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Coastal Carolina University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseD
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Jan 26 2013
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
CCU is a big joke in quality, first there are very few instructors on staff that really care about how the student grows in society. I am not going to talk about partying because I honestly don't party. Put it this way if you come to the the school to party you might want to calculate the waste of money first. If partying is your want in life then go to a tech school, get a certification, and get into your career that way. Through my experience I have observed that some of my fellow classmates have either come to class buzzed or high. I mean really what's the point of spending thousands of dollars just so that you can do that?
Now aside from the rant lets talk about the school. The school is going through a renovation phase right now. They are constantly closing parking lots and on most they are constructing new buildings on top of the old parking area. They do have a somewhat new lot but that is about a 5-10 minute walk away from class buildings, so if you are running a little late you are now running even later. I would have thought that they would want to make the school better for the current people that have dedicated their money and time to give the school business, but they haven't. So perhaps you can figure it out, yes colleges are a business, however the leadership and president of this college are extremely money hungry. They do not care at all about education. Some of the instructors are even too good in their own quality in teaching for the university. Then there are some instructors that should not even be teaching anywhere, and to give a sense of quality control the university gives out surveys so the instructors can be rated. The truth is I don't think I have noticed an instructor changing their ways or even getting fired. Why would the university do this? It's simple actually if they hire bad instructors and hardly have quality, then the students can retake classes and the university can get double the money, which the instructors don't see any benefit. There are many people that go for a four year bachelors program and stay for more than that, I don't know how many have wasted time partying. The school is full of partiers but I do think there are a few that actually want to build their future and are getting ripped off. The school and their public safety team is arrogant and lies as well, if something happens involving one of the students, they lie to themselves saying oh no they go to a coastal that's not possible they go to CCU and our public safety team is too good. There are schools out there that are better and worse so make your decision.
questionHow was the CS program at CCU? I saw you mentioned that some teachers were bad (that is everywhere), more importantly do you feel you received the information you needed in order to be successful in CS? I am a Network Security major looking to transfer, so I was curious since you are in the tech major.
responseI was the one that wrote the review, I noticed your question when I came back to the site. I don't really have a problem with the CSIS department on their own, they're pretty good. They have at least a few if not all in the department with numerous years of experience outside of education, but I guess that can almost be the case everywhere. I would probably suggest to look at their course catalogs and determine what can transfer.
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