Atlanta, GA
Tuition (in-state)
$27,874 ($9,664)
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Reviews 2800 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally love the greeks, but it's not a big deal here

5 College Freshman

Majors: Such a great selection of the majors. You can definitely find where you fit into it all and make it your own

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a Neuroscience Major and it's growing by leaps and bounds every semester. The opportunity here is so rich

3 College Freshman

Weather: Georgia weather is pretty unpredictable but it's usually fair. We definitely get all 4 seasons

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not yet looked into off campus housing so I can't give an accurate opinion

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't often eat off campus #mealplan, but it's great and affordable when I do

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Georgia State is so diverse. Just walking to class, I hear 5 or 6 different languages. There are students from all over the world right here

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: What ever type of person you're into, you can find them here

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not a big party-er, but if you are, there is definitely something for you in the area

3 College Junior

Diversity: Atlanta is the place where many people come to stay but are not originally from so it opens the door for so much diverse. With GSU being right in downtown Atlanta you are able to see so many different people from so many different places with so many different views, beliefs, and ideas.

3 College Junior

Weather: I'm from the north so it's not bad to me but when it gets really cold or rainy the traffic pays for it.

3 College Junior

Academics: I love history so that's a plus for me in academics. I can discuss history all day if people know what they are talking about. I appreciate that my major is taught and the program is well represented by various people from various walks of life to teach the huge subject of history.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I had no problems with financial aid. Everything was available online and that made it easy. My advice is to do it as early as you can and then you'll definitely have no problem.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The football and basketball games are very lively and full of school spirit, fan support, and pride. Great times at the games for me and my family

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The nearby off campus restaurants are good about giving student discounts and the cost is doable for a college student. There's a lot of variety around so you can find something that you'll have a taste for very easily.

College Senior

Drug Safety: It downtown so everything is convenient.

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College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus

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4 College Senior

Transportation: There are shuttle buses to take you from parking spots to different places on campus

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4 College Senior

Academics: There are many experienced professors in the field, they know what they are talking about. They know there craft. GSU has joined with many companies. Workload for a Masters students is intensive but is worth it. There quiet places on campus to study.

3 College Senior

Parking: There are many parking decks available for students

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4 College Senior

Weather: It's atlanta what more should I say :)

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The student dress very modern with latest trend, you also have those who dress in business attire.

College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I am never really on campus alot, so i dont know.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not started my programming yet.

5 College Freshman

Computers: I am always at the library and always using computers at my school and it is very accessible and easy to use.


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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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