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Old 10-27-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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Hey all!

I am currently a junior in college at a school in Michigan. I am majoring in Business Mangagement. I am moving to North Carolina this coming summer, 2009. I will be finishing up college down there in Fall 2009. I have done a lot of research on schools and such and I think I have it narrowed down to 2; UNCW and CCU (Coastal Carolina University) in Conway, SC. I have also looked at East Carolina University. I am looking for an upbeat community with a lot of people my age. I want a good school but also an area with lots to do. Any and all help would be great! Also, if you have any suggestions on apartments around there, that'd be great! 1 bed 1 bath!

Thanks bunches!
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:34 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Sounds like you might want to party a bit, too. I'd give the nod to Coastal Carolina, in a tight race. It is essentially in Myrtle Beach.

Have fun and good luck.

lln
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NC's southern coastline
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This isn't going to help- I have known people who have gone to all 3 schools, and they each loved it.

I am not as fond of Wilmington for a few reasons, so I myself would not choose UNC-Wilmington unless it had a specific academic program that was known to be better- that's just me.

I feel the cost of living is lower in the CCU area, you're essentially right at Myrtle Beach and there is lots to do, and I prefer that area to Wilmington- yet you are not too far to go hang out in Wilmington some if you want to, I'd rather live in the Myrtle Beach area. (If you choose Wilmington you're close enough to go have fun in Myrtle Beach by the same token- but I just don't really like Wilmington, myself. Wilmington is near a lot of beaches too...just don't like the city overall).

I knew a lot of people that went to ECU and liked it, it has a bit of rep as a party school but a lot of doctors come from the med school there....I don't know anything about the area ECU is in.

My pick would be CCU if their academic program meets your needs.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Swansboro
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Greenville and Wilmington are both fun towns. Personally if I had to pick, I'd go with Wilmington and UNCW. With business management, you really can't go wrong with either place. I don't know anything about CCU so can't comment on that one.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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I would choose either UNCW or ECU. I know that Myrtle Beach is very touristy and commercialized. Conway being a small town outside of Myrtle Beach has a lot of low income residents who seek employment in Myrtle Beach. Also, I've never heard of CCU.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Hey all!

I am currently a junior in college at a school in Michigan. I am majoring in Business Mangagement. I am moving to North Carolina this coming summer, 2009. I will be finishing up college down there in Fall 2009. I have done a lot of research on schools and such and I think I have it narrowed down to 2; UNCW and CCU (Coastal Carolina University) in Conway, SC. I have also looked at East Carolina University. I am looking for an upbeat community with a lot of people my age. I want a good school but also an area with lots to do. Any and all help would be great! Also, if you have any suggestions on apartments around there, that'd be great! 1 bed 1 bath!

Thanks bunches!
Why not wait until you complete your undergraduate studies; to get a degree from UNC-W or any university for that matter, you'll need to take at least 60 credits from the institution. Also, I suggest that you apply to and be accepted at UNC-W before you make any plans. Once you accomplish that, you'll be looking at in-state tuition and if you are fortunate to have financial aid and believe that it automatically transfers with you, it may, but not to the extent you might be thinking.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Why not wait until you complete your undergraduate studies; to get a degree from UNC-W or any university for that matter, you'll need to take at least 60 credits from the institution. Also, I suggest that you apply to and be accepted at UNC-W before you make any plans. Once you accomplish that, you'll be looking at in-state tuition and if you are fortunate to have financial aid and believe that it automatically transfers with you, it may, but not to the extent you might be thinking.

I appreciate your comment. But I have been planing on this move for the past year and a half. I have already applied to a few schools in NC and am just waiting on them. I have thought tons about out of state tuition and financial aid and such, and I already decided I will pay out of state tuition for the first year. I have done tons of reasearch on the costs and such and I have no than enough money to get me through the next couple years! But thanks!
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: in a house
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I appreciate your comment. But I have been planing on this move for the past year and a half. I have already applied to a few schools in NC and am just waiting on them. I have thought tons about out of state tuition and financial aid and such, and I already decided I will pay out of state tuition for the first year. I have done tons of reasearch on the costs and such and I have no than enough money to get me through the next couple years! But thanks!
Out-of-state tuition and fees for the current academic year is $25,418 and the admissions process is competitive. Good luck to you.
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