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Albany State University Reviews

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  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who want to go to an HBCU and not pay expensively for it. Albany state may be cheap but they still look at grades and expect you to do well. Its also great for students, who like to have fun, party, attend games. This school has a lot of pride. So you will enjoy it. You will especially see it at Homecoming or the Classics.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't want to go to a school in a small city then this is not the school for you. Also if your from a big city and you attend Albany, just try to enjoy it. Don't judge the school because Albany (the city) is small. Its not going to be like if you went to a big city school. But Albany is fun and you will enjoy it even if its in a small city. Also if your planning on attending ASU and you got your packet. Make sure you turn your stuff in on time. Including dorms. Because the dorms are first come first serve. So if you turn them in late your not going to get one of the nicer dorms. Also you need to study and go to class. Its fun to party but too much parting can cause you to lose focus and then you will end up failing. So i advise you to study before partying.

    Bang for the buck

    If your looking for a school that has nice teachers, students, nice looking, fun, then ASU is for you. Its not very expensive. Each semester rounds off to paying about $ 5,000 dollars. Which is cheap compared to other HBCU's. The financial aid is a bit slow, but they work with everyone to make sure you get what is needed.

    Am enjoying being here

    When friends and people from church ask me how I like Albany. I say I really enjoy this school. The school is not too big or too small. The campus is very pretty and there is something always going on. Whether its a party or forums and events. The football games and band are awesome. The basketball games are fun too. The dorms are nice and they are always having something with battle of the halls. I just love my ASU.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU is a great place for learning. The teachers are very nice. Therefore they help you with your classes. If you are failing and do not understand. They will help you or even waver your grades to help you out. They have a lot of people to help you if you need tutoring. I am learning a lot at this school. I am happy that I choose it because I hear from other friends how at their schools, their professors don't help them. I just say sorry, my teachers help a lot.

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 2 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good school, with a lot of fun people to be around. When you come to college focus on school, but remember to also have fun, get involved and make friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot at this school partly because I am taking classes that have challenging professors.

  • 12/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for open minded and prospective students.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most helpful tip I c an give by experience, is to STAY FOCUSED. Being away from home means no parents telling you when to be in or what to do. It is your responsibility to stay focused and not lose sight of the bigger picture. That is earning your degree. I'm not saying don't party... just know how to balance parties,studies,eating and sleeping.

    Bang for the buck

    its worth every penny. The only thing i will say is that the financial aid is a little slow with processing. but they work with you in the financial aid office.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a very hot city with very weird looking bugs lol but its a great environment. The people here are nice and friendly. There are plenty of clubs and organizations on campus that are very driven and goal orientated.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been attending asu for 1 semster so far. Its so much to adjust to, being away from home in this small town. Even though the town is small there are plenty of fast food restaurants and clubs. I've learned to take action with my studies because there are many distractions in the college life.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this is a great school for people who love a challenge and students who like to go out and have fun. has great weather does not get to cold

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a small town and if u are coming from a big city this may not be the place for u unless u have transportation.

  • 08/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 5 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Albany is a great place for students who prefer the small city setting and it is a Historically Black College and University and it will look good on your resume to have graduated from such an institution. It will also be great for students who have cars to travel to others places.

    Tips for prospective students

    Albany is a small city so it can take some time to get used to if your not from a small city yourself. It can get cold during late November and early December so please be prepared. Also, you must have transportation because most places are not walking distance.

    Bang for the buck

    Albany State is a very inexpensive school. Its only about 4,000 a semester which is cheaper then most Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is easy to get around and find your classes on campus and there are a lot of historical landmarks here.

    Am learning a lot

    There are some good teachers here at Albany state and if you are willing to learn, they are willing to teach.

  • 10/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a great school for any kind of student. We have all types of students here so no one is alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all students planning to enroll at ASU make sure you have developed great study habits and are coming here to earn a degree not just to party because if your priorities are not in line you will fail and it is very hard to bring your gpa back up.

    Am enjoying being here

    Since I've been here i have really enjoyed it. The people are friendly and the campus is full of organizations and clubs that keep you busy and keep things interesting.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are very knowledgeable about the courses they teach. They are strict about getting work turned in on time but only because they want to see the students here succeed.

  • 12/05/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 7 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I advise prospective students to apply around October 1 of their senior year. To set yourself apart from the rest I implore that you submit a resume and a 1 page essay of yourself (be creative).

    Will enjoy being here

    There is alot to do on campus that are for the students.

    Will learn a lot

    This campus is so beautiful and is peaceful. Their is no reason why anyone cannot concentrate or loose focus at all. ASU have many student events and as far as academics, from what I hear they are decent.

  • 01/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those students who like small cities, this is good for you. They do party a lot if you are on the fun side. But keep in mind that you came to school to further your education not party lifestyle. A lot of people get caught up, especially their freshman year and loose focus. But with some of the caring professors and excellent learning services you can get back on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are never to judge a book by its cover. ASU has its good and its bad. Albany is a small city, so if your use to big cities, make the best of it. Reminder that it is an HBCU and sometimes they move very slow(particularly financial aide). Just do your part in turning in all of your paperwork on time. However in terms of education, it is the student that makes the school, not the school that makes the student. There is no excuse to fail. They offer tutors on top of tutors. They have a program in the library(CETLA) it is the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Advising. Just keep in mind why you came to college,and all else will follow.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are out of state, you will find yourself in a financial nightmare per say. Keep in touch with financial aide and all third party finances. If you are in state, then you are most m likely good to go with some minor tweaks.

    Am enjoying being here

    It depends on what you are used to, and where your from. Our generation is so caught up on fashion and hoods per say, that they are loosing focus. Do not get caught up in the Greek Life or you will loose yourself. Greek is not for everyone. If you do decide to take part, don't go according to numbers and status, but pledge from your heart. Just keep to a small circle of friends. I do and I'm doing okay.

    Am learning a lot

    YES I AM DEFINITELY LEARNING A LOT, AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME. I CAME TO SCHOOL FOR A DEGREE AND THAT IS WHAT IM GETTING. DO BE REAL, NOT EVERY PROFESSOR THAT RECEIVES A CHECK FROM ASU CARES ABOUT YOU, SADLY, BUT, THE ONES WHO DO- U WILL FEEL IT. STICK BY THEM, LEARN ALL YOU CAN, AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a Zero Tolerance policy. Police officers take pride in making sure that all students are safe while on campus. Everywhere you look, you will see an officer just walking around making sure everything is in order. It's not just the officer's job to make sure we are all safe but it's also the student's job to make sure our campus is safe. You are attending the school yourself so if you see anything going on that's against the rules then make sure to report to the campus police or any faculty and staff on duty.

    What to do for fun

    Swimming, yoga, play video games and pool in the student center. Go to events put on by the student government association. Join clubs and teams.

    Food and Dining

    If you don't want to eat in the cafe, you can always eat at subway, pizza hut, or the bagel shop. These are all located on campus and in walking distance. If you don't want to eat on campus then just a few miles away also in walking distance in downtown albany are a bunch of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dormmates are friendly and drama free. They are there to assist you when you need guidance. During the holidays, the dorms have competitions to see which hall is the best. They have dorm step teams. You will have to check with the dorm leader about that and anything going on in your dorm. Living in a dorm is the best way to fully experience the college life but be sure you also stay focused on your school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't that difficult. The teachers will work with you and take the time out to make sure that you pass the classes. However, if you don't put the work and effort into passing then you will not pass. You are given plenty of time to do all the assignments but it's up to you how you manage your time whether you spend most of it enjoying the college life and equally using your time to study and then have fun. The courses are not that hard and the teachers are really nice and care about your grade if they see that you care yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply on-time and meet all deadlines. Do not procrastinate and make sure you have done your part completely. Getting into college is about team work. Half of the work is meant to be done by you the student and the other 50% is meant to be done by the school. The most important part is your part. You ae the one trying to get into the school therefor you must do all the things required of you for the school to assist you any further.

    In three sentences

    Albany State Univeristy is full of school spirit and education driven. Their goal is to help every student entering to discover their gifts and talent inside of them and use that gift and talent to the best of their ability. Just like their moto says, Potential is Realized here.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students who have major goals in life and outgoing and friendly students.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a close knit school. So meeting people is easy.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes the prices are equal to the experience I recieve here at school.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is like a big family. I really do enjoy being at this HBCU.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a great amount of information pertaining to my major. There are tutors offered everywhere around campus for further underestanding.

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    high spirited students

    Tips for prospective students

    just do your reserach

    Bang for the buck

    could be cool

    Will enjoy being here

    having fun at this school doesnt seem like it will be to hard. its so lively.

    Will learn a lot

    i kno that i will learn alot at albany state because i will be focus and ready for everything

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are attending Albany State University in GA. For more infomation or advice about college email me Cornelius Spearman cornelius_spearman@yahoo.com This review would also be good for any student who wants to know about college life in general.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is like a test. Everything you learn and go through in college will prepare you for the real world. I have not always been a person who believe in doing my best. Once I realized how to succeed in life, I became more motivated to do my best in college. Future leaders of America, its not always about where you are from or how smart you are. Its about your sacrifice and determination to succeed. Know what you want in life and dont let anyone stop you from achieving those goals. If you can keep your priorities clear, you will succeed. Never forget to help others in need. You will be blessed.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest universities to attend in georgia. As I move closer to my goals, I realize that every dollar that I spent was worth spending.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although the unversity is not as big many other colleges/universities in Georgia, I really enjoy being here. Each year, the university population, campus and program activities is expanding.

    Am learning a lot

    As a collegiate student at Albany State University, I have learned so many lessons. I have learned to become more of a independent collegiate student. I have also develop better studying habits while achieving a desirable GPA. Being active on campus and the community really help me appreciate life and school in general.

  • 11/22/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    The reviews are really well, and I've seen videos of student life and it looks like a very enjoyable environment.

    Will learn a lot

    From what I hear, the teachers take time out to help you one on one and I'm looking forward to that experience and help.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    hcop is the best!

    What to do for fun

    i hang with my friends for fun. we go to the movies and some shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn to study, set up a schedule weekly, and give everything you do your all!

    In three sentences

    i really like albany state. the staff here are very friendly. i would recommend this school to others.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    looks fun .

    Clubs and Activities

    numerous !

    Great for these types of students

    all !

    What to do for fun

    there is alot to do for fun. alot of activitiues and events go on around camous. the plays, games, and greek events are really good.

    Food and Dining

    food is good. the caf has different theme days and food. the other places are your average food places and serve things you want when you dont have time or dont want to go to the caf all the time.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is good. there are many places to live . they are nice and comfortable . my roommate is now my really good friend.

    Academic Rigor

    the work gives challenges but it is easy too. the teachers teach in different manners so you can understand what is going on. they give you enough work to stay focused and on top of your academics

    Tips for prospective students

    respect the rules no matter how hard or crazy they seem. go to class on time and prepared. do not miss any class , each day is important .

    In three sentences

    albany state university is a new experience. it has a various background of people. the events and activities are fun and helpful.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus they have there own albany state police. They circulate the campus 24 hours. There always on the scene of every event.

    Greek Life

    We have the divine 9

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for people who are looking for a small school where they could be treated equally. At albany were like one big family.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a new student center that was built and opened the fall of 2011 its where a lot people go to talk with friends, many of the events are held in this building or outside in the amphitheatre

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of organizations you can join. Modeling, drama, academic clubs, mentoring programs, choir. Then there's always sport events going on along with events our student advisor puts onsuch as Forums, parties, and social cookouts.

    Food and Dining

    As a freshman living on campus your required to get a meal plan. Its like a buffet style you have the option to go back numerous of times to get food. There different lines,usually serving the same things daily besides the homezone which serves different kind of soul food daily.

    Dorm Life

    It's an experience everyone should try. It gives students a chance to meet a lot of people on campus and make lifelong bonds. Albany is an historic black college so it has it's traditonally dorms wiley and gibson that has community bathrooms,but all the other dorms or more modern. The newest dorms was built fall 2011

    Academic Rigor

    Many course challenge students to become intellectual thinkers. Many professors here are very helpful and will spend one on one time with you to discuss your grades and things you don't understand. The best thing of being a small school. It's not like a big university when the professors don't know your name.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus and meet your peers. Form relationships with your professors and faculty it could help in the future. Also to the incoming freshmen take advantage of welcome week. This is a week before school starts and when only freshmen are on campus this is where you could meet a lot of your friends.

    In three sentences

    Your college experience is all what you make it. The fun will always be there so work then play. Albany is small school so your reputation is everything, you want people to look at you as someone who's positive and want something out of life.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Albany State does have an open campus but we also have a Police Station on campus as well, committed to the safety and well being of all students. If you ever have an issue report it and it will be dealt with accordingly.

    Greek Life

    Albany State currently has chapter of all of the Divine Nine Fraternities and Sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Iota Phi Theta as well as National Band Sororities and fraternities such as Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi and National Music Fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are a lot of organizations on campus: Band, Sports, Dance, Fashion, SGA, Mentoring Programs, Student Activities and the list goes on. Find one that suits you and get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Albany State University would be great for first time college students, level headed, social, involved, friendly students. You don't have to be super smart to go here just willing to work when needed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the biggest campus traditions is Homecoming. The whole school is going to be taken over by stands, food, and different people from different places. Most students look forward to it the whole year.

    Bang for the buck

    Albany State University is not an expensive school at all and for all you're offer it's considered a steal.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said the city is a little country but the campus is always fun. There's always lots of activities on campus. The school organizes lots of parties, step shows, dance competitions, fashion shows, plays, forums, etc. there is always something to do and it there's not, there are plenty of adventures you can have with just your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The new cafe is wonderful. It was just built this year. There's 5 lines regularly: the hot food line, the burger line, the pizza/pasta, the sandwich line, and the salad/soup line. Our cafe is better than most HBCU cafes, you definitely get your money's worth. Along with the cafe we also have several campus eateries such as Pizza Hut, Subway, Einstein's, and Chick-Fil-A in which you can spend your meal plan. (ram bucks)

    Dorm Life

    Gibson/Wiley: (Gibby) Cheapest: Small rooms, Community Bathroom but a community environment, You will make good long lasting friends here. Close to most classes and the cafe. North/South/East: (The Hills) Medium price: bigger rooms, 4 to a bathroom, less of a community environment but still you'll make good friends, there's always something fun on the hills, however far from almost all classes and the cafe. Hall 5: (Suburbs)Most Expensive The new dorm, only co-ed freshman dorm on campus. 2 to a bathroom, Everything is fresh clean, a lot of friends in this dorm, always has the most going on, has the most lounges, best place to bring friends, close to Pizza Hut and ACAD.

    Academic Rigor

    While some say our academic rigor isn't up to par but I beg to differ. What you get out of Albany State is what you put into it. Don't just take a professor because you know they're easy, challenge yourself. Take different professors study in the library, take the time out to be the best student you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything in on time. Call offices everyday to make sure things are set, NEVER ASSUME. Get all of your work done, it's okay to party just make sure you can do your work too. Don't get too caught up in campus activities, academic probation is no fun. And overall just enjoy the experience. YOU'RE IN COLLEGE!

    In three sentences

    Albany State is a fun energetic historical campus in Southwest Georgia. The city is boring but the school has something about it that's just special. You will definitely have an interesting time, most people that start at Albany State graduate from Albany State.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is key at Albany State University, all of Albany State University Police Department patrols the campus 24/7.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here at Albany Stat is the best, it is the greatest feeling in the world to go to a step show and here their chants and strolls.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of activities at Albany State to keep you interested in on campus life. Whether you are a fashion mogul type of person, or the artsy type; there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Albany State University is great for any type f student that wants a Historical Black College and University experience, here they teach you of your black heritage and evolve everything around students needs and wants.

    What to do for fun

    There is an activity on campus at least 4 days out of the week. But on the weekend be sure to have fun on and off campus with your fellow colleagues.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe' is where everyone goes to hang out and dine. They have buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. So watch out for the infamous freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is more on the traditional and safe side. There are a lot of rules, and the names are just awful; for instance: Hall 1,Hall 2, Hall 3 etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are one thing that is the easiest around campus to do; since your there for an education any way. But most people, depending on your personal study habits, would prefer one class over the other. Personally, I have found all of the classes to be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for any prospective student that will be attending Albany State University is to keep your head high no matter what the circumstance is and to always prioritize your books with your social life; because you have to have fun some where in there.

    In three sentences

    The Unsinkable Albany State University is extra ordinary. It brings light to any HBCU experience. Also their academics set the standards of what is yet to come in your future, in order for you to be all that you can be.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is awesome here.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have great clubs here that consist of sororities and fraternities and even clubs within you're major.

    What to do for fun

    Well Albany, Ga is the country!! Not really much to do here. Some of the students go to Florida on the weekends because it's only 90 miles from Albany, Ga and some of the students go home.

    Food and Dining

    Well it's an all you can eat buffet but after about 3 months of eating here for the first time the food is repetitive and for a returning student, like myself, I am tired of eating here. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is all the same week after week after week. Make sure you have food in your room!

    Dorm Life

    It's really what you make it!!

    Academic Rigor

    It's only a 3 because it's just like high school. The work is semi-easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I have is to be yourself! Trying to fit in with the crowd down here in Albany,Ga will only throw you off track from your goal.

    In three sentences

    Albany State is a great school to me. It really does give students a chance to apply to greater Universities, i.e Georgia State University. The people here are great!

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As far as safety, this campus has a on-campus police department and numerous emergency stands all over campus. I will say that A.S.U. needs to have additional parking so no university students will have to park off-campus and walk to their dorms there also needs to be more cameras placed on campus and the cameras need to be recording at all times!

    Greek Life

    My university has all the divine nine fraternities and sororities. In addition, we have music, major related , and honor society Greek-lettered organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Albany State has over 30 organizations, clubs, groups, and/or activities and I assure you, whether it's fashion or studying abroad, A.S.U. has a club for you!

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who want to actually learn and take something it of going to college, earn a degree, and be able to have a personal relationship with your professor versus having to be in a class of 70+ students listening to lectures all day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When I visited this university, I noticed they sung this song called the Ram Buck. At every game, social, or event, this song always gets all the students, professors, and alumni on their feet.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say my HBCU is worth the money. It is a place where you can excel academically, while still living the college life.

    What to do for fun

    One thing I love about my HBCU, it is F-U-N. There are usually parties and socials weekly. We have a game room that includes pool tables, ping pong, and all sorts of video game consoles and video games.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has various foods weekly. We have a hot line, which usually serves some sort of meats and vegetables; a pizza line, a sandwich line, a burger line, and a desserts table.

    Dorm Life

    I love staying on campus. Everything you need is available to you! There's an indoor swimming pool, an aerobics room, a gym, a weight room, a student center, a Chic-fil-A, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Einstein Bros. Bagels close by the dormitories right on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors vary. I would say when taking general classes, it's pretty easy but as you matriculate through your major classes, academics get tougher.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be in classes with an intimate professor-to-student setting, Albany State is for you. I would suggest having transportation if you are deciding upon this school, you're going to want to leave campus sometimes. There are several awesome academic and school-related organizations to join and all types of extracurricular activities available.

    In three sentences

    Albany State has some of the best programs, including Education, Political Science, and Nursing. This university is not in a very popular location if you're from a large city like I am; Albany, Ga is a small town, but there is plenty to do. Campus is a nice size, not to big, not to small and everyone knows everyone. Attending this school is like being a part of a huge family.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 68

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I'm a science major. i like to write music in my free time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have cash for sudden REQUIRED payments. they come out of nowhere especially fro students with less than 30 credit hours.

    In three sentences

    Albany is a well-known college in the state of Georgia. Low cost so its kind of affordable. I never got help or spoke to anyone during my whole application process or acceptance process. When I finally called they were friendly so i guess it makes up.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of the first that the freshman report to school, ASU has a light ceremony which basically is initiating the freshman as official Golden Rams.

    What to do for fun

    The school always host different skate nights and bowling nights at the local venues. Their is also some kind of game going on in the student union as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. It depends what day you go to the Caf. If you want to ensure a great dining experience I would suggest going to one of the restaurants on campus such as Chick-fil-a, Einstein Bagels, Pizza Hut, or Subwawy

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing, their are always different activities going on within the dorms. The RA's are always accessible and are easy going.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the Professors will try and challenge you any chance they get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip #1 Don't be afraid to get to know your professors they always want to help. Tip#2 Don't be afraid to ask current students about their experiences at the school, how a person feels about their school tells you a lot about the university. Tip #3 Always do your own research, never rely on someone else to make major decisions for you.

    In three sentences

    ASU has great professors who care about their students. The Campus is beautiful. There are always different events to participate in and enjoy the collegiate lifestyle.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU PD is located across from Hall 5 and they are always out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities at Albany State. I am in S.A.S.S it stands for Students Advocating Stronger Sisterhood and the focus of the organization is mentoring freshman. If you are a freshman you may join S.A.S.S and of course it is an organization for girls.

    Great for these types of students

    Albany State is an HBCU. Historically Black College and University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you live in Hall 5 and 6 you may find yourself at the statue or what I now call 5.5 between hall 5 and 6, people usually just go out there to chill and talk or whatever.

    What to do for fun

    What I have done for fun is go out to the club or mall. Sometimes you may get tired of that, so you just hang with friends for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Albany State has a way of fooling you first month or two the food is awesome, after that the food starts to become the same and by the second semester you might get tired of it. They serve healthy food though they have a sandwich line, home cook line, grill line and also pizza/pasta line. Every month they do different things in the cafe. Like carnival day, BBQ day and etc.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Hall 5. My class would be the second class to stay in the dorm. Living in Hall 5 was fun. It is a Co-ed dorm but girls/guys cannot well are not supposed to be on the opposites side. In Hall 5 there is 3 lobbies to closed in lobbies and one open one on the first floor. Get to know your RA's (Resident Assistants) and they are there just for there title.

    Academic Rigor

    Albany State has a set standard that college students should follow, being that you are now young adults maturing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. Get involved. Have fun but get your work done. Network. Get to know some upperclassmen they most likely will be of help to you. Communicate with your professors.

    In three sentences

    Albany State is where potential is realized. The staff and faculty are always there to help with anything. At Albany State University there is a lot of organizations that you can join/ be a part of.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 68

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do. Clubs movies and mal..l.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody everyone is accepted.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of Greek life activities and social gatherings and school and we are not to close from the mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great with a wide variety everyday!

    Dorm Life

    AWESOME!

    Academic Rigor

    I promise you will excel here there are great help for someone who need extra help and the professors are willing to take time out to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expand your social life get to know your peers and professors.

    In three sentences

    Albany State is a beautiful school. The people there are very friendly. And the professors and excellent.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 68

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    In three sentences

    albany is very nice and their campus is big but very comfortable.its a historic black college but it accepts anybody.i love thier dorms,and you get to choose where you want to stay.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 68

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    Campus Safety

    our police officers are on it and doing a great job. except for the one officer who rides around on the golf cart and in the car acting like he is super cop, but he really is not.

    Greek Life

    greek life is awesome. i am not greek but some of the fraternity and sororities actually allow you to engage with them and learn about them. they have aerobic and zumba nights and they try to do things that can cater to the students. like the delta rho chapter of delta sigma theta sorority inc. hosted a etiquette season to the young women of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    i was president of residence hall association for 1 semester, and parliamentarian for 2 years. this organization was built on the principle of making our school your home. i love my organization because even though we were small, we were bigger in the things that we did.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    at every game we have to do our traditional dance the rambuck. everybody get up, get crunk and do the ram buck!! everybody get up, get crunk and do the ram buck!! everybody get up, get crunk and do the ram buck!! buck, buck, buck, buck,buck, buck!!!!!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    asu is an overall great school. there is always room for improvement. get more activities on campus for students. bring back all intramural leagues including softball. you can't have basketball and football and not have softball.

    What to do for fun

    walk to turtle purk and play on the large piano by the ray charles statue

    Food and Dining

    i wish the grillin j.c. reese would open back up!!! i miss the breakfast bowls, and the cafe and their staff are so polite. i like the initiative taken to go green.

    Dorm Life

    spring 2012 is my first semester off campus. when i was on campus the dorm life was i say ok. every now and then you would get students partying late make alot of noise outside, but it is ok.

    Academic Rigor

    for incoming potential nursing students, please make sure that you have your priorities in order. it takes a lot of hardwork, sacrifice, and dedication to make it through this program.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure when you come to school that you make copies and keep a paper trail or electronic trail of everything. if you didnt write it down it was not done.

    In three sentences

    albany state is a very beautiful school. in certain departments customer service could be better. as well, we should have more activities on campus for the students to do (i.e. small bowling alley, or outside volley ball area or recreational activity center (rac)

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The ASU police department make sure every one on campus is safe.

    Greek Life

    Our greek life is wonderful. Even though two of your fraternities are currently suspended, the rest give us plenty of excitement.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities for all groups of people.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to further their education, but have fun also socially.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new student center has provided many services for students such as, chick-fil-a and Einsteins.

    Bang for the buck

    This was the best financial decision for me.

    What to do for fun

    The school has many activities around campus that you can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not exactly home cooked dining, but it is good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a nice size for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very nice, and they will work with you if you need extra help. the University also provides study tables for extended help.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many distractions, but you have to keep your priorities in line.

    In three sentences

    I love this University. It was not my first choice, but it was my best. I am looking forward to completing my years here.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 68

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus we have a few different areas were students hang out. We have a are at the bottom of campus called The Square, thats where both the oldest boy and girl dorm is located. We also have The Hill where most of the freshmen dorms are located. Then we have the union, this isvin the middle of campus. In the union you can hang out, play pool, video games, or eat at the caf.

    What to do for fun

    At Albany there is always something to do. We have a couple of different student activity groups that keeps our campus live.

    Food and Dining

    At Albany State we call our dinning are The Caf.Our caf is brand new, just opened January of 2012. In the care we have four different line and a salad bar. The food in the caf is usually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Housing at Albany State is pretty nice. We have two brand new dorms, one for freshmen and the other of upperclassmen. In all there are about 10 different dorms at Albany. Only full-time students are allowed to stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly the work assigned by professors is not difficult it just requires effort. In college, if you are not not dedicated then it may be a lot more difficult for you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Albany State University you have to be dedicated to becoming a student. At Albany State just like any other school, you will not be pressured into doing anything! you have to be able to motivate yourself to stay on top of your work and handle your business.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police basically lives on campus with the students.

    Greek Life

    Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha kappa Alpha, Sigmas, Omega Psi Phi.

    Bang for the buck

    Albany State University isn't just an institution who just hands out degrees but the Professors want to see their students succeed. We have the Greek Organizations which are always enjoyable to see.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties going on every week off campus but if you want to go then thats your priority. We always have events on campus like recitals, fashion shows, and basketball, football, and baseball games.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has many different selections. We have just built a brand new student union and we have Einstein Bro's bangels, Chic-fil-A, Subway, and Pizza-Hut.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome. The residential life association is kind and are understanding.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very easy. The teachers are very respectable and kind.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have one tip, try not to party too hard because you will get behind in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University gives its's students an awesome college experience. It is an Historical Black College University. Everyone here is very friendly.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ASU P.D. is always there for you no matter what. I can recall when i had a minor problem that ended up escalating and one officer gave me her personal number to ensure i was safe. The are conveniently located on campus and anywhere you go on campus you will see one either driving around or walking around.

    Greek Life

    We have many Greek here and with greeks come Probates and they are all very entertaining. This past year the Deltas had 41 members cross! That probate was very interesting. The Greeks all have their own week where they step and have interest meeting and throw parties and shoe the students on campus what they do and why.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as money is concerned all the money you pay to attend ASU you actually use it. The athletic fees are used to get you into all home game FREE. The laundry fees are for free laundry, yes that means you can do you laundry all you want. And the best part is RAM BUCKS these are monies that you can use to purchase foods and snacks on famous from Chick-Fil-A, or Subway, even Pizza Hut, we also have an Einstein Brothers Bagels for all your fresh bagels and fruits as well as coffees.

    What to do for fun

    On our campus there is always something going on whether it be a fashion show a football, basketball, softball, or baseball game you can always find something to do during your leisure time. We even hold midday get together and there is food and music and don't forte FUN. Also every year BET stops by this famous HBCU for the BET Black College Tour. You can never go bored here at ASU.

    Food and Dining

    The food are pretty good we have everything from Pizza to stir fry vegetables. All food are always hot and ready to serve Wednesdays are the best its Fried Chicken Wednesday! We also have turkey burgers and sandwiches. And great deserts to follow.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great here, they have all types. If you choose to live in traditional dorms ASU has it, or if you choose to live in newer more modern dorms they have them too. They are spacious and always have something going on so you can get to know the people in your dorm hall as well as the ones who run it.

    Academic Rigor

    The most amazing thing to me here at ASU is that you do get that one on one attention and you do have means of getting extra help and that you can't get just anywhere, especially when the classes are so big. Here at ASU the classes are small and teachers and mentors are waiting to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If one chooses to attend Albany State University they must be able to resist temptations and keep their heads in the books. It is easy to be manipulated into not going to class for something else non related. An important tip is to stay focused and keep in mind that you do have a goal to reach and a lot of people want to see you fail but even more people want to see you succeed and most of them attend ASU.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a great HBCU to attend. The classes are small and allows one to receive special one on one attention. Albany State University is also a very beautiful campus, and very enjoyable.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Greek life really do make it fun here at Albany state

    Tips for prospective students

    Please Stay Focus!!!!

    In three sentences

    Albany is a Great HBCU . I could see me getting my nursing degree here.The teachers are very supportive

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Albany State has the best Forensic Science program in the country so if that's what you want to do, then this is definitely the school for you.

    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do for fun is go to events that organizations on campus have and also join organizations. You have to work hard but it is definitely worth it. There are also bowling allies, theme parks, movies, and more near the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is good. It has its days where you dont want to go, but most of the time it is fillling. There are also several other restaurants on campus and the campus is right up the streeet from a multitude of restaurants and eateries.

    Dorm Life

    I love staying in the dorms on campus! It allows you to experience a true sense of the college life. You meet new people and they become your frieinds forever!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is amazing. The teachers believe in excellence and helping their students to exceed the standards. Pushing the students to learn is a big priority.

    Tips for prospective students

    All of the programs here are amazing so whatever you want to major in, Albany State is for you. Make sure you get everything in on time, check your emails, and make phone calls and send emails to check the status of everything you submit.

    In three sentences

    It is a great instituion of higher learning and provides an education that is vital to move forward in the world. There have been trials and obstacles that have come our way, but we manage to keep pushing and we come out even stronger than before. I love my institution.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isn't much you can do for fun besides attend parties, campus activities, and the game room located in the student center. You can also go to the movies or bowling or something to get off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food seems awesome when you first come in, but you may get tired of the cafe after a while. With enough money and ram bucks, you'll be just fine.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends which dorm you live in because you may not like the traditional dorms. The students and RAs will make you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    You learn many things daily if you attend class and really pay attention. The teachers will teach, but it's up to you to learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful who you befriend and always stay alert. Don't trust everyone because the people who you think you can trust be the ones who hurt you. Stay focused on your school work and what you came to school for because all the parties can distract you.

    In three sentences

    Albany State is a great place to create fun and exciting memories. A lot of things may not go as planned when it comes to financial needs, but there is always a way around it. Teachers here are awesome and understanding, that is if you choose the right ones.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    DELTA

    Clubs and Activities

    Alpha Phi Omega

    What to do for fun

    Hang out, play sports, eat :), etc...

    Food and Dining

    Delicious!

    Dorm Life

    GREAT! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Work first then party later!

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is one of the best schools that i have attended. My college experience here has been very wonderful. The education that I am receiving here at ASU, has been eventful and helpful.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Even though the rigor isn't very taxing on the student, you still have to stay focused on all of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take any class for granted. Online classes are hard to stay on top of. Don't fall behind on any work.

    In three sentences

    Albany State is a good academic institution. It has lots of opportunities for students looking to earn their degree. It is a great experience for someone looking to attend an HBCU.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of activities to be involved in such as sports, fashion, leadership, and music

    Food and Dining

    the dining is great we they have a chick-fil a, pizza hut express, subway, einsteins, and a buffet style cafe.

    Dorm Life

    make sure you book your dorm ASAP!! because they go quick!

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are brilliant and care about each and every one of the students

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of all your information, and make sure your all set before getting to comfortable in the college life

    In three sentences

    The unsinkable Albany state university is a lovely institute. The professors are top notch, ad care about the students. The campus is absolutely beautiful.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is amazing at Albany State!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for students that want to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Albany State University is great for prospective students.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties and kickbacks, or if you're not the party type you can always catch a movie with your friends or visit the mall!

    Food and Dining

    Even though Albany State University is far away from the city, they still have a great food choice if you don't always want to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Albany State is fairly good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage your time and stay focused. It is a very small campus so be careful with what you do and say, people are always watching you.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a very small campus. If you are coming from the city, you'll have to adjust to the small setting. Students are fairly easy to get along with here, and you can always make a friend wherever you go. Because the classes are so small teachers can recognize you if they see you outside of the classroom.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anyone can open an organization with the proper guidelines. They have many sporting events to attend, homecoming week, greek week, and a host of other activities for whatever interest you.

    Food and Dining

    New restuarants have opened on campus, including Chik-fil-a.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging and each teacher has their own style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check every requirement to stay in school with each department. Go to orientation and be early as possible. Talk to your professors often throughout your course and go to all your classes.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a historically black college with predominately black students with diverse teachers. They have many more resources than any community college in the area. They offer a wide arrangement of help with major subjects.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Their is really nothing around the school to do for fun but hang out with friends and go to student events.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafeteira has pretty good food on the regular basis and they also have a few restaurants on campus like pizza hut and subway.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms freshmen dorms are okay but the upperclassmen dorms are much better.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not hard depending on which professor you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will have to get use to hot weather and a lot of nets.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a nice college where a lot of the professors are nice and will work with the students to better their grades. The surrounding areas of the school are really not pleasant but i think the school over all is okay.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    40 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is everything on campus. Each sorority or fraternity has their own week and has different events. Any event the Greek will show up. Im not into Greek like that so it wasn't that exciting to me but some people LOVE it here, its their WHOLE LIFE. so to each his own.

    What to do for fun

    Albany is a small boring town. If your not parting or smoking then you will find yourself driving home every weekend because its boring, and HOT. join clubs and make friends is the best advice.

    Food and Dining

    They have a subway, pizza hut,chik fila,and Eisenstein bagel on the campus but that gets repetitive after one semester. I never ate in the cafe because it just didn't look good but i had friends who ate there religiously so i wont knock it.

    Dorm Life

    They recently built new dorms that are okay either way until your an upperclassmen you will be sharing a room. I would be more concerned about my roommate than my room. Ive heard many unfortunate stories about bickering roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    nothing was difficult except an Anatomy course I took but that was because my professor was less than spectacular. Everything kinda easy considering the core classes. The professors will work with you if you ask. you dont ask, they dont help. Stay on top of your work because it can easily become a mix up. Some kids, not alot, frequently don't come to classes so don't be surprised when you class dwindles to just a few people by midterm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. MORE THAN ONCE. and not just on orientation come during the semester and check it out. Its an open campus so you will easily blend in. Talk to the students and get their opinions they will be more than helpful.

    In three sentences

    ASU has some great professors and some not so great professors. My main issue was the emphasis on social activities and parties than education. The schools in such a small town that there's not much do outside of asu. I don't regret my experience her but i couldn't imagine staying here for 3 years. Albany is very small, something i wasn't good at adjusting to.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ASU Public Safety are friendly but can be strict.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of organizations to choose from. As freshmen it's easier to join but make sure you keep your gpa up otherwise it will be hard to join

    What to do for fun

    Student Activities Advisory Board will set up plenty of activities for students to do;then there's the organizations who host different forums, cookouts, parties. The community/school relationship is getting better so there's more to do off campus now too. Build friendships once you get there and you'll barely get bored

    Food and Dining

    The cafe food is ok. They are getting better. We have other resaurants on campus to choose from so if you don't want to eat in the cafe you won't go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun! Make sure you keep an open mind because you will meet different people with beliefs and lifestyles opposite of yours. Be willing to make new friends and not close anyone out.

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't say the work is easy. It could be easy or challenging just depends on the person. It gets harder once you get into your major class. Just stay focused, study and you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you get on campus get involved. Find an organization that best suits you, join the organizations within your major, and build a positive relationship with your professors.

    In three sentences

    I love Albany State University! We're all like one big family. The professors and staff will make sure you are ready for life past graduation by the time you receive your degree.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Be social and participate in school events.

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to have any of the food but the dining hall looks amazing.

    Dorm Life

    It seems as if dorm life will be fun. Living quarters will be a big change from being home to having to share a room with someone. There will be an adjustment.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started classes yet so I can not comment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk and try to get into Hall 5.

    In three sentences

    Albany State has a gorgeous campus. The people are very friendly and helpful. The new dorms are pretty nice too.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always security on campus and every location

    Greek Life

    Albany State University does have the devine nine

    Clubs and Activities

    Has a vast variety of clubs and organizations

    Great for these types of students

    Albany State is a historically black college, but its great for all ethnicities AND DOES HAVE A VARIETY OF RACES.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They do have the running of the freshman before the first football game. Th e pedestrian mall is an odd place ebcause its actually an underpass to the other side of school.

    Bang for the buck

    Things are fairly cheap at the university and in the city. The cost to attend is also fairly low as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on, clubs to join, plays to watch ,and of course parties.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has all the food you could want, and if you dont want any you always have subway, pizzahut, and chick-fil-a

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the dorm my freshman and sophomore year and it was great,but you should establish rules with roommates straight away.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors can be tuff but your in college and they want things on time and the way they specified.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete all forms needed for your education on time Constantly check in with your advicor and enjoy the activites

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a growing campus, with a amazing array of activities and clubs. The academic staff is caring and always concerned. They are all about the interaction of students.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 44 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It was pretty safe until they had a shoot out a few days ago.

    Greek Life

    The divine 9. VERY bad hazing!

    Clubs and Activities

    NO clubs but maybe 5. the same 10 people in every club. The campus does not host any events at all.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that couldn't get into any other school went to this school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alot of hazing in EVERY club

    Bang for the buck

    Not even worth it if you are fully paid!

    What to do for fun

    go to walmart, the mall (only like 10 stores!)

    Food and Dining

    Many people got sick from the food. it tastes good only the first week. then goes to hell.

    Dorm Life

    They made some new dorms but there are NO events or campus activities. hardly any clubs. NOTHING to do but go to walmart.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy school... just like high school. the professors (not teachers aid) only have a bachelors degree. VERY GHETTO!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do not go to this school.

    In three sentences

    This school was HORRIBLE! Its really close to becoming another Morris Brown college. DO NOT GO HERE!

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 68

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ASU Police Department ensures the safety of all its students and staff. You feel safe and comfortable 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are as many clubs as there are people. You'll find yourself joining too many with a jam packed schedule.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for all. It is especially culturally enriching for African American students.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the Bang for the Buck. It's the gold at the end of the rainbow.

    What to do for fun

    You can exercise or play ball in the gym. The social scene is always booming with a new activity or a club to join. You can only be bored if you allow yourself to be.

    Food and Dining

    Southern food, Grilled Favorites, Pizzeria, and not to mention... The SALAD Bar. Your meal plan is worth it 27/30 days in the month.

    Dorm Life

    What's better than eco-friendly, updated, clean dorms? Nothing. Albany State Housing is excellent beyond measure. They ensure that it is a home and family away from home and family.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging but fun at the same time. It's About effort and time-management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early. Look for Scholarships. Come prepared, Day 1.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is amongst not only Georgia, but the nation's hidden jewels. The Unsinkable welcomes all that come and ensures the excellence of those who pursue an education here. There is nothing like it.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on at Albany State University. Just make sure that you get involved. We have parties, ice cream socials, forums, fundraisers, and etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is awesome. We also have RamBucks which are meal plans for you to eat at the on campus restaurants. We have Chic Fil A, Pizza Hut, Einsteins, and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. Living in dorms at ASU gives you a chance to interact with a variety of people. If you're antisocial, living in a dorm will surely change that.

    Academic Rigor

    This is college, you are not pressed to do your work, but it is for your best interest. Work is very important at any college or university. Work first, play later is the motto.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will give you such a great college experience if you get involved with activities. Remember, college is what you make of it. I recommend you to come join us.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a great school. We are called the Unsinkable Albany State University. That is a great name because we do not sink!

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Albany State University has great campus safety. We have a police force on campus: Albany State University Police Department (ASUPD). We have 24 hour camera surveillance and security.

    Greek Life

    Albany State University contains the D9 (Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Omega Psi Phi, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, and Zeta Phi Beta). The university also has three honorary band Greek organizations: Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha.

    Clubs and Activities

    Albany State University has over 120 different organizations who all work hard for the yard and the students of its university.

    Great for these types of students

    Albany State University is a great choice for students who are determined to get somewhere in life and be someone great but are underprivileged because lack of finances.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One trademark Albany State University has is the chimney. In 1994, the city of Albany experienced a massive flood. It wiped out the whole campus, except for the chimney that was connected to our first academic hall, Caroline Hall. The chimney has three rings around it, representing the height of the flood each day it got higher. Now, the campus is migrating to the higher part of the land. We have a bridge over the pedestrian mall that has a message written on both sides. If you're walking towards the higher side of campus, the bridge says: A past to cherish. If you're walking to the lower side it says: A future to fulfill.

    Bang for the buck

    Albany State University offers Ram Bucks in your meal plan. Ram Bucks are like a food stamp card, but only on campus. Depending on what meal plan you choose determines the amount of Ram Bucks you get. Ram Bucks are used to buy food from any of the restaurants and convenient stores on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The university always hold different events for us students to do. There are always programs going on inside the residence halls. Organizations on campus hold events. For example, Phreshlyfe Modeling Troupe hosts a fashion show every month. Albany State University also has an open fitness and weight room. The guys like to play basketball at the BlackTop. The new student center has a game room.

    Food and Dining

    Albany State University has just also gotten a new dinging hall. It consists of a sandwich line, hot kitchen line, sizzling line, pizza line, salad and fruit bar, and dessert bar. The University also has three on-campus restaurants: Subway, Pizza Hut, and Chik-fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    Albany State University is just now beginning to venture out of the traditional dorm life. The univeristy has just invested in two new residence halls, one co-ed freshman residence hall and the other an upperclassmen residence hall. Living in the residence halls has been a great expericence for me.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, if you are struggling or need extra help in a course, take advantage of your resources. Albany State University offers a great program for tutoring titled Study Tables. Study Tables is where you along with your professor, a peer tutor, and maybe other classmates sit down to have a one-on-one pertaining to the lesson at hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students coming to Albany State University, keep your GPA as high as possible your freshman year. Your major classes will be very difficult and you may not be able to pull an A out of them. If you keep your grades up your freshman year, as you progress in college, a C will be acceptable and not mess your GPA up as bad.

    In three sentences

    I attend Albany State University as a biology major. Albany State University is a great choice, especially for nursing, business, and biology majors. Albany State University has been my and others home away from home.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On-Campus Police Department and Local Law Enforcement and Marine Base within small radius.

    Greek Life

    Variety!

    Clubs and Activities

    Variety!

    Great for these types of students

    ANY!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unsure.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy College Life While You Can!

    Food and Dining

    Variety.

    Dorm Life

    Organized and Safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, yet achievable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard. Know your Major as a Freshman. Pass all classes the first time.

    In three sentences

    College Town. Marine Logistics Base, Air Force Base, and Ary base within a Fifteen Minute to two hour radius. The Albany State University, Potential Realized!

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Albany State is an open campus, but there is campus security running 24 hours. It is a safe environment to go to school and there are also cameras and security boxes set up all around campus!

    Greek Life

    I am proud to say that my HBCU is fortunate enough to have the divine 9 historically black fraternities and sororities on its campus. Greek life is absolutely amazing. Step shows, greek week, fashion shows and forums! When it comes to the greeks they know how to have a good time on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    How can I begin to talk about all the clubs and organizations at ASU? My school is full of them! If you are a student that loves fashion then Phresh Lyfe Modeling troup is for YOU!! It is one of the most famous organizations on campus! There is aslo SAAB, SGA, and Holley Ambassadors just to name a few!

    Great for these types of students

    If your the type of student that loves active forums this is the school for you! Albany States clubs and organizations hold forums and educational meetings for all that want to attend!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing about my school is that we are full of school pride! Every homecoming is like a special event. The city of Albany is packed out to see our Golden Rams play. My school has songs, chants, and dances that the whole school manages to remember through the years!

    Bang for the buck

    Its good that this section mentioned Buck. My school is famous for its infamous Ram Buck. This is something that we do at all events! My school is great and full of culture! It is a wonderful HBCU to attend! It has a great homey feeling. It is something that I want others to share with me!

    What to do for fun

    Albany is a big city with lots of things to do especially when it comes to eating. There are restaurants all over Albany. There is also a fun park, and it has go carts and other fun things too! There are also many places that give Albany State students discounts! From food to entertainment its great to be a Golden Ram.

    Food and Dining

    The food is Good, but it may some times get a little repetitious!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are absolutely AMAZING!! Not every dorm is, but for the most part students have nothing to worry about. The entering freshman have wonderful dorms. Hall 5 is an amazing dorm with Flat screens and awesome lounges to chill and study in!

    Academic Rigor

    Albany State is not a HARD institution, but it is an establishment for higher learning. Professors and teachers are willing to help you any way that they can. There are also students that help as well as a program called Study Tables. This program is set in place to help students each and everyday on any subject that you can think of!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a student that plans on coming to the Unsinkable Albany State University, then you are in for a treat. The school is fun and lively. It is the absolute best HBCU experience! It is important to be on your A game when it comes to academics. Albany state is the best place for academics especially if you are considering nursing!

    In three sentences

    Albany State University Gets a 10 on Academics Albany State gets a 8 in Organizations and extracurricular activities Albany State gets a 10 in Campus life

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is amazing!!

    Food and Dining

    I haven't heard any complaints about the food and dining services.

    Dorm Life

    After what I heard about the dorm life, I think staying in a dorm is a good idea!

    Academic Rigor

    I have two friends that are currently attending ASU, and they say the academic rigor is exceptional.

    In three sentences

    After looking at the website, I think I found the college for me! I was elated to see that ASU has a nursing program. I give ASU a 10!

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The student center is a fun place to hang.

    Food and Dining

    Our new cafe is AWESOME!!!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Gibson Community Dorm for girls, and it was great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and reach for your goals. Never give up, because it gets you nowhere.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is where potential is reaized. ASU is my second home away from home.Everyone treats you like family, and own that note I rate my HBCU a 10.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus police make it easy to access officers who readily enforcement campus regulations. My rating is a 8.8.

    Greek Life

    You will know who these people, and if you plan to join YOU MUST MAINTAIN GOOD GRADES.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous activities and organizations, you are sure to find something which peaks your interests. I rate it at a 9.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Any incoming freshman, in past years, will be familiar with the square!

    What to do for fun

    Always a party, club (school and night), activity available for students. My rating is a 8.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, pizza hut, subway, chik-fil-a, Einstein's bagels, good cafeteria food. My rating is a 9.

    Dorm Life

    Good for interaction, builds people skills and freedom shows responsibility or lack thereof. I rate it a 7.

    Academic Rigor

    Effective learning methods, flexible schedules, peer tutoring available, nice teachers. I rate it a 7.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for success in college include: Study, set an agenda, stay organized, always attend class and balance it all correctly.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a good educational institution but there are a few professors who don't care about teaching which makes learning hard. However all the teachers teaching major classes towards my degree are exceptionally amazing. I will rate it at a 7.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    We hold all of the divine 9 on are campus. And other honor greek organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    Theater Assemble, ASU Tv and Radio, Collegiate 100,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek Plots are always fun during homecoming, but do step on them if your not part of there organization.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for such as the park, the student center, and also the gym. When your bored you can skating at the skate park, or even just ride your bike around.

    Food and Dining

    Fried chicken Wednesdays are the best for lunch. Ever other day its ok. The special are always good, but you do not get those as often as you would hope.

    Dorm Life

    Hall 5 is like jail. There is no visitation, but the residence assistants are probably the best people you will ever meet.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic rigor is head on. Its going to take a while to get use to because you pick your class. Yes, the class are not easy, but if you say focus you will be ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend Albany State you cant be a shy a person. Albany has a way of making you come out of your shell. So network all you can.

    In three sentences

    Albany state has a great mass communications program. The professors are well qualified to teach there. Albany State has a lot to offer.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to stay on track in high school, apply to as many colleges as you can afford, and visit as many campuses as you can schedule. The following website: ga411.org, is a wonderful site where you can apply to multiple colleges (some without any application fee) and the application is very easy. Fill out your fafsa, get your high school transcript, get immunization, etc. Don't wait around. Also, college is your decision; and, like most things in life besides breathing and blinking, it is not for everyone. Please avoid being forced to attend an educational institution, and/or feeling like college is your only option.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is filled with friendly staff, approachable students, and kind instructors. I can only speak from the impression left by those I met, but I feel confident in my decision to continue my education here in the fall. I can not wait to attend ASU and explore the new opportunities college has in store for me.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Student Union Acad building

    What to do for fun

    go to forums hang out in student union different organizational clubs

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. It could be better

    Dorm Life

    It was a great experience but not for me

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    In three sentences

    Albany State is a great college. When you need help, everyone on staff is always available. The only thing I hate about them is the financial aid department is very slow.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are always lurking around campus.

    Greek Life

    Don't get caught up in the hype.

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs and activities ..

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is a great place to began college. You will expand your network vigorously and meet new people all the time. Everybody here wants the best out of you , nobody will hold you back . You can be yourself here , everyone have their own character.

    What to do for fun

    You can go out on a date , the city have a nice selection to choose from. You can hit the club or bar late nights. We also have entertainment in our student center. Meet new people and plan something. You can show support and attend any sport activity here on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Fried chicken Wednesday , students rush to the cafe every Wednesday for chicken! We also have a Chik Fil A and a bagel shop in our student center. Subways are located by each set of dorms. We also added a Pizza Hut to our campus.

    Dorm Life

    We have nice dorms , some fully equipped with stoves and ovens. Visitation will be allowed.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are from all over the country. The diversity will give students an slight advantage. You will learn material in various ways, the institution thrives off technology.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU is located in Albany, a small urban area in southwest Georgia. We have a great body of professors from all origin. The campus looks fairly new with our latest renovations. You can also enjoy a social life outside of the classrooms. We have a nice selection of restaurants, nightclubs, and bars.

    In three sentences

    ASU is one of Georgia's best HBCUs. Our tradition here is strong, our annual homecoming continues to solidify that. The students, staff, and faculty here are all n sync to a mission to see students succeed.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They say its safe but it really a open campus anything could really happen.

    Greek Life

    Greeks host these outrageous parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    Global Ambassadors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greeks.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like they didn't drive me into the right direction. I have three advisors and may still have to stay for additonal 2 more years!

    What to do for fun

    I go on field trip with ASU. ACtually i study abroad with them!

    Food and Dining

    It okay but seems like there more tempting food then helping food.

    Dorm Life

    It was a good change compared to staying at my parents house.

    Academic Rigor

    I work hard but i wasn't told about schloships opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to what you plan for a month in advance. Don't let them give you the run around. Beware of the freshman 25!

    In three sentences

    Historical. Black. College.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Albany is as country as the day is long so people party a lot. You kind of have to make fun around here.

    Food and Dining

    On some days the caf is a great place to eat (the infamous Fried Chicken Wednesday). On others, you can choose from Pizza Hut, Subway, Einstein's, and Chik Fila. Put those Ram Bucks to use.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on Albany State's campus are quite nice. Especially the modern and apartment styled ones. Living on campus you're always in the know about the events going on on the yard. I only gave it a three because of the freshman visitation policy.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is English, but being that I am a freshman I'm not taking courses directly related to my major yet. Albany State has a good selection of majors and minors to be offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity you are qualified for and do community service. Various organizations on campus strongly believe in volunteer work so get it done!

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a wonderful HBCU to attend for those who are not looking to spend two arms and two legs for an education. Here at Albany State we receive adequate education and we still stick to our historical black roots on which we were founded. I would recommend Albany State to anybody trying to go to college.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Albany State has an on campus Police Department. There are also man illuminated safety posts on campus. If you every need help you can just press the button and some one will answer and assist you right away. Also, for students attending night classes transportation is available upon request.

    Greek Life

    Albany State University is a Historically Black College University (HBCU). We are the home of Devine Nine. Greek Life is where a lot of energy comes from. Form sporadic step shows, campus events, to parties the Greek life is very fun to be around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Parties all the time! Albany is a bit small, but larger than surrounding college areas so when an event or a club is hosting an event we pull attendance from surrounding counties.

    Bang for the buck

    In Albany Georgia is where Albany State is located, It is referred to as the good life city. The Good Life City, is very closed knit community and it is a very easy place to get around. It's not a busy place to it leaves room for friendly neighborhood relationships and familiar faces.

    What to do for fun

    I like to attend plays, school yard events, and other college functions.

    Food and Dining

    The food that is given is very diverse and well prepared. Some cafeteria staff members are a bit pushy, but after attending and building relationships you will learn how to maneuver in the busy atmosphere. Pizza Hut, Chic-Fil-a and Einstein Bros. are also available if the cafeteria food doesn't appease you.

    Dorm Life

    I have never actually lived in the dorms ,but I have visited. The dorms in my opinion are very nice and they are very spacious. In the dorms holds laundry rooms, study rooms, and even event rooms for large meetings or celebrations.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is a bit challenging at times ,but hey it is college after all. The academic demand is needed for success , but make sure you read specs on teachers and ask questions about courses. Getting reviews on teachers can help match your courses with your style of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students is to STAY ON TOP OF YOUR BUSINESS. The volume of studenst that are in all parts of the school is vast, but be sure to put a face with your papers and problems. If the staff and students know you and your drive for success they will be willing to help you along the way.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a very energetic and welcoming learning environment. Many Alumni are very active on campus, and they go the extra mile to help new students find their way. The presence of the Alumni gave me the impression that they really enjoyed this university and they want to pass on their experiences.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    alot of police that does there job. dont get caught up. ASU has a 0 tollerence

    Greek Life

    has all of the divine 9.im a member of phi beta sigma which is the greatest frat to join

    Great for these types of students

    if you love to party then its definetly the place to go

    Bang for the buck

    the school is really affordable compared to these other schools and the education is just as good

    What to do for fun

    everything is fun just have to find what you like

    Food and Dining

    the caf isnt that great. bring money for real food

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are what help make the college awesome

    Academic Rigor

    classes are hard but there are some teachers that are easy A's

    Tips for prospective students

    dont let the great parties get in the way of your education

    In three sentences

    TEachers are willing to work with you. there are alot of different organizations to get involed with, great library and the other students are real nice. it is overall a great school

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police station is right across the street from my dorm but they are not fast when it comes to certain things on campus. Like fights and disputes.

    Greek Life

    Most of the fraternities and sororities are quiet because of the trouble they have gotten to in the past.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is the student government and other clubs such as CAAM.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who work hard and want something earned.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really.

    Bang for the buck

    No some things aren't worth the money at Albany State University.

    What to do for fun

    Party.

    Food and Dining

    Fried Chicken Wednesday is one of the best days on campus. But any day other than this day the caf is just mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fine after you leave the freshman dorms. You get to pick where you want to live. My first year I didn't have a choice.

    Academic Rigor

    At times the work can be rigorous but if you apply the correct amount of time to your studies you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to all yours classes on time. Stay on your teachers and your work. Have fun but get your work done as well.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University, where potential is realized. It is academically easy and manageable if you assert yourself correctly. A fine school.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Albany State is one of the safest campuses in the nation. Google it if you .don't believe me. The campus has it's own police department on campus that is completely separate from the city's. The officers are always on patrol and you can call at anytime.

    Greek Life

    Well I'm a freshman so idk much. Just don't step on any of the plots of the Greek organizations if you're not one of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are sororities and fraternities. Several sports teams. Student government. Musical clubs. Science clubs. Chess club. Religious clubs. And don't be afraid to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    All students. Nerds, preps, loners, thespians, religious. College isn't about labels. Especially not this one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ASU is nicknamed The Unsinkable because it was hit by the flood of '94. There is a chimney stack in the middle of the campus. It is the remains of one the original buildings. There is a mark on the chimney that shows how high the water rose. The school is very historical.

    Bang for the buck

    Albany State University is one of the few HBCUs in GA. It is well known for it's academics. Even so it is one of the less expensive colleges you'll find. You get a top notch education for reasonable prices. An in state student staying on campus with 12 credit hours will pay about 6K a semester which is not bad at all for a four year school. A private school will be twice as much for the exact same education.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at ASU. Be it movie night on the yard, pep rallies, or seminars. There are also things hosted by the school at places on the town. This year i attended ASU bowling night and skate night. I mentioned the parties earlier. I am not a party person but there is always a party somewhere in Albany and you will hear about them! I almost forgot there are several clubs on campus. Science clubs, political clubs, and fine arts clubs are just a few types. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    LOVE IT!!! At ASU the food in the cafeteria is awesome. There are six stations: The Deli (where you have sandwiches), Home Style (the kind of stuff your mom would cook), The Grill, The Pizza Line, Desert Bar, and Salad Bar. The breakfast is pretty good too. There's a station for cereal, one for coffee, one for fruit, and the hot breakfast is served in the Home Style line. Now besides the Caf there are a few restaurants on campus. They include: Chic-fil-a, Pizza Hut, Subway and Einstein's. All of them have great food.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman who aren't from the area are required to live on campus. I am from the town so I wasn't required to but I wanted to get the full experience of college life. It is definitely something new. Living with a roommate isn't easy and it's part of the reason I am currently living at home for my second semester. However, dorms do give you the chance to meet new people and make new friends. You also learn alot about yourself. The dorm advisors are pretty cool and they are very helpful. Every student should live on campus at least one semester because it is quite an experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a biology major which is one of the harder majors. The work load isn't heavy at all but the complexity is heavy. College is definitely more challenging than high school. Waiting til the last minute is suicide. And if you're a chemistry major well you might wanna request the Xanax from your doctor before you get to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Don't be nervous. The upperclassmen are very friendly and helpful 2) Don't be shy. Like I said most people there are chill. 3) Get to know your professors and your advisors 4) Avoid anything before 9 a.m. 5) Try to take at least 15 hours per semester if you're not planning on doing summer school, otherwise you can get away with 12. 6) It's a party town. Don't try to go out every night. There will always be another party. 7) Procrastination will have you crying at 3 a.m. Do the work ahead of time 8) Be yourself.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is located in a medium sized town. It is a nice sized school not too big not too small. The campus isn't confusing at all; it's very easy to navigate

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Albany State is a really safe campus. I hardly ever here about incidents and when I do they are resolved quickly.

    Greek Life

    Albany State is one of the few schools that is blessed to have the Divine Nine. That is the Black Greek Letter Organizations apart of the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), which includes, Alpha Phis Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Iota Phi Theta Sorority, Inc.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to count but from sports to fine arts to ROTC to Greek organizations to major-based clubs and so on

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for the intelligent out-going kid, but also for the reserved kid who likes to enjoy other out-going people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ram Buck is a school chant that is mostly said at football games. It's a tradition and most students enjoy doing it. It is named after our mascot, the Golden Ram!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of campus organizations. There is an organization to fit almost all fancies, from sports to choirs to Greek organizations. The clubs and organizations make Albany State an enjoyable school. Becoming a member of one or more organization will make your time at ASU a much more exciting experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class often. Listen in class. Study outside of class. Get involved in extra curricular activities.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a great school. The teacher to student ratio is the perfect size. The teachers really care about bettering students' futures.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's always something to do on campus and around the school. The question is, do you really want to participate. From the numerous forums to movie nights. It is always something. Even if it's chilling with friends or watching the athletes at practice.

    Food and Dining

    We have the Cafe, Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Eisenstein Bagels, and the Cafe. You'll never go hungry. You'll never know what they'll serve in the cafe, especially on Halloween.

    Dorm Life

    I've been staying on campus since Fall 2010. I love it! I wouldn't trade it for nothing. You learn more and get that college feel on staying in the doors. From the pranks in the wee hours of the mornings to the random fire drills.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers know you by name and not by a number. They make it their business to make sure students know what's going on in and outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to grasp the real world by storm. You won't always be able to contact mom and dad, and that's a good thing. Albany State is very into the whole idea of the students being involved in everything that happens here.

    In three sentences

    Life here at The Unsinkable Albany State is very family oriented. This school is small but big in it's own special way. Here there is no such thing as everyone is the same, there is something different in us all!!

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life here is good. The organizations have many forums that reach out to the freshmen as well as these organizations reach out to the community

    Great for these types of students

    This school is a great environment for those who like to keep it quite and those that are not opposed to small schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ram Buck. The Ram Buck is our cheer. Our chant that we learned as freshmen. It gets the crowd excited and no matter where you go in this country, if you see a fellow golden ram, the ram buck is one thing that will surely make them stand out.

    What to do for fun

    Albany is a small town. If you just wanna get out and get some fresh air, talk a stroll across the bridge over the flint to Turtle Park. There you can relax, rent bikes and ride around the trail, or utilize the field area to have a water balloon fight or flag football game with friends. There is als college bowl night that takes place at the bowling alley on Broad Avenue.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come, the whether her is bipolar. One day it rains, the next day its sunny and warm, the following day its cold and below forty. Be prepared for the whether.

    In three sentences

    The Unsinkable Albany State University is the place to come to have your potential realized. The faculty strive to push you forward and they challenge you to succeed. This truly is a school the exemplifies home away from home.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    keep your things locked, doors locked as well. stealing is no secret. but as far as personal safety you are in good hands.

    Greek Life

    Yes there are greeks, they hold many activities on campus you just have to look and listen out for them.

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA, Community service fraternities, dance organizations, singing, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to interact with other students frequently,in order to be apart of this university you will need to be social, otherwise you may not enjoy it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of students go to the student center for spades and some go to places like the gazebos in order to hang out instead of being inside.

    Bang for the buck

    It does not cost much to attend the university, I will honestly say that some costs that are put on your account that you pay every year do not apply to all students such as Athletic fees and transportation fees. they do add some ridiculous things in their

    What to do for fun

    There's always stuff to do on campus, you just have to stay on top of the schedules. Sports events, movie nights, talent shows, etc.

    Food and Dining

    For Fall semester, the caf is pretty good. there's a Pizza Hut, Subway, and Chik-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    As a Freshman, dorm living pretty much sucks, there is no visitation, at all, lounges close at 11, and there are constant problems within the dorm itself.

    Academic Rigor

    This schools academics will challenge your minds, we have diverse teachers who come from all over the world so it is definitely a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your books and keep your priorities together, save partying for after schoolwork, but do not become a study freak.

    In three sentences

    The University, though not very large, brings a welcoming home feeling. Students here are not that snotty towards you and greet you with a smile while you do the same. Acceptance is key.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have state of the art technology all over the campus. Cameras protect students not only inside the university facilities, but on the campus as well. Phones are located on campus on every end. Safety can be given a 10.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek Organizations are visible throughout our campus. They are making volunteering, donating, helping the university, etc. In addition, they are looking for ambitious potential members like you.

    Great for these types of students

    We are looking for eager students willing to think outside of the box, but ready to devote a lot of time to preparing for the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We enjoy the Ram Buck because we are the true blue and gold of the South. So once you arrive it is a tradition to learn our awesome chant!

    Bang for the buck

    The at home feeling the campus gives you helps you to settle in day one. The university has new facilities and great living conditions that beat the best Division 1 schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are awesome groups to join and great opportunities and clubs to participate in. Students will feel right at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Albany State University is an outstanding start to a bright future. The opportunities are endless and the university provides a wide array of degrees to choose from.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending ASU. The facilities are awesome and the faculty and staff make my learning experience meaningful.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    The dorm are very clean,and same. The staff is very dependable when it comes to needing assistance, with anything. The dorm provides everything needed for a comfortable living enviornment.

    Tips for prospective students

    For individuals looking forward to attend this universit, I would advise you to come here determined obtain your goal graduating witha degree. Also be open-minded to new ideas and become involved in organiztions because will provide you with wonderful networking opportunites.

    In three sentences

    Albany State University is a wonderful school for students looking to purse a degree in any area. On a scale of 1-10, I rate my marvelous University a 9.