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Coastal Carolina University

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Don't have alcohol on campus, you'll go to jail.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Friendliness: A, Education Quality: F
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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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I applied to an absurd amount of schoolsBrightCommunications
I applied to an absurd amount of schools and did a lot of research before committing to a college. Once I visited Coastal Carolina University, no other University could even compare. I came to Coastal as a freshman in 2013 from New York. I absolutely hated coastal by November and planned on transferring. I decided that i'd give it a full year. It is very common at this school for freshman to automatically freak out and transfer. When I still wanted to transfer in April, it was happening. However, when it came down to it and I got my acceptance letters, something in me could not part from coastal. I returned my sophomore year and I couldn't be more thankful for that because all of my friends that transferred are miserable and wish they were back at coastal and I couldn't be happier. Coastal is an amazing university but please listen to me when I tell you that you HAVE to give it time, especially if you are not from the south. You have to meet the right people. You could literally party 7 days of the week if you choose to, the campus is absolutely gorgeous, the professors are extremely helpful and I've met the most amazing people. It is big enough that you will always be meeting new people, but you will also always see someone you know which is definitely cool when you're out at a bar or a party. Thursdays are HUGE here. It is almost unheard of to not go out on a Thursday night. You definitely need a car here which kind of sucks. The shuttles suck and to live in UP without a car is a nightmare but if you have one, there's like a 4 minute commute to campus which is really convinient. The gym is beautiful and coastal offers free, awesome exercise classes 6 days a week (spinning, yoga, ab blast, insanity etc.) It is not beach weather 24/7 however, these winters do not even come close to comparing to brutal northern winters (it's november and i'm still in flip flops.) The classes aren't too hard but COASTAL IS A COLLEGE and you will have a decent amount of work...and you will fail if you don't do it but 99% of the professors here give you about a 4 week notice if not more for all of your work. Housing options are better than any university i've ever seen..our worst dorms are better than most universities best. As a freshman you will feel like there's a lot of stupid people in your classes and if you live in the dorms it seems like you're surrounded by ratchets but don't panic because they all fail out by sophomore year. Greek life is pretty big. As a guy you almost HAVE to be in a fraternity if you plan on partying. Girls, you can get away with not being in a sorority but it is definitely 100x more fun if you're in one. The food here is not very good but that's the south in general. Overall if you're looking to have a good time in college and do well in school, coastal is definitely a great choice
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Education Quality: B
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