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4 College Student

Overall Experience: I want to go where I feel at home and very safe.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at GCSU has been great, not only have I furthered my studies but I have also gained some long lasting friendships. The people here are great, and it is a great learning community. I'm am even more excited about transferring to georgia tech.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: its hard but you expect that in a top 3 engineering program

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love to go to Georgia Tech. The level of excellence is really superior. The classes are really difficult, but I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't started yet. The admitted student visit wasn't very informative, but I really like the campus, programs, size & school stats (it's top 10 for engineering)

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Georgia Tech is a great place to learn and is full of very intelligent students and staff. It was a little harder than I was initially prepared for, but there are tons of opportunities to help students succeed.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I feel like it would be a good idea to have a better orientation for transfer students. I was told not to bring a laptop to orientation and then had to wait in a long line to see my adviser and ended up having to register for classes on my phone. It felt very impersonal and wasn't much help. If they would split up the transfer and foreign exchange orientation that would help a lot.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at school has been great. Although I haven't begun classes yet, my school has been active in keeping me informed about what is happening on campus, and there are so many extended orientation opportunities for me to get involved and meet other students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are more options every semester as new student housing is built, but the cost is still pretty high. You'll sacrifice proximity for the price you save.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You're in the middle of midtown Atlanta. If you can't find something you like, there's something wrong with you.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Controlling 20,000 college kids in the middle of Atlanta can't be easy. GTPD keeps everyone safe despite a possibly dangerous environment; the rest is however pronounced you seek it out to be.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As a research institution, much of the money goes to funding research rather than meeting the full demonstrated need of the students. If you qualify, you will receive some. But expect to take out a loan or two to help cover the costs.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We have an incredible selection of on-campus food offerings.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is astronomical, so this provides the same quality but in a much better location.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Lived in my fraternity house all 4 years, very active with a large percentage of the school being greek.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Welfare Wednesday's in Buckhead were cheap and popular.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Its Atlanta so there were many options available to us.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Had shot parties in our buildings, even though it was against the rules.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Lots of selection, that evenly spaced out across campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Building are new and maintained fairly well. Many students leave on the weekends, but the ones that stay are social.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Pricing is high for the quality of the dorms, considering what comparable rent would pay for elsewhere in the city. Dorms for underclassmen are pretty much all typical doubles (with some triples and quads), shared bathroom. Most dorms are pretty similar, though some are more newly renovated and therefore more desirable. For upperclassmen, most dorms are apartment style, meaning that you'll have access to a private room, bathroom shared with one other person, and kitchen and living room shared among your roommates (4-6 people). These dorms are comfortable and provide personal space, but the bedrooms are still pretty small for the price.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There's different dining options around campus, but it's mostly fast food.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: I'm not a big party person, but the few times that I have been out have been pretty fun. The frats are all on east campus, so if that's your thing then you definitely want to be on that side of campus.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: My biggest problem was with the location of the dining halls. While east campus has two dining halls within a short distance of each other, west campus only has one. What's more, the one on west campus not only closed early (at 10pm, the one on east stayed open till 2am) but the food was much less appealing too. Also, there's barely any food after 3pm on the weekends. I was constantly disappointed with the food on west campus, but going to east was too much of a hassle, and going off campus was expensive. While the retail options are great, they are a bit pricey and aren't open on the weekends. My experience would have been better if I lived on east campus because there are two dining options, one is open pretty late, and there's better food.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: I've visited most of the dorms in my school, and while they aren't the most spacious, they are livable. I was lucky enough to have a suite style room this year, which is more roomy than traditional rooms. The general cleanliness of the common areas, such as the kitchen, was an issue. While it wasn't intolerable, at times it could get pretty scary. The air conditioning was also a major problem for me. It would be freezing inside the room, but if it was above a certain temperature outside, the heat would automatically turn off until it was cold enough again.

As for the social atmosphere, it was segregated within my building, and it seemed the same for the other buildings too. Each floor kept mostly to itself except during special events that brought everyone together.

Regarding the cost, like most things in college, it is very overpriced, living on campus was a great way to submerge myself into the college experience. It may not be for everyone, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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It is true that many Tech students might sometimes wish that they had chosen another, less demanding school for college. Georgia Tech is very academically demanding, to an extreme that alienates many students and parents. Many see the school as a sort of "proving ground" for professional life.

However, the size of the student body is not overly large, and it is easy for one to get involved socially and academically without straining your GPA. The rigorousness of academic life at Georgia Tech instills a rare motivation in the students there that will prepare them well for professional life. Most students feel that an education at Tech was worth all the work.

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