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If you do notQuite BrightUndecided
If you do not have a fake ID, rush into Greek life, or are not a picture perfect barbie-type person do not expect to have a social life. Besides the beauty, the school does not have much to offer. If you are from the North I do not recommend coming here. Southern Hospitality? Not even close.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: F
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Being from the Charleston area, this university providedPhilosophy
Being from the Charleston area, this university provided me with nothing as far as the beach, downtown, night life, etc. as I had already been exposed to it.

I picked a worthless major for anything other than a higher degree; to spend so much for a generic liberal arts degree is a slap in the face nowadays.

I didn't meet any long-term friends or have any unique experiences, especially considering I commuted for the last two years.

The worst part of my college experience came afterwards. Without going into too much detail, there was some sort of problem with my last payment to the college... The problem being that I made one, and was told that all money owed for services was satisfied. Fast forward a year and I start being harassed by debt collectors because the college had sent my debt to an agency. I received no notice that I owed anything, considering I was told that I had paid.

Apparently I was lied to, so I still owed money. Unfortunately because the college did not bother to contact me, it was a debt collection agency that was now contacting my cell phone and work daily. This also needlessly showed up on my credit report.Fast forward two more years, and this debt has been paid off. I call the state department of revenue to verify my information because the SSN hacking scandal. I was informed that my tax refund was being appropriated by the College of Charleston because of debts owed. Debts that I had paid off well over a year ago. Hopefully I can get my money back so the college can't double dip.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I am currently a freshman here at CofCAverageEducation
I am currently a freshman here at CofC and like everyone else I really came here because of the beautiful campus. This is the first time i am reading these reviews and I wish I had read them before making my decision. I have been coming to Charleston ever since I was little. I loved the city. I had 2 aunts, and 2 cousins come here so I decided to come here as well. I am from New Jersey which seems like this year a lot of people are which is probably why I haven't felt isolated and looked down for being a northerner. I love the city and the campus. The academics and faculty are great as well.My issue is with the social life. I decided not to rush in the fall but after being here for a few weeks I regretted that decision. And what is the deal with the fake ids? Where I'm from I did not know anyone who had a fake id. Now that I'm here I feel like everyone does. Two of my room mates have one. I can never go out on the weekends with people because they all want to go to the bars and I can never go cause I don't have a fake. I wouldn't even know where to get one. It really sucks. I was excited to come to college and experience the partying but I'm not able to cause everyone goes to the bars...Yeah there aren't a lot of boys here but the ones who are here are really cute but unless you are 5 foot 4 weigh a hundred pounds and have flawless make up and hair boys won't even look at you twice. I have no plans of transferring but thats mainly because I don't want to be embarrassed by my whole entire family and I don't feel like starting over at a new school. I just wish I had more of an open mind when I was picking a school and had read these student reviews first.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: D-
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