Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC, USA

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Coastal Carolina University
3.78 Average Rating

Erin from Catawba , SC

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Coastal is such a good school. It may sometimes get the party school name, but it really isn't anything like that. The classes aren't easy, but you will get a lot out of them. I love it at CCU. I would not choose to go anywhere else. The size is perfect. It is not too big, but not too small. The school is expanding as well. We are getting new building this year. They are in the process if being built right now. Coastal is a good choice for anyone looking to have a good college experience! :)
Tips for prospective students
Don't eat at the Commons everyday. Don't drink every night.
Great for these types of students
CCU has a very wide variety of people. Anyone can find something that they are interested in.
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Caroline

a current student here
39 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Every class I walk out of, I feel that I have learned something new each day. Whether it be how to communicate in groups effectively to what began the civil war, I feel more knowledgeable.
Am enjoying being here
I love the atmosphere of it all and the professors make you want to be in class.
Bang for the buck
I would not choose any other school to go to, even if it were cheaper. Almost every class feels well worth it. Coastal isn't perfect, but it is close.
Tips for prospective students
Study, study, study! In high school, classes and tests were nothing like they are in college. As long as you go into a test, confident and well prepared, you will be fine!
Also, don't let the whole being on your own, get to you. If you focus more on your studies, and less on hanging out, you will succeed.
Strive for only the best!
Great for these types of students
Coastal has a wonderful performing arts program ranging from music to dance to acting. Also, the marine science program is wonderful, because you get a chance first-hand to deal with and discover the marine life.
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Davon from Charleston, SC

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am writing to inform you of the great things Coastal Carolina University has done for me. I'm sure many of people have mentioned how college will be some of the best years of one life, because that is what was told to me before I entered college. It wasn't until I set foot on the lovely campus of Coastal Carolina that I truly believed that this was going to be a great experience for me. First and foremost, the classroom setting at Coastal is phenomenal, for very important reasons. The class sizes are not too large, nor to small. It is a great opportunity to bond with classmates, and almost have a one on one with you and or your professor individually.
Am enjoying being here
Personally it is an atmosphere where you can succeed. You can seek extra help from your professor, which involves you to establish relationship where he or she knows you on a first name basis. Whenever the semester comes to an end that professor knows that you have been seeking the necessary help to receive an outstanding grade. At CCU I have an extra help session with my professor, who is easy to reach in a 30-50 student classroom.
Bang for the buck
The advisement staff at CCU is nothing shy of stellar. They advise over a thousand students, but do their absolute best to get to know you on a personal level. You will feel really comfortable with the advisors at CCU, they try to do their job with one goal in mind to allow you to get your degree earlier or definately on time.
Tips for prospective students
There is nothing like experience in a classified field, definately the Professors at my college have. For example, my area of study is Business Finance. Many of the Professors have made the business ventures that I hope to make some day. It is great having someone teach you what they have been through, and they understand what all it takes to get you there. With the Professors, classroom settings, and advisement staff I was sold on Coastal Carolina University.
Great for these types of students
Coastal Carolina meet the needs of each student mentally, physically, and spiritually. From the fun weekly activities out on Prince Lawn to Sunday morning church services. Most of the University have fun, loving, genuine people that have touch my heart. I have allowed CCU to be a great College choice for me, and I am sure it could be a great one for you also.
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Demarko from Goose Creek, SC

a current student here
16 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I feel coastal is a great school. It satisfies and goes beyond a college experience. I feel happy and safe here.
Tips for prospective students
Come ready to work and learn. But, also have a good time. Your professors may be a pain and sometimes your best friend, but just do your work and stay focused. Also, make sure they learn your name. Participation can make college so easier and you learn more. That makes you look better and the professor will be more lenient.
Academic Rigor
It's difficult if you don't study and manage time well. The professors work with you if you work with them. Try not to fall behind. Prepare for tests and quizzes at the least a day in advance, so some knowledge gets through.
Dorm Life
Great. You have your own space and living room. Plenty of privacy and space. You share a bathroom, but only the shower. You have your own toilet and sink. The closet space is very descent. It comes with a dresser and a very comfortable bed. 2 people could sleep in it.
Food and Dining
Very Good. There are plenty of different food options. Also, different places to eat on campus. On different days they have different specials such as cajun, soul food, chinese, and etc. But, some things stay constant like pizza, fries, subs, salads, and more.
What to do for fun
Coastal Carolina is 10 minutes away from the beach. There are many different clubs to join. Also, the boardwalk has many different things to see. There are many different clubs to go to enjoy parties.
Bang for the buck
Coastal Carolina is a very expensive school if your coming out of state, but it is worth it. The education and experience you receive is great.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Sometimes they have CINO day which is pretty much like a student appreciation day. Not too out of the usual, but very fun.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who are responsible, knowledgeable, and open minded. But, also for those who keep to themselves because it is not to crowded. The classes are high school size and the Campus size is great you can get to class in hurry if you have too.
Clubs and Activities
They have many different clubs and activities. They are what makes Coastal Carolina. They have zumba, a gym, and many different clubs. Such as lacrosse, rec basketball, flag football, and many more.
Greek Life
Great. They play a big influence on campus. Especially when it comes to events on campus. They have plays, step shows, and parties.
Campus Safety
Coastal's campus police is available 24/7 and cruise through campus often to make sure everything is safe and secure. They have an emergency button in each room, so if something happens and you can't get to a phone they are notified. If you are walking on campus and its late and you don't feel safe they have emergency buttons you can press so the campus police can accompany you to your destinations.
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Charles from Sanford, NC

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Every Class is involved, even the somewhat larger ones, I have not been in a class with more than 50 people. I like it that way, more one of one with professors helps a lot.
Am enjoying being here
Coastal is an experience all in itself, a very tight knit community is here, if you decided to come, look me up, id be glad to show anyone around.
Bang for the buck
Coastal is great for the price, I am a Computer Science major and there is always something going one for us. We have independent and group personal projects pretty much all year round.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you apply early, I applied late and got stuck with a really hectic freshman schedule. Of course you must study, my freshman year was my worst year because I treated it like high school.
Great for these types of students
Great for people who enjoy an engaged community and lots of events, as well as those who like to have smaller classes.
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Jenna from Centreville, VA

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Coastal all the classes are usually a good teacher to student ratio. Therefore, you feel very satisfied it what you have learned. All the teachers i have had have been a great help and will work with you whenever you feel as if you aren't learning the material.
Am enjoying being here
Coastal has a variety of people just looking to have fun and learn. It is a wonderful environment to be in. Everyone you meet is just incredibly nice and caring. Also, the weather you get just makes you want to wake up in the morning and head to class.
Bang for the buck
Even though Coastal is a little on the expensive side, i feel as if i have gotten everything i need for the price i am paying.
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daniela from Conway, SC

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Each class I take offers something new. Most of the time I walk into a class with the mind set of man this is going to suck and I find myself walking out saying this is pretty cool and my professor is mad funny. There are so many different teachers which offer such different learning styles that I feel allows all students an equal chance in learning.
Am enjoying being here
What is there not to love about Coastal. We are 10 minutes from the beach. You can walk anywhere and every where on campus. The campus is beautiful. Its usually sunny. There are so many people to meet.
Bang for the buck
Location.
Tips for prospective students
Don't get caught up in the beach life or party scene. Be a balanced college student, especially here, it can get tricky balancing it.
Great for these types of students
Out going. Fun. Hard working.
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Kelsey from Mullins, SC

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is a great school to attend and still be close to my home and family. The professors really work well with students as a whole or individually if needed. The advisers make time to sit and assist you with any questions or concerns you may have concerning needed classes.
Tips for prospective students
Coastal is a great school to attend and offers many great opportunities. There are so many majors and they continue to grow.
Academic Rigor
I did well my first semester. 3.1
Dorm Life
Im able to continue living at home.
Food and Dining
Conway has just about anything you want. If not, Myrtle Beach is just a skip away. There are several places on campus to dine at reasonable prices and are conveniently located.
What to do for fun
Walk around the campus which is very beautiful. I love going to the gym and working out. We have an enormous amount of equipment. The library is also great and is a very convenient.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is very comparable to other local colleges.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Its pretty normal.
Great for these types of students
Biology and Science Majors
Clubs and Activities
I opted to wait until my sophomore year to join any club. Grades first!
Campus Safety
Safe. I receive an instant text message on my phone will any alerts or inclamant weather.
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Tiesha from Lancaster, SC

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
coastal carolina is an excellet school, it has a pretty good science program. although biochemistry is a new major here, the science departments are pretty fond of this major. the science departments has a good tutoring program
Tips for prospective students
study is the key to make good grades. repetition of what is taught is the key to learning, so go over information discussed in class. find a good balance between school work and your social life.
Academic Rigor
the acadamic rigor is pretty good, it is not too easy or too hard. coastal carolina challenges students in their courses and stimulates their minds.
Dorm Life
dorm life is excellent. it is an opportunity to meet with other students and be involved in the college community. the staff are very nice.
Food and Dining
food and dining has a great variation of different foods. the dining facilities are very accomodating.
What to do for fun
get involved with clubs and activities on campus. there are numerous clubs and intermural sports.
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Mark from Charleston, SC

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Though this is my freshman year, almost all of my professor's here make me want to come to class and not feel as though I'm wasting thousands of dollars; they help me learn things by keeping me interested in the material being taught. Walking out of class and remembering something the next day is the feeling I've had since school started.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is not too big, nor too small and is pretty up to date in technology so you won't feel as though you're going back to the future, it has a good environment about it that attracts many different people to meet everyday, and the class sizes are not too big to where your professors actually learn your name and face instead of feeling like a number.
Bang for the buck
Coastal Carolina isn't expensive is said to be one of the top 100 colleges in America, ranking in the top 15%; it is also regarded as one of the best college buys, which means quality education for not too much.
Tips for prospective students
Don't stress about classes because if you need help, let your professor know and they'll see that you care about your grade and will be more than willing to help you out; they have office hours and will help you out one on one if needed. Not to mention, college is not high school, so study whether or not you have a test so that you can retain what you've learned during lectures.
Great for these types of students
If you like to do a lot of activities and get to know a wide variety of people, Coastal is the place to come. Not to mention Myrtle Beach is one of the top tourist areas in the nation, so there's plenty of people to meet and make friends with.
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