|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Coastal Carolina University Students||2%||33%||59%||10%||1%||2%||1%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to Coastal Carolina University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
CCU is with kind and caring professors who are always available to help.
Depending on the teacher it can take a while for them to put in grades
I love the resources on campus, the counseling services, the human resources, and all the fun events that the campus provides to its students for FREE. I love the education aspect and everything in between.
I don't like the food at the largest dining hall we have. It often becomes repetitive.
I'm a firm believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason. Although I would have not seen myself at CCU in high school, I am so incredibly happy to be here. I can't imagine being anywhere else. I found my place at CCU through greek life and on-campus employment.
Food service is very poor with few options. Both locally and on campus, if you'd like something to eat after the early hours of the evening, you're stuck. The freshman dining hall is notorious for making students sick and offers very few options. Oftentimes what is advertised is not offered. Parking on campus is an extreme issue, and although this may be true of any university, CCU's case is extreme. As a freshman, I would never leave campus after 5 pm on weeknights because I knew I would never find parking remotely close to my dorm. It felt like being trapped. Finally, housing options are poor. I lived in the older buildings on campus as a freshman because I did not have an additional $1,000+ a semester to shell out to live with 9 other people.
I very much have enjoyed my school experience, the only downside to Coastal Carolina is that I feel I do not fall into what the majority of students at CCU look or act like- which is okay- but I notice it often.
Different professors have different expectations and they can make or break your class experience, but they are all worth getting through!
CCU is a beautiful campus. They have many opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom. There is a great feel to the environment at CCU. The classroom size is great for connecting with other students. Professors are professional and organized. The campus is always clean and taken care of. They also have great food choices some of my favorites are Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks. They have many accommodations for students with disabilities as well. Lastly, they have a huge array of options for students who want to use off-campus housing.
One thing I would suggest for any new college student is don't spend a lot of money on supplies until after the first week of classes. Unlike high school, almost everything can be utilized through electronic means. Also, wait to buy books until your professor shares with you the content you'll need for class. Many of my teachers had listed reading material but didn't require me to buy it. Try as best as possible to rent all reading material. Check out your campus book store for renting options to save money on books. Also, check out your campus bookstore or library for options on renting laptops. I utilized this option, and it was so helpful as my tuition covered renting the laptop. Really pay attention to your universities orientation. I know sometimes they can be long and sometimes feel boring, but they are loaded with rich information you will end up needing at some point in your college experience. Your tuition covers a ton of things, so make sure you really pay attention to all that is available.
I love the campus itself, it is so beautiful. I love the proximity to the beach - only 10 miles away.
I started during COVID. Made it very difficult to get to know people.