Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
18,059
Tuition (in-state)
$27,874 ($9,664)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

College Freshman

Athletics: I don't attend sporting events at my school.

College Freshman

Transportation: I don't utilize transportation for my school, so I don't know.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I have to be outside often so bad weather negatively affects my campus experience.

4 College Freshman

Parking: I honestly don't know because I ride the x press bus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: My school was ranked the most diverse school in america.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus policy is strictly enforced. For example students are no longer able to smoke in the presence of non- smokers. They are made to smoke in only designated areas.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students are never seen on campus with drugs, as drugs are strictly prohibited and security enforces this heavily.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not quite familiar with Greek life, but they are very much involved on campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: My school offers great programs that are geared towards helping students, be knowledgeable in their field of study.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's almost always sunny and when it rains, it rarely ever pours.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not many healthy places in walking distance of campus. But there are lots of restaurants that give either a 10% discount for students or a lunch special. But after about 12, the only place that's open is Pizza Hut.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's plenty of drugs avaliable on campus if you ask around. But almost everyone smokes marijuana and drinks alcohol. There are people who smoke indoors without getting caught, but it is prohibited. Many bars around campus don't check ID and some liquor stores don't ID either. Most students drink.

4 College Freshman

Computers: You don't have to bring your own printer, but you DEFINATELY need your own computer. The library closes at 12 AM and sometimes you might need to work late into the night to finish an assignment. The WiFi is almost citywide but you need a router for your room. The internet is fast if you have a decent computer.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of people. Hipster, Asian, Middle Eastern, Gothic, Black, Religious, White, Hispanic, Atheist, Partiers, Lazy people, Focused people, Musicians, Singers, Rappers...you name it, it's here.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Georgia State has a wide range of majors, however, many majors are broad and they may not have course for the exact concentration you want to focus on.

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Megan Urry
Hometown
Franklin, New Jersey
Major
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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