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CCU is a fraud.Quite BrightBiology
CCU is a fraud. If you're looking for a university with unfriendly professors or snooty students who are more interested in the mall than the classroom, you found it. Campus is pretty nice but you won't be here long before you figure out that you really don't count. Too much money for too little product, in my opinion. This time next year I'll be at USC or Francis Marion.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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If you decide to come to Coastal, beAveragePsychology
If you decide to come to Coastal, be sure to bring a lot of money and a car. There is nothing to do on campus nor is there a place near campus that you can buy groceries at without driving. The student center is awful and needs to be completely redone with more things that students want to do. The dorm rooms are good; quads are better of course, but they're overall nice. Staying at the woods is pretty cool because there is a semi-kitchen and more freedom then that of the rivers. However, the campus transportation at Coastal is really bad: there's only one bus that runs to broadway at the beach twice a week, and broadway's not as great as you might think after the first couple visits. It would be nice if we just at least had a Walgreens next to the health center so you can buy a six pack of coke at your leisure. Also, the laundry situation is horrible: out of three floors in just one freshman building (i.e. tons of people), there is only about 6 washers, of which at least 2 are always broken, and they all eat your quarters, not to mention that the quarter machine is always broken. Also, make sure you put at least seven quarters into the dryers so that your clothes will actually dry. The campus is quite nice, beautfiul scenery and right next to a decent golf course. Being close to the ocean is nice too (when you have a ride at least). The weather is nice and warm, and look forward to sunny days: it's hotttt until about October, and then it starts getting chilly. Great if you want to get away from snow. The faculty for the most part is friendly and seems to want to help you, but the commons staff can be less friendly at times. There is almost no dining options at Coastal: there is only two dining facilities, both of which get very old after the first couple visits and are not all that great to start out with, so be prepared to spend alot of money on delivery restaurants (Fox's pizza is DELISH btw!!!). If you do bring a car, be prepared to have no parking spaces left over.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: D-
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I have transfered to CCU from FMU asQuite BrightPolitical Science
I have transfered to CCU from FMU as well. There are many students at CCU who came from FMU. There is a huge difference between FMU and CCU:

1. FMU is about 3300 students and this number is shrinking. Most of the student population of FMU comes from poor schools with bad teachers and limited resources. These students are mostly those who don't have any other options. FMU on the other hand accepts everyone. I met people there who didn't have a single idea about the World and they had scholarships. After a year and half there, I didn't get to meet anyone from outside SC or even from any city larger than Florence. I would say, most of the students are from very small and rural cities.

2. CCU is about 8000 students. Few years ago, it was about the size of FMU. The student population of CCU comes from all over the US. In few months at CCU, I met people from NJ, NY, OH, VA, GA, MN, and many other states and countries. From my perspective, the student population makes all the difference. In addition, the administration and the faculty at CCU are superior in many ways. I am not saying CCU is perfect but I can tell you, in comparison to FMU that I know, CCU is outstanding. Good luck!!

1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: F
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