Atlanta, GA
Tuition (in-state)
$27,874 ($9,664)
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Reviews 2747 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Student

Nightlife: I don't really attend parties or go out

5 College Student

Academics: The school is very challenging but worth every bit of time

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly every restaurant on campus give you an option for dining

4 College Student

Greek Life: I think that Greek Life is great in fact I plan on pledging one day

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Wish I could get more money in general.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Yeah the library can definitely be really full sometimes.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Love all the restaurants that are around me :)

5 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty challenging but worth it. There are alot of resources to help us around here.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is good if you just started

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have any comment about greeks.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I wouldn't trade downtown Atlanta for the world

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus has the perfect amount of rules.

5 College Freshman

Parking: I pay for commons parking so I do not encounter that problem

5 College Freshman

Transportation: I have a car, but if I didn't I would not have any concerns.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It isn't too bad where it is a huge problem like other campuses.

1 College Freshman

Weather: Whenever it is cold or extremely rainy, less people are outside socializing and going to class. When the weather is great, attitudes are better on campus as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It can be irritating when we have religious protests in the courtyard

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's a bit confusing, but we just got new busses and they are good on timing and cleanliness.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe for the most part. When I first got here I was afraid of all the homeless people, but for the most part they won't bother you if you don't bother them. There are some that you have to look out for though. However I feel safe to walk by myself now.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's always something to do in Atlanta.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Right now it is still very cold and I have to walk like everywhere so it sucks. It also has been raining a lot which doesn't really motivate me to go to class.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus so I wouldn't know. I heard it's a lot better and cheaper than living on campus though.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Ya'll thought you were going to get me on that one didn't you ? :)

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is always something to do in Atlanta.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have no interest in Greek life.


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Megan Urry
Franklin, New Jersey
English, Journalism
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Attending Georgia State is truly a unique college experience, with the University being in the heart of a huge city, amongst not just students and academia, but thriving businesses, corporations, and music and art scenes. Yes, the school has its shortfalls—its reputation academically isn't consistent, and it still struggles with the "back-up school" label—but because of GSU's size and status as one of the few research universities within the state of Georgia, it is constantly being affiliated with other top state schools like the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The students that complain don't take advantage of the many opportunities that the school provides. Given the metropolitan area, students will most likely be able to find a job or internship applicable to any area of study. Because the campus is in the city, students who choose to go to GSU should be prepared for more than just a few classroom buildings on a green-lawned campus.

Students who get involved with student organizations get to know the University a lot better than those who don't take advantage of such opportunities. Plus, students sometimes get resume experience from their on-campus involvement. For example, if a writing major gets involved with something like the school newspaper, he or she gains on-site experience that could lead to an internship or at the very least be a good resume boost. Even more than that, student involvement on campus leads to interaction with many different people, which can lead to friendships. So it not only helps you professionally, but forces you to branch out socially to the 30,000-plus people that take classes at Georgia State. Long story short—yes, Georgia State prepares students for the future, but, as most college experiences go, it's up to the individual to determine how significant that preparation is.

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