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I am an out-of-state freshman and Charleston seemed like aQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I am an out-of-state freshman and Charleston seemed like a wonderful place to go to school. I have to say Charleston as a city is absolutely beautiful and great for walking. Overall my classes have kept me interested and are challenging and often rigorous. However, the student body is fairly lacking in a few areas. The girls are, for the most part, very preppy and wealthy, and focus more on tanning and partying than actual school-work. CofC also does not have a very friendly employee population. The professors are, in general, wonderful, but the people working housing, financial aid etc. are often very rude and unhelpful. It has been difficult finding a niche at CofC. You are either very preppy or a complete arts freak, both of which are not very welcoming. On the weekends there are few options outside of smoking weed or going to a party and getting completely trashed. The city has so many interesting places to see, but few of these local interests are utilized. While I love Charleston, the student body is less than satisfying and ultimately the reason for me transferring. CofC has the potential to be an amazing school, but the lack of school spirit brings it down a peg. People wear Clemson and USC gear more than CofC and that kind of says something in a small way. This school is great for some people, but not necessarily the best for others. Hopefully this is helpful.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Individual Value: C
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I came to COFC because I love theQuite BrightEnglish
I came to COFC because I love the city and the beach so what more could I have asked for in the college's campus? Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to experience the student body or life outside of campus (which really doesn't seem to exist). This school is perfect for anyone who is or would like to be southern, wants to fill their days with classes, greek life, drinking and partying and doesn't have a problem with isolating themselves from the outside world / putting their life on hold for the next four years. Otherwise no one is really DOING anything in charleston or appears concerned with anything going on outside of gossip's jurisdiction. So for me, someone who loves the city life and the hustle and bustle of making an impact in the world, Charleston was definitely not the right place to go to school - vacation, definitely, but not live.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2011
Innovation: A, Scholastic Success: F
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I personally am not a fan of theQuite BrightEducation
I personally am not a fan of the College. Although there is a lot of diversity on campus, it's not the easiest campus to get involved with. We do not do any meet-and-greets in the dorm and classes are sometimes boring. Everyone who wrote a review about great night-life must be talking about partying,which is what a majority of the students OBSESS about.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: F
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