect that money to do anything else than to just giving you the gratitude of being able to say you attend coastal every other little thing you do there is a seperate expense..dorms are more than it is to live off campus and you must do so for 2 years (which you can get out of) and you will be living 5 people in a 4 room apartment.
I could go on for hours but the thing is its not a horrible place it is just dolled up to be much better than it really is there a great people to be found and friended here but it will take alot to sypher through the B.S. and people that think it is some extension of a private northern highschool. Living in conway way is a problem in itself and going to the moral trash dump that is called myrtle beach is far from paradise. I have had thoughts of transferring since the day I got hear and have mademyself well at home yet those thoughts have still never left my head.P.S. as I said earlier this school will take try to take every penny they can get from you, do not expect to graduate in 4 years advisors will seem to "forget" to tell you some required courses that you need to take to graduate that you should have taken in your freshmen year when you are now a senior I have seen it happen to many many friends. be prepared for an extra, semester, year, maymester, summer courses.
|Feb 14 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| I graduated from Coastal Carolina University in May 2010 and was a transfer student to the school for the 2007-2008 academic year. I can assure you that you will not regret attending CCU. I graduated with a double major in Finance and Business Management and was extremely happy with the education that I received in the Wall College of Business. I was surprised to read the previous negative posts about the school and the academic programs. No offense to Political Science, History, or Communications Majors out there, but the reason why you feel like the classes are so easy is not because of the education at CCU, it is because you chose an overall easy major. Any school that you go to and Major in Communications, your education is going to be a cake walk. Moving on, CCU's campus is great and extremely well maintained. The faculty in the business school is top-notch and pushes you to work hard. The campus is only a short drive from the beach and the weather is great most of the year. I understand the concern of the "Jersey Shore" stereotype that exists, as it is somewhat true, but the school has grown to around 10,000 students and is more diverse that what is said. I will admit that you do need a car in order to access a lot of the fun in Myrtle Beach along Ocean Boulevard and Broadway at the Beach (about a 15 minute drive). The party scene is strong, and anyone who complains about alcoholics and sluts all over the place, then don't surround yourself with those types of people. That will be the case at most universities. I never lived in the dorms at CCU, but can say that they are considerably nicer than a lot of other schools that I have visited. Any student should consider living options off campus in College Park or Wild Wing as an upperclassman. I lived in both of these areas and had a great time. If you like to play golf, you will be in heaven. There are 100 pretty solid courses within about 25 miles of the campus. Overall, I had a great experience at Coastal, and will be finishing my MBA there starting in the Spring of 2012, with law school to follow. Do not base your decision on a few disgruntled students' comments. My advice would be to visit CCU and do not make any choice on a university sight unseen. Good luck to all in the future! |
|Nov 28 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2010 |
| When I visited this school my junior year in high school, I thought that Coastal was the best college in the world. I then preceded to attend and I absolutely hate it. When I was visiting it, I really only noticed how beautiful the campus was and nothing else. Honestly, anyone can get into this school. Some girl that I was helping did not even know what an introduction or conclusion was... Also, everyone that seems to go to Coastal is looking for a party school when in fact it isn't. Of course it is probably better than some schools, but the parties are sketchy and not fun. Being so close to the beach is also nice and I do enjoy that factor, but the actual school is not worth the money that I am paying since I am out of state. My advice for any one thinking about attending CCU as a freshman would be to not go there. It is definitely not worth it and the majority of the freshman class want to transfer. The people who have been accepted here worry me; how am I going to the same school as some of these people? Definitely transferring. |
|Nov 24 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |