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  • 08/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People with smaller budgets, in the area, and looking for a beautiful campus should check out Clayton State.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, pay, and make sure you have all paper work filled out far ahead of time! Sometimes the way you are notified that you still have things to do before you are signed up for classes or registered is confusing. Take time to enjoy the scenery. The Lakeside Dining Hall may be cheap and all you can eat, but unless you want hamburgers, pizza, and salad all the time, check the menu before you pay.

    Bang for the buck

    Clayton State is a cheaper community college, so it seems cheaper than other schools. For someone trying to save their money though, even between 1000 and 2000 dollars for 2 or 3 classes can be expensive. I am learning a lot though and do not have to travel far to go to school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Clayton State has a beautiful campus, except when it storms! The staff is always willing to help, whether teachers, the HUB (computer support), advisors, or any other department. I don't like having to pay so many fees for services I don't use when I pay for classes. The fees make up a lot of the bill.

    Am learning a lot

    I have a high school diploma, so some information that others are learning is review for me. All my classes teach new material and the teachers, for the most part, are very helpful.

  • 10/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Time management!! The freedom of college is WONDERFUL! But it can get in the way. Nobody is there to tell you what to do and when to do it. You're completely grown by college. Just stay focus. Don't party too much! But enjoy your college life!

    Bang for the buck

    Clayton State is extremely cheap. Aim for the Hope Scholarship as an extra assistance. But you are able to pay for the tuition with or without small scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    Clayton State was not my first choice, but I do not regret attending the University. It is a very nice, warm, and inviting environment. Everyone is nice and it is always something to do on campus. I absolutely enjoy it here

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Clayton State are so wonderful. They connect with the students on a personal level which encourages you to want to learn even more. They make sure you get your times worth in class and it's rare you will leave confused

  • 04/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay in communication with the people in admissions and financial aid until you have been fully processed into Clayton State's system. Also, don't be afraid to talk to any of the faculty or staff that you see on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    While the fees make up most of the tuition bill, it is still cheap for the quality education you receive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Clayton State wasn't my first choice school, but I difinitely don't feel bad about being here. The faculty and staff here are amazing, the campus is very beautiful and there is something on campus for everyone to get involved in.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel like I do learn at lot attending Clayton State Unversity. Since it is still a relatively small school, there are more opportunities to get to know professors and recieve more one on one help when needed. Also, most professors are willing to help give you sound advice about achieveing your career goals.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They pass out parking tickets like chewing gum but they keep you safe. :) There are telephone polls all around for emergencies and they help you out in terms of needing a jump to start your car or if you are locked out of your car. Also a very important thing if you do not want to walk back to your car, dorm or apartment by yourself, they offer escorts for safety.

    Greek Life

    It is very rare to see Greek life (like stomping the yard or parties) on campus unless you are a part of that Greek life. However, they do have informative talks, and community service projects at least once a semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations that do so many activities it is very hard to choose what you want to do in any given night on top of doing your studying and your homework. But there is every club for every major so at least join your major's club.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is for people who can balance themselves between academics, (because the teachers are very rigorous and they hold a lot of midnight study sessions because of it) and those fun times when they do spring carnivals, have those trips for outdoor adventure and things of that nature.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school does not have any traditions, it is about 15 minutes south of Atlanta.

    Bang for the buck

    In terms of education and helpfulness yes, you are getting what you paid for. The teachers are there to help, center for academic success, the career service (to help you find a job, even after graduation), campus life (in terms of leadership classes and volunteering opportunities); they are all good places to go to get help and have fun. Especially outdoor adventure that is also through campus life. Outdoor adventure is hiking, skiing, caving; I would honestly say that is the best part.

    What to do for fun

    The student activities center is the place to be (you can work out and take great fitness classes and most of the seminars that are good for you tend to be in that building), and every week an organization is putting on something so you will always have something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is not all that great; but the Pizza Hut station is pretty good and the little coffee shops they have are the best and those places make up for the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Never stayed in the dorm (only for freshman), but I have heard that it is not the best. The student apartments are better.

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors are easy, of course anything dealing with Health-care (Biology, Nursing, Health-care Management) are the hardest. They really do prepare you for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready many students say CSU is the Harvard of the south.

    In three sentences

    They are very different from the rest, not big on sports, so not that big on school spirit but they do try to get you involved. The teachers care so they work you hard so that you understand all the material you would need to succeed in your given field. They try to make sure every student is a successful leader and they also do a lot of community service projects and that is one of the best aspects of the school.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 84

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are several events going on every second. Emails pour in every day about an event for people to do. Clubs, concerts, meetings. Everyone will find something.

    Food and Dining

    This is another guess because as stated before, I commute. I have eaten at the cafeteria only a few times when meeting with honor's groups. It was always good when I went.

    Dorm Life

    This one I have to guess because I have not lived in the dorms. I commute, but I have heard the dorms are good and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    While some of the core classes are relatively easy and simple, the higher level classes and honor's classes are challenging. Who doesn't like a good challenge?

    Tips for prospective students

    Clayton State University is a great choice even if you do not want to stay there for four years. I didn't plan to stay, but I'm going to stay and receive my Bachelor's degree from here.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a big college with a small college feel. The professors are wonderful and have time to meet with you one-on-one. It is a great college that is also close enough for me to commute.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Occasionally I get an e-mail warning about a knife fight, robbery, or thief. However, that only happened about 3 times in the year I was there.

    Greek Life

    Not much?

    Clubs and Activities

    All sorts!

    Great for these types of students

    Students wanting to graduate high school early. Students interested in graduating high school with college credits. Students who are just starting college but want to stay close to home. Students who need to be accepted for financial aid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location could be the gym--lots of gym junkies can be found at late hours of the night.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like some classes may be over priced. I also feel like the majority of the students don't have much personality or drive.

    What to do for fun

    They always have activities going on during the week and on the weekends. Concerts, recitals, performances, and games are always happening somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and dining!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but I've stayed there sometimes. They are really nice and you feel very safe in that environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is ultimately up to how involved you choose to become.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dual en-roll! Do all you can to graduate from high school with college credits already behind you. I worked really hard in high school so that I graduated at age 16. Now, at age 17, I have a year of college behind me with 31 college credits. Because of this, it is much easier for me to be accepted or invited to a transfer school with a good scholarship.

    In three sentences

    I love the classes, teachers, and faculty at CSU. The school is set up around providing me with the best options that will lead to my ultimate success. I would highly recommend anyone to dual enroll, or start off their college experience at CSU.

  • 07/10/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I can trully say that CSU was one of my cheaper choices and the resources are easily accessible and worth more than you can get on any other.

    Will enjoy being here

    Everyone seems to be very upbeat.

    Will learn a lot

    The orientation session was very helpful and the orientation leaders were very nice and encouraging.

  • 07/14/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 8 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all sorts of students. Also, their cross country team is pretty great. They hold cross country matches there as well. You may want to look into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips: Look into other schools, visit campuses, enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an extremely cheap community college and you should look into it if you aren't willing to pay more. Also, if you get grants, it helps out.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and easy to get to. Unfortunately it isn't in the safest area, but you should be fine on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    At Clayton State you will receive a large amount of knowledge in your courses of study. Although it isn't a highly rated school amongst all because of it's class scheduling issues, I'm certain it is fine.

  • 09/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students that want to learn and meet a diversed group of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Clayton State University ... you will not regret it!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is very affordable & reasonable, with the high level of education that you receive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone, from staff to students, is very polite, courteous, upbeat, and helpful at CSU. The campus is well maintained and classes are easy to find.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at CSU are always available when you need additional help with class topics and they continuously encourage students to push themselves to learn and participate more - whether it is in the classroom, on the campus or within the community. Overall, I can't and won't complain as to how much I am learning.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    the tuition here is fairly cheap. this school may have the one of the cheapest tuitions in georgia.

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of activities that partake at this school. different organizations put thing together such as, white water rafting, going on trips out of state, etc.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria food is ok. their sub sandwiches and burgers are very good. the school has a pizza hut, a subway, and a cafe for smoothies and fresh baked goodies!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very nice. they are only 5-6 years old so they are fairly new compared to other university dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic is rigorous, but its not so rigorous that you can not make at least a c if you try. yes you do need to attend class, take time out to study, and listen carefully in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    please do not come to this school and think that it's a joy ride because it is not. it is required and imperative that you show up for lectures because it can be hard to catch up after missing too many days.

    In three sentences

    clayton state is an exceptional, gratifying, and a learning experience that a college student is definitely able to receive. the staff are great and the campus life is very outgoing! clayton is definitely the place to attend!

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 84

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    when ever the students aren't studying for an exam or completing one of the thirty plus (no exaggeration) chemistry assignments, they can be found either working out or playing pool at the student activity center. csu lies in the center of morrow, near the movie theatre, mall, and large shopping center; therefore, when students become bored on campus, they can slip away to any of these locations.

    Food and Dining

    the food is typically sub par. flavorless fish, undercooked vegetables, and seafood-liver combinations are common dishes served at the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are set up like apartments. each dorm consists of a living room, kitchenette, four bedrooms, and a bathroom on each side of the dorm. though the dorms are really nice, students are usually not in their own dorm; they are typically located in the student activity center or downstairs in the dorm's game room.

    Academic Rigor

    the first semester is a transitional period where new college students can adapt to college life. this semester is the only semester in which students take it easy because the second semester gets real hard real fast. the teachers try their best to challenge students, but they offer plenty of one on one help to students who wish to make the best grade possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    clayton state university is not an incredibly arduous university to be accepted into; however, the teachers expect a lot from their students and will not allow new students to slack off.

    In three sentences

    clayton state university is a small university that values one on one relationships between the professors and their students. by the end of each semester, the professors not only know the students on a first name basis, but they know there majors, desires, and dreams they wish to pursue after college. though csu is a small and relatively unknown university, i value my education here because of the relationship i possess with my instructors.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very few incidents

    Greek Life

    strong both female and male organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    a great variety

    Great for these types of students

    working class students, young or seasoned, looking for a quality education in higher learning with a reasonable price tag.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    out in any of the various parking area's for students you may find me in my car studying or in a peaceful meditation.

    Bang for the buck

    all types of programs on campus to save students money and for just being a student of clayton discounted perks off campus as well.

    What to do for fun

    depending on your style their are a whole slue of activities to enjoy on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    multiple dinning facilities on campus

    Dorm Life

    never lived in a dorm but i understand it to be good for some and not so good for others.

    Academic Rigor

    pro-work atmosphere for a pro-working community

    Tips for prospective students

    stay within your limitations. do not overkill yourself with frivolous distractions, friends, parties, etc. always communicate with your professor no matter what the case maybe.

    In three sentences

    clayton state university has been a big influence in my life choices for my future. throughout my attendance here at clayton state univ. i have found and developed my purpose for my field in sociology. this university provides the equitable services needed for success towards graduating to their entire student community with the add component, a healthy atmosphere for working staff members, which formulates a successful aurora for projected graduating students.

  • 03/25/2012

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Those are real police aon campus nd they do not play around, a word to the wise.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basketball and Soccer are doing really well.

    Great for these types of students

    People that didn't do all that well in high school and need a school that will help them develop.

    Bang for the buck

    Really cheap considering you have smaller classes, many majors to choose from and the amount of extras that your money pays for that are included

    What to do for fun

    Parties, make friends and hang out. You are right outside Atlanta and if you want to stay near campus, there's an AMC theater and South Lake mall is on the same exit.

    Food and Dining

    Don't buy the everyday or almost everyday plan because there are other dining options on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very spacious and apartment style, although not for everybody.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what type of worker you are. I've seen a few assignments given to current students and it is doable, but make sure you come ready to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research all of your options and don't decide something this important on word of mouth. You need to actually do the research because what is right for some, isn't right for all.

    In three sentences

    I have only experienced one of the open orientations that they offer, but from that and from what current students have told me about the school; it is a perfect match for a person like me. I wasn't a star in high school and needed a school that would give me a second chance to do and be better and Clayton State is that school.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is secured from danger by the campus own police as well as the morrow police. They patrol the campus all hours of the night and day.

    What to do for fun

    Done with your work and bored out of your mind. Go to a a campus party,or attend poetry night, or even fits the game room. Do not just sit in your room when there is so much to do on campus

    Food and Dining

    When you enter the dining hall you are greeted by nice employees and excellent chefs. The food is excellent and you are given many different choice from salads, to subs, and home cooked meals. If the dining hall not you cup of tea then there is a pizza hut, a sub connection, and cafes to help you fight your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    Laker Hall helps you to adjust to college life without leaving the comfort of your own home. Yes, you have to go to class but when you go back to your room you can relax after a long day. Clayton Place is beautiful apartments with many fun perks. A pool and your own room with your bathroom to name a few.

    Academic Rigor

    Clayton State is a difficult school but do not let that detour you from applying here. Clayton State offers one on one tutoring sessions, access to make different resources to accommodate all learning types, and an environment for success that can be seen as soon as you enter the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students make sure you have a laptop, money for printing, and a game plan. College is not like high school. In a typical college day you might be faced with three tests, one projects, and five homework assignments to complete in one day so work hard and efficient . You have only 24 hours in a day so make each hour count at the academic success center and the sac. Enjoy college life but also remember you are also there to further education.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is an unique school. This school offers a varies of programs and resources to that can be tailored to fit your needs and wants. Clayton State might be a small campus but it impact of the world is huge.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's cool for in-state, but if you're an out of state, they will pretty much try to play you, so stay on top and pay attention of your financial aid, keep applying for scholarships, and don't loose hope.

    What to do for fun

    Attend all of the school activities, go out to eat, or go shopping at the mall. If you do not have a car, its best you try to connect with someone who does.

    Food and Dining

    They have their good days and they have their bad days.

    Dorm Life

    It's a lifetime experience and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teacher's are very confusing, but a syllabus helps you out a lot. If they don't have a syllabus, it's best you be very attentive in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, study hard, and try not to get too distracted.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great! There is rarely anything bad happening on campus.

    Greek Life

    Without Greek Life the school would definitely be boring, because of lack of campus life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations you can get involved in, but a lot of them are unorganized but you do meet a lot of new friends and it helps with networking. Campus Events Council, D.E.E.P., Power House Models and SAAB are the main ones with events happening most of the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Good school for those students who do not like to party and want to stay focused on academic work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Bent Tree located outside by our University Center and if you rub it then it's good luck to graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is worth the money except the meal plan. Freshman are required to get the meal plan, but I do not encourage to get one after that.

    What to do for fun

    There are not many things to do on campus for fun except maybe walk around the lake, go to the gym, or the game room if there are no activities happening on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is disgusting, however Pizza Hut, SubConnection, Sandella's, and Jazzman's Cafe is pretty good. The dining hall is under Sodexo, but the food is just not worth the money at all. Especially since the grade dropped to an A to a C in 2011.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice besides the ants, gnats, and ladybugs that may get in your room. The Residents Assistants do have activities and events that go on every week to do. The kitchen and laundry is downstairs and there are study rooms on each of the four floors.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not easy but if you study hard and have good time management skills then you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a good GPA and was involved in extracurricular activities as well as volunteer work.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a great school for nursing, business, and biology majors. I like it here but it's not many students first choice. Most students stay until their sophomore or junior year and then transfer to another college.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has multiple location satellite campus great facilities .

    Bang for the buck

    Its at an average reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    Stay looking on the school website or if accepted check school e-mail.

    Academic Rigor

    The teacher here ate hate bit they do assists and care that you understand it well occupy speak and ask questions. it diverse class setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know all you professors. stay info about your major,know were and who can help you focus and stay on top of your assignments. The staff is the to assists so always have questions .

    In three sentences

    Its a good school if you like diversity. it a trademark for success. it a school that push you or have you engage in wanting to learn.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 84

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Several sports events, and the gym. Also their is places to hang out and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    I go to the campus in Peachtree city GA and because it is off campus ive not had the school food

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my husband and 2 year old son. This reason makes me ineligibly for dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a great academic program. Lots of interesting curriculum to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you know what field you want to study and if you don't know then talk to the advisers awesome. Take the morning classes if you can because it will be easy on you layer.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State has a great staff of teachers i each department. They have a wide range of majors for students to choose from. The campus is nice with a lot of amenities.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not located on a very safe zone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several activities and lots of different organizations

    Bang for the buck

    It is more expensive than a community college of course but if you get the most of the facilities and activities you will be using some of the money you paid for it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Spivey Hall for music concerts, watch a play, or go to a sport event.

    Food and Dining

    They have a DINING HALL plus Pizza Hut and other cafes

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience in the dorm life. The laker hall building looks kind of old though

    Academic Rigor

    It is about normal. Haven't taken too many classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get engaged in the school activities. Take the chance to get to know your academic advisor. See you interest they are in helping you.

    In three sentences

    A very organized institution with highly qualify professors. This is a four-year university with a lot of different degree options. I think Clayton State will give me the education to succeed in my professional life.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    ALD Honor Society for first year students is a good group to be in because you can push each other to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Go to as many functions as possible but also stay focused on why you are in school.

    Food and Dining

    The different food are good to eat and very time consuming when trying to get to class.

    Dorm Life

    Do not stay in a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn everything that the professors are willing to teach. Go to tutoring session often and stay focused on your classes.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is a excellent school. The professors are great and love teaching their students. I cold not have made a better choice in schools.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety is great! I always feel secure and comfortable while on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Student activities center offers a plethora of activities for fun and excitment.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent, tasty food and healthy food selections.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life is not easy here. Studying hard and deligently is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student are offered a campus tour to learn more about school.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a beautiful landscaped campus that offers a relaxing atmosphere to take a break during classes and regroup before the next class. The professors and staff are apporachable and makes ensures that each student recieves the individual attention and help that is needed to succeed.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on the CSU campus. The campus police are visible and accessible. Parking lots are well-lit at night. The IT office sends alerts to student websites and email accounts to warn of threatening weather (which does not happen often). Obviously, no place is guaranteed safe but of all the college campuses I have been on, CSU is the best protected. I am unaware of crimes on the campus although off campus students are encouraged to go in groups and to stay in well lighted and well traveled areas.

    Greek Life

    Included in the 70 plus organizations on the campus are fraternities and sororities. For those who are interested, there is a link on the school website that will give more information.

    Clubs and Activities

    Most academic departments have clubs that are open to majors and other students who share an interest in the subject. There are religious and secular clubs available as well. Clayton State currently has over 70 student organizations representing student interests in everything from cultural awareness to medical professions...

    Great for these types of students

    CSU is a diverse university with students of all ages, races, and physical abilities. I cannot imagine any student who would not find new and different friends while acquiring knowledge for a lifetime. There are students who graduated from high school early and students like me who have returned to school during retirement. We mix together well. We are truly a community that reflects the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Central to the CSU campus is a gorgeous lake that is home to wildlife including ducks, fish, swans, turtles, and geese. Nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts will be more than pleased to stroll, walk, or run the paths around the lake and campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities on the campus but being close to Atlanta also offers the opportunity to attend Atlanta Braves games, the Georgia Aquarium, the High Museum, the Fox Theater, the World of Coke, Stone Mountain Park, and Six Flags. There are many other fun things to do around the campus including, but not limited to, the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Parlor.

    Food and Dining

    CSU offers a variety of dining options across campus. It includes an all-you-care-to-eat Lakeside Dining Hall, a stop by Pizza Hut, SubConnection, or Jazzman's Cafe for a fast service. Lakeside Dining Hall The Lakeside Dining Hall is the meal plan dining hall at Clayton State. Guests may also purchase a meal at the door (Breakfast $ 5.00 + tax; Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner $ 8.00 + tax)

    Dorm Life

    Because CSU was a community based commuter school, dorm life was a low priority. However, over the years CSU has grown and developed from those humble beginnings into a first-class University including dorms. Ample reserved parking is available for all dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    CSU is academically challenging. It is up to you to take advantage of this opportunity. However, the professors and staff are exceptional and go the second-mile to help those who want to learn. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers a variety of personalized academic services to all Clayton State University students, including staff and peer tutoring and multimedia instruction.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask questions. Everyone at CSU wants to help. Attend the concerts, dramas, sports events, and other activities. They will help you quickly become apart of the school. Do not forget your dental health. There is an excellent dental school at CSU and the prices are very reasonable.

    In three sentences

    CSU is student friendly, even for students with disabilites, yet it is academically challenging. It has a beautiful campus and has recently added new residential facilities. The Georgia State Archives and the Federal Archives are situated in close proximity to the campus.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are officers that drive the campus often. Most of the emergency posts dont work.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities are there, but they seem to engage often with the students,

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs to join. They are all welcoming.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, shy (like myself). enthusiastic, reserved... ANYBODY !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are ducks and swans that walk the campus. We are known for them

    Bang for the buck

    It is very affordable while offering great classes

    What to do for fun

    There are many events that take place throughout the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has great food, just closes early.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are co-ed. Each student has their OWN room.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are large, so one-on-one with the teacher may be a little hard to get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of your work as well as get involved with campus life.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is a diverse school. The campus is comforting. The location of the school makes it very convenient to enjoy the Atlanta scene.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tend to have a lot of informational drives around campus for different things that are offered to students, such as programs, classes, tutoring. Its to inform students that practically don't know too much about what CSU has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    I am trying to earn and/or receive grants/loans/scholarships to pay for my nursing school. Due to me graduating with an Associates in Business Management and Administration years ago, my financial aid will exhaust prior to me entering a nursing program.

    What to do for fun

    I take care of my 5 beautiful girls (dogs) and try to live life to its fullest when feasible and possible. Trying to enjoy friends and family's company as much as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    I am hoping to learn and engage in particular subjects and topics that interest me. Medical and nursing courses are great preps for students entering into the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    The scenic campus is breathtaking. Most of the professors or structured, organized, and helpful to students needs. The main campus is in proximity to the interstate.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love and thoroughly enjoy going to school at CSU. The campus, professors, and proximity are incredible and beneficial. I am hoping to graduate from the Nursing Program from CSU in the future.

  • 05/28/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Excellent food

    Academic Rigor

    Just starting but my wife already attend and she loves it!!! She say stated that her professor is great. I can't wait to be challenged! I start in the fall of 2012

    In three sentences

    Love this school. This school has diversity,friendly customer service, and just a well rounded institution. I give clayton state a A+ rating in my book.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is really great. Since it's a small campus, campus security patrols the campus by riding around both day and night. We have cameras on campus and a security both for incoming and outgoing passengers.

    Greek Life

    We do have Greek Life, not that many, but the ones we do have are really nice people that also host activities for the students to have fun, and interact with each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are really good. The clubs do a lot of community service around the area and host different event for the students to do.

    What to do for fun

    You can walk around campus with your friends. The campus did have events were all the students can come out a participate with their fellow peers.

    Food and Dining

    Eating in the dining hall was ok sometimes, but you do have other options if you choose not to eat in the dining hall. They have Pizza Hut, Sub Connection, Jazzman's, and even Sandella's, which is located in the dorm.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was a nice experience for me. When living in the dorm, you become real close to your peer and you will make great friends. It's a nice experience to live on campus in the dorms. The dorms look more like apartments and have nice furniture. Also the dorm has a really nice cafe called Sandella's downstairs that made your late night studying even better.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said in the before, this school has really good when it come to academics. The teachers are willing to help in anyway possible to help you achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give for prospective students is don't think that every college is a party school because in some cases they aren't.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Clayton State University as an overall great college to be attending. They have really good teachers that are willing to help the students with there academics. Also the school has program that are free to assist students with tutoring, essay writing, and studying for your classes.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Love it!

    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The seven lakes on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, sport games, and always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Love it.

    Dorm Life

    Indiviual bedroom, but the dorm building is huge!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use everything that is offered free for students.

    In three sentences

    CSU feels like a family. The campus is not too big, not too small. I love it.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 84

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    HANG OUT

    In three sentences

    I LOVE IT. GREAT PLACE, BIGGER THAN IT SEEMS

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great tuition rate for the school. (In-state)

    What to do for fun

    Travel outside of morrow! Go to Atlanta and surrounding cities. There is so much to do around Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    Only a few on-campus options. Pizza Hut, Subs, and Dining hall. Although, Jazzmans cafe has good coffee for the 3pm pick me up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the organizations and student outlets on campus. It is a great way to meet other students. Go to class! It is half the battle of getting through college. Ask questions and get to know professors.

    In three sentences

    Great school for transfers and non-traditional students. New Freshman enrollment seems to be increasing creating a more fun campus atmosphere. Gorgeous campus scenery.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police are very strict.

    Greek Life

    There are very few organizations. Once you get to CSU one or two will sweat you to join and the rest (the ones that actually do things besides making a recruitment quota) will probably ignore you unless you immerse yourself in their group totally.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are far too restricted by the department of campus life.

    Great for these types of students

    Shut ins and people who just want a degree to appease the job or the relatives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are basically no traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    The academics are a steal, but the rest of the university is severly lacking in all departments. It is a boring school and I wish I had never come here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to events at other schools (like Georgia State or Clark Atlanta)

    Food and Dining

    Terrible selection.

    Dorm Life

    Overpriced and pathetic.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very hard school if you are in the college of arts and science.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go here you will have little or no social experience.

    In three sentences

    The Academics are great. The student activities are lacking greatly. The office of financial aid is completally unreliable.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll early.

    In three sentences

    Excellent teachers. great courses. great campus.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up from the beginning. Keep up with your tuition and fees to assure that you are not being over charged. Talk to your advisers before registering for classes, to make certain that you will be on track for graduation.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is an excellent university. The professors are organized and knowledgeable about the course information. Advisers are informative.

  • 08/04/2012

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

    33 of 84

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are alot of clubs and activities to participate in!

    Tips for prospective students

    Familiarize yourself with the campus before classes start!

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful. From what I've seen the people are very friendly. I can't wait to begin attending classes here!

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Saftey officers are ALWAYS on campus. Some even help you get to classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    SAAS, Beauty & Brains, Student Government Association, LOL, RA, Etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ducks and swans tend to stand in the crosswalk for a while. You have to be patient with them.

    What to do for fun

    Organizations have a lot of different activities in Laker Hall or The Student Activity Center.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall as well as Sandella's, Pizza Hut, Sub Connection, and Jazzman's are all good places too eat at reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    Laker hall is an amazing place to stay. There is never a dull moment.

    Academic Rigor

    The class material is a little hard if you are not used to it, but the professors and tutors help you out a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit in the front of all your classes and take GOOD notes.

    In three sentences

    So far, I absolutely LOVE Clayton State University. The campus is amazing, especially the ducks and swans. The professors really help you to understand, they want you to pass!

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police around, I always feel safe on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The UC is the place where everyone kind of hangs out between classes.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gameroom, you can shoot pool, play ping pong, or I believe it's an xbox that is hooked up to a big screen where you and your friends can play games.

    Food and Dining

    I dont eat in the dining hall. But they have a pizza hut and sub place that are great. And so is the place where they make coffees and smoothies and cookies.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus, so i don't know. But from what I've seen the dorms are nice, and even the freshman dorms are apartment styled.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't super hard, it is just constant. Depending on the number of classes you take, you will always have a quiz, homework, project or something due.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get a refund, be sure to use your book money to buy books, because teachers give book work the first week.

    In three sentences

    The school is really up to date and clean. The teachers are mostly nice and very helpful. The campus life isn't that great/entertaining.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    good

    What to do for fun

    There are a larger variety of thing to do many campus activities and club to keep you busy and meet new people

    Academic Rigor

    It is very good

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for school that is not to big and you can interact with your professor

    In three sentences

    It is very good school it has small classes which offers a more in depth learning experience. The professors are always willing to help you do the best you can. The school offers a variety of free stuff like tutoring writing help.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Mid-range college for in state resident.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and intramural sports are fun.

    Food and Dining

    Good/ average meal plans for dining.

    Dorm Life

    It has a lot space, more space than other college dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Average for rigor courses except anything dealing with physics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    College life is straightforward at Clayton. Great school for socializing and academics. It's balance.

  • 09/18/2012

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

    38 of 84

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Great college, but wish they offered more STEM scholarships.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You're always going to feel safe, especially on campus and especially at Laker Hall. A lot of things require your ID and check in and so on so they keep account of who you are. Public safety are always around if you feel as if you are in harms way. At Clayton Station though as well as anywhere else you need to make sure that your valuables are secured and that you keep your car doors locked when you leave it because some people are in desperate needs of cars. But overall it's safe. Treat your stuff with respect and value as you would a human, Although the security is great don't ever get to careless to think you can just leave your stuff out their in the open. But don't worry it's WAY less than Georgia State; people aren't that crazy to just go snatching laptops and stuff.

    Greek Life

    Although it's not as widespread as it is in other schools via UGA it's great. They host events, activities and parties. They take pride in their Greek life. I wish it was more out their than it is now though..

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of organizations!

    Great for these types of students

    Nature Loving Smart students Students who prefer to start off at a slightly smaller school Students who prefer to get college out of the way Dual-Enrollment Calm People People who want to enjoy college responsibly lol

    Bang for the buck

    Great bang for the buck! It's actually quite cheaper than a lot of schools and you do receive high quality education. So this is a greater starter or even finisher school especially for the price.

    What to do for fun

    Hmmm for fun I suggest being involved. Sometimes their are campus based parties but other times a lot of students go home on the weekends or go clubbing. If you are involved are associated with Greeks they have personal events they participate in which are really awesome. O on some days they have movie nights at the amphitheater and this upcoming fall/winter I believe they will begin their concerts. But if you love nature you can always walk the lake on the path it's really nice. But yea, if you're involved events are always going to be popping up.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and some nights it's great! It's a buffet style so it's convenient if you are just a hungry college student are just want something else to eat. If you don't care for what they cook then a Pizza Hut and Subconnection is located on the other side and you can pay with your dining dollars, which doesn't interfere with your meal plan. Also it's this really awesome cafe place that serve some great coffee and the best smoothies! They also have drinks, chips, salad, and sandwiches in their, and some good sweets.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the freshmen dorm; Laker Hall. It's really nice! It feels like an apartment just without a full kitchen (kitchen does not have stove) the rooms are painted and it's not that ugly jail cement thing going on. Thank goodness! The bathrooms are actually quite large and are more convenient because the sink with the big mirror is outside of the bathroom, while the bathroom consist of the shower/tub and a toilet. Good distance away from each other. The only downfall to the dorms are that the walls are paper thin. So you may want to be extra cautious to what you may do...based on your interpretation... But other than that they are nice kind of small but not cramped. Their are 4 rooms to 1 dorm and 2 bathrooms (2 suite-mates for each). The beds are XL and you may want to get some mattress toppers if you do live here, just saying. Clayton Station, the apartments for upperclassmen/non-freshmen are really nice and spacious! Everyone has their personal bathroom which is big too and the rooms are larger with full size beds! They are really top of the line with a kitchen as well.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to stay on your A game. I'll admit their are times where you can slip off just a little bit but that's it! This is not high school where you get extra credit opportunities all the time,No you must be responsible for yourself and complete your work with the highest priority. College is great but you have to constantly remind yourself that you are here for a degree not 24/7 fun. You have to study and know your stuff with confidence. This is a challenging school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Clayton State but aren't exactly sure if this school meets your priority please come visit! You will hear everything and the pictures does not do this school justice. It's great! The school is inside of a calm atmosphere, if you are more focused on getting school out of the way then this place is for you. I'll admit the school will seem slightly dead at times but their are so many activities to engage in especially if you are involved with Greeks. Also if you attend here you WILL NEED to study and stay on your A game!! The professors are kind enough and want you to come see them during their office hours, they get lonely too! So never feel as if this school is not a challenge because it is and they (professors, tutors--in/out of dorm, advisors,etc) are here to make sure that you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is a great school! At first I was skeptical about attending this school, but I'm very glad that I came! The campus is beautiful the dorms are actually really nice! Way better than those you'll find at higher priced colleges. The courses and curriculum that are offered here requires you to be knowledgeable and step outside of your normal thinking corner.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is their top priority. Prepare to recieve emails and alerts whenever anything suspicious or smething has occured. Police officers and campus security roam the entire campus at all times of the day. Two local police stations are always surrounding the area.

    Greek Life

    I am not really interested in the Greek life, but there are plenty to pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs and activities to list. So many you will never run out of something new to try out.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to live away from your parents and learn to be independent then this is a great college for you. If you don't want to be at a boring college nd want to enjoy the college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A gym is available as well as a student activities center where you can go play the Wii in your spare time. Ducks are always on campus since there are many small lakes surrounding the campus. It's relaxing to take a walk and take the view in especially close to sunset.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Georgia resident tuition is way more affordable compared to other colleges around the area. Even for out of state residents it is not as expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on at school. I swear there is always a cookout or movie show going n every week. Different activities fill up the week so you can always have something to attend if you ever need a break from schoolwork. Southlake mall is also less then 10 minutes away where you may be lucky to see rapper T.I. shopping, or spot him at the AMC theater down the street from the Mall.

    Food and Dining

    The school does have a lot of eateries on campus. From a pizzahut express to their own version of a starbucks. They also have buffet style grill and a cafe. Many restaurants surround the area close by if you ever feel like going out of campus and can afford it. Most of them do deliver as well.

    Dorm Life

    I stay off campus, but the dorms are minutes away from the mall and local stores. You can literally walk to walmart less than a mile away if you ever need anything. The school bookstore also sells everything from books to housing supplies.

    Academic Rigor

    They have one of the best nursing programs. They may not have the highest graduation rate, but I think they still have a lot of potential

    Tips for prospective students

    It may be in a small city in Morrow, GA., but don't underestimate it. Classes are harder then high school, but the key is to study. Study, study, and study. The teachers make themselves available for any extra help you may need, take the opportunity and use it to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    So far being there the teachers are great. The campus has so much diversities and groups. Thereis always some new event going on so it's never boring there.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 84

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Students are updated weekly on campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Sub and pizza shops available. Student dining hall on campus. I have only eaten at the sub and pizza shop. Food is always fresh and hot.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Clayton State University you will not be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    Great learning environment. Instructors are very informative and helpful. Advisers are great resource for course determination.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Clayton State University has a top security team. They notify all of us of any security issue, not only on campus, but near campus! We have constant patrols and presence in and near the dorms.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities on campus, even though I do not participate. The younger student will be proud to belong to any of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities to be involved in, along with clubs and such.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student, especially those who don't like being thrown into large crowds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really, other than Loch -- there is a rumor Loch lives in the main lake on campus. He is a sweetheart!

    Bang for the buck

    Your money is well spent here. Because of the small campus, you get more attention and more to do. Having instructors that want to help and see you succeed is just one of the bonuses offered here.

    What to do for fun

    Clayton State has a state record holding women's basketball team, a soccer team that is developing and a score of other opportunities to join clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    There are many opportunities in addition to the campus dining hall. We have a Pizza Hut, a Food to Go, a Starbucks, Sandella's and a couple of other. There is also the book store which offers drinks and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Even though I don't stay on campus, the dorms are beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    There is plenty of help should you need it, such as our Center for Academic Success, which always has someone there to help you with tutoring. Also, the instructors are out of this world and want to see you succeed. They will work with you to make sure you are where you need to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a small campus with lots of activities, this is it. The school has a great student body, many of opportunities and a school that works hard to keep you on track and help you fulfill your dream education.

    In three sentences

    This campus is beautiful. The opportunities are endless. The faculty and administration work hard to help you realize your dream!

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With me being a lady I feel very safe. I can walk around campus a night and not worry. The campus is very well lit and security is always around campus.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life and they are very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide range of clubs to be involved in. I am currently involved in SGA and I love it.

    Great for these types of students

    Clayton State is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can't think of any unusual things.

    What to do for fun

    I love hanging out on campus, there is always something happening.

    Food and Dining

    I would have to say that the food is the best part of Clayton State. There is a variety of things available, from Pizza Hut to Chinese.

    Dorm Life

    There are two different types of dorms you have laker hall which houses freshman and its like your regular dorm style. Then you have Clayton Station which is apartment style housing. I would recommend Clayton Station because you have your own private room as well as bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are tough, however the outcome is worth all the late night studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking for a college be sure to approach it like a job. See what works best for you. Rather it's the campus life, dorm rooms, or class size.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is the best university that has ever been built. There is always someone there to assist in everyday life. Everyone on campus is always very helpful and friendly.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Variety!

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety!

    What to do for fun

    There are many club/organizations to join. Frequently, there are parties from sororities and fraternities. The gym is even a great source of having something to do

    In three sentences

    The campus is really amazing. The scenery is delightful and live

  • 11/05/2012

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

    45 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is 24/7 security around the campus. Officers are either located inside and outside buildings, watching out for the safety of all students. The safety guild lines are strictly enforced by all faculty, staff and students. You can walk to and from your dorm room, knowing you are safe and being looked after by an officer.

    Greek Life

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity are the only sororities and fraternities at Clayton state right now. They have occasional step shows and events for the entire campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Campus Christian Ministries, Chemistry Club, Clayton State Internet Radio (CSiR), Clayton State Television (CSTV), The Go Green Team, Honors Student Association, The Math Club, S.A.F.E., STI Awareness For Everyone, Society for Human Resources Management, Society of Global Affairs (SoGA), NAfME, Collegiate Chapter of National Association for Music Education, MEISA, Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association, Men's Club Basketball, Men's Club Soccer, Women's Club Volleyball and Club Baseball are activities avaliable to all students. Track and Field, Girls Basketball and Soccer are the most popular sports on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who need to stay in state (GA) and save money but still want a valuable education, low-income students, anyone continuing their education and also want a valuable education, public school with a private school feel, small class sizes, desire help with career placement after graduating

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a legend at Clayton State that the Loch Ness monster (also our school mascot) roams in the lakes around the campus and if anyone catches it, they automatically get there degree.

    Bang for the buck

    Checking out books at your school store could save you money. Also buying a meal plan instead of paying to go out could also save a lot of cash.

    What to do for fun

    I typically watch TV or go out with friends. I would spend most of my time studying any way, so I don't have much time for fun. To take a break, I usually head to dining hall where they host small concerts for students on campus. A trip to the shopping center or movies on the weekends is also a way to get off campus and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of meal choices in Dining Hall and all over campus. There is even a sandwich shop in the Laker hall dorms so you don't have to go that far from your room to eat. Some choices may not be the healthiest, i.e pizza, but the food is edible, and if you have a meal plan, you don't have to worry about paying.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms in the Laker hall were recently built so they are in decent shape. There are occasional pieces of trash here and there but maintenance is pretty tight. Depending on your relationship with your roommates, you may find it to be a blast or a bust. As with any dorm, there will be occasional misunderstandings and things can get out of hand, but there is rarely any disturbances. The RAs do a good job of handling situations and there are occasional room checks to keep things in order.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, each class has its different level of rigor. Also depending on your mental capability to handle the amount of information spewed out by your professor, it may seem like a lot to some and easy to others. In general, you are always challenged by your teachers. Sometimes you may even have to go out of your way to complete an assignment, but in the end its worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply early to get scholarships listed on the website. Make sure you keep posted on your email accounts and mail you may receive. Take a tour and ask about summer programs.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a diverse and well-rounded university. You are guaranteed a valuable education and life-long friends along the way. This school has a lot more to offer if you are willing to give something as well.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Southlake mall and Walmart are less than 2 miles away I love to shop.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is okay but, American Deli, Popeyes, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins are right around the corner.

    Academic Rigor

    Take good notes and don't be afraid to ask questions

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time for class. Always check your email.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. The teachers are great. The books are expensive.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are numerous safety pole located across campus in the matter of an emergency. The Clayton State Campus Safety usually hires actual police officers that are not completely mean. The campus safety will do their job to not only keep you safe especially when you need it, but also to inform you of any potential dangers within the vicinity of the school.

    Greek Life

    Clayton State University has many great sororities and fraternities. Whether you are looking to join a recently formed brotherhood/sisterhood or to continue on as a legacy, Clayton State University has what you are looking for.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs can be limited to sororities and fraternities. This can be a drag, but there are many clubs located in the student's access page online. There is a groups link that will connect you to any group you like, and if you do not see one you are interested in then you can even make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Any. This campus has it all. Even if you are not so interested in being in this country, Clayton State University has the ability to send you to essentially any country with a valid program of earning a degree in. I can not be more happy that I have found the international student friends that I have, or that we have the ability to go over there and learn as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bent tree behind the Jame Baker Building is a special place that all of the freshmen like to go and rub for good luck. The campus newspaper is named after the bent tree, and although the actual tree is gone we have erected a cast mold of it in it's honor.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn from graduate study professors, meet many great life friends, and most importantly you get an accredited degree from a state university at a minimal price.

    What to do for fun

    There are many night clubs in Atlanta that will pay students to push flyers under your dorm's main door. The clubs will send buses out to the dorms, pick the students up for free, and will bring them back. The campus usually has events going on weekly which are conducted by students as well. The majority of the freshmen's time is spent playing Xbox and enjoying the gigabit internet service on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food when living on campus is very repetitive. You will develop a routine of what you like to eat and what you should avoid. You will even become a regular with the cooks by the end of the year and they will be able to make your favorite sandwich even if it is not on the menu. Go try it yourself!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very monumental in it's after affect on life. You will always to talk to your roommates even after you move out. You are guaranteed to make many friends, and honestly it will be considered one of the greatest times in your life. I could not recommend living at these dorms more with their gigabit internet service, furnished living areas, and the ability to sign up with people that are your friends. It forces the students to look into living with other people and opening their eyes, and I could not recommend the school's policy of having to live on campus the first year any bit more.

    Academic Rigor

    Clayton State University can be very challenging if you are planning on going into numerous courses (over 15 credit hours) at one time. The academic rigor is moderately high because of the school's ability to cross pollinate graduate study professors with those students even at the freshmen level. This is also a very positive facet of the institution because it offers the undergraduate students an ability to see that the graduate programs offered by the school are easier to go into knowing the professors and most likely numerous peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best to get an early idea of what area you would like your life to focus on when attending Clayton State University. Do not decide on a major that you are not passionate about because you will regret it at the very last minute when it is too late. Take advantage of all of the resources offered on campus ranging from free tutoring to the medical clinic which offers a free cold pack to every student every semester.

    In three sentences

    A diversified campus with numerous opportunities and resources to ensure a valuable educational experience. Professional staff and friendly on-campus personnel hold a range of skills and backgrounds that are guaranteed to fit every lifestyle. The best thing I find about Clayton State is that it not only is offering education tailored to the vocations found right in it's backyard of a booming business capital of the world, but that it also is right up the street from one of the largest industrial shipping and supply chain ports in the world.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A free gym provided by the college to stay in shape and meet people. A mall within five minutes from the campus which includes all major departments stores. About twenty-five minutes from downtown Atlanta and includes everything from delicious dining, to night life fun.

    Food and Dining

    Affordable meal plans with many options provided. A vast variety of different food choices to suit any given preference. Student also have the luxury of using the kitchen provided to make snacks and light meals.

    Dorm Life

    A great way to meet others who have similar drives and goals. The apartments and dorms are very affordable and close in proximity to the school. Easy way to form study groups among classmates.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though this is a small university, the academics in itself proves to be similar to those of a larger university. In addition the faculty members teaching at this university come from a variety of backgrounds. All the professor's teaching styles are different and unique, and will help students excel in reaching their academic dreams.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great location if one is wanting to live in a small town but stay close to the city. Equipped professors who help you along the way to academic success. Study hard! The classes are challenging, but definitely worth the hard work.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State offers affordable tuition and housing to those who need the help. Smaller classes also provide a closer relation with professors which will help students understand the material and better prepare them for exams. Free tutoring is also offered for those who may need extra help in reaching their academic goal.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    never stayed on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult but achieveable if you learn to apply your self.

    Tips for prospective students

    study!

    In three sentences

    rigorous, challenging but exciting.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The public safety does patrol a lot, but sadly they cannot watch everyone and everywhere, every minute. The school is located in a bad part of town so it does attract attention from the wrong type of people/

    Greek Life

    The greek life is some =what active. We have most of the Divine 9 and one of the NPC. I am an active member of Theta Phi Alpha, we are the only chapter in the state of Georgia.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a club for almost anything!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not looking for the party scene and mainly want to focus on community service and their studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone enjoys going to the basketball games. The main spots to eat at are: wingnuts, and VN PHO!!

    What to do for fun

    Be involved in social and service organizations. They have many activities for you to be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are extremely expensive. If you eat at the dinning hall consistently you will gain weight. But they do have a lot of dinning options around the campus

    Dorm Life

    There have been different cases of rape, sexual assault, armed robberies, and car break-ins. It can be dangerous if you are out by yourself at night. The public safety does patrol a lot though.

    Academic Rigor

    Clayton state can be difficult. The teachers can give you an extremely large amount of work. As long as you study and stay focused you will get through it all easy. Waiting till the last minute will not help you at this school. You have to start early in order to get your work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay involved in the different activities they hold on campus. Your college experience will be what you make it, just don't allow your grades to slip.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is rated at 8. They have a lot of student involvement opportunities. The teachers are also very passionate and knowledgeable

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eventhough I don't reside on campus, security keeps me updated via email of any happenings or saftey measures I need to know of.

    Great for these types of students

    Working parents.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good education available for a decent price.

    What to do for fun

    Any sports functions are offered at very low rates. The school frequently has activities going on which are listed on the SWAN, email, and LakerLines.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus and have only eaten in the cafeteria once but even then there were many healthy selections to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in the dorms but I do have a daughter in school and Clayton States rates were alot cheaper than the school she attends.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but obtainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the SWAN. Log in everyday. It contains so much valuable information.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is a very good school. It is a large school but small enough to be known by your first name by your instructors. The school offers numerous programs to help you succeed.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food can be good on somedays and bad on others it depends on how much you like to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Your dorm life is okay, try and interact with your roommates as much as possible you never know who you're living with good or bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get use to walking good distances. Try not to focus on partying or going off campus the first few weeks of school. Everyone is not your friend so be aware!

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a very intelligent school. You can learn a lot from talking to students and teachers. The teachers are here for you to learn.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe while on campus. There is rarely any crime, and whatever crimes that happen are broadcasted.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs, and plenty of fun things to do.

    What to do for fun

    Between just hanging out with your friends, the outdoor trips, and the Student Activity Center, there are plenty of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, as well as everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to live in a dorm, however, the dorms seem very nice, and everyone whom I have visited like the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not hard as long as you keep up and put a few hours into studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman year will be the hardest one. I would suggest bringing a voice recorder with you, and taking plenty of notes. The teachers are helpful, and using the Center for Academic Success (located in the library) is one of the best things you can do. Also, make SURE to keep up with your work.

    In three sentences

    As a dual enrollment student, the faculty made it very easy on me. Everyone is easily accessible, either through email or in office, or even on the phone. I have completely enjoyed my time thus far.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always events going on on campus whether it's movie night, Greek step show, basketball game, concert, etc. There is also many many student organizations that you can join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is so good ! The dining hall has a all you can eat buffet, the food is always hot and ready to be served. The staff interacts with you while you're preparing your plate, which makes your day even better just because you have someone asking how you are doing, or how your day is going so far. There is also a pizza hut, subconnection (which is kind of like subway), and Jazzman's (which is kind of like starbucks). Overall the food is really good !

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus as a first year student for me is good. You get to meet people from different states and even different countries. When you start living in a dorm, you start getting the feel of what it's like to be on your own without having your mom and dad there with you all day, everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors will challenge you because they want you to go above and beyond what you already know. They encourage you to think outside what you already know to expand your knowledge, and if you ever feel like you don't understand the material, they will help you to understand. Even the professors office hours conflict with your schedule there are other sources like the centers for academic success that helps students with any subject that they are having trouble in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research on the college/university that you plan on attending. Don't just pick a college because it always has the best parties, that's not what coming to college is about, it's about getting an education. Take a tour of the campus so you can get the feel of what it would be like if you were to attend that college/university. Make sure the college/university of your choice has the career major that you plan on pursuing.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University has a beautiful campus, and the people are friendly. There are plenty resources here, and the professors really care about your success. There is more than enough opportunities here on campus.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel very safe on campus. i attend the night classes and i have never had any problems. you will always see campus police on the premises. ALWAYS.

    Greek Life

    there is a sorority there.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of clubs and activities geared toward all students.

    Great for these types of students

    all types. traditional and non-traditional. I especially enjoy the diversity of the students on campus. that includes ages and ethnicity.

    Bang for the buck

    for those that are affiliated with religious groups, there are Christian and MSA (Muslim student association) groups on campus as well as other types of affiliations and groups.

    What to do for fun

    i am only there to get my degree. for the younger people i am sure there are plenty of things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    there is a pizza hut and sub sandwich shop as well as a cafeteria that serves other types of food.

    Academic Rigor

    the work assigned is always connected to each other, in other words you will always see a connection in your courses. so it is important for you to pay attention stay on task and READ,READ,READ.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is hard work to achieve a good grade at any higher educational facility, so don't come looking for parties. Study, study, study and you can be successful at Clayton.

    In three sentences

    I love Clayton State. The professors at Clayton are notorious for helping students achieve their best. i have never had a bad experience with the professors at this school. i highly recommend it.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are a wide variety of Greek Organization here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is surrounded by beautiful lakes and swans

    What to do for fun

    Clayton State Event Council is always hosting fun events for students to engage in as well as the Fraternities and the Sororities.

    Tips for prospective students

    The work is challenging, but there is a lot of help that makes it easy. This school offer free tutoring for any subject. It is not a party school.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a great school to pursue an education. There are people that don't mind helping you at any time. There aren't many students in each class which makes it better for one on one with the professor.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Oh God!

    Greek Life

    I guess.

    Clubs and Activities

    Difficult.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who need a good transition from high school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    Not as expensive as the BIG schools.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing. Depends. You really have to be involved or have other things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Nasty.

    Dorm Life

    Laker Hall sucks! Clayton Station is better but its not amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    have a car and get a job.

    In three sentences

    Small. Cozy. Warm.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Clayton county police station is less than 10mins away, city of morrow police station is less than 5min away, and we also have our own campus police, so it is a very safe campus!

    Greek Life

    BORING

    Clubs and Activities

    BORING

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking for a local university with strong academics they can commute to and from.

    Bang for the buck

    Academics, your are definitely getting your monies worth, but as far as the full college experience with social life, you don't get it at all, because most students are commuters and non traditional.

    What to do for fun

    Southlake mall, AMC, and plenty of dining and shopping close by. Campus is only 20 minutes away from the heart of downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Not very many options, because its a smaller university with primarily commuter students.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice dorms, but social activities are lacking.

    Academic Rigor

    Typically depends on professor and course.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a party school, Clayton State is not the school for you, but you do get great academics more than worth the money your paying.

    In three sentences

    Professors are very approachable. Plenty of tutoring and aide is offered on campus year-round. Has a very diverse student population.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus Safety is great I actually use to work for public safety. All access to campus except one entrance is closed at 11 p.m. That one entrance that is still opened has a guard shack with a swinging arm that is controlled by a police officer. There is 24 hour surveillance by the officers and we can get phone and email alerts from Public Safety when something has occurred that the student body should be aware of.

    Greek Life

    I am a proud member of The Gamma Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity Inc. and I am actually one of the Founding Fathers. We have grown so much and I have enjoyed every aspect of being a Greek. We are pushed to the limits to become role models and leaders of our community and of our organizations. There are either 9 or 10 Greek organizations on campus and growing. I encourage anyone who attends Clayton State to at least see what being a Greek is all about!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs which include chess, math, dental hygiene, AMSA, Golden Key, Pre-pharmacy, BCM, Philosophy, dance, Greeks, cheer squad, and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small classroom settings and who are able to converse with instructor. Students who are not party animals but don't get me wrong their are parties.

    Bang for the buck

    It really is worth the money you put into this school. I have no complaints other than the surrounding area. When you get into Clayton State University property is like it's own community.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, weekly parties, study sessions, Greek events, Resident Assistant events, tons and tons of organizations, the gym, the soccer field, and many more things.

    Food and Dining

    The food I will have to say isn't the greatest but it isn't the worst. The only thing that got to me every now and then is when the chicken was not cooked all the way through. I love buffets so it was heavenly for me all the time. You get all you want to drink from a choice of coffee, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices, milk, and water. It is very clean and it's a nice setting.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for 4 years. There is no time you have to be back in your room. You are allowed visits, you have 24 hour security, Resident Assistants there to help at all times, and doors that can only be opened by a programmed card that you will get if you live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Check Syllabus, talk to your professors daily or at least weekly, most tests are short answer not multiple choice. The professors expect a lot from their students so make sure you pay attention, manage your priorities properly, and do not procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all paper work together and ask for help!! Become a Greek because it will truly get you involved with everything the campus has to offer. Make sure you use your dining dollars that come with your meal plan. The cafeteria isn't the most amazing place but it is a buffet and you did pay for it so make sure you take advantage of that. I say this because you don't have time to cook meals and prepare meals, you're in college focus on what isn't handed to you. Get involved in the sports and cheer our school sport teams.

    In three sentences

    Cultural Diverse and a family like environment. A very difficult curriculum so be prepared to be prepared for life. Nothing to do on the weekends but everything to do Sunday night-Thursday night.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of any, but they are very active and well known

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the kid who needs individual attention. And people that want a diverse school without the huge price or class size

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing weird.

    Bang for the buck

    You actually get more for your money. All the opportunities and cool things to be involved in are priceless

    What to do for fun

    Go to games, hang with friends, play sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good grades and a positive attitude. The teachers aren't really stuffy, just make sure to do your work.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is a great school. The administration works with you to make sure everything is on track. And it is in a great location (Metro Atlanta).

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Many Greek organizations on Campus.

    Great for these types of students

    All students, I am non-traditional, however depending on the time of day classes are taken are the typical group. Younger students take classes during the day, while older students attend evening and weekend classes due to their work schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beautiful campus with lots of wilderness including a lake to jog around.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school for not a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun on and off campus. This all depends on what kind of fun you are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start by getting acquainted with your class schedule, then get involved with many of the clubs and groups offered at Clayton State.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is a great value for its students. This University is a great school. Clayton State is the best kept secret in Georgia.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for online and non-traditional students as well as traditional.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin the registration process early because it takes a while to get registration, financial aid, etc. in place before you can attend...but that seems to be the case at all institutions.

    In three sentences

    I attend CSU online, majoring in one of their all-online BAS programs. They have a fairly good online program at a reasonable cost. The only time I had a mandatory visit was due to a placement test that I had to take in the beginning.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fairly safe. Lock your car

    Clubs and Activities

    there are various clubs and activities. One would most likely find one they relate to

    Great for these types of students

    students who prefer smaller class size and who work hard

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its by a lake, so one will often encounter ducks walking past. The ducks are harmless.

    Bang for the buck

    definitely worth going here if one prefers smaller class size and enjoys a bit of a challenge. Hard work will pay off.

    What to do for fun

    There are always various social activities going on around campus, such as ice skating, local theatre show, etc. And one could also join a club and mingle with other people.

    Food and Dining

    Subway, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and the local cafeteria are available on campus. Various other restaurants are found just outside the campus too.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly challenging. Chemistry and Calculus may be the most challenging though. One will have to dedicate at least 2hours each day for these classes if one is aiming for an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study study study

    In three sentences

    CSU has a beautiful lake that one can look forward to seeing everyday. The class sizes are fairly small, and the professors are excellent and very helpful. CSU has a fun and exciting environment, various curricular activities and the ever friendly staff and student body make this university a wonderful place to work towards one's career goals

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a quick and convenient safety contact for whenever you need help. Even if it's just cause you lost your room key. :)

    Greek Life

    All our Fraternities and Sororities know how to keep the campus live with there weekly activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many to choose from. The best part is that these organizations are always doing something different, new, and exciting for the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get their focus together, and bring their GPA up. Students who prefer a small quiet campus. Students who prefer a smaller class size.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Laker Pride Parade.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're looking for a small campus with great scenery, activities, and colleagues, this is the school for you.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations, participate in activities, explore the campus, go to events, and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    There's not much food options there, but for a small school surround by a small city, it's pretty fine.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and are located exactly on campus. They're not spread out like other university campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers will make sure they teach you everything you need to know for that class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go meet your teacher if you are struggling in that class. Attend EVERY class. Focus on the long term goals and don't get distracted by the campus life.

    In three sentences

    Very close to home. Very convenient in terms of housing and classes. Teachers are available to aid you whenever you need help.

  • 05/24/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. There are tones of intramural sports you can do and also regular division two sport games you can attend. There a lot of programs always happening. and the gym is also great.

    Food and Dining

    the food Clayton isn't the best. Its usually going to be repetitive sense when your there. There is pretty much going to be the same food choice everyday.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Clayton state is great. There is a sense of home feeling while you are there. There is exceptional space, with your own room, also a living room and bathroom. Also there are ways to get involved inside the Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    If you always attend class, take good notes, and constantly study you should be fine in any class. A lot of students go wrong when they decide to stray away from one of these three.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to stay focused more on work than other activities. Also double check your schedule and make sure you our comfortable with your professors and class times.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is an good school. The class sizes make it great for you to learn and to get to know your professors. The campus is also filled with a lot of events to attend and groups to join.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are organizations, games, parties, and plenty of other things to do for fun here. It's just about networking and getting to know other people involved in these activities.

    Food and Dining

    I love the all you can eat buffet. They even cook things per order. They have a pizza hut and subway as well.

    Dorm Life

    Not too sure of the dorms, I am a transfer/traditional student, so I never had the option of personally knowing. I've heard it's great from other students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a little harder so you will have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to know what major you want to be in from the start and stick to it. The more changing you do, the more problems you may have of your financial aide running out.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is an awesome school, preferably more for freshmen students. The school can have a better selection of times and dates for schedules of classes for the more traditional students. Overall, Clayton State is a good school.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    they have a game room, pool tables, a pool, close to shopping, and there is always something going on so you will never be bored.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college with a great campus that is full of things to do. There are great teachers here as well and has a great community feel to it. also the scenery of the lakes are quite awesome as well, so it is a great college with great opportunities.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clayton State hosts a variety of things to do. I'm not really one to participate in on campus activities because I feel I'm too old. Right now I'm just going to hurry up and finish, had my fun already,

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is great! I'm a real picky eater, but I have never went hungry on campus. From the Cafe where you will find a long line, but its worth the wait to the Pizza Hut or Sub Connection right next door!!

    Dorm Life

    I'm not really familiar with dorm life at Clayton State University.

    Academic Rigor

    I really want to give this 3 and half stars. Don't go to Clayton State expecting to just breeze by. You will have to put effort in your work to get by and I you should not just want to get by, excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many resources available for pretty much everything, take advantage! Go to the seminars, classes, and job fairs.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State has a beautiful campus. There are so many resources for jobs at Clayton State. The parking suck!

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Video games, read, hanging with friends seems to be the most prominent.

    Food and Dining

    Dining Hall, Pizza Hut, SubConnection Heart clogging

    Dorm Life

    Pretty simplistic, thin walls

    Academic Rigor

    STUDY STUDY STUDY IT DOESN NOT MATTER HOW SMART YOU ARE YOU MUST STUUDYYY

    Tips for prospective students

    -Be able to balance your priorities -Make sure you never get sidetracked -Stay focused -Do your absolute best -Never give up

    In three sentences

    The university is definitely a sight to behold. It's filled with interesting characters and a number of programs that will no doubt will get you involved. It's definitely the experience to have.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I dance and volunteer.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with anything see your advisor or teachers for assistance.

    In three sentences

    Clayton state is a really amazing school. I absolutely love the one on one attention in the classrooms.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do if you would like to become an involved student. The Campus Council is always coming up with things for students to do on and off campus. Just make sure that you check your email for updates.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Clayton State University is great! There is a wide variety of foods so everyone should be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great at Clayton State University! Each student has their own space which is really comfy. Laundry is free which is a plus and if you do not want to walk to the cafe', Sandella's is right in the lobby.

    Academic Rigor

    the Professors seem to really care about the students and their academic success. They may seem to be a little tuff but only because they care

    In three sentences

    If you would like to attend a small close knit school, Clayton State University is the school for you. Clayton State encourages student involvement and academic success. Clayton State University seems to really care about its students.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Clayton State has numerous amount of police on site during the entire school day that do respond on a very swift task if anything was to happen.

    What to do for fun

    There are always games, events, career fairs held on campus at Clayton State. The students and faculty there are very helpful and kind.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are student from the Atlanta area or even Georgia and you just want to start out on decent sized University with a low tuition cost and classroom size up to 50 students or less depending on the class level of your preference this is the place to be. Ever since I have attended Clayton State I have felt very safe, happy, and appreciative of the students and faculty's help or concern.

    In three sentences

    It is an awesome non-tradtional College. I enjoy the staff member there in the Healthcare Management Department. I am glad that I chose to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Clayton State.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I love this school enough to request my children attend here. I really do believe it can be an ivy league school.

    Food and Dining

    Great options and taste.

    Dorm Life

    not used.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work. Get to know the great professors because they will help you. No question is a dumb question.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse. It is cross-cultural in all subjects and incorporation of student needs. It is also a good source of employment outsourcing, which sums up the whol experience.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very diligent and informative. They will notify you of everything through your CSU email.

    Greek Life

    Right now I'm not considering joining a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    RA and Work

    Great for these types of students

    One who loves diversity and likes close knit groups who will expand for you to make you feel comfortable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a stump next to Baker University that is said when you rub it during orientation will help you to graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Great institution for those who want to go to a great school for a not so outrageous price.

    What to do for fun

    I read, hang out with friends and study.

    Food and Dining

    The Ding Hall is a great source for food.You have plenty of Laker Bucks to spend on many miscellaneous food items.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your work and you won't have any problems. Always refer back to your syllabus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared and ready to learn. Join an organization. Meet up with your teachers outside of class.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State is a great university where you get the bang for your buck. It is diversified and near many stores. The professors and organizations are friendly and helpful.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Plenty to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not into the big campuses but still love to be active.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bent tree in front of our university center.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Student Activities Center and explore the game room.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that a lot of time, there will not be a lot of professors to choose from, so always try to register for classes on the first day available.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University has a beautiful campus. It is small and close knit. It has many organizations of all diversities to choose from.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clayton has many parties, activities take place every week such as fear factor and henna tattooing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great living space and strong academics, consider Clayton state.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. the dorms are large, the best dorms i have seen thus far, and are very safe. It is slightly expensive, however, it is worth it. The work is hard at times but not to difficult.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a mall that is down the street from the school but if you want real fun you may want to go to atlanta. The mall is beginning to dwindle because they are shutting places down. They have alot of places to eat and there is a movie theater and bowling alley close by. There are always parties going on either on campus or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat in the dining hall at all. I did over the summer because I did not know to many people now I just eat off campus. They have only three spots to eat and they serve the same thing over and over again. If you like to eat sandwiches and pizza all the time, then you will love it .

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus but I have stayed in the dorms. They are nice but there is not enough space for everyone. They have a freshman dor filled with people who are not even freshman. They tell them that there is no room in the upperclassman dorms but there is.

    Academic Rigor

    I came from a school where they just expected each student to just know. We came to school to learn not for you to sit and act like we are supposed to know. At this school, if you do not understand, they will take the time for you to understand. They have open door policy and are ery helpful. There is rarely aan instance where a teacher will not assist you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage all students to not procrastinate. It may seem easy but once you start to have things pile on you, it gets harder to manage. If you know that you have a test, then you need to study. Do not put it off because of a party. There is always another party the next week that will be waiting for you.

    In three sentences

    I love Clayton State University. The teachers are very helpful and it is very people friendly. They always have things going on and it gives you something to do in between classes.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good. Clayton State is joined with the public police department and the have police driving around campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    They do have Greek life on campus. The Greeks, some more then other, do a lot of programs on campus to the the student involved with things and the also throw parties here on campus in the ballrooms.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on campus. I personally am involved in the gospel choir on campus. Other the the choir I am not officially in any other groups but I do help out in other groups when I can or when they need extra hands with things.

    Great for these types of students

    There are different type student on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My unusual traditions on campus is doing most of my study and work in one of the music practice room in the music building. I find it comforting and I am able to get a lot done. I also take a walk around the biggest lake once a week.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do on campus, it's just a matter of going out and finding what you like to do. The school send out a email every week on what going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is okay here. I personally haven't eaten much of the food on campus since I do not living so far from home but the time I have eaten on campus the food was pretty good. The campus have a couple of little dining places where you can get food to go.

    Dorm Life

    Overall I would say Clayton State dorm life is pretty good. As a freshman you have your own room compared to other campus you just have to share a bathroom with one other person. In the freshman dorms there are RA who make living there fun to make to it easier on some student who don't have family close by. They also provide tutoring in the freshman dorm so make sure you have all the opportunity you would need to pass. The upper class-men live in apartments which have four or two people. Here you have a bigger room and you own bathroom. The apartments also come with a full kitchen and laundry closet.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I feel that this school is good for any student no matter if you need extra help or you need something challenging. All the teachers that I have encountered while attending Clayton State have been very welcoming on helping you when you need help. The school also provides a Center of Academic Success which is a tutoring center for almost every subject taught. The tutors are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Clayton State University a four out of five. I rate the school because they have more things to offer then to take away from a student. Coming to Clayton State I feel like everything that I would need to succeed is here and it is a very welcoming campus.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police always patrol.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is little here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something happening.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No unusual places.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is what you make it to be.

    What to do for fun

    Join an organization or sport.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of choices.

    Dorm Life

    It can be loud at times.

    Academic Rigor

    Its excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know exactly what you want your major to be.

    In three sentences

    The education here is great. The students are very diverse. They aid you with everything.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus parties. Sororities.

    Food and Dining

    Good options!

    Dorm Life

    Apartments on campus are just like home!

    Academic Rigor

    Small class sizes, great professors. Great atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get scholarships! Study even during your free time! Always talk to your professors even if you understand the material

    In three sentences

    I rate Clayton State an overall of an 8 because it allows us students to prosper with many opportunities. We are allowed flexible study hours, as well as the professors are great.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Atlanta is 15 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Only a few options.

    Dorm Life

    Fabulous.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not the best but it is ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to get to know all your peers and professors very well.

    In three sentences

    This university is a small college. It gives a home vibe. You receive a one-on-one relationship with your professors.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is provided 24/7.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is great on campus. They are very interactive on campus and with the students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to be a part of while on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Clayton Sate University provides a variety of foods and dining services.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. For incoming freshman there is a dormitory that is provided with four private bedrooms and all amenities needed in every day life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic course are not difficult. The class sizes are average and there would be opportunities to interact with students as well as the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, a great tip for attending Clayton State University is to get involved.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University is school full of diversity. The academic courses are great with wonderful professors and reasonable class sizes. This university is a great campus with great dining services, dorms, and clubs and organizations.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part of have not seen any crimes but have been told about some through email that have happen but it is not on a usual basis or consistent. I know that our Public Safety department works hard to keep us safe and have done well with the snow storms recently to keep us from driving during the storm and risking our lives.

    Bang for the buck

    The HUB offers great front-line Help Desk Support. If you have a computer issue and need it fixed the technology fee is only $57 a semester and that is fairly cheap to be able to get support for computer software and hardware support. If you enjoy a good scenery when you are at college then Clayton State University is a good place for it because it has a nice lake with benches that you can just take a little time to enjoy that scenery and also you can go fishing at the lake. The Center for Academic Success has a great team of staff that help get students the right tutor and help them with their classes they are taking.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to their Gym that they have and work out. You can join a club and meet new people and have fun with those clubs you join. You can eat lunch with friends or professors and get to know them better which can sometimes help your experience at Clayton State University.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fairly good but sometimes they serve some foods repeatedly but they are always working better to make more variety on their menus.

    Academic Rigor

    There has definitely been some hard classes that I have taken in Information Technology that students should be prepared for. Learning Java can be a Rigorous class and students should learn some basic Java before doing that class if you have no experience or it can be a difficult experience. I know Sociology has been Rigorous for me because the test probably brought me beyond that brink of tired of trying because some of the answers on the exams were not always what we studied unless you can study four chapters and the notes you did in class and can remember it all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have a laptop prepared for class because you will always needs one in some class that you will take. Be well prepared for the work you will do because it will be more than what you did in High School. Make friends with your classmates because they could help you with things like studying or working together in a group. Understand your teacher's policies in the syllabus so you are setup to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Clayton State University has teachers that are willing to work with you and care about you and are very understanding at times. Clayton State University has an excellent Center Of Academic Success department that helps students who need tutoring for their classes. Clayton State University has an excellent front-line Help Desk for supporting Students,Faculty and Staff with Computer Repair and Technical Support.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    They are there, but they are difficult to come across. You'll have to dig.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, this is a great campus for academics and for it's down-to-earth feel, but there little to do in the way of entertainment. There is a student activity center where students can go and play various game systems and ping pong. There is a also an exercise center in the same location.

    Food and Dining

    Lame as lame can be. Pizza Hut and a generic sub shop are the only fast food locations on campus, and both get old fast. There are also two overpriced cafe's on campus. The main cafeteria is okay,...sometimes. It's good one day and boring the next. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but whenever I do visit the dorms, they seem rather bland and boring. Which is a good thing. College is an experience, and fun is a a part of that experience. However, you're on a mission to success. If bored, then study to compensate. Books first, a good time second.

    Academic Rigor

    Different strokes, for different folks, but it generally depends on a few factors. Including, but not limited to, procrastination level and academic workload. And let's face it, the further you go in your college journey, the m ore likely it is that the difficult of said journey will increases. Even if you are not a big procrastinator, there will some classes that will come easily to you. While others, will challenge to the max.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not, with emphasis on the word not, over tax yourselves with academics. In other words, do not take on an academic schedule that is overwhelming. This will and often does, results in a student's inability to maintain and achieve satisfactory grades across the board. Keep the partying and nonsense to a dull roar. There's plenty of of time to turn up and turn out, later. Do not procasinatre. Trust and believe this is not high-school. Momma and daddy are no longer going to be there to remind you to get a task accomplished.

    In three sentences

    C.S.U. has an inviting atmosphere. The classes are smaller in size when compared to say, Georgia State. This results in a student having the ability to meet and discuss academic progress with instructors, rather easily.