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Reviews 461 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Better to live off campus

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: School is slow disbursing funds to the students

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Females rule the academic sector of this school. They are the people who pass, and tend to be the top of the class. There are a select few males who, coming from perhaps the Baltimore African American community, want to make something of themselves beyond what their socioeconomic status might predict for them. But unfortunately, overall, I think the general campus population lacks motivation. This would account for the terrible low retention and graduation rates. If you are looking for a study buddy, you might have trouble. But if you are looking for a date, most of the students are up for a great time.

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1 College Senior

Majors: If you are planning on going to medical school, flee from this school! People who go to Coppin have an incredibly difficult time getting in. Aside from the fact that the academics in the science department are so terrible you will struggle (beyond what is obviously normal) with the mcat, support for those other areas medical schools look for in applicants is nonexistant. Or rather, let me say it is beyond disastrous. I say this because there are professors here who will give you advice about medical school, speaking as though they know what it takes, when in fact they have no idea. For instance, once I once had to explain to a professor, who makes it a point to give me advice regarding medical school, what the AAMC is. That is like explaining to a supposed basketball aficionado what the NBA is. I have been given the advice that there is no need to study for the MCAT as long as you have taken the courses that show up on the MCAT. If you have ever taken an MCAT before, you know that exam tests far beyond content alone. And even if it was a test of content, Coppin would fail you abysmally there as well.

I will include a note, there are 2 professors I can think of on the whole campus who seem to know what they are talking about when it comes to medical school. They also happen to be physicians, so that makes sense. But the most sound advice I can give anyone coming to Coppin who would like to go to medical school is: don't come here. If you have no choice (e.g. finances), be aware that you will struggle. Perhaps consider hiring a private pre-health adviser because, be aware, CSU does not have a pre-health adviser or pre-health committee.

If you do not believe me on this, please go ahead and call Coppin's admissions office, science department, whatever, and ask them how many of their students a year go to medical school. I only know of one and a few honest professors have told me that was the only person to attend right after graduating from CSU in the last 20 years.

1 College Senior

Majors: Barely any majors. And be careful, because what is accredited today at Coppin may not be accredited tomorrow. And the admin is not very open with students about the status of their program.

The science department is quite simply trash. My middle school had a better curriculum than this. The simple fact that currently, and for the past few years, an environmental scientist teaches anatomy and physiology speaks volumes. I have also caught profs teaching incorrect material. There is a very tiny group of like 3 professors who are good and qualified for the subject they teach. But aside from that, please go to community college and transfer somewhere else later on. Do not waste your time and money on this terrible department.

1 College Senior

Majors: FYI, I actually never applied to Coppin. I showed them my GPA and SAT score (3.3 and 1810 respectively) and was admitted on the spot. So the application was as easy as it can possibly get. But it is also testament to how hungry Coppin is for even AVERAGE students. Though I do not think of myself as an idiot, I know my stats were not amazing. So I found the fact that they were so excited to have me pretty sad.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing in Baltimore is dirt cheap.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: The hazing here is ridiculous. I mean like people getting beat up, not showering for weeks crazy. But it sounds like that is apparently normal for the pledging process. Perhaps its normal, but it absolutely still is not a good thing.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are police walking around and there is a police office on campus, but be aware, there is no security or police who is posted at the dorms 100% of the time. That means desk staff( students who work at the front desk) are the dorms' first line of defense. Yes, this is terrifying. if something happens, they call the police rather than one already being there. This needs to change now.

Also, Coppin is surrounded by gang activity and violence. You wont see much during day, but it is not uncommon for students to get mugged while walking around campus at night. I even know people who were robbed at gun point. So basically unless you have a car, it is a terrible idea to leave campus at night. There is not too much that happens on campus itself though.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Why leave campus when there's a party here every-night?! Seriously, this is the most annoying thing. You would swear at night Coppin is a club and not a university campus. Many of the students aren't serious about why they are there, and the administration does not protect those students who are serious by enforcing rules regarding sound level and partying. The partying is inconvenience (or conveniently, depending on how you look at it) located in front of or between the dorms, and commences at night, like 10pm start time, 2 am end time. And it is so loud you cannot escape it from the dorms. So no, you will not be studying that extra chapter or getting a good nights rest no matter how badly you want to. If you are going to college for an education, this is not the right school for you.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Of campus eatery's in the Baltimore area are great, but getting there will be your problem. You absolutely would not want to walk the streets of Baltimore around the area Coppin is in at night. Many students have gotten mugged, even at gun point. To enjoy what Baltimore has to offer, you will either need a car or travel exclusively during day.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletics, so I guess that says something. I know some people are interested, but if you aren't (like me), you can go on never hearing about them

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: I only didn't give it 1 star because at least there is carpet in the rooms. That's good. But I hate the housing here. Sound level is not monitored. It's not just that people are playing loud music in their rooms; outside the frats and sororities will hire a DJ to come and play music, and it is so loud you will hear it loud and clear in your room. And this wont be at like 2pm. No, they will begin at 9:00pm and go through till 2am. What make matters worse is the library is closed during the week after 11pm and on the weekends after 5pm I believe. So you are stuck listening to this music rather than sleeping or studying. I have complained about it before and was basically told that Resident Life office cannot do something about the noise every night. I say, why not! We are at school, not the club. As I said, loud music from a room is tolerable, but window shaking parties at 2am is unacceptable.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I receive a full scholarship, but the clauses to that are ridiculousness. Namely, if you receive a scholarship through the Honors College, be aware they will dictate most of the classes you take, especially in your first and second years. When I had a conflict with a required course and one in my major, I was told even if it meant I would have to stay at Coppin for an extra year, these were the terms of my scholarship. So forget coming to college to free and expand your mind. If you are in Honors, you are extremely limited by their academic requirements and there is little room for compromise.

If you did not get a scholarship through the Honors College, be aware, the financial aid office is incompetent. They have no idea what they are doing, and will speak to you with confidence about your situation when in fact they are completely clue less. So good luck!

2 College Senior

Administration: The administration likes to baby students. As in, rather than letting us make adult decisions, they make rules to dictate our actions.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Not much of a variety. To kind of get in and get out, and this school doesn't necessarily have a good reputation.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's not something that I would want, but the on-campus housing is no better. I don't have much to say except that safety is a major cocern.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's like they don't want to give you money for school. The staff in the financial aid office are very rude and not professional at all, and very unorganized.

College Freshman

Majors: I don't think I would do an internship, I would prefer to start work right after school.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It was fairly easy, no hassle really.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The clubs/parties here are always full of drugs and alcohol. Definitely a negative impact on the students, especially incoming freshman.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There's not really much to say. Greek life isn't important on campus at all.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Honestly, you could have something new everyday of the week if you wanted to! Great food, I just wish these places were a little closer but they are still accessible.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: College kids drinking and parting everyday of the week. Not something that I'm into, personally I prefer to be around people who are mentally stimulating.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Of course, Coppin is a HBCU so typically you're going to see more black students on campus, but in the surrounding areas you see a mix of different people because of the tourists.

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