University of South Carolina-Beaufort Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


I would consider dining services the worst thing about my school. Since it is the first year, I hope they will only improve from here. We were only given one meal plan option and no meals are served over the weekend or friday nights. It leaves all of the students having to worry about where or what they are going to eat. This also can become expensive for the average college kid because most of us are on a tight budget.


The worst thing about USCB would be its growth. Although my fellow student may argue, USCB is growing very fast. USCB just gained a new student center building. This building houses a workout facility, Bookstore and Dining Hall. The Dining Hall is new. So they are working out many problems. Food quality isn't always the greatest. One night there was cold hard pizza and PBJ. Many students were very upset but, there has been some good food coming out. They are trying to work out all the problems. Growth is the worst problem about USCB.


The lack of flexibility with meal plans. I like to cook to save money and calories, but the school makes us pay for a meal plan regardless. Even if it's a matter of rent or food, the school insists that one must pay for a meal plan. They're the ones who wanted to buy a 7.5 million dollar building (the dorms have kitchens!) and they are making the students pay for it, even if they don't use it.


The worst thing about my school is the lack of teaching abilities of professors in the university. Students just like me come to the university to get an education and to learn from the professors who have to help us strive to get a degree, but how can we learn from them when they can't teach the way they should be teaching?


It doesn't have very many student life activities. The school only has track, cross country, golf and baseball. So students don't have very many sporting events either. The school needs to find more activities for the students to keep them at the school. SInce alot of students go to college wanting that big experience and they can't get it here at USCB.


With a wealth of Business majors and money-investing trustees, I watched my school turn less into a liberal arts college and more into a money-making business itself. I saw student organization funding decrease exponentionally, as well as student involvement in school affairs. Interaction with staff and administration was frequently tense and usually not helpful in resolving whatever issue I had. As a new university, I understand that USCB needs time to transition, but I hope that transition does not continue in the direction of being detrimental to students.