Coastal Carolina University Reviews

  • 15 Reviews
  • Conway (SC)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,490
89% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 2/8/2021
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"This school is extremely over priced for what you get. They barely are a university in my opinion. The classes are not up to pare with how much it cost to go here. I would say to anyone deciding on this school or there other one, PLEASE PICK THE OTHER ONE. Getting help around this campus is a headache. The Professor egos are through the roof and not helpful. It takes at least a few day or a week for professors to respond to emails, witch by then the assignment has passed and a response does nothing. There is zero parking during your freshman year. You HAVE to park your car mid afternoon otherwise you have to walk about a mile across campus to where the housing is located everytime you leave campus. Some of the housing is extremely dirty with garbage majority of the time. This is a party school. People go here to party not receive a quality education. Although, the Marine science major here isn't bad average. I have friends that are currently still in that major. In summary, the staff here needs some upgrading, and there are extremely annoying things you have to deal with on a daily basis that hinder you from focusing on what you need to, getting a quietly education and enjoying yourself!"
Jerrod Robinson
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2019
  • Degree: History
"Coastal Carolina University is a growing school with plenty of opportunities for personal, professional, and academic growth. The faculty and staff at Coastal, really make an attempt to get to know you as an individual and really want to help you succeed."
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"Plenty of academic programs to find the best fit for your interests. There is a wide range of course offerings. Most of the professors are knowledgeable and personable. The class sizes are comfortable -not too big, not too small. The university athletic teams continue to win championships and generate bustling team spirit across campus. It's always exciting on game days. The campus is located in a beautiful beach town. The beach is only about a 20 minute drive from campus. The campus has expansive green lawns and well-maintained or new buildings, fields, and classrooms. It is safe and easy to navigate. The school has ample opportunities for social life, including Greek life, clubs, and intramural sports. There are also opportunities for professional networking and student leadership. Internships and research opportunities are available, especially those in business, communication, hospitality, advertising, and marketing, as the city has a big tourism industry. Study abroad programs are well-organized and offer diverse locations. The alumni network is pretty strong. I continue to receive notifications of news and events to this day. The academic and financial support services aren't particularly helpful. There is not very many academic lectures or symposiums held on campus, or perhaps these are simply overshadowed by the athletic events. College dorms aren't especially nice, but that's to be expected. The university-sponsored housing off-campus is highly desirable, and often competitive to live in."
Aubrey Glendinning
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2019
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"I really enjoyed my time at Coastal Carolina University. The campus is gorgeous and the faculty and staff were super helpful. I enjoyed my classes and the professors in the Art Studio program. I made some of my closest friendships at Coastal, ones that I know will be with me for a lifetime."
Cassandra Smith
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2019
  • Degree: English
"I loved my time at Coastal. The professors were awesome and well educated. I struggled with a lot of family issues but my teachers were always there to support me and help me get all my work done. My favorite professor was Dr. Gerald. She was the only black female professor and she encouraged me to go on to get my Masters Degree and come back and teach college courses. I'm currently enrolled in a MA in English at Southern New Hampshire University and I feel that I'm was overly prepared with my undergraduate courses."
Annakai McFarlane
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was lucky to have the opportunity of attending Coastal Carolina University. It did provide a stepping stone for my future academic career in higher education and at the time it was the only University I could afford to attend. Unfortunately I do feel that some of the degree programs offered at Coastal Carolina University are in need of an update or renovation. Some of the degree programs offered are very beneficial to a future career path a student is planning on pursuing, while there are other degree programs that I do not feel are as beneficial as others. I was not required to complete an internship in my field of study, which also made it difficult for me to decide if the degree program I was studying was the right fit for me. I also did not feel that there were enough resources offered for students in STEM fields of study. I liked that it was a smaller campus and the classroom sizes were smaller as well. It was not too far from home and there were always various activities happening on campus."
Anina Monteforte
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2018
  • Degree: International Business
"I had a great experience at Coastal Carolina University. I enrolled into the Business Management program which was a quite difficult but developed program at the University. The department is divided by major but has great opportunities for learning. I also obtained a Women's and Gender Studies minor, this part of my college experience was my favorite. Through the Women's and Gender Studies department I was able to be an active participant on campus, raising awareness, and putting together seminars to create dialogue about things going on in our community. I was a part of Safe-zone a LGBTQI ally program as well as Girl Up. I was also involved in Greek life at Coastal Carolina. That was a great experience as well in terms of meeting people, and enjoying my experience."
C. Hilley
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"My experience at Coastal Carolina University and the Health Sciences department was beyond what I could have imagined. Coming from a tiny high school, I knew I didn't want a tiny school experience, but I am so thankful that I didn't choose my school based solely on size. I gained so many more opportunities at CCU than I could have at a larger school because I had a chance to get to know my professors and take on student leadership roles that would not have been possible at a larger school. I was very pleased with my experience and always recommend CCU to students when they are graduating from high school."
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2016
  • Degree: Marketing
"The choice to attend Coastal Carolina University was one of the best decisions I made. This university did not only provide me with the best education but it gave me great experiences. Prior to attending college I was unsure of the possibilities of my future and what I needed to do to get the best out of the University. I attended seminars and conferences that made me uncomfortable so that I could step out of my comfort zone. By the end of my academic career I was holding a session to challenge the way college students think about their future. Overall if you are looking for a great education and an even better student life experience, I highly recommend Coastal Carolina University."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"This program combines a majority of education classes and a minority of English courses. The education classes were not helpful or challenging. My professors behaved as though the courses were simply an afterthought to whatever else they had going .on. Many of the topics were common sense. I made a 4.0 in those classes without trying. The English courses, however, were of superior quality. While participating in those classes, I felt as though my time and money were well-used. The professors were involved, demanding, and treated us as professionals. The work load for those courses was often very rigorous. Often, we would have 300 pages of reading assigned for the night as well as having one night to complete a project. This made me feel good about the As I earned. The point of this program is to have you pass the Praxis and PLT exams."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"CCU was a great school. There were a multitude of opportunities to be social on campus, a part of organized activities, to have fun (school/beach), and to work. I would recommend CCU to any potential students. We are continuing to grow as a community and are ever expanding our campus and class offerings."
Oxana Hendrix
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"The business program offers a solid academic foundation, however the school overall struggles to gain national recognition. The university is located in a tourist town that has nothing but restaurants and beachwear stores. Office jobs are virtually nonexistent or pay a minimum wage for a Bachelor degree level of work. As a result, kids graduate with Bachelor degrees and are forced to accept low level work, if they are lucky to even find jobs outside of the service industry. Many graduates in this area continue to wait tables even after graduation regardless of the degree just to support themselves. Campus recruitment does not exist here because employees don't come on campus. Useless career services office only adds to the frustration as it can't even organize a decent campus job fair. Very unfortunate because the school is nice and the staff genuinely tries to make it a great experience for students. However, a school is only good if it can help you find a job."
Elizabeth Marola
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I love this program and the values it stands behinds. I love to learn about the important teaching fundamentals on how to further my career in education. I do not love the cost of the program!!"
Xavier Sherman
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"The Masters in Arts of Teaching program at Coastal Carolina is an extremely helpful one. I majored in History and never took any education classes at CCU and in 14 months I will learn how to become a teacher. The fact that the faculty members are able to turn students that for the most part have taken no education classes in their undergrad career and turn them in to teachers in 14 short months is amazing. On the negative side of things the is not very much time for students to collect financial aid. Students are accepted mid-April and classes start in June. The only recommendation I have is that the admission process should be moved up."
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2012
  • Degree: Business
"Uses real-life situational application in the classroom instead of just boring lectures. Teachers are very open to interest in making sure students are progressing through the program. The faculty in charge of scheduling and programming for the program is excellent. Only downfall would be how much is actually taught in the classroom. Teachers can be scattered over what they will grade and what deliverables will actually be expected of the class."