College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick, GA, USA

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College of Coastal Georgia
3.79 Average Rating

Merrie from St. Marys, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This is a great college with wonderful professors who really care about making sure that you are getting the best education possible. Now with the college changing status from community college to a university they have kept their status quo!
Am enjoying being here
Camden Campus is small and personal.
Bang for the buck
As long as you are a Georgia resident you are fine.
Tips for prospective students
When you pick a Major find the correct advisor for your program. Stay on top of your courses and your financial aid.
Great for these types of students
Great for all students of all ages.
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Charley from Jesup, GA

researching this school
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The proffesors here are really professional, and this school is not a community college anymore, they have raised up to a university system. They are going to be building dorms soon which will be finisheed by 2011. Recently I have gone to one of their seminars and it was thouroughly informitive. The college is really nice and the professors here are exceptional.
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on going to this college, it will be really great if you apply up for it in your early senior year after you get your SAT scores (if you took them early in the year). It will be a lot easier to apply, especially BEFORE summer. But since sigining up for the 30 scholarship's deadline is by March 1st this year, you might want to apply there in the winter.
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Maggie from Normal, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The college has so many perks, the location and atmosphere is create. The professors are solid and love what they do so it makes classes easier. And the food, everyone loves the food at the college!
Tips for prospective students
I am out of state so this first year was a little expensive for my family. Most people are from Georgia so tuition is a great deal! If from out of state, it's a lot easier to have scholarships lined up to decrease taking out loans.
Academic Rigor
I love the classes, they are never boring. I have learned a great deal in my classes and enjoy every single one of them. The professors are awesome! They are always available and encourage everyone to come in during office hours for additional help.
Dorm Life
The dorms are brand new so they are still really nice. There is a good variety of rooms types. The RAs always have some sort of event going on on the weekends or random movie nights during the week.
Food and Dining
So good! Chartwells does a great job hiring the chefs and cooks that they have on staff now. The food is usually always delicious and there is a good variety of food at every meal.
Bang for the buck
If you are from Georgia and have Hope, it helps a lot.
Greek Life
CCGA just started their first fraternity this year!
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Stephanie from Brunswick, GA

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3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The atmosphere is pleasant. Every professor that teaches at CCGA is not only considerate but understanding to the students.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to get all the paperwork submitted early so that the best classes are available.
Academic Rigor
The programs offered are extremely invigorating and challenging.
Dorm Life
The dorms are cozy and the perfect size for students.
Food and Dining
The meals are amazing.
What to do for fun
Great ways to have fun are by going to some of the extracurricular clubs that are offered.
Bang for the buck
College of Coastal Georgia is fairly affordable to most students.
Great for these types of students
CCGA is great for students who wish to stay local or students from a farther location to pay a lower fee for a college education.
Clubs and Activities
The clubs offered are friendly and are always happily accepting to new members.
Campus Safety
The parking lot has many lights that help illuminate the area so that students may be safe on their way to their vehicles after a night class. Also, on campus police help keep the trouble under control.
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Tiffany from Jesup, GA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
ccga is about putting students wildest dreams into action. they do this by assisting students to grow and mold their skills and abilities. the college is constantly growing and will continuously keep students as their number one.
Tips for prospective students
get involved! there are so many opportunities for new students to get involved even if you are just touring the campus. don't hold back and jump right in.
Academic Rigor
i am a student in the bachelors of business administration program and i continually see the courses getting harder, but that also means i continue to get more out of them. you get out of classes what you put into them.
Dorm Life
the residence life and housing staff here at ccga are phenomenal. they do erverything they can to help the residential students get involved, stay invovled and succeed academically. i love living in the residence halls.
Food and Dining
the dining hall is very convenient and has a wide variety of meals to offer students. some meals are better than others but they take all suggestions and comments and do something with them. they do not take a suggestion and leave it as a note on their desk. they take that suggestion and use it to better themselves, so that they can better serve use students.
What to do for fun
there are lots of activities and programs you can do for fun within campus and lost of organization sto get involved with. off campus we are very close to the beach and that is what most of our students love to do.
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Danielle from Kingsland, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This college is an amazing college because of the simple fact that it had professors who are willing to actually work with you in order to help you succeed! CCGA is constantly improving the degrees that are offered and are creating more and more opportunities for students to fine something that they are interested in doing. One final thing that is amazing about this college it that they offer students the opportunity to get involved with what is going on within the college either through student government or even through student work programs!
Tips for prospective students
One thing that you definitely want to make sure of is that your major is offered here because as I have said they are working on creating new programs and such but there is a chance that what you are looking for is not offered.
Academic Rigor
For the most part the academics are fairly average as long as you are willing to actually put forth the effort into your studies. On the other hand if you don't put forth the effort you will struggle through your course and find things to be very difficult
Dorm Life
CCGA has actually just built brand new dorms! They are very nice, clean and well maintained!
Food and Dining
I love the meal plans that they offer. They actually have two different meal plans depending on where most of your classes are because there are two campuses. If you are primarily on the main campus they have a full dining area in which you can go and sit and eat, while at the sub campus they have a little Dockside Deli which offers sandwiches and other healthy snack. At both places the food is amazing!!
What to do for fun
Throughout the year the student government people get together and bring all kinds events to the students, ranging from dances to live performers and even stress tests!! It's all a lot of fun and if you miss one event that's okay because there is sure to be another one not far behind it!
Bang for the buck
I have got to say all in all I have definitely gotten my moneys worth at this college! Of course you have the occasional professor who you get mad at for some reason or another but other than that you definitely get what you pay for, as long as you are willing to work for it!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
This is a completely Tobacco Free campus!
Great for these types of students
One thing that i really love about this college is that it really caters to the nontraditional students, meaning people who work full time jobs and are only available in the evenings for classes.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is amazing! They have emergency boxes located throughout the entire parking lot and if you need to there is always a police officer around that you can speak with if you need to.
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Meredith from Saint Simons Island, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
CCGA is an excellent college with still even greater potential. They are growing by leaps and bounds, but still have the local community focus. They are service oriented and have a wide variety of students from first timers to non-traditional.
Tips for prospective students
Some programs are new and are still growing and changing, but for me it's exciting to be a part of that. If you would enjoy being part of a small but growing college, then CCGA is for you.
Academic Rigor
Dedication is key and you have to put the time in to reap the rewards of obtaining a college education. The teachers are excellent - at least the ones I have been fortunate to have - but you have to be responsible enough to spend the time independently studying to truly learn the material and succeed. Some may say the teachers are tough, and while that may be true, they are always available to help and want to see you succeed.
Dorm Life
I live off campus so cannot comment on dorm life. I can say I know that on campus living was new as of the 2011-2012 school year so I'm sure it would be exciting to be among the first to live in the new residence hall.
Food and Dining
The dining hall is EXCELLENT. I attended college back in 1999-2003 and the food then doesn't even hold a candle to what CCGA offers. The food is really good and the set up is amazing. It's all you can eat, open buffet style and you have 4 different areas to choose 4 different meals from plus a complete salad bar. Dining is new this year at CCGA and they have done an excellent job.
What to do for fun
You are about 15 minutes from the beaches on St Simons Island and Jekyll Island... need I say more?
Bang for the buck
Excellent value here. CCGA is one of the fastest growing schools in the state but it is still very affordable to attend. You will find top notch teachers and education opportunities at a price that won't break the bank.
Great for these types of students
I'm a non-traditional student and the fact that CCGA has evening and on-line classes meant a lot my first year attending. I am starting the nursing program in the fall so it will be a bit more regimented then but they really have class schedules you can work with for your benefit.
Campus Safety
Campus Safety is excellent. They have call boxes set up throughout the parking lots that have blue lights at night. They have a dedicated number you can call anytime and an officer always has that phone with them incase you need them. I have always felt very safe on campus.
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Amanda

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
this school has improved since i started back in 2009. becoming more involved with students. they have gotten more sports now and seems to be doing very well.
Tips for prospective students
definitely check it out for yourself, don't just go by what you have seen online and heard from others. there are some great things about this college, but it isn't for everyone.
Academic Rigor
there are some professors who will stick by the school rules and their own syllabus and never go outside of what is in there. but you also have some that will be a little more flexible. majority of them will help you out as much as possible but if you are trying to turn in late work, most will not take it. go by what their syllabus says and turn things in on time. also if they say don't be late, don't be late. many professors will not let you in if you are late.
Dorm Life
i do not live on campus but heard that the new dorms are great.
Food and Dining
last semester i ate there a few times because if you have over 8 hours then you are required to get the meal plan. food was pretty good. breakfast was my favorite. you can choose from many different things. their salad bar is always fresh. only con is if you don't want to eat by yourself and a friend goes with you, they will not let them in if they are not eating.
What to do for fun
the school always has little activities going on. always check your student email and you will see what is going on for the month. also in every bathroom and just posted around campus there are posters up. in town things to do: mall, movies, bowling, many of restaurants, only 10 to 15 minutes from the beach. great location.
Bang for the buck
since we have gotten to be a four year university the price for tuition has definitely gone up. yes it is still pretty cheap compared to the other schools. but for one class it was almost $1000. so the price has changed since i first registered. my first semester was $1600 for 5 classes.
Campus Safety
campus police is driving or walking around all day. students are free to walk into their office at anytime with no worries and they encourage students to put their number in their cell phones.
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Nelson from St Simons Island, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This college is great for high school graduates and non-traditional students alike. The teachers are very helpful and are available for extra help between classes. The college offers many additional resources to ensure your success, such as: free tutoring, student instructor assistants and academic coaching for brushing up on things like APA formatting.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the college campus that you will be attending, and find out what college services are specifically available to you. Some students may be eligible for the Trio program which offers in depth career services and academic advising. As for financial aid, make sure to speak with an advisor early and often! Do not wait until the last minute to start looking for additional funding for college.
Academic Rigor
Depending on the classes you are taking, some students may find the curriculum to be more difficult than others. It is very important to use any or all of the resources available to you in order to ensure your success. Go out of your way to engage the teachers on topics that you are having trouble with. Ask questions and participate in class discussions. For even more assistance, try working with one of the tutors in the library learning center.
Dorm Life
I cannot provide very much information on this subject since I live off campus. However, I do know that the dorm buildings were recently constructed (Spring 2012) and include many useful services such as Internet, phone and cable TV. There are many different extracurricular activities to do in between classes, such as tennis courts, nature trails, and basketball.
Food and Dining
Each student will undoubtedly have different tastes, but the Mariner's Galley provides many different meal choices every day. From salads and soups, pizza, and fresh-made sandwiches, to grilled tilapia and home style lasagna, there are plenty of options to satisfy whatever you're craving.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of things to do for fun throughout the semester. For those of you who are more athletic in nature, there are a handful of team sports to try out for: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball and tennis to name a few. The college also regularly schedules movie nights each week showing the latest must-see films available on Blue Ray. In addition, there are many local festivals and art shows to attend as well.
Bang for the buck
The campus is ideally located for student access to nearby shopping centers, dining, and recreational activities both on and off campus. Many of the buildings are newly constructed and provide students with a safe, comfortable learning environment. To wit, there has been some discontent among many students over the amount of additional fees the college has been charging since it has transitioned to a four year college. However, the overall tone about the value of the college as a whole is quite positive.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Watch out for Zombies! ; )
Campus Safety
Campus safety is rated very high in my opinion. All security personnel have an open door policy and are on site 24 hours a day. The campus is also equipped with security cameras, and many of the facilities are accessible only to students and personnel with a college ID / Access Card.
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Brittany from Brunswick, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
CCGA has excellent programs and many friendly people. You can always look forward to meeting someone new everyday almost. The college professors are always more than willing to help.
Tips for prospective students
Study! Do not let yourself get behind in anything. Don't forget, you're paying for these classes so get your moneys worth!
Academic Rigor
The classes are fairly easy, provided you do your work and stay on top of studying.
Dorm Life
The RA's are amazingly friendly and always willing to lend a hand. The rooms are beautiful and cozy.
Food and Dining
The food can be iffy sometimes but overall way better than high school food!
What to do for fun
There are a bunch of activities almost every day for students to do. Including concerts, sports activities and campus wide activities, such as humans vs zombies.
Bang for the buck
I love this college! It's a great starter college for anyone who is in fear of an expensive scary college. All in all an affordable college.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There seems to be a lot of scavenger hunts but they never get boring. Some even go to city wide hunts!
Great for these types of students
Great fro students looking for a small populated school with friendly teachers and easy help.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs ranging from religious all the way to comic book clubs.
Greek Life
As of right now there is no Greek life, but we are supposed to be getting it next year, so fingers crossed!
Campus Safety
The campus is VERY safe. The dorms have 3 levels of security and the school has many emergency posts to when the buttons are pushed someone will almost immediately come for help or even if you just don't feel safe walking alone, someone will be right there for you.
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