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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel somewhat safe on campus, but I would recommend that you walk with a group of people. There are some but rarely any police officers on campus. I don't recommend walking alone at night. There are a lot of homeless people who love to hang at Hurt Park. There seems to always be a robbery here.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For the most part, I think it's great. The professors for the most part, enjoy what they do and put a lot of effort into it. There are many courses you can take. Depending on what your major is, you can be part of a Freshman Learning Community. You can be in a class up to 25- 50 students. Everyone likes to engage, no one is distracting.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know much about it, but I've heard it's good.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like campus housing at GSU. Though the dorms for Piedmont Central are smaller than expected, but they are generally good for the most part. The showers like to make a loud thudding noise, and it's kind of disturbing. The shower is separate from the bathroom, which I guess is a good thing. It gets really loud too, you can hear the people outside in the hallway, and you can hear your roommates in the next room. There's 11 floors in Central, I would not recommend you taking the elevator unless you're a patient person and you don't mind going up and down many times. I would highly encourage climbing the stairs, even though they are tiring, but it is faster. There's a small room for laundry, and you can wait outside in the floor lobby while you wait. The community kitchens consist of only 2 microwaves. There are interactive rooms on each floor, (ex flix, fit, study, chill, etc). You get a nice view of the city if you live on the higher floors. Your RAs will occasionally come and visit you to make sure everything is going ok, and they do plan activities and encourage you to attend them.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know anything about the Greek life here at GSU, but from what I've seen/heard, they are "great" people.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Im not a huge fan of sports, and it seems like nobody else is either. They do like to send out a lot of emails saying to claim a free ticket to a game, but I don't think anyone cares. I have no idea how good the athletes are.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GSU is alright so far. It's only been a week since school has started but it has been a pretty good week overall. They like to plan a lot of activities no one knows about, so you either have to keep up with them on social media or talk to your RAs. They have many places where you can chill or study. The atmosphere is great, and I love the diversity.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the teaching style of most of my professors. Doesn't matter what the subject is, they usually all try to find ways to increase our value and apply the subject to our individual lives.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had amazing support in finding jobs and internships that will best suit me.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I always feel great around campus-

Walking around at night is not a problem.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Again, not something I am interested in so answering these questions it would have been nice to see that as an option or NA.

By saying that, I think it is clear that Greek life on campus is very weak and does not consume a big part of the culture of the university. Also, based on a lot of the rallies held in the courtyard one can see that many of the fraternities and sororities are unconventional.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: I love our gym- it's good for my standards.

I don't care about sports teams in college, so not much to say about the games and stadiums.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love being in the city- surrounded by all the diversity and opportunities the city provides. When I say diversity, I don't just mean in terms of race and ethnicity- I am also referring to of opinions, culture, and lifestyle. The university puts on so many different events to allow us all the chance to network and connect with leaders in the community.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I dont know much about the athletics team but I heard that they are too competitive and strong with their team.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wouldn't take this school again because the professors are not engaging with the students, and cannot speak/relate to the students in their teaching.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe I have such a great love for Georgia State because of how much this university has contributed to my growth as a student AND a person. Professors have personally effected and influenced me with their passion for the things they are teaching me. So many of these professors have already tremendously shaped my future, and I have learned just as much through the diversity of the people I am surrounded with in class. Everyone has their own unique experiences to share with you and I am so lucky to attend this school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many great internship opportunities here. Georgia State has ties with so many major companies,

not only locally but around the nation and the world. Their Study Abroad program even goes as far as connecting students with potential employers across the globe, making it affordable and possible to reach your dream job, whatever that may be.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Obviously Georgia State under no circumstances would be considered the safest campus in the nation, being in the middle of downtown Atlanta. However, the campus police officers are 100% available to students at any time and it is very clear that our safety is their number one priority. I have not once felt unsafe on campus in my past two years.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I currently live on campus at the Lofts, and I feel like I am living the dream. I have an 11th story apartment with the most beautiful view of the city, if it was not for the conveniently free laundry and community feeling, I would not even know I was in a dorm. Plus, it only takes me 3 minutes to walk to my classes. It doesn't get any better than that.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is almost non-existent at Georgia State, I have heard of them doing some good things for our community but there isn't a huge presence on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not overly involved in the athletic programs here, but I can most definitely say our fan support and athletic arenas and stadiums are some of the best in the nation.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I transferred to Georgia State from Georgia Southern and I absolutely fell in love. I can genuinely say if you make the most of your time here, you will thrive in ways you never even knew to be possible. The diversity can be used as such a fun learning tool, and the campus is constantly alive at all times of the day. You can learn just as much from your classmates as you can from your professors, and everyone has an interesting perspective to offer. This school has helped me grow just as much as it has helped me learn.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are fairly frequent robberies that take place around campus, as we are in the middle of downtown Atlanta. The university has responded and seems to be trying to take measures to address the concerns.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I can only speak for my program, which has a 100% hire rate for its graduates for the past 6 years. I feel very confident that I will get a good job after graduation, and feel very supported in this pursuit.

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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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