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Reviews 3750 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Everything you could ever want!

3 College Senior

Administration: Not much oversight in general

4 College Senior

Party Scene: The proximity to tech and buckhead are great

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Great study abroad scholarship opportunities!

2 College Senior

Campus Food: Campus meal plan in expensive and gross. Not a wise option when there are hundreds of world famous restaurants in the city. Don't waste your money!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Airport level security, nearly impossible to get visitors in campus housing, rules are very strict but the RA's are laid back and don't fully enforce them. Nice living on campus to avoid the insane Atlanta traffic.

College Student

Campus Housing: I do not live in college housing

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Athletics: We have strongly recognized teams, however I personally am not a huge sports enthusiast so I do not know that much about the topic.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Student

Greek Life: Not interested in it. I also like to focus more on m career versus paying to make friends and go to outrageous parties.

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I absolutely love living off-campus. Having my own apartment and having my own personal niche where I can do whatever I want and decorate however I want is crucial for me to enjoy going to school in Atlanta.

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Endless options for any appetite. There is almost nothing you can't find when it comes to food in Atlanta.

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5 College Student

Administration: A lovely school that is well protected and has strong enforcement. Very safe and allow comfortable flexibility that does not suffocate students.

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5 College Student

Party Scene: Incredible but not out of hand. It's Atlanta, so the variety of options is quite broad. Something for anyone and everyone.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Do your research and spend a good amount of time completing the given requirements for they are worth it in the long run.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Wide Variety, but some things can get slightly "old".

3 College Student

Campus Housing: By visiting friends, I have enjoyed the campus housing. However, I do not live on campus in one of the provided housing units.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many of my friends live off campus in Atlanta and they live in places that are much cheaper than on campus options. It does get very pricey though. I know some people just rent a house on the perimeter or further and just deal with the commute.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'm not the best person to ask. I don't drive to campus, so I can only go as far as Marta will take me.

College Freshman

Administration: I'm not on campus too long, and haven't broken many rules (and when I do I'm pretty sneaky about it) so I'm not a very good person to ask.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't live on campus and I live about an hour away so I'm too tired to party always.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It went smoothly for me because my family doesn't make much money and I did all my applications early. I definitely got the money I thought I would need, but it certainly didn't cover everything and I didn't get a Work-Study job which I could have really used. You should just apply early.

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College Freshman

Campus Food: There is definitely a lot of variety. Customer service isn't always fantastic and it's not always quick, but you can find some pretty good deals if you look hard enough.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They showcase themselves in the plaza on Tuesdays and Thursdays showing the general body population what they could be a part of. They have a building where their offices are located and hold meetings. They are very proud of what they represent and they seem very outgoing. I think they make the social atmosphere more pleasant because everyone always gathers to see them perform or gaze at them in awe. Some students believe Greek students are known for the parties they have, how they exclude themselves from those who do not associate with them often appearing cliquey, and they do some outrageous activities. Others see them as great contributors to society, network portals, and legacies.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wanted to do off-campus housing until I started doing research and concluded that I would not be able to keep up with the cost. As if college was not expensive enough, students did not have other things to use money, or money was readily available--with ease. Cost of living, particularly downtown, is expensive. There are not too many housing options to choose from close to campus and even so, not every student has access to transportation from school to their home. Nor does every off-campus housing provide it. Some places raise safety concerns because of the area, but that is branching further from the school's campus so unless a student really wants to get away, they should think hard about off-campus living--at least near Georgia State. The freedom of not having any or many rules coming from school is worth it depending on the individual, however. From friends that I know live off-campus, some have wireless connection issues at times, plumbing issues, or room disturbances but this can happen anywhere.


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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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