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Just don't go here.AverageCommunications
Just don't go here. The students only cone here to party, and the parties always get busted by cops anyway. The academic work is almost a joke, and there is never any pride in telling anyone you go to Coastal. Because it's not college, it's Coastal.
1st Year Male -- Class 1922
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Social Life: F
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I would highly recommendQuite BrightUndecided
I would highly recommend doing research before attending CCU. Most people I knew transferred or did not enjoy the school. There is a good reason why the graduation rate is less than 50%. At CCU it is athletics over academics, and that is never a good sign for any school.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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If you're intelligent, motivated, and excited to beginSuper BrilliantPsychology
If you're intelligent, motivated, and excited to begin working hard toward the life you've dreamed of... do not give your time and money to Coastal Carolina University. If you're an athlete, that's another story. The gym is incredible and the school spirit is there. Do it up. I attended coastal for about a month. Here's a quick version of my story: I wanted to major in Psychology and minor in Art Studio to begin pursuing my dream practicing Art Therapy in my own unique way, with the proper education. During my scheduling session at orientation, my advisor tried convincing me not to minor in art studio. (First red flag. I wasn't even asking for his opinion, I already knew what I needed.) I stayed for nearly an hour in this session, now the only one left in the room. Laying out all my options to get this class and figuring out together how we could make it work. Finally I rearranged things and happily accepted an 8am Art Studio class which they were reluctant to hand to me for odd reasons which I overlooked at the time. I left the room satisfied and excited. The beginning of the semester came around and I recieved the official class schedule. My only art class was complete bogus, included taking notes and testing, barely any creating, not intended for someone who needed to be making art. Even further, I was denied access to the "art studio" (because I didn't have the class THAT THEY DIDNT GIVE ME) to complete commissioned work that I simply couldn't do at the desk in my dorm room. All I needed was a table. But I wasn't allowed. I was paying SO much to go to this school that was simply not allowing me to pursue my biggest passion, AND not giving me access to the facilities on campus that I was paying WAY TOO MUCH for! Ugh. The vast majority of students were there for all of the wrong reasons. The school loves to suck up every dollar from your pocket in every way. This school is a business designed for the benefit of those running it, NOT the customers (that's you). I could go on forever about the things I experienced and saw in only a month before I knew that I couldn't grow in the right direction there. During the withdrawal process some of the staff were incredibly understanding and ashamed to hear about my experience & to top it off, weren't even surprised. One openly recognized the backwards ways of the university and even noted to me, "my job is to try to convince you to stay but morally I cannot do that". Please my friend, continue your search and don't attend this school.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: B, Individual Value: F
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