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Reviews 3874 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Night life becomes considerably better when you are older than 21. Most of the 18 and up venues are awful.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of different choices and much better than what you are subjected to in the dining halls

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Didn't really go out to eat often

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I didn't really explore many food options

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Hotel like rooms, bathrooms within rooms, great way to meet new students

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Atlanta varies greatly on housing quality. Definitely talk to someone who has been in Atlanta for a couple years. Some places seem like good options but may not be in the safest neighborhood

2 College Junior

Administration: The police officers are super nice and looking out for your best interest. Outside of law enforcement, GSU is an administrative nightmare. Trying to get anything done in person is a chore. Do as much as you can online unless the website is acting up which it frequently is.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Relatively easy. Most everything can be done online. Although, if you end up having to actually go into an office, your'e going to have a bad time

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Options that actually belong to GSU are terrible. Some nearby restaurants are decent.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Generally described as overpriced, especially when comparing to nearby off campus options.

4 College Freshman

Administration: not too strict at all.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: the financil aid process went smoothly, try to complete the steps necessary early and be persistent

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: moes on auburn is pretty good as well as wok and roll. dawa will do in a tight situation.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: housing is okay. commons would probably be your best bet bc it includes a full kitchen.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I dont really know I stay on Campus

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Pretty good and gsu has shuttles to events

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants that are around GSU are very good

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Georgia state University administrators are great

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Its pretty good they have resources available to use

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Very good places outside of dining hall to eat at

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing between 4 people in Commons was nicer than expected. Spacious living room area, average kitchen, nice sized shared bathrooms. Rooms were rather small, but not cramped.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments that are remotely close to campus are way too expensive, and not worth the money.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Decent parties, get pretty crowded most times, but it's good for everyone to de-stress at the en d of the week.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Finding a cheap meal is easy if you're willing to walk a bit- the amount of student discounts could improve.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: While I understand why they are strict with certain things, the repeated check-in/check-out process is completely unnecessary and needs to be revised.


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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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