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  • 06/18/2009

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

    52 out of 55 people found this review useful. 1 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Research, music, arts, and business...although i am majoring in criminal justice/justice studies, which is also a great major there

    Tips for prospective students

    Just try to have your future mapped out if you don't already the counselors are more than willing to help. I don't know about anyone else but my high school counselors were horrible. but at Ga. South. your personal counselor is there to help you

    Bang for the buck

    Large school, small feel. All the benefits of large school but you still get one on one attention with your professors. And the town thrives off Georgia Southern so the townspeople are always throwing parties and such for Ga. south.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus itself is just absolutely beautiful! The best I've ever seen.

    Will learn a lot

    I've only talk to a few professors, but i have already learned a lot.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 out of 38 people found this review useful. 2 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for students who love the out doors. Wether it is out door activities or simply enjoying reading a book by one of the ponds we have on campus. Students who like getting involved with school functions or volunteer activities it's a great place for you. There is always a sign somewhere asking for people to help with activities. Southern is also great for students who enjoy the night life. Just make sure it doesn't interfere with your class work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I love Georgia Southern! I come from metro Atlanta and I love being where I can retreat to the out doors. The campus is so beautiful and peaceful. It is very diverse in its students and always has something going on for students to do. I just finished my freshman year and I lived in a traditional dorm on campus and I would never trade that first year experience for anything! It was a lot of fun and you walk away with a lot of friend who live on your hall. Yes, it can be loud at times but simply ask people to quiet down and it is usually not a problem. I am involved with GSU Adrenaline Show Choir. It is a blast! Getting involved with some sort of club or activity is a great way to stay focused and really find some great people you can meet with. Southern has the biggest Recreation Center in the south. It is a great place to get out some steam if thats what you do when you work out. It also has two pools and hot tubs (indoor and outdoor) with a sauna. There are also great classes that you can take like yoga (my favorite!) to aerobics to self defense. It is always great for you mind and body to relax and do something for your self. So pick different things to try out and find your favorite! If you are into religion there are many different groups on campus to get involved with! Ask questions and find the one that interests you. I am involved with Campus Outreach witch I really love. As for classes yes some can be very difficult and some teachers are very picky and set in their ways. I suggest you research your teachers on ratemyprofessor.com before you register for their class. If stuck with a teacher that might be a little harder then you would like, make your presence known. Ask for help, they are teachers they want to help you I promise! Just don't wait till late in the semester to ask for help. Go right away!

  • 08/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 22 people found this review useful. 3 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for students who want to make a difference. They don't want to just get lost in a crowd. If you feel uncomfortable going to a school with a massive campus, and you don't do well with bustling, and congested areas, you'd fit in here. The school is big enough to where you know you're not in high school anymore, but it doesn't suffocate you. You can go at your own pace, and succeed academically while getting the most out of your college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is only as hard as you make it. No matter where you go. If you spend your time wisely, study when you need, set your priorities, and focus on your goals, then you will succeed. Your experience at GSU will be more fun if you get involved on campus. There are several clubs and student organizations, and intramurals are very popular. Most importantly, leave some time for yourself. If you spend all your time with your nose in a book, you won't fully experience college. Make sure that you spend as much time with your friends as you do studying and doing homework. Speak up in class, meet people, make friends, go out. These are the types of things that will help you develop the social skills needed to be successful in life. Definitely go to sporting events, particularly football and baseball because each game is a new experience in itself.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely more affordable than a lot of schools, and there are numerous scholarships through the university. Once again, it may be easier to stand out, or get an internship here because you won't have to compete with as many people for the same spot. Therefore, your money is going to a place where you have a better chance of making it big. On campus housing is expensive like everywhere else, but well worth it. There are two dorms that are the dorm-suite style, and come with a kitchen, living room, and individual rooms. Centinnial Place is brand new, and even comes with a Coldstone Ice Cream! I've heard great reviews on it. Living on campus will pay for itself by saving gas money, and it's pretty nice being only minutes away from the main part of campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Georgia Southern offers an easier transition out of high school than most colleges. The campus is small enough to where you see the new friends you make fairly frequently, yet you meet new people everyday. The athletic excellence (6 national championships in 1-AA football) provides contagious school pride, and brings a big school environment to a small town. Opportunities to excel are everywhere. When applying for a position on campus, you might be 1/50 applying for a spot instead of 1/200 like at bigger schools. Statesboro is also a great city with a small town, southern feeling.

    Am learning a lot

    The curriculum and academics have improved dramatically over the last few years. Some of the best professors in the country are bringing years of real world experience to a school where classes are small enough to be very personable. Instructors and students are able to connect better and have greater ease staying in touch. Degrees range from Nursing, to Fine Arts, to Education, to Political Science, even to Engineering. Internships are always available to those who want to get their feet wet. The campus is also getting the latest technology and equipment to prepare students. For example, the library has been completely rebuilt, and can accomidate thousands of students at a time. They've updated their books and databases, and brand new computers are available. The Center for Arts and Theater is brand new, and has a cool Black Box Theater. This new addition has broadened the horizons for the Drama Department, and anyone interested in performing arts would have a blast.

  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 15 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 4 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest focus on your core class curriculum for a year to take some courses and make sure you know they major you would like to declare so as you don't end up wasting time on courses they may not end up applying to your major and waste course time.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers a lot of helpful resources for their students such as a complete and extensive gym, health center, optic center, tutors centers, Computer repair center, tons of computer labs and printers, and print shop.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is filled with many activities every day so there is something for everyone to do. Also the layout of campus is very easy to navigate unlike some of my friend's schools that I have visited.

    Am learning a lot

    The lower level course tend to expand up things that one normally learns in high school so they are not extremely difficult. As I have gotten more into course that relate to my major I can definitely see how I will be able to use what I have learned in the work force

  • 12/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 5 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who want a large university feel but still have the closeness with their professors as a small university. If you are interested in the nursing field, GSU is top rated. If you are also interested in the music/arts program, business or research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just try to have your priorities straight when you get there. I'm not saying not to have fun, but just know there is a time and a place for everything. GSU does live up to its reputation of a party school, there is always something going on. You just have to know what you are there for.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think that I am getting the bang for my buck. GSU is one of the cheaper universities out there. On average, a semester i spend a little over $5,000 (not the average price for everyone attending). That includes paying rent at my off-campus apartment. If you get HOPE and Pell Grant, as i do, you virtually have to pay nothing out of pocket. At that price I am getting a quality education and a nice place to live.

    Am enjoying being here

    YES. The campus is beautiful and there is never a dull moment. There is always something going on. There are many activities that you can get involved in on and off campus. Eagle Entertainment provides concerts, we even have our own talk show. There is a state of the art gym, the RAC, that has everything even rock climbing. When it's time to hit the books Henderson is the place to be. The library even has different floors depending on what noise level you can take. It comes in hand when finals arrive.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel that I am learning a lot at GSU. When I started my second semester in Fall 2009, I attended Summer 2009, I thought i would be able to just breeze through my classes, but that was not the case at all. I feel that I was being challenged in all classes. It was not where i could just skim over the material and be okay. I actually had to sit down and study, which I never did before. In the end it did pay off, i was better prepared for class and the information did not just leave my head after I took an exam. It was there to stay. Your professors are there to help you.

  • 12/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 6 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I believe this school all types of students. I have seen a well-rounded variety of student here at Georgia Southern.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your flu shot every year as soon as it comes out. It takes 10-12 days to be effective so don't procrastinate! This applies especially to people living in close quarters with a lot of students such as dorms. Keep well stocked on medicine for colds, sinus infections, and pain. My grades took a hard hit this semester because I got sick multiple times. Please learn from my mistakes.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive period, but taking into consideration that Georgia Southern is a large university, the prices are not too bad. However, the prices are atrocious at the University Store on campus. Also, books are extremely expensive. Try to get them from upperclassmen, online, or anywhere else if possible.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a great school. Their motto is that they are a large school with a small feel. It could not be more true. Most of the faculty genuinely are there to do whatever they can to help you. I enjoy feeling like I'm a name and not a number.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a lot of work that comes with going to college. At Georgia Southern, studying is a necessity. As long as you show up to class and study, you will get the grades you want and learn a lot in the process.

  • 01/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 7 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern Univ. is great for any type of student as long as you focus on your school you would not have a hard time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for housing on time so that you could stay in the dorms: there are some new dorms that were built recently and old ones have been renovated. If you somehow apply late for housing you might not get a chance to live on campus because a lot of students are deciding to attend GSU in the past couple of years.

    Bang for the buck

    The education i am currently receiving at Georgia Southern University is definitely a BANG FOR THE BUCK. Unlike other accredited colleges GSU is fairly cheaper compared to most colleges and the education system at GSU is superb.

    Am enjoying being here

    Statesboro is a small town but don't get me wrong, there are a lot things do. The people and students at GSU are friendly and nice, the campus is very beautiful and peaceful place. I can say that it is one of the best looking campuses in the United States and i enjoyed being at GSU.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very friendly and this makes the learning experience better. Overall i learned a lot from just my first semester at GSU.

  • 12/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit campus and talk to students and see how everyone's experience here is different and anyone can find their place on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Every professor will do whatever he or she can to make sure that they are doing their job. Many will offer their office hours and contact info for students to use if they need some outside help. They are all very good at their jobs.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed my time in Southern. It has been so much fun. There is always something on campus to do, whether it is a movie at Russel Union or a concert at the Recital Hall. And I have found that there is always a friend to hang out with. Fun is always around here at Southern, and it is not always at the bars.

    Am learning a lot

    I have not only learned what my professors have lectured on in class, but I have learned to be my own person and be independent. Southern is sometimes known as a PARTY SCHOOL, but not everyone here parties. I dont. I also dont feel pressured to go out and drink. Southern is full of friends who will all teach you things in many ways. A friend might teach you to enjoy life and go out walk around out wonderful campus. Learning is all over this campus, not just in the classroom.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for students who are looking for that median school. Although not as large as the University of Georgia, or Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern still offers students the amenities of those larger schools (football!).

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Georgia Southern knowing that you will have to buckle down on your academics. Despite what some say, Georgia Southern is not a school to be taken lightly. The social life is great, but without the grades it will not matter because you will have to leave. Prioritize and make sure you set aside time for both parts of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    College expenses are always a stressful topic, but that is why Georgia Southern is so wonderful. It offers smaller classes, and a more intimate student teacher relationship than other big name universities without weighing down your wallet! The dorms are very well priced (and very spacious). The books can get pricey, but they offer cash at the end of the semester if you sell them back!

    Am enjoying being here

    Georgia Southern University has definitely been the place for me! As with any college the social aspect is wonderful. There are local restaurants and bars that feature local and nationally known artists almost every weekend! The school itself offers a variety of activities including free movies, plays, and many other activities!

    Am learning a lot

    I have only attended Georgia Southern University for one semester, and have already learn a lot of information. The professors here really know what they are talking about. Each professor works with the students to help them understand all of the information. The material is tough, but learning it will definitely be worth your while. Classes like Psychology and History go into great detail and expand your mind. They do not stick to cliche topics, but instead teach you the side of history and life that you do not already know!

  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 10 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone you interested in small college setting and not to costly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your financial aid is stable before classes begin.Most of all in any college stay focused and preserve

    Bang for the buck

    yeah.....!

    Am enjoying being here

    it gives me an outlet from my negative surroundings.

    Am learning a lot

    of Pshycology,Math and correct standard English.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for new, focused, hard-working college students.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be organized. 2. Figure out where things are on campus before hand, (especially all your classes). 3.Try the RAC every now and again because there are plenty of activities to relieve stress. 4. Study for tests through out the week so that you are prepared.

    Bang for the buck

    It costs way less than any big name schools, and you get a great education, and the RAC, which is one of the top gymnasiums in GA or the country if I'm not mistaken.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a great place, nice walking grounds, relatively close classes (all within 15 minutes of each other). The RAC (Recreational Activity Center) is one of the best places to exercise ever, so many different sports you can play for intramural. Pick up games are all the time, easy to make friends. Many different food areas across campus, I like all the places, so you are bound to find some place you like.

    Am learning a lot

    So far all my teachers have been helpful, you just have to ask if you need the extra help. Not all classes are easy, but if you put effort and time into your work, you will make a B or A. I have learned a lot from my first semester classes.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business majors, Nursing competitors, Communication Arts majors, pretty much any one willing to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on coming to Georgia Southern, as with any college, be prepared. The worst thing I did was getting behind on major deadlines like housing and application fees. Try to stay on top of dates.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say, for the amount you actually pay to go to Georgia Southern, you get a lot out of it. There are a lot of great classes and a lot of clubs to join. There are always tons of things to do and get involved with.

    Am enjoying being here

    Georgia Southern is well noted for it's large scale, small feel type of atmosphere and it really lives up to its name. The campus is beautiful, the people are nice, the faculty is helpful, the weather is great. I love being here!

    Am learning a lot

    I am only a second semester freshman, but so far, the professors are great at, not only teaching you the course material, but getting across real world knowledge.

  • 02/08/2010

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors, friendly classmates, and being in a peaceful area with the option to travel to Atlanta, Hilton Head, or Savannah, this school is definitely for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up and score as high as possible on the SAT and ACT tests. It wouldn't hurt to take an AP course or two to prove that you're not slacking off your senior year.

    Bang for the buck

    The dorms are absolutely worth it. There's traditional-style ones, but I prefer the apartment-style living because they have more space.

    Will enjoy being here

    The student advisors greeted me from the very beginning. I came across many friendly and helpful students during my visit.

    Will learn a lot

    I feel that the University will have a lot to offer me in terms of getting my bachelor's degree.

  • 11/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for any students interested in Nursing. Georgia Southern offers almost all majors. The Nursing program is the best in the state. Our campus is equipped with a moch nursing station that allows students to spend two years using that as their two years experience. Georgia Southern offers all classes needed for any intended major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Southern was my first choice and I am so glad I was so interested in this school. The students, faculty, and staff are all very friendly and welcoming from day one. It is truly a great experience. All students share a sense of pride for their school. Georgia Southern offers everything I need to be equipped for medical school with the top of the line professors. Georgia Southern is a place I feel safe and a place that I am proud to call home. Please become a part of our growing family, and forever be an eagle.

    Bang for the buck

    At Georgia Southern there are many free items given away throughout the week. There also is a school store that has most items students need for school. I also feel that for the low cost of in-state tuition there are many free utilities that a student can use. For example, the gym, the free movie night, the academic success center, the library, the student writing center and much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus atmosphere and all the students. The students have an amazing appreciation for school spirit. There are many traditions that make Georgia Southern special and stand out from other Universities. I have met many students from all over the world and we all share the common interest of higher education and the love for our school. It is an inspiring combination and an experience I would not trade for anything.

    Am learning a lot

    I have the best professors that are willing to help at any time. There are also many programs for students that may be struggling. Such as, the Student Success Center. This center offers free tutoring for 12 hours a day in every subject. I always know I have help available if I get confused.

  • 07/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern University is great for just about every type of student. It offers many degree programs and has an abundance of student activities and organizations to help get students involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for prospective Georgia Southern students is to get involved with a campus organization, be it Leadership and Civic Engagement, the Multicultural Student Center, Greek Life, or Campus Recreation and Intramurals. Whatever interests you, get involved and connected. It is important to get yourself out of your dorm room and socialize. You will be surprised how many new friends you will make.

    Bang for the buck

    While the HOPE scholarship has been extremely helpful to me, Georgia Southern University has had several recent increases in tuition and student fees.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being a student at Georgia Southern University. While I was considering attending other institutions during my high school years, I am grateful that I picked Georgia Southern. The whole town of Statesboro is basically built around the campus, and with Savannah and the beach only about an hour away, there is a lot to keep college students busy.

    Am learning a lot

    As a Junior at Georgia Southern University, I have learned a lot in three years. Most of my professors have been enthusiastic and helpful about the subjects they teach, but even more importantly, I have learned a lot outside of the classroom. Coming to Georgia Southern has opened up so many opportunities for me and has introduced me to different cultures and ethnicities. I have made beneficial connections and have learned the importance of branching beyond my comfort zone. By becoming involved with on-campus employment and leadership organizations, I have become aware of my potential.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safety on campus is a huge concern for everyone. the campus has its own police department and there is also an alert system called eagle alert. they send out text messages and call students that enroll in the service whenever something happens on or near campus. my suggestion: program the gsupd number in your phone your first night on campus. when you are traveling alone at night, call them for an escort (no one thinks it lame by the way).

    Greek Life

    there is a large greek presence on campus. there is no harsh initiation ceremonies and there are social fraternities as well as academic ones. my suggestion: frats are great for those who can afford it, but unless it is a strict family tradition for you - you can skip this one.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are countless numbers of volunteer organizations to join on campus. it is quick and easy to start your own organization too. many of the organizations work closely with the professors and you could earn some extra credit in your classes for participation. my suggestion: join the clubs that interest you the most and commit to them. many of the groups have free pizza and drinks at their weekly meetings!

    Great for these types of students

    georgia southern is good for all students : there is an honors college within the university for those who have the drive and also programs in place to help struggling students as well. gsu has a reputation for being a party school, but it is largely untrue. my suggestion: go to class. many professors do not have a attendance policy, but 98% of test materials cover topics only covered in class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is an annual lantern lighting in sweetheart circle in the fall semester. also, there is a myth that if you and your sweetheart walk around sweetheart circle 3 times, you will get married. my suggestion: join the traditions council if you want to know more about the traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    do most of the shopping for your supplies off campus! grey's bookstore is amazing and there is a cluster of bargain chains not too far from campus (walmart, k-mart, big lots, etc). my suggestion: enroll in the wecar car sharing program if you do not have a car on campus. it is a cheap way to get what you need without bumming a ride everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    there is a constant stream of activity on campus. many of the on-campus events are organized by eagle entertainment - a student run organization. some of their events include friday night movie screenings in the union and tuesday open-mic nights at starbucks (complete with free coffee). also, volunteering with organizations on campus is a great way to meet new people, boost your resume and benefit the community. my suggestion: join hall counsel and be a part of events within the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    food on campus is nice, but could be better. there are lots of options, which is a good thing, but it can be a bit mundane at times. some restaurants on campus include : a full service chick-fil-a and starbucks in the russel union building, cold stone creamery, einstein bros. bagels as well as other eateries like talons grill and landrum all you can eat cafeteria. my suggestion: keep track of your meal plans (food on campus is expensive if you are paying out of pocket) and keep your choices light.

    Dorm Life

    life in the dorm is really what you make it. all the dorms are co-ed and there are no curfew. however, regulations in the dorms are very strict and some housing directors live in or near the dorms. i strongly recommend living on campus for all students because of accessibility to classes and for safety concerns. my suggestion: get out and meet your floor mates! always remember that your community leader is there to help you and give an occasional pearl of wisdom.

    Academic Rigor

    academics at georgia southern are tough, but all the professors are really and willing to work with every students individually. there are tons of study groups available and the professors are shockingly easy to access for help. my suggestion: visit all your professors at least twice before midterms.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should keep in contact with both their high school counselors as well as the admissions department at the university. communication is a crucial part of the admissions process at georgia southern. my suggestion: keep track of your eagle i.d. you should get it when you are accepted and it is your identification on campus.

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a wonderful school for students that want to have a home away from home. although the course work is tough at times, the professors and staff work extremely hard to make sure students are on track and have plenty of assistance. all in all, gsu is definitely one of the best schools in the south!

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a great way to meet people at GSU because the greek community is very close knit and it is also a great way to help others and get involved.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus because it is a great way to meet and hang out with people you wouldn't have normally met.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at GSU are some of the nicest I have seen. My friends from other schools were so jealous when they saw how nice my dorm was compared to theirs and if anything is wrong in your dorm room the faculty will come immediately to fix it for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is tour campus and talk to other students about why they enjoy going to GSU or what made them choose to attend GSU.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has truly become a home away from home to me. I love the large campus feel, but I love the close knit feel that GSU has to offer. I feel that Georgia Southern is very unique in that aspect and every teacher that I have had at Georgia Southern has truly cared about me being successful in their class.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for students who wish to receive a top-notch education, while still getting the full college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On one of the main roads in campus, there is a roundabout that is entitled Sweetheart Circle. It is rumored that if a couple walks around the perimeter of Sweetheart Circle three times, they will eventually tie the knot in marriage.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern University has received the recognition from Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. The education you receive for the price at Georgia Southern University is nearly impossible to find elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Among all of the reputations that Georgia Southern has is one reputation of being a party school; this means that there is always some sort of social event happening at GSU, whether it's attending one of several of Statesboro's bar and grills, or going to Hackers to play laser tag, go bowling, or play putt-putt... there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern is proud to have two brand new dining halls under construction right now. When opened, the state-of-the-art dining halls may implement the use of technology such as eye-scanners, according to the school newspaper the George-Anne. These dining halls are expected to be large enough to accommodate the continuously growing student population at Georgia Southern.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life here at Georgia Southern is one of those experiences that every individual should have the chance to experience. I met a lot of new friends by staying in the dorms, and the Community Leaders are always available to ask a question, or just to hang out with.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern University boasts several nationally-acclaimed programs, and is often recognized as one of America's Best Colleges (Forbes' - 2008). Despite the honorable prestige held by the university, the professors here at Georgia Southern are quick to lend a hand to struggling students.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip I can give you is this: Visit the campus! No matter what schools you're looking to attend, you won't know if a school is a good fit for you until you visit there! Georgia Southern is renowned for it's beautiful and expansive campus, so come give us a visit.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University keeps true to it's promise of being a big school with a small-school feel. Regardless of what particular aspects you might prefer you will find what you are looking for with Georgia Southern. This school has something good for everyone.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 297

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe because we have specially trained police and cameras all over campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorate tradition is about sweetheart circle. If you walk around the circle three times with your sweetheart you will one day marry that person.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie playing every friday in our theater. There are parties that are sponsered by different clubs. Then of course there are the football games and other sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    We have good food here. My favorite place to eat at on campus is Talons Grille which our sit down restaurant. We also have a chick fil a and a starbucks. Then there is our temporary cafateria, The Nest. There is reconstruction being done on our original cafateria.

    Dorm Life

    I live an apartment style dorm with three other girls. I have enjoyed living on campus and I love my roommates. My favorite part of my dorm is that it is not to far away from my classes.

    Academic Rigor

    You do have to work hard and study a lot outside of class, but that work pays off in the end. There is a writing center and tutors on campus to help you with your homework, classwork, and essays.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students that want to come to Georgia Southern I'm sure you will love it here. With our beautiful campus and friendly people it will be like your second home. There is always something fun to do here, but education still comes first and the school has everything you need to be successful in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is one of the best universities in Georgia in my opinion. Everyone is so friendly and is perfect for the student that wants to get a quality education. There also many clubs, greek life groups, and events to participate in.

  • 03/13/2010

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    it 's georgia and i have family that live here in that state and it is the summer time why not i dont have fun with new people

    Will learn a lot

    i think i will learn a lot from going to this college the reason why i say this is because i come to school to learn and become the best nurse in my family .

  • 11/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great school for students who like some small classes and large ones. Also students that like to play sports because Southern's Intramural sports are top notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    A big tip for future students if you are a morning person don't take an early morning class. That was a big problem with me my first semester. Another is to live it up have as much fun as possible but not to much cause you do need to study. Another good tip is to join one of hundred clubs here. Its a great way to meet people that have the same interest as you.

    Bang for the buck

    What you pay is a great deal and if you have the HOPE Scholarship its a steal. The dorms here are fantastic. The facilities such as the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) is one cleanest and biggest gym I've ever seen. The food in Lakeside and the IT building is delicious.

    Am enjoying being here

    The boro is the place to be. Southern has many on-campus activities for students such as intramural sports, movies, and plays. The football games in the fall are always fun and the nightlife is awesome.

    Am learning a lot

    I've had some very good professors and I've had horrible teachers but each one will give you the information you need for the test.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students would be perfect for Georgia Southern University. It has so many different programs and majors, so there should be something for everyone :]

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should expect to do work at college, and going to class is always a good idea, but there are still tons of fun things to do on and around campus. Pay attention and learn, but also try to enjoy your college years. These are the last years you have before you have to get a job and live on your own! So take advantage of them and have a good time. Keep in mind that grades are important and they will help you have a brighter future so don't spend your whole college career having too much fun.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a relatively cheap college but the education far surpasses the price. There are a lot of scholarships offered by the school and supporting organizations for students to receive. I have been here for two years and have yet to pay any money of my own or take out a loan. I would really recommend going to this school, because any school that is willing to help you pay for it, is a good choice.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many groups, sororities, clubs, and organizations on campus. There is always something to do or some event to go to on campus. Students really enjoy the free movies and all the activities put on with our student activities fees. The whole community is very welcoming and there is somewhere for every student or prospective student to belong.

    Am learning a lot

    I love all of my teachers and have learned more in the two years I have been at Georgia Southern than my whole high school, middle school, and elementary school years. My teachers have all been enthusiastic about the subjects they are teaching and are more than willing to help every student get everything they can out of the class. I have yet to have a teacher who does not want their students to learn the subject and who is not enthusiastic to be teaching the course.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Motivated individuals who want a quality education should certainly apply. This is a wonderful school for taking advantage of HOPE if you are a GA resident, and those who are not should still look into the university because of its reasonable tuition. And of course, anyone who loves good football should enroll!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to attend class as frequently as possible, and make a conscious effort to succeed in class. Although you will be challenged in your classes, any student who is prepared to learn should have little difficulty in making good grades. For students who are struggling, I suggest taking advantage of the Academic Success Center, which is promoted by many teachers. Also, never be afraid to get assistance from a professor, as they will all be willing to help you understand the course material beyond the confines of the class.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very reasonable, considering GSU is a full-scale research university. I have been able to get a good amount of financial aid because of my grades, and students also have work opportunities on campus to assist with tuition. I feel as though I am paying a good amount for such a great education, and was very surprised by the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    GSU is not only a beautiful campus, it contains tons of resources. The library and all other academic centers are well-equipped, and there are plenty of areas for lounging. The university also makes a great effort to provide various forms of entertainment (for free) during the school semester. Overall, the campus is a pleasant place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been incredibly satisfied with the quality of education at GSU. I am a Graphic Design and Honors student, so I am challenged in many different ways. I have taken multiple Honors core classes, and they are engaging and stimulating, and are taught by professors who are dedicated to their subjects. The same can be said for all of the other professors I have encountered in my non-Honors classes. I am also pushed creatively within the Art Dept., where I am pushed to work in various media.

  • 10/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Someone who wants a smaller campus. Someone who wants to be involved in their school and community. Someone who wants to have an amazing college experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Southern is a great school. I live 4 hours away, and it is a great distance from home. If you don't know a lot of people going to Georgia Southern, don't worry, you will make new friends, everyone is very friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is well priced school for all of the wonderful things you get.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE Georgia Southern. It is a great college. It has a small, but not too small atmosphere. It is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to go to a super huge college, but doesn't want tiny either. The campus is so pretty and there are many things to do, and lots of ways to get involved.

    Am learning a lot

    Even thought Georgia Southern does not require alot for admissions courses are still rigorous. I learn so much in all of my classes

  • 11/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you don't want to be to be another number on a college campus, Georgia Southern would be a great fit for you. Their slogan of Large-scale, small-feel is true to its word. The Georgia Southern campus is large and beautiful, but it is also not a struggle to get from one side to the other. This university is great for a student who wants to be able to further their education, meet great new people, and enjoy warm weather. College is a big place and can be intimidating, but I never felt like I couldn’t ask for help at Southern. Southern is a place for the student who wants to grow. There are countless ways to get involved: band, sports, Greek life, church, environmental groups, ethnicity based groups, back-packing trips, anything you want and they have it, and if they don’t you can start the club yourself!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking at Georgia Southern as a prospective student, I encourage you to take a campus tour. As soon as we drove up on Sweetheart Circle, there is an expectation for greatness. By taking a tour, one gets to see a day on campus and feel the sense of community of the student body. This is usually a back- up school, but as soon as I visited it jumped up to my number one choice. Many people think South Georgia has nothing to offer, but Georgia Southern is a diamond in the rough. There really is something for everyone, a place for people to find their niche, and there’s also plenty of room for people to try something totally new! College is a time to branch out and explore who you are as a person. The biggest thing as an incoming freshman is time management. Because there is something going on around campus every day of the week, it is easy to get distracted from the reason why you came there in the first place: an education.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern University is financially affordable for all students. Everyone should be able to attend college. I am currently on the HOPE Scholarship, a Pell Grant, and Subsidized Loan. The campus is clean and very well kept. The buildings are in good condition and new additions to the school are being updated and added all the time. The Meal Plan system is great for all students, not just freshmen, and many of the restaurants and places to eat on campus are open late and on weekends to accommodate for student needs. Georgia Southern is growing exponentially in size because it is one of the most affordable schools in Georgia. The Financial Aid Office is also very helpful is assisting potential students, and current students about how to handle their financial situation no matter how big or small. There are always free movies, activities, work out classes, sporting events, and food offered to students which are already covered in your Student Fees. All you have to do is show up! They are also bringing big name artist to campus for concerts for a small fee of twenty dollars. The library is one of the hot spots during Finals week. It stays open long and extended hours. But even when its not Finals week it’s a great place to study or catch up on school work. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help a student. The RAC is one of the new LEED buildings on campus where all the sports, both varsity and intramural take place.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying Georgia Southern more than I could have imagined. I am a Student- Athlete and I swim on the Women's Georgia Southern University Women's Swimming and Diving Team. The student-athlete community gets great support from other students on campus. Our football team just recently won the SoCon Championship! I have truly pushed myself both physically and mentally. I just joined the Golden Key International Honour Society, and I am also in Phi Eta Sigma and Sigma Alpha Lamba Honor Societies. The weather is great if you are someone who enjoys hot summers and mild winters. The campus is also located close enough to Savannah for a day trip with friends to River Street or the beaches of Saint Simons, Hilton Head, or Tybee Islands. The professors are willing to work with students one on one during office hours to answer any questions, or just to help them with life situations. They are not there to waste your time. The student body is diverse. I loved the fact that I could be riding the bus to class and overhear a conversation in a language that I couldn't identify what it was! There’s also nothing better than a whole afternoon of tailgating before a Georgia Southern football game at the prettiest little stadium in the world: Paulson Stadium. Although, don’t let the description fool you; the largest attended game this fall was close to 15,000 students, alumni, and football fans.

    Am learning a lot

    As a current Georgia Southern student, I am learning a lot every day. If it is not something particularly in the classroom, it is through the school's bi-weekly published newspaper, a student- organization, a nationally known public speaker, or event happening on campus. The experience one can have at Southern is also truly unique and the individual can learn information in the classroom, but it also the life experiences and networking opportunities outside the classroom that give one the edge needed for the real world. When talking with relatives and friends I am always proud to inform them of my recent accomplishments as a student, or I hear of someone else who went to Southern who is doing successfully in the business world. There is also usually one special class each semester that really opens up my eyes to how the world functions. My Biology class informed me of what it means to Be Green. My Economics class was one of the most relevant classes I have ever taken to help me understand the economy due to the condition it is in right now. And my Introduction to International Studies class I am currently enrolled in has inspired me to apply for a Study Abroad trip this summer to Berlin, Germany! Georgia Southern gives you the opportunity to become equipped with a broad foundation of knowledge, but it is up to the student to how they want to act on their education and hit the ground running with a whole new world of ideas.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern University, is an excellent university for students who value a diverse environment and it will help challenge some of your previous ideas and open you to a new world. This university is known for helping students obtain critical thinking skills an obtaining a sociological imagination.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any students who are thinking of applying or attending this university must be prepared to work hard and read a lot. It is essential that students attend all of their classes and complete all of their homework.

    Bang for the buck

    Although many college students struggle financially, Georgia Southern University is a college where the tuition is not unthinkably expensive. It is best to apply for many scholarships and grants rather than applying for a loan.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am currently a senior at this university and I am glad to be a student here. Georgia Southern University has provided me with many great experiences and has assisted me in my pursuit for knowledge.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a sociology major and Spanish minor and I am proud to be a part of this university. I am learning a lot, I am learning about things that I previously thought I understood and revealing me to things that I never knew. I am learning how to be a useful individual for my community and country.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    honestly, unless you go out on a limb and put yourself out there, it can be a lonely place. it's easy to get sucked into the bar scene and fall off track. get involved with clubs and organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    there is a chick-fil-a, an einstein bros, a starbucks, and numerous other dining facilities on campus that give you a good variety. my favorite place is market street deli in the it building. that place is so good!

    Dorm Life

    the residence hall association here at gsu is outstanding. they come up with a lot of cool events and free stuff for you to do on the weekends. the freshman residence halls can get loud and annoying at night, but the upperclassmen halls are awesome and way above par.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are very hard, and others are very easy. it just depends on your professor, but overall the classes definitely make you think and you learn a lot from them.

    Tips for prospective students

    statesboro itself is a very boring small town. but the campus of gsu is amazing and you'll spend most of your time there. it's easy to get distracted and go to the bars and get into trouble, so just make sure you have your priorities in order before you get here. other than that, i've really enjoyed my time so far at georgia southern.

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a great place to go if you are outgoing and like being around people. the campus is absolutely beautiful, and the library is unlike anything you've ever seen. being involved on campus is the best thing you could do for yourself!

  • 03/07/2012

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are numerous clubs and activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    students who look to get involved and get a quality education

    Bang for the buck

    the education you get for the price is incredible.

    What to do for fun

    the town is great and there are always ways to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    food is all over the campus and you can always grab a bite to eat between classes.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    while not ivy league the rigor is very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is the perfect college for me. the campus is beautiful and academics are rising. the place to be

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    dailybeast.com ranked georgia southern university in its top 25 of safest colleges. with campus police being ever present, and our special eagle alert messaging system, you can be confident that you are safe while here.

    Greek Life

    greek life is very prominent on the campus of gsu. some of the fraternities and sororities are located on greek row, while others are around the community. whatever sorority or fraternity interests you, i can assure you that georgia southern has it. in addition, gsu promotes and is an advocate of no hazing! can't find your specific fraternity or sorority? start your own chapter and leave a legacy!

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club or activity that caters to any hobby or pastime you may like or have. and if there isn't one, you can create one! from the humans vs zombies game to student government, georgia southern university has it all!

    Great for these types of students

    georgia southern has been named one of america's best colleges by forbes magazine based on the student's point of view. georgia southern's college of business administration has been named one of the best business schools in the country by the princeton review. georgia southern's online master of science in computer science has been ranked as one of the top 10 best buys in the country by the education web site geteducated.com.georgia southern was named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in military advanced education's 2012 guide to military-friendly colleges and universities. georgia southern's master of science in nursing - family nurse practitioner program has been ranked in the top 20 nationally by u.s. news & world report. georgia southern's online graduate programs in business, education, information technology and nursing have been ranked among the nation's best in the first-ever edition of top online education program rankings by u.s. news & world report. georgia southern has been ranked fourth in the nation for graduating african-americans majoring in the physical sciences by diverse: issues in higher education. and for the sports fans, georgia southern currently holds the southern conference football title.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are many unusual traditions here at southern that we love so dearly. yelling whose house?!...our house!! at football games gets everybody pumped, along with many cheers that are specific to our university. in addition, we have sweetheart circle, a circle that, legend has it, if you walk around it 3 times with your loved one, you will get married. there is not enough time for me to type up everything that fits into this category!

    Bang for the buck

    georgia southern was named as one of the best values in public college by kiplinger's personal finance magazine in 2010.

    What to do for fun

    georgia southern has hosted many concerts such as the jabbawockeez, tim mcgraw, ludacris, dashboard confessional, the fray and the band perry. in addition, keynote speakers such as former secretary of state condoleezza rice, dick gregory, and many others have graced the students' presence. every friday, eagle entertainment shows a free movie, and there are other activities around town to participate in such as free bowling and mini golf for gsu students, and because savannah is only 45 minutes away, a quick trip to the beach is always a possibility!

    Food and Dining

    with 14 different places to grab a bite to eat, including a market and a smoothie place, the food here is amazing! in addition to this, there are many restaurants off campus, but close enough to walk to from on campus. georgia southern university offers everything from vegetarian options to an ice cream shop, to a cafeteria to choose from to suit anyone's dining needs.

    Dorm Life

    these are the best dorms i have seen at a college. nearly all of them are apartment style and they are various prices to fit students living and budgetary needs. they also all have community leaders (i was one) who are dedicated to ensuring that your stay on campus is the best! on campus housing aims to make a home away from home for the students.

    Academic Rigor

    much like any other school, the academics here are not to be taken lightly. however, the professors are dedicated to student success and there is a student success center that offers tutoring in every subject. it is easy enough that if you prepare, you will excel, and hard enough so that you will be able to say you earned your degree once you walk across the stage.

    Tips for prospective students

    come ready to have a good time, but also ready to put forth the effort necessary to obtain a degree. college is a lot of freedom, but it is also lots of work!

    In three sentences

    this is the best school to get the feeling of a large campus with a close, family-like atmosphere. southern hospitality coupled with unparalleled academics and a growing school of engineering make this the best place to come! georgia southern is the ultimate college experience!

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle is beautiful! Apparently if you and your sweetheart walk around the circle three times, then you'll get married to that person :) The library is also magnificent.

    Dorm Life

    Choose your roommates carefully. I can't stress that enough. Make sure you get to know them before school starts, it will make things a lot less awkward. The dorms are very nice though. I'm didn't have that great of an experience with my roommates but the types of rooms offered are very nice. I live in a 4 BR/2 BA and have my own room, which is excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you develop really good time managements skills! It will help you stay on top of your classes and also helps to balance out your school life and social life. Southern is a party school, but make sure that your focus stays primarly on your schoolwork because that is what you're there for and that is what's most important. Make time for fun with your friends though because it will make all the difference in your experience.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful, it's one of the things I love most about this school. I've had a good experience with all of my professors so far and the classes are great. I also love the sense of community you feel, especially at football games, and I like the number of things that are offered for students to participate in.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university urges student safety. They have set up eagle alert that will notify all students of any suspicious or dangerous activity on campus. There are also 24 hour police protect on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia Southern University offers a plethora of clubs and activities for students to partake in year round. From sports to cultural clubs, you can find almost any club that interest your passion and/or career path.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who can balance a social and academic life. The University is known for its great nursing program!Of you are willing to push your limits this school is a great choose for you.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is very much worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Included in student fees, college attendants may enjoy foot ball games free of charge along with other fun filled activities. The university promotes Eagle entertainment who hosts events for students such as bowling, movies nights, screen on the green, and other activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places including big name restaurants available right on campus to choose from. If you purchase a meal plan you may indulge on practical anything on campus. The university also provides two markets where you can pick up fresh produce or groceries.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life can be very fun and interesting, as meeting new people always is. Most people at this University are very friendly and helpful. Just make sure you set boundaries with your roomies and let the rest be history. A lot of the dorms are either brand new or being renovated, so they are all very modern looking and homy.

    Academic Rigor

    My philosophy in life is that nothing is hard but only difficult. I have had some really tough courses with very nonchalant professors, and the best way to handle it is understanding what they want to see and reciprocate. Researching your professor is key. Know that every professor has their own teaching methods. Find one that works for you and the rest lies on your shoulders

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for any prospective student is that campus life can be fun but it is always important to balance play time and academic life. It's also extremely important that you study and try to use the skills and information you have learn to reflective on in life scenarios. This is your chance to learn more about yourself and figure out your passion so try new things

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is an amazing school for students who enjoy a wide atmosphere of activities, diversity, and academic success. On-campus life is a very active community to play, study, and even work. The university also supplies tutoring services, career building services and internships to help jump start your life in the job world.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Do what makes you happy, but be wise about your decisions on the things you choose to partake in!

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend classes,have fun, and importantly work hard! If you are struggling in a class do not hesitate to seek tutoring, Georgia Southern provides lots of tutoring opportunities to help students out.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is an excellent school! I love the big campus but also the small feel to it. The people are amazing and soon as you step on campus you automatically feel welcomed!

  • 06/20/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    With on-campus police, Statesboro police, and call boxes all over campus, GSU is extremely safe. You can only get into Dorms with specific keys and certain buildings with your school id. Self-defense classes are even offered as a part of your core curriculum.

    Greek Life

    Georgia Southern is home to a large Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 320 student run organizations and activities, including three levels of sports. Even if you don't find a club you are interested in, it only takes three students and one faculty advisor to start a new club.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for any type of student because its already home to such a diverse student body.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many to count. One tradition that Seniors look forward to is the Lantern Walk. Graduating seniors dress in caps and gowns and walk through campus with a lantern. other traditions include the school buses, sweetheart circle, and the watermelon cutting.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern does its best to keep student money on campus. Almost every bit students pay goes back to the students in services and facilities.

    What to do for fun

    Aside from being just minutes from a water park, less than an hour away from Savannah, and close to Florida, there are tons of things to do on Campus. Free movies are offered every Friday with $1 concessions at the student union. Student organizations are always hosting fun events, and the Eagle Entertainment group gets bands and artists to perform on campus. This year, The Fray and the Band Perry performed. You could even go to the RAC, which houses 2 pools, tons of basketball courts, zumba dancing, wii tournaments, and a rockwall room. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Campus is full of options on your dining plan. There's a Chik-fil-A, a Starbucks, and many other options. Two of the dining halls are being renovated now to offer even better service. All the meals I've had have been delicious, and the service has been amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing! They are my favorite part of the college. They are clean and spacious and safe. They have different options to suit everyone and tons of perks for those living on campus. Socials and free food are often offered by the different residents. Several dorm buildings house eateries such as Cold Stone Creamery, Einstein Bro. Bagels, and more. Oh, laundry...it's FREE! Cable (including HBO) is available in every room and most of the dorms are wireless. These dorms were the best I have seen at any college.

    Academic Rigor

    While this is not an ivy league college, it definitely has its merits. Classes are rigorous, and if you want more challenging courses, go out for the honors program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity to talk with actual students and professors at the school. Talk to people you meet around campus, not just your tour guides, this way you get a realistic view of campus life.

    In three sentences

    This school was extremely welcoming and made prospective students feel important. The housing and dining was amazing, and I could see myself living on the beautiful campus. I'm even on a first name basis with my admissions counselor, and I know I can go to her with any questions or concerns.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is always around and there are so many easy and convenient ways to get in contact with them if its necessary.

    Greek Life

    Anyone interested in Greek Life would love to come here, there are a lot of Sororities and Fraternities to chose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs to name. Southern offers almost every activity or club you can think of. Best way to make friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all kinds of students because the school offers a lot of diversity.

    What to do for fun

    Yes, southern is known as a party school because there are parties, but its just like any college. However, I think we party the hardest.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat on campus, however you do get tired of campus food but Statesboro has so many restaurant and food choices that you should be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    There are many places to live, some nicer than others. The dorms aren't as strict as some of the other schools. A lot of freedom and its like living in your own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    You have tutors everywhere and for almost every subject. My first semester I made a 3.7 and I havent had a GPA that high in a very long time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with your head on straight. Its not like high school where teachers will be looking out for you, they have 100's of other students. Going to class all the time (regardless if there is an attendance policy) really helps.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a very big school so expect to see a new face everyday. Always something to do and keep you busy with. Provides so much help, that you have to pass your classes.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    We are getting some new places soon, so we'll see how it goes. For now stick to the Nest and the IT building.

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in the dorms!!!!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major. If you want to get an easy degree you can find it. But if you want to be in nursing, engineering, teaching, etc. prepare to get your butt kicked

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as outgoing as possible. Join clubs that are relevant to your major!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is comfortable. It is a great place to get an education, make friends, and get to know your professors. If you want to be challenged, you have to look for it, but it is here.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Georgia Southern Police provide excellent service on campus. There are very few incidents that occur on campus each year, especially ones that are of any concern.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Georgia Southern is huge. A number of frats and sororities have houses either on or off campus. If you are willing to pay the money, join a frat or sorority and you will have the time of your life.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can't find a club that is right for you, you are not looking hard enough. If you need to make friends and do not want to join Greek Life, or meet people in your classes, join a club. Clubs and Georgia Southern are the best way to meet people who share your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe Georgia Southern is great for any type of student, except for ones cannot live in a rural area. There is plenty to do, but Statesboro is not Atlanta.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is great here! You will probably pay between $3300-$3700 depending on your classes. Of campus housing is cheap. Your freshman year will be the toughest because on campus housing and dinning services will cost you a pretty penny each semester.

    What to do for fun

    Night Life -there are a number of places located adjacent to campus where students go for fun at night. You can dance, play team trivia, eat some chicken wings, or just relax with some friends depending where you go. On campus activities: -The RAC provides a number of recreational fields, indoor basketball courts, racket ball courts, indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs, a sauna, an extremely large fully equipped gym and an indoor rock climbing wall! You can also rent kayaks from here to kayak on local rivers. -Wildlife and Raptor Center is free to students and is home to a number of reptiles and large birds of prey, including several bald eagles. -the Botanical Gardens are a nice place to go and be in peace with nature. -Sweetheart Circle provides students a beautiful picnic and recreation Area -Athletic events! Georgia Southern is known for its successful football program, which is moving to the FBS. Off Campus -Splash in the Boro is a local water park for all ages -The Clubhouse includes bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, batting cages, and a driving range. Mon-Thur for students offers unlimited bowling, laser tag, and mini golf for $10! -Georgia Southern is located 45mins from Savannah and just over 1hr to two beaches! By 2015 Georgia Southern and the Department of Natural Resources will have complete a 32 lane on campus shooting range!

    Food and Dining

    From Chik fa la, Einstein's, Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks, two brand new dinning halls, two food markets, and a number of other places to grab a bite to eat throughout campus you cannot go wrong with a dinning plan. The Market Street Deli in the IT building makes delicious sandwiches and is a personal favorite to many students. There are also a number of places located next to campus where you can go in between classes to grab a bite to eat. Eagle Express allows you to put money on your student ID and gives you access to the variety of choices throughout Statesboro.

    Dorm Life

    On campus housing is great at Georgia Southern with many different options including normal dorms, apartment style dorms, and apartments. You are either in walking distance to your classes, or located directly next to a bus stop. You can walk to a number of places. The two largest dorms are located adjacent to the hotspot for nightlife, and the other dorms are within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be enjoyable at Georgia Southern. Depending on what class you take your workload may vary, but you will be able to learn if you pay attention and do your work. Do not take all your hard classes at once or all your easy classes at once if you have the choice. You will regret it. Balance your schedule, you will be able to enjoy yourself much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    You want make find a group of friends that you can stick with throughout your college career. This is easy if you join: -Club/Intramural Sports -Greek Life -Academic clubs -Social Clubs If you like sports, make sure you don't miss out on all of the GSU athletics, which are free to attend to for students.

    In three sentences

    From the moment you step on to the Georgia Southern campus the large university feel empowers you, yet you feel at home and comfortable. You can never be bored here, with all the recreational and academic activities you can participate in, and even going to class is exciting due to the professors commitment to make sure you gain the knowledge you desire. Georgia Southern is the school for any one who is looking for excellent opportunities during there time here, and after they graduate.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a reassuring police presence on campus at all time. The police are also very helpful and will gladly assist you. There are also call boxes on campus in case of emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a slew of clubs and you can always find a few doing something under the rotunda. We have greek life as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for pretty much any time as long as they are not the big city type. Statesboro is definitely not a big city but more like a large town.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern truly comes alive at night during the weekends. They bars are rockin and their are parties everywhere. During the week there is not quite as much stuff to do but then again most students are involved with classes and homework.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern has just built a brand new cafeteria and restaurant that are the basis of the meal plan. Georgia Southern also have restaurants such as Chick Fil A, Starbucks, Cold stone, and Einstein Bros right on campus. Within 5 miles of campus are a multitude of restaurants to fit a variety of tastes.

    Dorm Life

    Something is always going on at the dorms. From parties to dorm get togethers. You never know what will happen. Dorms are quite nice depending on which ones you pick. Centennial Place is the newest dorm and is right in the midst of campus. Probably the best bet for those without cars.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you will definitely be challenged. I have found most professors do grades off of tests, quizzes and attendance. So know, to do well it will help to do well with those. They aren't the hardest course but if you study and get help from the professor or from an SI you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring cool clothes because it is definitely hot to warm most of the year. You might want to consider a bike depending on if you like to walk about 15 minutes from one side of campus to the very other. You don't absolutely need a laptop because there are so many computers available on campus but a laptop is nice.

    In three sentences

    A large university that truly does have a small college feel in a way. Many different courses offered and a variety of classes. Truly a party school but still a good academic school.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eagle Alerts are sometimes annoying, but they come in handy when a robbery happened just a minute ago just a few blocks away from where you're hanging out. The campus police and Statesboro police are very good about getting information out to students and residents as soon as it's released to them, and crime is very low.

    What to do for fun

    If you've heard of Georgia Southern, you've heard what everyone seems to do for fun. But really, there's a lot more. You're within 1 hour of Tybee Island, Georgia, which makes for an awesome day beach trip. 45 minutes away is Savannah, GA, which is just cool for shopping and food. There's two State parks within 40 miles of Southern (Magnolia Springs State Park and George L. Smith State Park) where you can rent kayaks or hike around and explore. It's almost impossible to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, and Einsteins bagels become your best friends. Occasionally, it's nice to head down to Market Street Deli on campus to get a Palfy with some Bagel Chips. So. Delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Eagle Village was the best dorm to possibly live in. It was close to campus, the rooms were spacious with high ceilings, and everyone knew where it was. The only issue with resident housing at Southern is the cost.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to actually study for your classes if you intend to pass them. This isn't high school anymore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a jacket, because the classrooms are colder than the year 'round 100 degree weather. Don't let having fun get in the way of your grades - you're paying for school, not to hang out with friends all the time and fail out. Don't take out any student loans unless you absolutely have to, because there are hundreds of thousands of scholarships out there for you - you just have to dig! Bring your school spirit, because no one shouts Georgia! without getting a response from the whole room - SOUTHERN!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is literally the best school for me. The campus is beautiful (and flat), it's not too large, and the academics are splendid. Hail Southern, and no place else!

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be a face to the professors and not just a name or number. This college is big enough to get the perfect college experience without being overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try it out. Georgia Southern may not be your first choice as a college, but it is a large scale college that has a personal small college feel.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern offer so much for the price you pay. Students get free access to an awesome fitness center, health services when you get get sick, and get into sporting events for free. along with all the on campus amenities that are offered, student many times will receive discounts for upcoming events and places off campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    I greatly enjoy being at Georgia Southern. It is a beautiful campus and after you have spent plenty of time in the library you can enjoy a walk around one of the world's pretty campuses

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning tons by being at Georgia Southern. The professor I have had have all been great. They not only teach to the thing needed for the class, but they also teach you life skills that will help to further students in their college career and after.

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I do study a good amount but when I feel stress coming upon me I take a break. Breaks are good to have just do not take one too long. I normally watch tv or go out and get something to eat. Just do not over do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come in your freshman year, Take no more than 15 hours. 12 hours is considered full time. Go ahead and get those physical education classes out of the way along with health. I am in my 2nd semester of my sophomore year and have 3 more core classes left. I have a 3.25 GPA and I feel more relived.

    Bang for the buck

    I have a room mate that works hours from 7 to 11 at night at a deli market on campus. There is many of jobs out there but I don't work instead I work my internship in the summer while I am not taking classes. I have more time to study and have better grades than I did in high school when I was playing football. Which we practice from 4pm to 9pm.

    Am enjoying being here

    Georgia Southern is a great school. Many people come for the parties. Not saying it is bad to have fun but just not too much fun or you will fail out. I go out only on the weekends if I have nothing to do. I went out maybe nine times this semester but I took eight-teen credit hours which is too much for any one to take.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn what i need to know for my major coming out of college. I intern with a construction company and the classes that are most useful are the ones toward your major. The core is just preparation for the major classes. The professors teach well but you have to learn most on your own. Just study what they tell you to study and listen for key words and you will do fine.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who are well rounded and are able to manage their time. There is so much to do, you just have to know when to quit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your mind on your studies and do the best you can do. There is time for fun and studies all at the same time if you manage your time wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    I like the fact that the professors are willing to go the extra mile to help the students. Also, the campus offers tutoring!

    Am enjoying being here

    I have found a lot of new friends while I have been here. I also feel like the community has a lot to offer college students. I have found a place to volunteer outside of campus my first semester at school.

    Am learning a lot

    I like the campus. My professors are easy to talk to and they are willing to help me out with my work whenever I have a problem. The staff around school is also nice and very helpful. I think the professors are great! The professors have the knowledge of the material they are teaching and they are willing to go the extra mile for their students.

  • 01/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing and don't be afraid of meeting new people. Georgia Southern is filled with friendly people and college is much easier when you have good friends to share the troubles of classes with. Also be sure to keep a good balance between fun and school work. It's easy to get caught up in the parties and life outside of school, but grades are incredibly important.

    Bang for the buck

    What you don't realize when paying for college that you are also paying for all of your surroundings. Georgia Southern has such a beautiful campus. Not only are you getting an awesome education but also gorgeous surroundings.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only is the campus gorgeous, but the people here are incredibly friendly. It may be located in a small city, but Statesboro knows how to have a good time. There is always something to do whether on campus or otherwise.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are challenging, but always interesting and fun to be in. The professors take what they are doing very seriously and you are guaranteed a good education upon leaving Georgia Southern.

  • 02/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like to be involved, this is the place for you. There are countless ways to get involved on and off campus. There are fraternities, sororities, club sports, intramural sports, clubs of all sorts, honor societies, a myriad of volunteer opportunities, and many other things. Also, if you want a good-looking campus, GSU is gorgeous, and the university is always looking at ways to improve. GSU is an extremely Green campus as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the research. Look at all your possible choices in detail and determine which one is right for you, and you alone. UGA is often affectionately referred to by many in the state of Georgia to be the best school in the state. This is a common misconception. The best school depends on the individual student. In terms of prestige, yes, UGA has the upper hand. However, it is vital to look at which school may be the most prestigious in five, ten, or fifteen years. You could be a part of GSU's rise to the top.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is constantly growing. For example, in the next two to three years, GSU is expected to house 25,000 or more students. But when I say GSU is growing, I'm not just talking about the number of students: I'm also talking about academic opportunities. Southern's Department of Information Technology is among the tops in the nation and in a recent study, Georgia Southern was reported as one of the most popular universities in the nation in terms of the percentage of accepted students who actually attend the school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Involvement opportunities are everywhere at GSU, everyone is nice (faculty, staff, and most students), staff is helpful and understanding, the weather is good almost year-round, the campus is beautiful, and there are plenty of things to do in the Statesboro area.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm only a freshman, but so far I've found the classes to be both challenging and rewarding. Teachers urge the importance of critical thinking in the classroom. Also, classwork and homework closely reflects coursework, which allows for more detailed understanding and more chances to comprehend the material.

  • 02/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love warmer weather and want to stay in state for the HOPE Scholarship, this is a great school for you. It's a decent size campus and the town is small and low key. The best majors down here are Education, Engineering, Business, and Nursing. They are other great programs too but those are the main ones I think of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always use ratemyprofessor.com for when you're choosing classes to take! It has been my second Bible here, and hasn't failed me yet!

    Bang for the buck

    You get so much for what you pay for. Come visit and you'll see that there is a lot to offer down here. With you tuition you pay for access to the RAC and great place if you're an exercise buff, a 24 hour library, and if you get the meal plan you have so many choices to pick from. The dorms here are more like apartments, which is not so normal for a freshmen to have.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it down here. It's a wonderful place to go to school. Beautiful campus and great people down here. The school also sends out EAGLE ALERTS to let you know whats going on, and it helps the students feel safer.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here really try and help you get all the information you need to know for real life situations and material in your class.

  • 02/27/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that can handle the heat! Like I said, there is something for everyone. We have 250+ student organizations. If you are looking for challenging classes, they definitely have that, and you should check out the honors program! However, if you are not exactly an honors student, you take regular classes. All professors are required to have office hours to meet with students in need of help! If sports are your thing, the varsity teams are great! But, if you are not scholarship level, there are also club sports, which travel to other schools like the varsity team, as well as intramurals! If you're not into sports, thats okay too! There is something for everyone at Georgia Southern! Be sure to check out the various organizations!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring summer clothes! It is VERY hot in the summer and will be in the 80s-90s for a long time! Also, be prepared to workout! The food is great, so the freshman 15 is no joke! Also, bring some cash. There so many things to do for just a few bucks, and some cash will come in handy. Please get involved! There are so many organizations, there is something for everyone. Plus, it is a great way to meet friends!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely will feel like your money is being spent well! Georgia Southern has a great campus life, but the academics are great too! Not only do you get great classes and are able to personalize your major, but you also have great opportunities outside of the classroom! Georgia Southern brings in great speakers to talk with the students. One year, President Bush came and later on Condalisa Rice came! Plus, you have many, many study abroad trips offered to you, as well as internships! Some study abroad trips cost as little as $500. Georgia Southern also holds job fairs and brings in employeers from all over the nation to talk with students that are looking for a job oppurtunity after graduation! The faculty and staff really help you network and prepare you for your future! Oh, and honors students do not have to buy books! They just return them when the semester is over! If you dont qualify for the honors program, you can apply to get in at any time while at GSU, even as early as your first semester!

    Will enjoy being here

    Georgia Southern is awesome! There are over 250 student organizations, and, with the help of a few friends, you can start your own! The school is great for getting students involved on campus. They show free movies, bring in big name performers like Taylor Swift and Jay Z, and they always have something going on. Throughout the year, many student organizations can be found around campus giving away free food, t-shirts, etc! The football team is AWESOME! Also, Statesboro is not far from the beach! Savannah is only an hour away, and the shopping is great!

    Will learn a lot

    You will learn a lot! Like anywhere, what you put into your education is what you will get out. However, I have already had the chance to meet with several professors, deans, and even the president of GSU, and they are all really nice and very devoted to their students. Professors are great, and they are very passionate about their subjects! They are also required to have so many hours of office hours so that students needing help can get one-to-one attention!

  • 04/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for anyone who wants to get a good education, while experiencing the full college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise you to introduce yourself to your professors and sit towards the front. This shows them that you are interested and they will be more willing to help you out later on if need be.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get a great education for lower than $20,000 a year. Georgia Southern is nationally known academically.

    Am enjoying being here

    The majority of the people here are really nice. The atmosphere is relaxing and the weather is fantastic. Everything is within walking distance.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very friendly and willing to help their students out. They make office hours specifically for their students, and if the student cannot come between those hours most professors will set up an appointment.

  • 04/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think Ga Southern is one of the perfect public schools you can attend to get the feel of college, without the impossible hassle of expenses. It's college; you'll have to pay up, but you just won't have to pay as much as a school like UGA where you get a good degree but you're just a number. Be sure to apply for plenty of grants and scholarships; they'll help you out tremendously.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am TRUE BLUE. I love this school with all of my heart. I never thought it would be possible to make so many friends - true friends. You'll be sure to get some of that southern hospitality here too. The school is located in a rural town, but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. What really attracted me to this place was its beautiful landscape and the Recreation Activity Center (1st floor has free weights, basketball courts, racquetball courts, spin studio, and an indoor/outdoor pool. 2nd floor is cardio - including ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, rowing machines, track, group fitness classes). Also, I love the school spirit. We almost won the championship last year in the SOCON conference. You'll love the prettiest little stadium in America.

    Am learning a lot

    This large-scale, small-feel research university is perfect if you hate huge classes and you want to get a good education. Our nursing program and business administration programs are among the top in the country. The course work is as hard as you make it - it really just depends how many hours you take and whether or not you procrastinate.

  • 04/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn and have fun while doing it.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is nothing like you think it is. The movies over-exaggerate the parties, but they also over-exaggerate how hard the courses are. Yes, some classes are harder than others, but overall, its pretty cool. You meet the people you are going to be friends with for the rest of your life here, so make the moments count. A lot of people can't handle the free time college gives you, so you need to make the most of it. Join a club, go to the sponsored events, just get out there. These are the best moments of your life so live it up, and watch your studies. You can do it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is BEAUTIFUL. Its big enough to feel like you are going to a top level, ivy league school, yet its small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed.

    Am learning a lot

    It was hard for me at first but I was finally able to get down the courses I took because the teachers are so nice and so willing to work with you, even if you have a class with 180 people in it.

  • 06/28/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    athletes looking for scholarships, morning people, self motivators

    Tips for prospective students

    get morning classes so you have the rest of the day to do what you want!

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable

    Will enjoy being here

    campus is so pretty and there seems to be a lot to do on campus, but off campus seems a bit dry.

    Will learn a lot

    The professors are so friendly and they have office hours for you to go talk to them if you need help

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Go on visit to get a feel for the area. Ask questions. Enjoy!!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Georgia Southern!..The environment is great, there's always something going on, and there are thousands of new faces to meet. Since beginning my college career at Southern I've mad many friends. Being at Georgia Southern is so great that you never want to go home.

    Am learning a lot

    The educational system at is simply awesome. The professors here are very friendly and are willing to help you succeed. I'm a Pre-Med major and so far the classes and the work I have embarked upon has be very fun.

  • 07/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Serious students; Students who love sports; small college town; and students who want to have a great learning experience

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you hang out with the right type of people and get your work done. There are students here who like to skip class and go out and party so please don't find yourself in this bunch of people. I promise you'll have fun if you find great friends who love to do the same as you.

    Bang for the buck

    Little on the expensive side but I think that it's all worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Love this school and can't wait for summer to end so I can go back!

    Am learning a lot

    Only had one semester so far but I love the learning environment and how they teach the information.

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for any type of student. It is the kind of place that offers something for everyone, no matter what. It is such a diverse campus that people of all types can find others that share similar interests and backgrounds. Within my first week at Southern I knew I had chosen the right place for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I can give is to learn to manage your time. It is the biggest problem among college students both new and old. Don't stay in and study all the time because you won't get the college experience. However you can't go out every night either. Every student is different and needs to find what works best for them. It takes awhile and sometimes you have to try multiple different things before you find out what works for you but when you do its worth is priceless. Another tip is to enjoy Georgia Southern and all that it offers for you. The school puts on a lot of programs and activities that are free for students. Plus all of the games are free. These are things that every student should experience at least once. My final tip is to get involved with something. Join a club or organization with people that share the same interest as you. It is a great way to meet people and experience things you may not have had the opportunity to normally.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools of similar quality you really are saving a lot of money by attending Southern. I personally was accepted to four other schools and this one was by the the best when looking at what you get for the cost. Not only that, but they offer tons of scholarships for their students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Enjoying Georgia Southern is an understatement. I love it. Georgia Southern has that hometown feel to it. Although it now has over 20,000 students, every day I walk across campus I know I will see someone I know. It is easy to make friends and get involved here with all of the clubs, intramurals, Greek life, and activities made available for students. GSU also has a lot of great traditions that unite the student body. There is the watermelon cutting, the lighting of sweetheart circle, the football team arriving on the old yellow school buses and so much more.

    Am learning a lot

    I have definitely learned a lot during my time at Georgia Southern. The professors are extremely qualified and the majority are always willing to help if you ask. They are from numerous cultures and countries around the world and have a wide background. Not only am I learning a lot academically but in every other area. Like many students, college was my first time away from home and living on my own. I learned a lot about time management, responsibility, managing money, and so much more.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like schools with strong support in sports and the science, it's the place for you. If you're a musician or linguistic student like myself, it is a little harder to fit in, but you will find those with similar interests as yourself and it will be okay :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid crowds that enjoy partying. Georgia Southern has a stigma for being a party-place and while that is true for a lot of students, it doesn't apply to them all. I do not drink or smoke, nor do my friends and we had a great time so far. It is possible to have a social life without being coerced into activities you do not enjoy or feel comfortable about.

    Bang for the buck

    Though GSU has lower tuition than many other schools in Georgia, they do not offer too much financial aid (not including government or HOPE)

    Am enjoying being here

    I had a decent freshman year-- classes were not too difficult, I made a small circle of friends and there are many opportunities to get involved in various student organizations.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot in my non-core classes (ex: music, german, japanese). if you're not in the honors program or have a teacher from the program, a lot of the classes are not too interesting as they are catering to crowds from 50-200.

  • 07/27/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Tips for prospective students

    there is so much stuff you can do so do not get distracted.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the top schools in the nation and its not as expensive as some of the ivy league schools its ranked ahead of

    Will enjoy being here

    There is so much you can do!

    Will learn a lot

    My brother an may of his friends attended this school and plan to graduate in the fall and i have heard wonderous things about it.

  • 08/17/2011

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

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    Will learn a lot

    Seems like a great college!!

  • 09/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The 'average' student. Also for those looking for a more small-feel, but at the same time a lot of students and events. Great nursing and education programs as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take advantage of everything that is offered on our campus. There is a lot that many students don't even know about (like you can rent a bike for the semester, get one-on-one help with writing papers, and more). Remember that you're paying to provide these resources so you might as well use them.

    Bang for the buck

    The pricing at this school is reasonable. They have many resources made available by the money they charge us and it's a lot to take advantage of. The only time I cringe is when I'm spending money on books.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are really nice; however, the town is a little small for my taste. I sometimes find myself being bored, but the campus is a completely different world from the town.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm only a sophomore here as I am writing this review, but I have already seen a great improvement of my abilities from my freshman year. I am learning a lot and I remember it.

  • 09/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I am a Biology major here at GSU, and I have heard and experienced a great science program so far. The quality of the classes has been excellent. I would recommend the Biology or the Chemistry programs here at GSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for new students would be to sign up for your SOAR session early so that you can register for the classes you want at the times you want. If you wait around and sign up for a late SOAR session, all the classes and time slots that you may have wanted will be filled up.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of coming to Georgia Southern is well worth the money. You are receiving university quality for junior college prices. This is wonderful for students on a budget. There are also many free perks for students that make the price worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at Georgia Southern is very welcoming to new students. The staff, teachers, and other students are very friendly. There are also many activities and clubs that the students are able to participate in. I have really enjoyed my time here are GSU.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in my first semester at Georgia Southern, but I have already learned a lot in the short time that I have been here. I have professors that care for their students, and they show it through their lectures and labs. I have really learned a lot due to teachers who care and teach very well.

  • 09/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for ALL types of students. Student's coming out of high school are able to meet a lot of different people. The school also has a lot events for students to help them socialize with new people. Southern has great programs for graduate students. Southern also offers evening and online classes so to cater to the non-traditional and the working students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone planing on going to Georgia Southern, know that college and high school are two completely different things. You will need to put more in to your work but it's well worth the effort. Start off strong so you won't have to catch up later. College is a very enjoyable time if you take care of your business first and have fun later.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very affordable for what you are getting, an education on a beautiful campus from great teachers. And, Southern has so many different majors to choose from.

    Am enjoying being here

    Because Southern is located in a really small town, their isn't much outside of the campus to do for entertainment. But once you start getting to know people and finding different things to do and activities to go to, it's more enjoyable. Also, Savannah is less than an hour away so if you feel the need to go to a real mall (because the Statesboro Mall is a joke) or go to the beach, you can always take a little trip down there.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Southern University is a great school. I am finishing up my third year here and I have learned so much. Not only academically but I've also learned some life lessons. As far as the academics go, you can't help but learn at this school if you plan on staying. The classes are made to really teach you so if you don't plan on working, don't come here. They offer a lot of different sources to help the students learn and understand the material.

  • 10/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I have been here 2 years already and I am loving every minute of it! Keep in mind that these classes will go more in depth than high school did when your signing up for classes and you should be fine.

  • 10/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is for any type of student. If your outgoing, I'm sure that you will meet a lot of other students as well. Even if you are shy, the people here are so nice and they will bring you out of your shell.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come ready to try new things. I'm a shy person so I can understand if that is hard to do because it is for me but college is the time to reinvent yourself. Take full advantage that people do not know you so be the best you that you can be.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are so nice. I was welcomed as a freshman and felt a part of the college. I wish I was more involved but I plan to become very soon.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are not too huge here so there is an opportunity to learn all that you need to know for a subject.

  • 11/08/2011

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere of the campus is amazing, filled with southern hospitality and dozens of things to do, there is no reason to leave the campus. It feels like home.

  • 11/10/2011

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Research the school a lot and you would grow to love it !

    Bang for the buck

    It is ok because i am going to get scholarships and financial aids.

    Will enjoy being here

    I know i would really enjoy studying at Georgia southern because i am just in love with this school.

    Will learn a lot

    I have been learning a lot about Georgia Southern, and the more i like, the more i come to love it.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    -Students that like a nice campus -Students that like to play sports and/or be involved -Students that may not care for the Large-scale Feeling of a college. It feels more personal here. You get to know people more,despite the size of campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Check the Rotunda for free stuff and events -Find something to be involved in. There is way too much going on at Georgia Southern to not be involved in something. -Your efforts are generally what types of grades you get here. -Pay attention to weekly newsletters. It keeps you informed on events that you can attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships, Financial Aid and the price is fairly reasonable for in State tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you can't find anything to do at Georgia Southern, you must not be looking hard enough. If you love exercise the RAC is an amazing center with treadmills,elliptical,stationary bikes, swimming pools, and basketball courts. If group fitness is something that you like, we have several group fitness classes at the rac ranging from Aqua Funk to Yoga and Awesome Abs. Sports and Intramurals are also a part of exercise at Georgia southern. Football, Soccer,Lacrosse, and Basketball are only a few of the many club and intramural sports here. Other than Exercise, there are several clubs that are major specific-like Biology club and Construction Management Guild. There are also opportunities to volunteer on and off campus. Check the rotunda-Free stuff is given out there a few times each semester.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned in my two years of going here that you get out what you put in. It's like an input-output machine. Your efforts are reciprocated when you use your resources wisely. If there's a problem I have learned to ask for help from the teachers,a tutor, the academic learning centers, or study groups. I have learned a lot, but I have much more to learn. Teachers are generally friendly and have no problem explaining things a couple of times until you understand.

  • 11/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for people that love to be around a lot of people and hang around a diverse group.

    Tips for prospective students

    For people thinking about coming to this school, you will definitely have fun, but don't let that be the only thing you do. Make sure you study and do your assignments. Partying once a week will be the best thing to do if you want to stay on track.

    Bang for the buck

    Your tuition covers almost everything you do at Ga. Southern. It covers home games, events that happen on campus, transportation, work out supplies, technology use, and so much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ga. Southern has so much to do!!! They have clubs, events almost everyday on campus, and everything you need is within walking distance.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much while going here. The one main thing you will have to do is study study study!!! If you don't understand something, there are plenty of ways to get help such as tutoring, peer tutoring, and getting help from your teachers

  • 12/21/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    I know several people here and I actually spent a week at the campus over the summer. It's a great school for someone who wants to stay focused because it's way out in the middle of the country! I suggest looking into its many amazing degree programs.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There are such a wide range of different people here that anyone who wishes to be an eagle should consider applying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work your first semester. Do your best to keep up with all of your classes. You will have fun no matter what so as long as you keep your classes up you will be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    To be such a top notch university Georgia Southern is relatively inexpensive when compared to schools of comparable size in the state. I would encourage anyone to look into GSU as a college option.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Georgia Southern. I have met amazing people who care about my well being and truly want me to succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot since I began my journey here at Georgia Southern University. The professors are very helpful and are open to questions and a welcoming atmosphere is always available.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    good

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student trying to expand their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all of the tools provided to you for help with courses.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the money that you spend can be seen at work here. The campus is continously getting the landscape fixed, the technology we have is up to date and our gym facility is amazing

    Am enjoying being here

    Ive been here for a min and everything is starting to get old but it is still a cool place to be

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers really enjoy their jobs and will usually help you help when you ask for it

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Save and find scholarships now because college is expenisive.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any type of person would love it! Like all of the brochures say, it is a large-scale, small-feel university. I t fits all personalities and there are all sorts of groups for them as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to GET INVOLVED! Don't go home every weekend, instead enjoy Statesboro and GSU's student activities provided by GSU ENT!

    Bang for the buck

    Although i do get a lot with my tuition, I could do without if that would make the cost a littler lower. I am often reminded of the many thing i pay for on campus, though.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love my school. It has such a beautiful campus, and Statesboro is a lot like my hometown.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so many new and valuable things since I've been in school. Both inside and outside of the classroom!

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Inquisitive outgoing students who want to enjoy the college experience while obtaining a degree in their field of choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a large University with a small University feel then Georgia Southern University is the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU is one of the cheapest Universities that provides such a high standard of education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Student life is incredible as there are so many different clubs of various interests available. The student truly comes first.

    Am learning a lot

    The standard of education is immaculate. The smaller class sizes gives you a personal touch even though the University is very large.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Someone who never really stood out as the number one student. Here, everyone is pretty much on the same page. You can always find a place to shine!

    Tips for prospective students

    READ YOUR TEXTBOOKS. I managed to get all through high school without studying a day in my life, but if you do your reading, everything makes so much more sense, trust me!!

    Bang for the buck

    There is top of the line appliances here, fantastic dorms, and state of the art technology for just about everything.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everybody here is really nice. Even the people mowing the lawns, cleaning staff, teachers: they all smile and will do something as simple as holding the door open for you. It's those small acts that show a happy family-type community.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I am mostly in core classes that are non-specific to my major, but all of my teachers seem to know their stuff and give plenty of information to help you.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Information Technology (GSU IT college is ranked high in the nation) Nursing Students

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work hard, freshman workload seems to be the most.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is a little on the expensive end, but the benefits that you get from enrolling there are well worth the tuition

    Am enjoying being here

    Very much, the atmosphere is great plus there are over 200 student organizations and 20,000 students to meet and interact with.

    Am learning a lot

    There are plenty of great professors and even more cool courses to take, every professor at Georgia Southern is 100% there for their students

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, party, party, party.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure on this one because I live at home, but the dorms I have been in are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU has some really great programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't spend too much time at the plaza.

    In three sentences

    GSU has a very nice campus. It also has a decent bar scene. There's not too many students, but there's a lot.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    very greek-oriented.

    What to do for fun

    go to the bars, mostly.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of the rac. i go there everyday!

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a great school! i have been happy with all of the classes i have taken here.

  • 02/05/2012

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    230 registered clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    gsu is a party school, so i guess it's good for the people who like to have a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    college is expensive, even if you're in-state. the hope - if you're applicable - covers 87% of tuition.

    Food and Dining

    several different options and the on-campus restaurants such as chik-fil-a and einstein bagels accept meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms (aside from kennedy) looked really nice and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm unable to gauge this correctly since i haven't been to classes but i've heard from a few students that it's challenging but not difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus, go to the open house, and see if it's for you.

    In three sentences

    gsu's motto is large scale, small feel and it truly embodies it. for a school upward of 20,000 it isn't overwhelming or intimidating.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is the safest place but anything were to happen, eagle alerts are sent via cell phone and e-mail to notify everyone of any threatening emergency inlcuding criminal activity, bad weather and etc.

    What to do for fun

    movies, parties, church, concerts & performances, fairs, block parties, sports games, gym and the list goes on and on and on. you'll only be bored if you allow yourself to be.

    Food and Dining

    lakeside is the best they have chinese and mexican cuisine they also have pizza, pasta, burgers and the list goes on. there is a starbucks, cold stone, chikfila and einsteins on campus just to name a few

    Dorm Life

    gsu has the best dorms. i visited a lot of schools. after experience southern's dorm, none of the others can compete.

    Academic Rigor

    its college. some classes are hard and some are super easy. rate my professor usually come in handy.

    Tips for prospective students

    once you've gotten into the swing of class, find an organization(s) and become involved

    In three sentences

    gsu is a great school. the campus is beautiful. the students definately take the time to make you feel welcome.

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    it's a lot cheaper than larger universities, but there is nothing that this university lacks because it is cheaper. i have no regrets choosing this university.

    What to do for fun

    there's not much in statesboro. that's just a fact of living in south georgia. however, there are many events on campus and getting involved in an organization opens yourself to even more opportunities for events.

    Food and Dining

    most places are great, but there are a couple of places that don't meet the standards of the other places. there is good variety and the university continues to make changes to improve dining overall and at specific places.

    Dorm Life

    community leaders put on many fun events to get people together to meet and have fun. the dorm life is what you make of it. you may go to these events and choose to become friends with people on your hall, or you may decide to keep more to yourself or make friends from other places.

    Academic Rigor

    most teachers are very knowledgeable in their area and are able to explain things well. depending on the professor, a lot may be expected of you. one universal expectation though, is that you are responsible for doing your work and earning your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    students thinking about going here should tour the beautiful campus. if they decide to attend, they should get involved with an organization and meet lots of people. a good idea is to get together with classmates to study for tests and make friends.

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a very welcoming place to attend school. the faculty is very helpful and there are many resources available for students to use. one of the best things about georgia southern is that they are always improving something based on what students have shown interest in.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    every safety measure is taken here on campus. statesboro is generally very safe and alerts are sent out when there is something the students need to be aware of. campus safety can be called at any time for help.

    Greek Life

    greek life is constantly growing here at southern.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are numerous activities here on campus and plenty to be involved in.there are many sports and other clubs here.

    Great for these types of students

    all students fit in wonderfully at southern. there are students of every caliber here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sporting event are huge here on campus. another big tradition is hanging out at sweetheart circle. it is known for being a place for friends and couples alike.

    Bang for the buck

    southern is known for its excellent value to students. it is a great school and an excellent value.

    What to do for fun

    gsu sponsors so many events for students that are included in student activity fees.

    Food and Dining

    there are tons of places to dine on and off campus. you can use meal plans and eagle express on and off campus as well. it is so convenient.

    Dorm Life

    gsu's dorms are very nice and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    college is what you make it and you'll get out what you put in!

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved at the school! going to class is the best thing you can do for yourself and don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a wonderful school. the professors here are devoted to their students. there is so much opportunity at gsu.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    various class offerings class size professors who care about the students success

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are campus police call buttons along the walkways, and every student has access to the campus police phone number. if anything has occurred, such as a suspicious activity or otherwise, then every student receives an eagle alert. i am paranoid, but feel very safe on campus here at georgia southern.

    Clubs and Activities

    gsu offers a wide variety of clubs, activities, and student organizations. if you have the time, at least go check some of them out, and see what happens! it is great to find a group of people who dig the same things or have the same goal.

    Great for these types of students

    if you are a nature lover, then sweetheart circle is perfect! bright green grass, trees that are practically begging for you to climb them, and plenty of space to run around with your favorite pooch. if you dig art, then take a trip to the cat building and view the latest art exhibition in the gallery.

    What to do for fun

    the gsu campus always has some event going on, be sure to visit russell union and get the latest news on the who/what/where. but if you are feeling a little too hot in the statesboro weather, head over to the rac and enjoy the indoor, or outdoor pool and hot tub!

    Food and Dining

    georgia southern has a wide variety of food, so if you want a burger, or pizza, or maybe italian, have no fear, lakeside cafe, landrum dining hall, and our other eateries are here!

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms is a blast! make friends on your floor, or all of them if you want, and you will always have something to do if you are bored.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can vary on difficulty, but your grades ultimately depend on how much effort you put into class, and how many absences you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you plan on bringing your bicycle, then you should definitely purchase a u-lock. also, when walking down the main pedestrian,or any other bricked walkway that georgia southern has paved for us students, do not drag your feet. you will thank me later when your friends trip on the walkway and upper class-men know immediately that they are a freshman.

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a large campus, but does not make you feel small or inferior. the campus is beautiful, and includes ducks,geese, small lakes, vibrant flowers, and a gorgeous park. even if you do not have class, it still feels great to walk around our beautiful campus.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the school has security everywhere on campus. security is quite visible, and students feel safe.

    Greek Life

    greek students are actively involved in over 180 organizations. some of them are ronald mcdonald house, arthritis foundation,crippled childrens home, march of dimes and leukemia foundation.

    Clubs and Activities

    some of the clubs on campus are southern ambassadors,soar team,soutern pride,student government,map sponsors, southern explosion; just to nam a few.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for all types of students, no matter the race or origin, as long as the student, have a willingness to meet their goals, the school will help them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the rack, is a great place to find whatever you are looking for, has a lot of information and boooklets abouth all the departments and locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    georgia southern is a great school. there's a diverse group of students, and the atmosphere is positive energy. the school meets the goals of the students in their degree achievements. the cost to attend georgia southern is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    the school has a clubhouse at each dorm, fun to me other students and socialize. the school has prominent speakers that come and speak to the students, on a variety of subjects.

    Food and Dining

    einsteins has great bagels and muffins. the school has landrums, chick filet and market square on campus.

    Dorm Life

    the school has many nice dorms, but apply for housing early. some dorms have a full kitchen, with washer and dryer. always be respectful of your roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    the school has a good business program. the schedule for classes can be arranged, so that one has time to do their best and get good grades. the instructors are very good. make sure you have a laptop.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to attend summer orientation and ask one parent to attend. check out the campus resource center, has a lot of information. apply for housing early. as a freshman, pay for the 19 meal plan.

    In three sentences

    the school curriculum is geared towards meeting the students educational needs. the summer orientation for new students and parents has complete information about the programs offered. the school excels and provides great support in all categories.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the bars! going to the rac! going to the beach!

    Tips for prospective students

    come here!

    In three sentences

    i love the larger scale, yet small feel of georgia southern. i actually feel like my professors care about me and want me to do well. i love the social scene here as well!

  • 03/01/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    haven't quite figured that out yet . . . there is always tybee island and savannah though! i visited in early february, and it felt like summertime - it was awesome! the nights get colder though. i also heard that the walmart there is the fourth largest in either the country or world.

    Food and Dining

    it has the best food!!!

    Dorm Life

    i do not recommend southern pines or watson. they're cheap and cramped. i am applying for eagle village and kennedy. since i am female, i prefer kennedy because it offers bathtubs instead of plain, square showers. the furniture is modern. all dorms provide comfort, but kennedy has the most security. wherever you choose to reside, dorm life is going to be bomb!

    Academic Rigor

    every institution you consider will appreciate a student who has applied themselves to honors and ap courses in high school. while gsu has an average rigor, it too offers a super competitive honors course and club, along with a values club which is so competitive that it only allows 10 (or is it 15?) students per semester. the point is, if you apply yourself, it can be quite challenging, and that it is a great way to advance in college!

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard because school is the real deal. education will grant you access, so remember that. challenge yourself!

    In three sentences

    in early february i visited for open house, and throughout the day i became convinced that this was the undergraduate school for me! the campus and population is ideal, and i really look forward to the research opportunities here. i'm about to apply for my housing right now! yay!

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    visit club hendi! (you'll understand if you go to gsu)

    Food and Dining

    for the most part, i ate off campus. however, the times i did eat on campus were pretty decent. especially the pasta at lakeside.

    Dorm Life

    lived off campus

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can be tough at times, but nothing is impossible. study hard, do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not stress. grades are not as important as they seem. understanding and receiving a b is much better than having no clue and receiving an a. sure it looks good now, but what happens when you get to a harder level class?

    In three sentences

    at first, the level of skepticism was high. the vastness of the campus, the foreign teachers, and the initial culture shock overwhelmed me. however, within no time, i was settled in, enjoying the atmosphere (minus the cigarette smoke), and loving learning!

  • 03/12/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    the town of statesboro has an ever expanding mall and is also close to the beach and the night life of savannah.

    Food and Dining

    the food is fantastic! i am planning on the meal plan and i know that starbucks is on the meal plan which i'm most excited for, but besides that there are a multitude of fast food and casual dining that are also on the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    i toured the campus and all of the residence halls and they were all secure, clean and in close proximity to the educational halls.

    Academic Rigor

    as far as from what i can tell, the students of southern seem committed to their education and getting the biggest bang for their buck for their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    being a prospective student myself, the only thing that i have to say is to apply for the lead scholarship. it gives students a chance to check out the school and explore the town of statesboro!

    In three sentences

    i am attending in the upcoming year and am more than thrilled to be at such a good school. i think georgia southern is the school to watch out for as far as a rising star of a school.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on this campus is excellent. They have there own campus cops that patrol around making sure there is no crimes. They have all the rights as a regular city cop and can take you to city jail. They also will walk you to your car if it you are late from studying all hours of the night. They are on watch 24/7.

    Greek Life

    Rushing time and Greek life is a huge deal at Georgia Southern. There is a huge number of boys and girls who participate is such groups. They have a no hazing policy and treat the members as if they where family. You see many people sport there pledging group around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge list of clubs and organizations one can do here. If they don't want to be apart of the schools organizations they can volunteer around the community of Statesboro, GA. They can keep track of their volunteer hours and GSU will keep it in your file for you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all students. You see all types of people here, from every race, country, state, and background. Everyone gets along here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football games are our passion! We a tradition at our game to shout saying like Who's house?!...Our house! and Georgia!...Southern!. Everyone is dressed on our colors, blue, white and gold and we all cheer our boys on. Another tradition at our games is to release our real bald eagle over the crowd.

    Bang for the buck

    You do pay what you get for. All the fees are used to make the students life better. They have a plethora of activities throughout the year such as a concert with big name like, The Band Perry and The Fray who comes this year, 2012. Our gym, the RAC, is equipped with a number of machines to do you exercise plan. Our campus has so many computers, one could not count them all. Georgia Southern University's library is a four story high structure that is open 24/7 to all students.

    What to do for fun

    Eagle Entertainment throws a multitude of things such as Unplugged on Tuesday nights at Starbucks on campus, which is basically where musicians come sing and play and instrument live, EE also has movie nights, showing the hottest new releases. There has also been a comedy night, where they brought in a comedian. You can fish by the lake at Lakeside Cafe or go to the RAC, the gym.

    Food and Dining

    Their is an array of option of what to eat. There is classic Chick Ful A, Lakeside cafe that has about seven place to choose from (food court). You also have Wrapsody grill, Starbucks, Eisenstein bagels, and another sandwich shop.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The community is open and friendly. Everyone knows everyone and you meet a ton of new people there.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic life is probably like any other college. It's hard at first because it's mostly on you to read the text and study for a couple hours a week. Some classes are harder than others but those tend to be the most rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study but also to learn. These professors are all willing to help you, so don't stress if you do not understand something. There are many organizations to join and everyone here is friendly and helpful.

    In three sentences

    This establishment is an amazing institution. GSU teaches students not only what is required to receive a diploma and degree here, but also those essential skills needed for there future career. This University betters all of the students that walk though the corridors by granting them the knowledge they've been looking for, for their whole lives.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations on campus to get involved in and if you don't feel there is one for you, you can always Start a new one!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of our on-campus traditions include: Walking around Sweetheart Circle. It is said that if you and significant other walk around Sweetheart circle 3 times you will marry each other.(most couples chose that as the opportunity to start their engagement) Watermelon cutting is another long lasting tradition. Every summer in the month of July, every Monday at 10am watermelon is cut by the University President for the surrounding community who chooses to join us on campus. There is also the flight of Freedom, the Eagles' own eagle, as she soars over the graduates during graduation as a symbol of You can SOAR anywhere from Here. These are some of the most popular traditions but certainly not all, you'll experience the rest and make your own once you are here!

    What to do for fun

    GSU is a matter of minutes from shopping and great entertainment. There is also a theatre on campus where movies are shown for FREE!!!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus, from the various hot spots in educational buildings to the cafeterias and restaurants. The main cafeteria is known as Landrum and is currently going through some major changes as it is renovated to become a two story building to meet the needs of the growing student body!

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls here are top in the state. We have actual on campus apartments and suits with private baths. The biggest bonus is that they are all within walking distance of campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic expectations are high but you've made it this far so they'll just be motivation. The professors teach and make learning fun. You gain hands on experience and know when leaving that you are ready for life beyond college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a place where you can gain the same educational experience as any big league college and at a fraction of the cost this is the place!

    In three sentences

    GA Southern is a 10 on any scale. The atmosphere is great and its the luxury of a big university with the privacy of a small one. The people are great as well.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    you name it? we got it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Anywhere you go if you scream GEORGIA, a GA southern student will know to respond with SOUTHERN! Very popular at spring break resorts! :)

    What to do for fun

    There is a very wide variety of Greek organizations available. There are countless clubs and associations to be apart of.

    Food and Dining

    There are about 7 or 8 on campus eating facilities including Chick-fil-a. Although very tasty, they get old QUICKLY!

    Dorm Life

    There are two sets of traditional dorms left if the old school college dorm is your taste, but the rest are very luxurious apartment style residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic requirements are somewhat rigorous and often challenge the brain, but there are several places to get assistance if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find something you like to do and get involved on campus! Party, but not too much. It is extremely hard to stay focused.

    In three sentences

    We have a beautiful campus and several activities to get involved in. There are several academic resources free of charge. Highly active greek life.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Georgia Southern is very important! In which they have campus security 24 hours a day. The campus also give safety tips to students when leaving out the dormatory at night and being alone.

    Greek Life

    Georgia Southern has greek life that is available. There are many corporated sororities and fraternities that express themselves through customer service and leadership. They have houses where they can live instead of on campus in the dormatories.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are different clubs and activities on campus that fits everyone's interest. Whether its showing artistic expression or something more liberal.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for all types of students. If not, it will have mold you into the student that YOU want to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is one of those universities where it can be a bit pricey but it is definitely worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern always have events going on for the student body whether its a sporting event or have a cookout outside of the dorms. There are different organizations that get together and have rallies for student body. For instance, it is a certain time of the year that the university have a day where the school eats watermelon. It is just a fun experience!

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern has varieties of eating restaurants that are easily accessible to students. Also, a student cafeteria is located on campus for meals throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia Southern has dynamic dormatories that are available for on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern is very academic driven. There is unlimited help by tutors and professors if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great school. A great community surrounding the university. Staff friendly and beautiful school.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a great school with a diverse student body. It is very student and academic focus to where no one feels left out. A great start to getting to know myself...Georgia Southern University.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things you can do for fun. Not just on campus, but off campus. I like to hang out with friends by the pool.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is amazing. You have a wide variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but I have friends who say that they loved it. It is very convenient for your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    You must be willing to work hard. The teachers assign work and expect us all to be adults and complete the work on time. If you need help, they are willing to help you. You can not come here and think you will be able to do whatever you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard and be on top of your work. They do not baby you, but they do care about your grades if you do.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is an exceptional experience. The people are very friendly and the teachers are very good at what they do. Even though it is a huge campus it feels like my second home.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Activities and clubs. Humans Vs. Zombies organized by students. Weekly movies in the Russel Union. Archery and Shooting range coming Fall 2012.

    Food and Dining

    Has a Chick fil'a on campus and the sandwiches at Zack's Brews in the IT building are delicious. Lakeside also has some really good food.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are apartment style. They are easy to live in and if something goes wrong with any appliance they are quick to fix it.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some really good professors who challenge the students to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to stay on top of all homework assignments, even if the assignment is not to be turned in. Doing the homework is a great way to learn the material for the tests.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern has a good IT department and now has an engineering degree program. The engineering program is really good and the majority of students in the RETP program get accepted to Georgia Tech. Also it has a very nice campus and a nice place to live and learn.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You always see campus security riding around on campus. If you have to go somewhere late at night on campus by yourself, just call campus security an they will escort you there personally.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are not as good as I would like them to be, but they are starting to come around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities for all varieties of students.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like having places within walking distance to get your dance on, and hang out with friends, this is the college for you. There is always a fun activity for the students to participate in. So if your outgoing and love meeting new people, then this is the college for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you attend the football games at Georgia Southern, there are a lot of fun traditions that the fans do to get everyone, including the football team, pumped up and ready to play.

    What to do for fun

    There are dance clubs located about 50 feet from the campus. Also there is a place called Hackers a mile from the school where you can bowl, play mini golf, laser tag, and just relax.

    Food and Dining

    The food here isn't bad at all. You have meal plans, but also you have something called Eagle Express, where its like a debit card and you can use it on campus to eat as well as off campus. The places off campus vary from Zaxby's to Chick Fil A to even Papa John's.

    Dorm Life

    The students are very entertaining, and all have kind hearts. Most of them don't mind holding a conversation with you.

    Academic Rigor

    The work so far is not to difficult. If you don't like doing your work then yes, this college can be difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, and get to know all of your teachers personally.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is located in a very laid back city. They have a beautiful campus, and there sports teams always represent the University well. You hardly ever hear anything bad happening around this campus.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ride bikes, exercise, go to the beach for the day, spend time with my sisters, rent movies.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent service and cleanliness.

    Dorm Life

    It's something everyone should experience but one year is more than enough time.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard work is the key to success

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be an eagle fan and do not think that GSU will be easy. You have to work to make good grades.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a wonderful university with a large scale small feel atmosphere. The professor are very intentional with the student and care about your well being. The school spirit is alive and always will be.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a few bars/clubs across the street. Further down the road there are three other clubs that can really make living in Statesboro worth it. Most people enjoy going to the Grill for the variety in music and the liveliness of the club on Saturdays.

    Food and Dining

    Landrum is a terrible place to eat, but luckily they are renovating the dining area. Southern has multiple places to eat ranging from Chick-fil-a to ColdStones Creamery. Talon's Grille an on-campus restaurant is a great place to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus dorms are close to each other and easy to access. They vary in style giving students choices in where they want to stay. Freedom's Landing is a new dorm room that will open Fall 2012.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are intense, the professors vary in style and worth but they get the job done. Most of your classes relate to another class in your schedule. This makes the workload bearable and easier to accomplish.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming freshman, study ahead for your major classes. This is a new experience that will intimidate but not overwhelm you. Enjoy your first semester but don't forget this is still school.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern has the best campus in Georgia. They provide students with a in-depth college experience that surpasses any other college. This school truly does provide a large scale, small-feel environment.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Eagle entertainment always has something going on to help keep the students entertained.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options are almost endless with all the great restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. They are very clean and orderly.

    Academic Rigor

    You will have to work hard to achieve an A, but the teachers are more than willing to help you achieve it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to register for your classes early as the important ones fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is one of the best universites I have ever visited. They really care about their students and are willing to do any and everything to help them succeed. GSU is number one!

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I got in on the ground floor of something good here. GaSouthern is growing greatly and quickly.

    What to do for fun

    Water&recreation park, recreation center on campus is great, campus and city both have movie theaters, both have

    Food and Dining

    There are some good restaurants in Statesboro, and some cheap ones. The campus itself has a variety of restaurants in many locations.

    Dorm Life

    Cost of living on campus is quite high in comparison to off, but University Housing does afford some resources to students otherwise unavailable. There are also community involvement programs in each dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    67% graduation rate, as opposed to the ~20% of GaTech means that graduation is relatively easy. However, the professors are accomplished in their fields and know their material; meaning education here can have just as high quality as that of an higher ranked institution if it is worked for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to people; they help!

    In three sentences

    Quality and growth of education abound here. This is a well-rounded campus with many varying quality programs in academia and in extracurricular. Faculty are excellent people accomplished in their fields and staff are helpful.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police do daily patrols, and there are panic phones all over campus. On top of this, the pathways are well light during every moment of the night. Working in the library until one or two in the morning, I never felt frightened on my walk back to my dorm.

    Greek Life

    I did not participate in this, but a lot of my friends did. Word of caution: Greek life will completely absorb your entire life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are very active when it comes to recruiting, and there is at least one club that fits perfectly to any individual.

    Great for these types of students

    The honors lounge is great for the student who would prefer a nice secluded place to get some studying done. Sweet heart circle is better for the student who loves to be outdoors, and has a paper to write.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweet heart circle has a legend behind it. If you hold the hand of the man/woman you love and walk three times around it, then you will be together forever.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending this college was worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, join sports, randomly climb trees, see an art show, a play, a musical production, or head into town to explore main street, see a movie, go bowling. There are a lot of things to do, you just have to be willing to get upp and go do them.

    Food and Dining

    At first, the food here is great, especially after high school food. It gets really easy to become bored with the small selection. Also, never eat at Landrum. Awful taste, and not very clean.

    Dorm Life

    Again, this depends on who you are. If you tend to be one to meet the neighbors, then the experience is incredible. If you would rather sit in your room and study, then dorm life might just be the worst part of freshman year. In all though, the experience is more than worth it. Every dorm floor has one or more community leader (CL) to look after you, and they schedule various programs and activities throughout the year in order to get you involved.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what type of student you are. As an honors student, I tend to register for more challenging courses. If you just want to breeze through though, then you can find easy teachers here- just as you can on any other campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really try to get to know your professors, and attend every class. Also, be active. Join an organization, or simply make and maintain a group of friends. Finally, never forget about your family. Make it a point to call home once a week- it helps.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful walking campus, with trees perfect for climbing on almost every corner. The staff and professors are all nice, and go out of their way to help you. Beautiful, and friendly small town feel in the heart of such a huge campus.

  • 05/09/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    I've heard the greek life at Southern is great. Fun, and notable but not ostentatious.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ridiculous amount of acitivies and clubs at GSU. It's great!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that appreciate diversity and options will love this school. You can really shape your ideal college expereince here. You can have small or large classes, and plenty of activies to do outside of classes. Plus, there are lots of research and learning opportunities to choose from. Students who want a flexible college will love it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I know of...yet.

    Bang for the buck

    I think GSU has a pretty reasonable price for such a great school, campus, and education. Most all of the activities and athletic events are included in student fees. The housing isn't bad either, compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do at Georgia Southern! The RAC is loaded with things to do and there seems to always be something going on around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried the dining hall food yet, but I'm already looking forward to it. anything has to be better than high school cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are so nice! They're all clean and very well equipped with anything a new student could need. Many other schools don't have air conditioning or heating in their dorms but all of GSU's dorms do! Plus there is wireless internet everywhere and plenty of places to cook, wash, eat, play, etc. They have everything you could possibly need really.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure how hard the classes will be yet, however, according to the teachers and advisors the work can be challenging...but in a good way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! GSU is a respected school and works very hard to make sure it takes care of its students, but you have to take care of yourself too! Work hard, and GSU will work even harder to help you!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a great school! The campus and facilities are beautiful. Plus, the education seems to be of a good quality because the teachers seem to really care about taking care of their students.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is over the top. Most of the dorms have i.d. access and only if you live there can you enter the building. Also campus security are always patrolling. Sometimes I think they have nothing better to do.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the sorority life, but there are a lot of sororities and fraternities to pledge at.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs. I'm currently in two and the people in it are great and welcoming. The school even has its own Glee club!

    Great for these types of students

    The school has a great nursing program but its also has classes for theater people and writing people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ever semester the school holds a huge game of Humans vs. Zombies. It's always fun to walk around campus and see random people get nailed with balled up socks or dart guns.

    Bang for the buck

    There's a lot of places to work on campus and even places that are within walking distance. Also, there are tons of places to sell books, so if you don't think one store is offering you enough, just move on to the next.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do for fun, whether it be hanging with friends or going to the RAC. Also, Georgia Southern has recently release movies playing every Friday. There are even dive-in movies. And the resident halls always hold programs.

    Food and Dining

    They're actually remodeling the dining halls, and the food is always good.

    Dorm Life

    Although dorm mates can get a little crazy, the dorm life is great and you meet all sorts of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard or easy depending on what you bring and how hard you work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that if you don't seem to be learning anything in a class, it's probably because the teacher doesn't teach the way you learn - if you ever find yourself in that situation, just sign up for a different teacher!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern in an excellent school. There are great teachers and interesting people. I also love the campus layout and it's never exactly boring.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The RAC is an excellent place to stay healthy and stay active. Eagle Entertainment offers movies and other fun activities. The Clubhouse is a bowling/mini-golf/arcade facility that is always a blast to go to. And, of course, you can always join a student organization.

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus is okay. My favorite place to eat was Wrapsody Grill. There are many places to find something good to eat on campus. Sometimes, you just have to be willing to walk across campus to get it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty great. I lived in Eagle Village my first year, and I had a blast. May sure you get to know your neighbors on your hall. They'll probably end up being your best friends later in the year.

    Academic Rigor

    My course of study is music education. The work is challenging but not impossible. Just like any other major, if you go to class, study, and pay attention, you'll do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there's anything that you should not do when you go to college, it's skipping class. You will always end up on top if you simply attend class. After all, you're already paying for it. You may as well go.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10, I'd say that Georgia Southern is a solid 8. The professors, students, and administrators are generally polite and helpful. The campus has a small-town feel to it, but there are still many things to see, many people to meet, and many activities to participate in.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Okay better if you live on campus though. most problems come from people not locking their doors though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different organizations you can get involved in, and if you can't find one you feel you fit in you can make your own organization.

    Great for these types of students

    Any Type of student. The school does like for everyone to get involved though. Whether it be academically or extracurricular. Extroverts would probably like this school the most though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle: if you walk around it 3 times with your significant other you'll get married.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes Yes, some of the fees are a little too much. But overall the campus is beautiful and there's always something new so yea. They do have a lot of free activities and events around campus as well.

    What to do for fun

    Party/Kickbacks. Get involved with organizations or clubs

    Food and Dining

    Talons grille is on the meal plan great place to eat. Chikfila is there and everyone likes that. overall food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on who your community leader is and probably your roommates. If you really have a problem though you can always ask to get switched out to another room or building.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. Have good time management. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    Good school with a great atmosphere. Some teachers are nice but some can honestly make your semester bad. It is not just a party school, those who see it that way are probably the ones who didn't last that long there. Work still has to be done to graduate on time.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is priority on campus. emeregency systems are available all over campus and actual police not mall cops are there to help. there is also an eagle alert used to alert all students of something that may have occurred or just come up like a tornado warning or a theft.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities are available. if you want to start your own club you would have to go to the person in charge and have a certain amount of people in order to start it. any club you can think of some form of that club is available.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for those seeking a quiet surrounding when the campus is not busy. if you are ok with having a small town surrounding the campus and a place where the school thrives on major sports like football this will be home for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SweetHeart Circle has many traditions you should check out. also before every home football game we have our mascot Eagle fly over the field. often if you here someone yell Georgia someone else will reply Southern (normally at home games)

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus. Check flyers posted on the walls for events for example step shows up coming movies shown every friday night in the Russell union theater or something as simple as a talent show. different organizations hold different events and they usually come with free food. you can also visit the state of the art RAC facility located not to far from the main campus. Basketball courts weight machines rock climbing yoga classes karate fencing and even an indoor/outdoor pool are available. the RAC also offer sporting intramurals for all different kind of sports.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern offers a variety of places to eat. the russell union is home to chikfila and eagle dinnig which is similar to a regular restaurant. There is also Landrum which offers pizza bbq salads and at certain times food that remind you of home. Lakeside is similar to landrum except it offers a burger stand and a mexican food stand. other food places are found in the chemistry building the tech building and also in the RAC (Recreational Activity Center). you can buy food with your meal plans that you purchase at the beginning of the year. you are only allowed to use so many a day so choose wisely what you want to eat. the only place that has recently struggled with health inspections is Landrum and that is because it is one of the older buildings at GSU.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life in all the dorms are great. depending on who your roommate is and which dorm you get into has its benefits. for example i was in centennial my first year and centennial has a market, a place called Einsteins that devotes its products to healthy food like a ham deli sandwich or bacon and egg cheese bagel sandwich also right beside it is Cold Stones which offers ice cream and smoothies. Centennial is also located so close to campus you can literally walk to class. usually there are events happening in you dorm for example a super bowl party was held during the super bowl and there were also events where you could win prizes

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are only as hard as you make them and the professor you get for that subject. the first year however is usually core classes you might have taken in high school, for example algebra trig chemistry history etc. so if you did well in your core classes in high school you should do well in your core classes here. most of the work and homework will be online so you will have to get used to submitting homework assignments on time or else you wont be able to turn it in at all. rarely will a teacher reopen an assignment unless there was a system failure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring very few winter clothes. There will be times where you may need a hoodie raincoat or jacket but the weather in Statesboro is usually warm. Make sure to apply for housing early because the best dorm (Centennial) will be taken up quickly by returning students. Make sure you understand the process on signing up for a class. it will be hectic trying to sign up for a class while hundreds of other students are doing the same.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern presents a great campus and a faculty willing to help you with any questions you may have. If you are into nature and animals Georgia Southern has two lakes in the center of the campus that are home to wildlife such ducks fish and turtles. Transportation is provided to certain areas of the campus to help you get to and from classes.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of on campus activities. One popular activity is a game played campus wide called Humans Vs. Zombies.

    Food and Dining

    The lots of places on campus for really amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    They are ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour.

    In three sentences

    The IT program is really great. The professors actively care about students and their career.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is top of the line. There are always campus police everywhere on campus, and there are these alerts called eagle alerts and if something happens on campus that could pose a threat to the students you will get a txt message and a phone call from the university police informing you of what just happened and where it happened and who to call if you see the suspect. Also, if it is dark at night and you have to walk across campus back to your dorm from the library, or anywhere, you can call campus police and they will send an officer to walk with you and make sure you arrive safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is club for everything at GSU. You name it we have it; from dancing to humans vs. zombies we have it all. There is no reason you should not be/ get involved at GSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart circle is the area of campus that GSU originated and they say if you and your sweetheart hold hands and walk around the circle three times you two will get married.

    What to do for fun

    On-campus organizations are always hosting something fun on campus, which gives you an opportunity to receive free stuff and food all the time! There is also a Movie Theater in the student union and every Friday Eagle Entertainment shows a recent movie.

    Food and Dining

    All food is great, but there could be more variety.

    Dorm Life

    No matter what resident hall you live in, it will be a GREAT experience! All the community leaders (CL's) are picked through a long hard process, and only the finest are chosen to make your resident hall experience the best. They are there for your benefit and to answer all questions you have.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what year you are in college and what course type (honors vs. regular or Pre-Med vs. Non Pre-Med) really determines how rigorous the academics are, but overall they are at a good rigor to challenge your mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Georgia Southern take a school tour visit before you commit to make sure it is really what you want. You can tell a whole lot about a school from just walking the campus.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is exactly what they advertise it to be. It is a large scale (with almost 20,000 students) but small scale school, you do not feel like a number you are definitely a name. The professors care and are all there to help you succeed.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party!

    Dorm Life

    I can't really comment too much on the dorm life, because I live in an apartment, but most of the dorms are actually just that. Georgia Southern bought out many of the apartment complexes surrounding the school. The school also has a busing system that goes to these apartment complexes so students will be able to live the apartment lifestyle without a car.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said earlier academically the school is very good. I myself am a business student. One of the most important aspects for me when searching for a school is that they are AACSB accredited. GSU is AACSB accredited and has been called one of the Best 100 schools by the Harvard Review.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not ready for the country life you probably shouldn't come here. If you're into football this is a great school for you! We have a VERY good football team and the school is very much a football school. During football season the school goes wild.

    In three sentences

    I would give GA Southern a rate of a B. Academically it is a very good school to attend. The area surrounding GA Southern though is not very conducive to fun so it can be boring sometimes. The school does have a wide variety of extracurricular activities aimed at making ones time at GA Southern exciting.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are activites on campus such as movie nights, open mic, intramural sports and even going to the football and basketball games. Join organizations on campus to find out what you really like if you don't already know.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely challenging, but if you put forth the effort and talk to your professor you should do fine. Proffessors like it when you show that you care about your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to research your teacher, and get involved on campus. Also, don't wait too late to do internships. Talk to a counselor and always stay updated with your adviser.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern academics is really good. You can find teachers that actually want to help. Also, the campus activities and surroundings great.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always 30 active cops on duty.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia Southern has so many clubs and activities to choose from, rather it be the chess team or if you're just an avid fan of playing any sport, there is a team for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The RAC (Recreational Athletic Center) has any workout machine you can imagine, an olympic swimming pool, beach volleyball court, baseball field, football field, and an indoor rock climbing facility.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the largest growing schools in the nation, improving in every aspect possible, this is hands down one of the best choices.

    What to do for fun

    At Georgia Southern there is always something to do, we are best known for our football games, all students get in for free at home games. The clubhouse has bowling, lasertag, batting area, and arcade games. There are many organizations and fraternities to join, you will always have something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    Lakeside is one of the best places to eat on campus, offers gourmet food, and have been taught by professional chefs. If that isnt enough for you, there is an all you can eat buffet, Chik-fi-la, Starbucks, and Einstein's Bagels. Almost any fast food or restaurant you can imagine is within a 5 mile radius from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Georgia Southern is exceptional, plenty of choices depending on your preferences, all which are on campus and near most classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Come prepared to learn.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern offers a wide variety of degrees, including masters, a handful of areas of study are in the top 10 in the nation, nursing and chemistry, to name a few. Here you will have the feel of a large campus, with the attention of a small school. This school is warm welcoming, and one of the most diverse in not only Georgia, the nation as well.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never have I felt unsafe during my time at GSU. If anything concerning does happen the whole campus is alerted via email and text amongst other methods. There are also emergency boxes around campus where you can press a button that will alert the campus police instantly if you do not feel safe and would like their assistance. They do a very good job of making sure that all of the students at GSU feel secure.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a popular endeavor for many students here and there are a variety of Fraternities and Sororities to choose from. There are also some newer sorority chapters popping up on campus too, giving more students more options when choosing whether or not to be a part of greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a variety of clubs and organizations for just about every filed of study/major, but there are plenty of others on top of these such as Southern Adventures who plans various outdoor activity related trips such as backpacking, rafting or camping. There's also CRI (Campus Recreation & Inter murals) who organizes all of the sports teams you can play for recreationally.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for students who like a social lifestyle including going out on weekends as well as students who are more into devoting their time to school work because if you aren't into going out at night then it's fairly easy to stay focused on your work. It's also convenient for people who like being relatively close to the coast as well as students interested in greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gorgeous campus is probably one of the best parts about the school and one of the nicest parts is the oldest area of the original campus called Sweetheart Circle because it is shaped like a heart. It's rumored that if you walk around it 3 times with your sweetheart that you're going to get married but I am yet to witness any proof of this firsthand.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not as costly as more prestigious universities, and it still offers great educational/entertainment opportunities to it's students. In my experience There haven't been any classes that required material that was unattainable because it was out of price range. You're paying for a small school experience while still getting the perks of a full sized university.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the bar scene that some students may consider to be the most fun thing to do in town, you have the convenience of being only 45 minutes away from Savannah/Tybee Island, and a little over an hour away from Hilton Head Island so weekend trips are pretty easy to do. There are typically plenty of activities to take part in set up by campus organizations whether its the screening of a movie on campus, joining an inter mural sports team or going to the RAC (Recreational Activity Center) to work out or go for a run. These are just a few things but once you know more people there it becomes easier to find things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are a decent amount of dining options on campus, including places where you can use student meal plans to purchase items you'd find in the grocery store as well as fresh produce and other healthy eating options. The diversity of the food was nice, but after a while the quality of it gets to you because food from one place may begin to taste similar to food from another.

    Dorm Life

    I had mainly positive experiences with dorm life there inside and outside of my own building. My dorms had a great location on campus and were pretty new, considering that they were finished around 2007 or so. The other dorms may not have been as close to campus, but what they lacked in convenience they made up for with more spacious rooms that were already furnished and had full kitchens.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern University is a fairly well-known university in Georgia, although it isn't as rigorous as the major Georgian colleges such as the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main challenge comes down to time management as well as planning. It's very easy and tempting to get caught up in the social aspects of school since you live so close to all of your pupils and friends there, but I recommend sticking to a schedule you can follow daily with time allotted for schoolwork in it (which can still be somewhat of a social activity if you share classes with your friends). The opposite of this situation would be failing to keep up with your work load because of frequent trips home for the weekend, which is typically a challenge for students whom are at Georgia Southern for their first time since they may find themselves in a smaller town than they are used to. Neither of these are difficult obstacles to overcome as long as you keep them in mind and can recognize when you are doing too much of one and not enough of your work load.

    In three sentences

    Being from the Metro Atlanta area, going to school in Statesboro is quite a change of surroundings since it is a small town. The School's student body as well as it's staff definitely make up for this through the way that they compliment one another by being a large school that still has a the personal and intimate feeling of a small school where your professors know you by name. I was hesitant about the University at first but it only grew on me more and more as I spent more time there.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always nearby. There are designated areas where you can get to safety or get help.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great. They hold ,any activites for the students to get involved in.

    Clubs and Activities

    As a member of many clubs, I'll say that there are many things you can get into in this school.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who are into football, or social events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has a place called Sweetheart Circle where legend has it that if you hold hands and walk around it three times with your significant other, you will be destined for marriage and happiness.

    What to do for fun

    Go to shows provided for the school. Hangout with friends in the many designated places for social activities. Watch movies that the school provide for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new customs, they will benefit you in the long run. Don't be afraid to try new things, or join new groups. They are there for your enjoyment.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a great place to start a new life, or a new career. The staff care how well you do, and try their best to help you succeed. On a scale from 1 to 10, I rate this university as a proud 10.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great. Some places aren't that good though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. There are programs for the students every other week and it's a great way to meet friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't that difficult, but you do have to apply yourself.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are alot of things to do for fun at GSU. They offer intrameural sports and also have a state of the art workout faciltiy (The RAC) where you can take up all kinds of activities.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food on campus, although my favorite place to dine is the landrum becaue it has an all you can eat buffett.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there are any prospective students out there i suggest that you keep taking the SAT/ACT and try to get the best score that you can. However GSU also offers an EIP program so if your one of the people who has been offered that chance accept the challenge.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a wonderful school that has a a small town college feel to it but also has huge classrooms. The campus life is very fun and everyone here is friendly.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life is pretty active. They always get involved in not just the campus but with the community as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 student organizations available for any hobby.

    What to do for fun

    There are a good number of things to do on campus and the transit runs until 9pm. Even if you do not want to do something on campus Statesboro has a many night clubs and cars, a few other fun activities, and Savannah is less than an hour drive away.

    Food and Dining

    I really like the options that are available on campus. There needs to be more healthy choices though. Also, they need to be cleaner. There is no way that the cafeteria should be failing health inspections.

    Tips for prospective students

    Books are really expensive. Check with your professor before you purchase the book to see if you will need it. If not then don't waste money, but if so then buy your books at off campus bookstores because the University Store is almost twice as expensive. Also, check to see if the book is online in PDF form before purchasing it.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university. It is very diverse and they have degrees for just about any person's interest. I have had a superb experience at GSU!

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Was ranked as the 18th safest campus in the nation a few years ago and currently has several measures in place to ensure safety of the students. Two sets of officers patrolling campus 24/7 (including Statesboro Police), emergency call boxes, escort service, and Eagle Alerts to notify students and parents of any potential dangers/threats.

    Greek Life

    All 9 of the Divine 9 National Panhellenic fraternities and sororities as well as the Panhellenic sororities and fraternities (who have houses on Greek Row).

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 250 registered student organizations on campus. Intramural sports are also very popular.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, Small town students, honors, military students, and students with HOPE.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle tradition is where you walk around the heart-shaped circle with the person you want to marry holding hands 3 times and kiss at the end. Many students do this especially before graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a very cheap option for education whether in-state or out-of-state. As an in-state freshman living on campus I paid just over $7,000 a semester for everything!

    What to do for fun

    There is tons to do for fun! The beach is only an hour away along with Savannah's historic riverfront. In Statesboro there is a bowling, laser tag, mini golf, and arcade center. There is also a plaza for bars and clubs that students attend.

    Food and Dining

    New renovations to the two major dining halls which will be completed in the Fall of 2013. We also have a Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Einstein Bagels, and Cold Stone Creamery.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at Georgia Southern! There is only one traditional dorm left and the rest are apartment or suite life.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be difficult, but only if you don't attend class. Again utilize the resources available to you! New biology building will be completed at the end of the Spring of 2013.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attending class is the best way to do well in classes. Also, utilize professor's office hours and the free tutoring center. Get involved in organizations on campus as it will help you meet some of your best friends and stay out of trouble.

    In three sentences

    This school is great! It offers all aspects of a larger university as well as the personal connections you get at a smaller college. If you're not sure about it, at least visit and you'll be sure if it's right for you.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is just a short call away!

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of a sorority yet but the Greek life on campus seems fun. The Greeks are always having some type of event on campus so that students can get a better understanding of each one.

    Clubs and Activities

    The more you join, the better! There's something on campus for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for ANY type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When I went for orientation, my tour guide told of the story of sweetheart circle. On valentine's day, if a couple walks around sweetheart circle three times, the couple will be married one day. The catch is, they both have to go around willingly!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth!

    What to do for fun

    There is never a dull moment at GSU! There are lots and lots of different clubs and organizations that you can join. There's always some type of party going on. Even just hanging with friends is a awesome time. You will never be bored!

    Food and Dining

    Lakeside has the best food! Nice selections

    Dorm Life

    Eagle Village is the best dorm!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you read and keep up with your syllabi's! They are VERY important. Do your assignments ahead of time. Waiting until the last minute for assignments will have you swamped with work. Choose your schedule wisely. Always put your work first! After everything is done, HAVE FUN!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a great school. It's full of wonderful professors who are willing to help you stay on the right track and lots of new people that are full of potential to become life long friends. GSU is my home away from home!

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Chik Fil A is always crowded unless you go around a slow hour which is usually when a lot of people are in class which may be in the late afternoon. Talon's is a nice sit down restaurant inside the union. The other eateries are good. You can get really full off of bread in the IT Bldg when you get bagel chips or bagel fries.

    Dorm Life

    I did not have the pleasure of staying on campus but when helping out with Operation Move In where we help the freshmen move in on campus, I found out Centennial is the best because it's close to everything. We have a new residence hall opening. Oh and when you pack all your stuff, remember you're gonna have a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very rigorous which is why it is very important that whatever major you pick it is what you want to do. Also, there are a lot of programs where courses have to be taken in a certain order so definitely make sure you figure out what you want to do around the first semester so you do not delay your graduation date.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure about the particular major you selected, definitely go in undeclared so that your horizon can be broadened and you can see a variety of majors that you can study.

    In three sentences

    It is the place to be for school spirit. The weekends start on Thursday. In the end, you get a very rewarding experience.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus sponsored by the student organization Eagle Entertainment. Just this past spring, the Fray and Lady Antebellum performed a concert at our football field, Paulson Stadium.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options at GSU could be a little more differentiated, but if you like chicken you'll definitely like GSU. Many of the food and dining places offer lots of meals that feature chicken. Also, the pizza made here is to die for.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is required for first-year students. Although many incoming freshman think this is unnecessary, they soon realize that dorm life isn't bad at all. I've met many great people by living in the dorms and I thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of independence it gave me.

    Academic Rigor

    While GSU is obviously supposed to challenge you to think and learn new things, the professors do so in a way that will not overwork you or make you burn out. (As long as you have a decent workload and don't register for too many classes to handle, you'll be fine.)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do attend GSU, definitely bring lots of clothes for warmer weather. An umbrella is also a must because it has been known to randomly start pouring rain for no reason in Statesboro, Ga.

    In three sentences

    I wasn't expecting to have as much fun my first year of college as I did. Georgia Southern is really diverse and is a great place to meet people. I definitely recommend at least visiting the campus and giving it a try.

  • 05/28/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Southern is ranked as one of the nation's safest universities. There are call buttons all over campus that if you need police assistance, all you have to do is press the button and they will be there.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities to chose from as well. You are sure to find one that suites your interests.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 extracurricular activities to choose from, meaning that there is something for everone. And if not, you can always start a new organization as I plan to this summer.

    Great for these types of students

    There is something for every type of student to get involved and enjoy campus life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle. In the middle of campus, there is a circle that legend states if you walk around it with your sweetheart, you will be together forever.

    Bang for the buck

    There are over 200 extracurricular activities to get involved with outside of just taking classes. To me, this makes going to college even more exciting knowing that I can continue to do the things that I have enjoyed in high school.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the RAC! There is anything that you can imagine to do for fun in the RAC, including a rock climbing wall!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. You will fall in love with it just like I did!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a fantastic school! You get the complete college experience while also getting a small town feel. The campus is absolutely beautiful as well.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's legit.

    What to do for fun

    Chill.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is great except for Landrum...and that's not that bad.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    It rocks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come for a tour...and then meet me. I will happily tell you everything you do and don't want to know about Georgia Southern.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia Southern. It's small enough that you can walk from one end of campus to the other in 20 minutes. It's big enough that you can see new people you've never met every day.

  • 05/30/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and everyone there is eager to help answer questions. The dorms are really nice, and there is a brand new one built specifically for freshmen. There are also plenty of places around to shop and eat.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All dorm rooms are equipped with a panic button to ensure safety. Additionally, security patrols the campus regularly.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can party and still go to class and hold it down. Georgia Southern is for you. If you love football and all the tail-gating that goes with it, Georgia Southern is the place to be.

    What to do for fun

    I love ballin, swimmin, or liftin weights in the RAC. Lot of parties and clubs to go to. Can chill wit your friends and kickback.

    Food and Dining

    You have a lot of choices. The University has a million places to use your dining card. Food is always on point!

    Dorm Life

    Amazing places to stay. You have privacy and can do your own thing. I had a room that was just like an apartment, and I was able to chill the way I wanted to.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult, but studying is the key to success. Look online at the student reviews of professors before taking their classes. Use student resources to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't miss class, it affects your grade. Create a schedule you can live with. Party, but not too much.

    In three sentences

    The school is pretty cool, but not a lot to do in the city. If you into sports, the RAC is on point for physical activity. Classes are straight if you pick the right teachers.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem with safety at GSU.

    Greek Life

    About 15% of the student body is involved in greek life. It is a great way to meet people and get involved on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have hundreds of student organizations and we continue to get more. If you think of a club, we probably have it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a big school, but not too big that they are just a number. People looking to go to a University in a college town. Students interested in going to a college that is serious about athletics and is good in most sports. As far as academics and clubs go, students have better chances at making a difference because of the school size. Students interested in majoring in any science, medical, engineering, or business because GSU is known for success in these majors.We have great clubs, dorms, dining, recreation center, and academics what more could you ask for in a college?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have many traditions but most have to do with our football team, which has been national champions many times throughout the year. Also, Sweetheart Circle is a favorite location on campus where many events take place and at Christmas the whole place is lit. We have a traditions council, which administers all the traditions each year.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is one of the best deals in Georgia for a college education. If a student has Hope, very little is left that has to be paid out of pocket. Georgia Southern also provides many scholarships. I received the housing scholarship my freshman year and that saved me thousands.

    What to do for fun

    Many concerts come to the Statesboro area every year. There is a mall, movie theater, and bowling and lazer tag place, but Statesboro is very small. Most of the activities are on campus, where there is always something to do. Also, Savannah is about 45 minutes away and Tybee Island is around an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    We have many options including two dining halls, Starbucks, Chickfila, Einstein's Bagels, Cold Stone, a sit down returant, a sandwich place, a wrap place, and two smoothie places. We also have the Market which is similar to a convenience store and a place where one can get fresh produce. Meal Plans can be used at all these places. The quality of food is great for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    I believe GSU's dorms are some of the nicest ones out there. Most of the dorms are suite or apartment style. I had my own bedroom and only had to share a bathroom with one person. Most university's still have the community style dorms.The only downfall is that the dorms are expensive but that is true for every college.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the honors program so some of my classes were difficult. Most of my regular classes were similar to high school. When I had trouble in a class, professors were very willing to help and we also have free tutoring for all subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe that going to the campus really helps on making a college decision. When I stepped on GSU's beautiful campus, I knew it was the place for me. I had a dream school in mind my whole life, but when I discovered I could not afford it, I had to look at other options. Through your college search, have an open mind and do not get caught up in names. GSU was a clear choice to me and I would recommend everyone to come here.

    In three sentences

    My first year at Georgia Southern University was an amazing experience. From the classes to the clubs to the many friends I have made, GSU has something for everyone. The University is big; however not so big that students are considered a number and professors actually are interested in your success.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always officers on campus or nearby, walking around or patrolling in their cars. We also have a system (Eagle Alert) that will call or send text messages to the students letting them know if anything has happened on or around campus as well as informing them of things such as tornado watches and warnings.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a great way to get involved on campus. Going Greek is a way to make new friends, make connections through alumni and participate in activities and events on campus such as Homecoming week. Though Greek life isn't for everyone, rushing is a great idea because you can get a feel for it, but there is no pressure to join if you don't feel like it is for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or activity for anything you want to get involved with and from what I've seen pretty much all of them are happy to have any new members and include them in all the events they do.

    Great for these types of students

    All types. Georgia Southern offers something for those who want to go Greek (join a sorority or fraternity) and those who don't as well as those who have other interests such as sports (intramural is huge here) or interest like plays and art.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia Southern Football is huge in the fall. Saturdays in Statesboro are so much fun and just walking around the town or stadium you feel a sense of pride to be a part of such a great school.

    Bang for the buck

    Sports and a sense of unity are a big theme not only on campus but all around the community.

    What to do for fun

    The Recreational Activities Center (RAC) is a gym that is accessible for every student and has everything you need to work out as well as play basketball, racquetball, rock climb, swim, play intramural sports and much more. Many clubs and organizations also put on events on campus such as movies to watch. Even though it's a small town there is always something to do or new friends to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    We have a great Chick-Fil-A on campus as well as a Cold Stone Creamery and Einstein Bros Bagels that are all great. I really like Lakeside Cafe because it offers a wide variety of foods. There is a great sandwich shop in the IT building. Landrum and Talons are also great places to sit down and eat.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in a dorm here because I transferred here as a sophomore, but everyone I know said it wasn't terrible like you hear and that it is a great way to meet new people and make lots of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely some challenging classes and teachers, just like any university, but because of the small feel teachers are more likely to work with and spend one-on-one time with you because they truly care about their students success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia. Statesboro doesn't have a lot to offer so if big cities are your thing, Georgia Southern isn't for you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a large-scale, small feel university. There are many ways to get involved and there are many groups or people for anyone to get along with or feel like they fit in with.

  • 06/06/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good.

    Clubs and Activities

    all sorts of things. Theres something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    ones who like always being able to find something to do

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart circle. :]

    Bang for the buck

    Greatly priced for what you get out of it if you want to.

    What to do for fun

    Party, hang out with friends, lots of outdoor space for games and fun.

    Food and Dining

    On-Campus Chick-fil-a!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are excelent.

    Academic Rigor

    Like anywhere, it all depends on the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have someone that has been on campus for a while show you around. The campus is HUGE and can be very confusing sometimes

    In three sentences

    Its a great school. You're never lonely. You can ALWAYS find something to do around campus.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus has its own University Police that patrol the campus 7/24. They patrol by car, on foot, by bicycle and in golf carts, they are available to help at anytime and respond in a few minutes (less than 5)

    Greek Life

    We have very active greek organizations, feel free to look them and do your research on who you'd like to pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have hundreds of organizations to fit every aspect and interest and if you think we don't then start an organization!

    Great for these types of students

    We have one of the best Nursing programs! Also if you're considering learning about software by SAP we have the best program in the south and recognized by many companies like BMW, Gulfstream, Coca-Cola and Newell-Rubbermaid, just to name a few.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Definitely visit or museum and the art building, they have so many interesting things that'll make you look at things from a different perspective.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely go to Landrum if you know you need more than the average size meal to get full. Einstein's has the best soup, so stop by on a rainy day!

    What to do for fun

    The University Programming Board plans a majority of the on campus events; from comedy club, to movies in the Russell Union Theater and Open Mic night in Starbucks where you see all the local campus talent.

    Food and Dining

    We have many dining options like of Landrum Dining Hall which provides a wide variety of food for you to choose from, it's a great place to go and sit and eat with friends. Lakeside has the best pasta and burgers! It's a must have! Then you have Chick Fil-A, Einstein Bagel Brothers and Starbucks which open early and close late. They are a great stop for breakfast in case you have an 8am class.

    Dorm Life

    We have state of the art dorms with Community Leaders (Resident Assistants) that are there to assist you with your transition into college. Don't think of them as just authority, but as a friend that can help give you advice and help you be successful in college.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors provide you with meaningful challenges that help you decide which major really suits you. They enjoy sharing their experiences and mentoring students

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a SOAR session! Research your major and don't be afraid to contact the department. Take advantage of as many on campus opportunities as possible. Be involved! Whether it be with an organization, club or fraternity/sorority.

    In three sentences

    Friendly, well rounded and very experienced professors whom actually care about your success. Multiple opportunities to get real world experience in your field of study. Beautiful dorms and community leaders that help facilitate a smooth transition into college life.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is usually very safe. You are informed with an Eagle Alert to your phone via text/voicemail when there is a robbery or suspicious person on or around the school grounds.

    Greek Life

    I only know about the Black sororities and fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi. There is plenty of Greek life on campus. All of the White Greeks have on-campus housing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Academic clubs, interest clubs and sororities/fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    Competitive nursing, business students, outgoing people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the football games, there are many callings during the game at certain times. All of these sayings will be learned at your SOAR session after you are accepted to the school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has a good academic platform, but it becoming more and more costly as the years go on since this is an forever expanding school in the country.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun, including: campus events, clubs/activities, plays, festivals, concerts on campus and nearby clubs/bars.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat, including: Chic-Fil-A and Einstein's. There is a all-you-can-eat cafeteria called Landrum where there is unlimited food. GSU also has an on-campus restaurant called Talon's Grille where it is a sit-down place to eat with a variety of choices of meals. There are also a few other places to eat that have sandwiches, pizza, salads, and home cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    Southern Pines is where I lived at during my Freshman year. It is a nice place with a full-sized bed and your own room. You share a bathroom with one other person and have a choice to live with two or four people. I believe Southern Courtyard is the best place to stay for the best price. It has a full-sized bed, full kitchen and a shared bathroom. For 2012 freshman, Freedom's Landing is a new establishment that used to be apartments. You have your own full-sized bed, own bathroom, and share a kitchen and living room with three other people.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe this school can do a little better in the Engineering department, but only because this is a newer program at the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    To future GSU students, I would say get involved as early as possible with academics, campus activities, events, clubs and sororities/fraternities.

    In three sentences

    I rate Georgia Southern University five stars. It is a great schools with many opportunities, activities, and a great learning experience. This is a large school with a small scale to it.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Limited choices on fast food or national chains. Chiki-fil-a holds a fast food monopoly

    In three sentences

    Very clean and modern campus. Housing is very affordable and private.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who prefer a more low-key educational environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual watermelon cutting every Tuesday and Thursday each July

    What to do for fun

    -Go to Carmike Movie Theater - Go to Splash n The Boro -Shop -Go out to eat -Go to the local bars & have a good time

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work. Be aware of deadlines. Remember why you came to college and don't lose sight of that.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is an overall good school. Most of the staff and students are friendly and very easy to get along with. And for the most part, the campus is close-knit.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Offer a lot of opportunity's to students in terms of degree programs and extracurricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    Good food an plenty of places to choose from.

    In three sentences

    Good college with friendly professors and staff. Has plenty of degree programs and a lot of extracurricular activities.

  • 06/17/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern was one of the best 4-year universities I've visited and I believe it's the best choice for me. The campus was very clean, student life was very exciting, and the overall feel was absolutely amazing! I encourage people to visit Georgia Southern..

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a panic button in each dorm room, campus security everywhere, and everyone has the campus police number. The Campus is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone there and if there isn't you can make a club for you and people like you.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people that like having fun and know how to do their work at the same time. Also great for people that don't mind the heat.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Eagle, Freedom, is let off before every football game.

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome experience but a little pricey.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do, but you will have to go there to find out.

    Food and Dining

    Wide variety of foods. GSU has a little something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome

    Academic Rigor

    I am an engineering major so my classes were pretty hard but the academic rigor really depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is everything a college student could want or dream of having but stay focused. Its easy to get distracted but it is equally as stay on course, it depends on what you want to do. Use all the resources provided for you on campus and utilize the workout facility and you will be ok.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is awesome in every aspect of the word. GSU Eagles are very proud to call GSU there University. GSU is a perfect environment to make many life connections both personal and professional.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always around so you will always feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Too many to name.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Emerging adults. Focus and goal oriented. Social and ready for a new experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual summer water melon cutting.

    Bang for the buck

    You can go anywhere from GA Southern!

    What to do for fun

    Study and go home. The party life isn't for me.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. It might be just a little expensive if you don't have a meal plan/

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in there dorms but it looks nice from the outside.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not easy and the professors will make you work hard to make sure you know the material and not memorize it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your status updates and if you feel the need to personally talk to someone you can always call and expect for your questions to get answered.

    In three sentences

    GSU has the best southern hospitality of any school I have ever been to. The teachers help and advise you to the point where it feels like a small school even though it has 20,000 + students. I get to work closely with my teachers and counselors to make sure I am on track for graduation.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is something that is taken very serious at Georgia Southern. There are call boxes all around campus. There is one feature there that I found very interesting. We have what is called an Eagle Alert. Students and faculty are alerted via email, call, and text message letting them know what has happened on campus. There were only 3 Eagle Alerts my freshman year so overall I consider it a pretty secure campus and did not worry about too much. That is not to say that you should not be cautious because you should, especially at night. If I had to go out at night I either drove or used the buddy system, I would advise others to do the same.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. There is such diversity at Georgia Southern that there is literally something for everyone. There are things from religious groups, sports, games on campus, the list goes on and on. Fun is really what you make it. You can have fun doing almost anything, just depends on the individual and what they like to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Georgia Southern is pretty good and there is a huge variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    One of the scariest things about going into college is not conquering the campus, in my opinion it is dorm life. You meet all kinds of people at college, some you understand and others...not so much. Before entering college I would hear all types of horror stories about dorm life and how horrible it is. I was afraid that I was going to get stuck with 3 other people that I had nothing in common with. I was fortunate enough to have wonderful roommates! (well 2 out of 3 is not bad) My roommates and I worked well together and had an amazing time liveing together. There was never a dull moment. This is not to say that the four of us did not have any problems, but as long as we sat down and talked about before it got too bad the problems could be fixed. I was blessed to have my own room, which I think kept me sane. I loved the fact that we could hang out all the time, but I also loved the fact that when I needed time to myself I could close my door and be in my own space. All of the dorms have meet and greets and TONS of activities throughout the year. They are a lot of fun and can be very helpful as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I just completed my freshman year and it was not all that bad. The classes that I had were not all HUGE classes. One thing that I love about Georgia Southern is that the classes are small for the most part. It makes it easier for the students and the teachers to interact with each other. You have a better chance of a teacher knowing you by name here than at another school. That may not matter to some students but it helped me out a lot. The classes that I took were not that hard, but once again you have to remember that it is all on YOU. One mistake that students make is thinking they can treat college like high school. I know because I did it. I had to learn quick that I am responsible for my school work and making sure it is done and done on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students to make sure that they are first off happy where they go no matter what school it is. You do your best where you are happiest. Prospective students need to realize that it is no longer like high school. YOU and you alone are responsible for your life now. Whether this is dealing with grades or your personal life. There is no longer anyone holding your hand and guiding the way. Make wise decisions, not to say that you will not make tons of mistakes..(because you will), but it is important to learn from them. It is okay to have fun, I recommend that actually, but do not forget why you are there.

    In three sentences

    My experiences at Georgia Southern University so far have been amazing. I was fortunate enough to have a pretty smooth transition from high school to college. The classes are a decent size to ensure that students reach their full potential, which I absolutely love! If you come from a small town like I do I highly recommend starting off at Georgia Southern. GO EAGLES!

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call boxes all over campus. There have been some problems with armend robberies in the past but none the past semester. Honestly, practice common sense and you should be fine- lock up anything you value, dont walk alone at night, etc. Oh and ladies, get a can of pepper spray for your keychain- I know it sounds silly but you never know when you might have to use it.

    Greek Life

    From what I've heard, its alot of fun. The frats throw good parties. I'm not a greek myself, but all my friends that are love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    A great variety, and if there isnt a club for your particular interest, get together your friends and start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to enjoy college!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You HAVE to go to the football games to get a true appreciation for the traditions at GSU. Another tradition is if you walk around Sweetheart Circle, the historic part of campus (the loop actually looks like a heart form an arial view) with your sweetheart 3 times in a row holding hands, yall will supposedly get married. Ive actually seen weddings going on there.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a very good education for less money than some students pay to attend community college in other states.

    What to do for fun

    Well, like any college town, theres bars, you only have to be 18 to get in but obviously 21 for a drinking wristband. My friends and I love to go to Rudy's just to dance. Theres also school sponsored movies at the student union, intramural sports teams, and TONS of clubs to meet those with similar interests.

    Food and Dining

    They have changed dining alot since I was a freshman. Meal plans can now be used any time of the week and I think they have alot more healthy options. Good news is if youre a really picky eater you can always use your meal plans for drinks at the market and just cook your own food in your dorms.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome dorms-most are in great condition with suite setups: private bedrooms and sharing a bathroom with 1 other person. Freshman are required to live on campus and for good reason. You meet so many friends there, and once you move off campus as an upperclassmen, you will look back on it and miss it.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty of classes honestly depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check ratemyprofessors.com for reviews before you commit yourself to a whole semester of being in someones class who you can not understand becuase they dont speak English well. Also, love your major- don't let your parents delegate what you will do with your life. Your GPA will reflect how much you love your major.

    In three sentences

    A great choice- a medium size student body and campus with strong school spirit and traditions, and great athletic teams. Academics are pretty tough- not Ivy League but not community college either. The social scene is pretty cool- there is always something to do whether it be partying, exploring statesboro, going to the RAC, or school sponsored events.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe while I am on campus. Campus sercurity and police are patroling all the time. Along with staff and others walking around the campus constantly.

    Greek Life

    Many opportunities to join the fun with the many different Greek organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    All types of clubs and activities going on al the time on campus. Never a clean, dull moment.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERY student would feel welcome at GSU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Union has lots to do and you can meet lots of new people. The library is state of the art with study rooms. It is good to get a group together to study for classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy working on campus in the field of my study.

    What to do for fun

    There is something happening on campus every day.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is much better than I thought. You have many choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I spent the first year in the dorm. I met a lot of new friends and the campus had a lot of opportunities for me to get out and explore the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, GSU is top of the line.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to talk with the professors if you are having problems in the class. Professors are willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a great school. It has professors that are eager and willing to help its students. The school also offers more opportunities for its students.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to football games and support the Georgia Southern Eagles!

    Food and Dining

    There is a multitude of different places to eat with your meal plan that all provide food that is enjoyable and quick.

    Academic Rigor

    I am challenged on a daily basis and have so far for the most part had professors that are willing to help and want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn where the buildings are so that you will be able to move between classes with ease and this will lower your stress level. Another good tip is to have good time management so that you will not be cramming before tests. The worst feeling in college is to feel unprepared when you are going into a test. If you keep up with the studying and the material that the teacher gives out during each class when it comes to the day before the test only some regular reviewing will be necessary in order to feel ready for the test.

    In three sentences

    A university that strives to make sure that their graduates leave with the skills and expertise that employers with find useful. An environment that

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU is the 18th safest campus in the country, and they have there own on campus police force.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The yellow bus, ever since GSU has had a football program, they have rode a traditional yellow school bus to there games. It is said to be goodluck

    What to do for fun

    The RAC is pretty great, the RAC stands for Recreations Activity Center, and there they have everything from swimming, weight lifting machines, ping pong, zumba, kick boxing, and just about everything else you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    All students have a meal plan from 10-30 per week, there is a variety of places you can get with your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what resident hall you live in you will have a full kitchen, bathroom and 1 to 3 roomates. Its very nice and clean though.

    Academic Rigor

    Based on your classes, you will either have a very tough schedule or very easy. Be sure to be smart when picking your classes don't overload yourself. Also if you ever need help or tutorig there is an Academic Success Cetnter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Many people get lost, be sure and know your way around before starting your classes.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    IDK.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    none.

    What to do for fun

    Of course we in the top 10 for party schools that should speak for itself. And an exceptional sports facility with new basketball courts and weights.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is great. We have Chick fil A as the best fast food place. We have Einstein bro bagels for the convenience of a good morning bagel to class. Starbucks is there giving u good choices from coffee to good classic Orange Juice. And a great cafe located in the middle of campus that has 7 food choices with daily surprises.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was absolutely fantastic at Georgia Southern. As a freshman there are 5 different dorms with exciting things to do everyday. You should be able to make friends very easily and have a good time doing it from the residence halls various activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The school gets a 3. Everything is here is good, but you will get alot of teachers that dont speak proper english. Sometimes teachers are hard to track down during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Always stay focused, never get side tracked 2. We are known for a party school, so don't get caught up 3. The minute you don't understand anything, get help ASAP 4. Enjoy everything around you, its memorable

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is an amazing place to be at and learn extraordinary skills in your major. Its in a small town with few distractions and everybody is friendly. Everybody around you is looking out for you, making sure everything goes exceptional in school or personal life.

  • 07/03/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are on the prowl 24/7! The campus has been provided panic buttons in dorms and they also have telephones around the campus. The telephones around the campus go directly to the police and they come at a moments notice.

    Greek Life

    Too many options! I'm sure there will be at least one Greek association that fits your standards.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much in store for every type of person who attends this school. My personal favorite would be the RAC. It is the campus's own personal gym.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who like to study in private, each hall in Centennial building has a common room where quietness is offered. If not that, the 3rd and 4th floor of the library offer COMPLETE quietness! That way you can focus more on the task at hand.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Southern's campus is what most Eagles know as Sweetheart's Circle. The legend is if you walk around the circle 3 times with the one you love, you both are destined to marry each other one day.

    Bang for the buck

    Work study programs provide a lot of opportunities to students who may need assistance in finances.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in community service or fraternities/sororities! You get give back while also making lasting friendships with many. Be social, you never know how many lives you can impact by doing so.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options while dining at Georgia Southern University. You have choices such as Chic-Fil-A, Starbucks, Coldstones Ice Cream, and you also buffets such as Lakeside or Landrum. You'll never go hungry here!

    Dorm Life

    You'll meet tons of new people while living on campus at Georgia Southern! Not only will your roommates have a lasting impression on you, so will your community leaders who help out on your hall. Make memories while here at Southern!

    Academic Rigor

    If you can believe it, you can achieve it! Georgia Southern University has an office dedicated only to students who need tutoring. They also offer the library which is opened 24 hours. Take advantage of what has been given to you voluntarily!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisers! They are only looking out for you whether you think so or not. Do NOT procrastinate! If something has been asked of you, do it in a timely manner BEFORE the due date. You don't want to go into registration with no idea of what classes to take.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University embraces their V.A.L.U.E.S. which consist of V: voices, A: accountability, L: lasting traditions, E: ethical behavior, and S: scholarships. These values compose of shaping each student that walks onto Georgia Southern's campus, into a better student. I also admire professor/student interaction as well as all the many community service programs Georgia Southern has to offer, making this university a 10.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Rude Rudy's is pretty popular at the moment

    Great for these types of students

    Party-goers

    Food and Dining

    Gata's, Millhouse and several other local restaurants are well worth trying!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay sober and focused.

    In three sentences

    This is a huge party school, and is not the greatest option for a serious student. If you are an overachiever you will become frustrated by the students who breeze by without completing assignments within the expectations of the syllabus.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of clubs and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    I think GSU is great when it comes to bang for your buck. It looks great on a resume to graduate from here, but it isn't nearly as expensive as living in Athens or Atlanta.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different things to do on campus, but it depends on the person. There is a huge gym, many 5ks are hosted, there's a musuem, a wildlife center, sweetheart circle, two lakes where you can duck watch, and just plain beautiful scenery. Also, bars galore....

    Food and Dining

    I love the campus food. Meal plans are amazing. There's a Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery, and Einsteins on campus, plus other campus food areas.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life was great. I had one roommate and we each had our own bedroom and we shared a bathroom. The dorm we lived in was brand new. The roommate matching system was phenomenal, because we are still roommates three years later.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major for academic rigor. I love geography, but I would definitely not say it is rigoress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your upper level classes first! Save your easy classes for last because you will be spending most of your time looking for jobs, internships, and studying for graduate school exams.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love everything about Georgia Southern. The college itself is bigger than my entire whole. However, it has a very smalltown feel.

  • 07/07/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can go swimming, rock climbing, work out, hangout with friends, go to the library, and all sorts of stuff! There is a never ending list of fun things to do here!

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of great places to eat on campus. They even have Chickfila!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! Very roomy and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to put a lot into your education here. You can't just party all the time and expect to get by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't party. You'll have plenty of time to party once you have graduated. Trust me. It's not worth it.

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful school. The atmosphere is very encouraging and the people are very nice and helpful. Going here will definitely help my career.

  • 07/11/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    There are many different kinds of cafeterias to eat, in addition to fast food places like Chick-fil-A or Einstein Bros. Bagels, and even a food market on campus. There are many different restaurants on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people, and they hold events often for people to interact with each other.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't had any classes there yet, but I have friends who attend and can say that, as long as you stay on top of it, classes aren't too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take the classes lightly and you should be okay.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful, geographically and aesthetically pleasing. All of the buildings for classes are relatively close to each other, and the student dorms. There are also plenty of cafeteria places to eat, with many different options.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Southern is one of the safest schools in the state. Security and police officers are very helpful when it comes to first and foremost keeping students safe and informing students about safety. There are hidden cameras everywhere, undercover police officers strolling the campus at all times, and even police officers on duty to walk students to their dorm at night if they feel threatened.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life has been labeled negatively by many people, but reality is that Greek Life can be very influential. Most of the Greek organizations at Georgia Southern engage in community service acts, which allows the community to see all the wonderful things Greek organizations are about. In the end, joining a fraternity or sorority gives students a sense of belonging, independence, and lifelong friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 250 clubs, activities, and organizations to join at this institution. One of the interesting things about college organizations is that most of them are founded by students. There is an organization for every interest, and that is one aspect I love about this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One significant location on Georgia Southern's campus is Sweetheart Circle. It has been said that if someone walks around it three times with the one they love, they will get married. It is also a beautiful place to have a picnic with friends, relax, or even study.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but I can say that this institution is very reasonable in prices. There are scholarships, financial aid, grants, and loans to assist with the cost. The activities, student services, faculty, and the educational experience are worth the price to pay.

    What to do for fun

    College is not about partying, and there are many other activities to engage in other than partying. Going to the Georgia Southern Eagles football games, spending time with friends at the mall, joining extracurricular activities, and taking trips are just some of the many things college students are able to engage in at Georgia Southern. Some of the best fun I had was just cooking dinner with my friends and talking, so fun in college does not have to include money or getting drunk.

    Food and Dining

    I truly commend Georgia Southern on their food and dining services. With over 20,000 students on campus, good food is essential. The dining services kept the students informed about various meals that were upcoming and even asked us for our opinions to make sure we were served quality food.

    Dorm Life

    In the beginning weeks of my freshman year at Georgia Southern, I was skeptical about dorm life itself, how my roommate and I would get along, and how I would be perceived in the midst of people I had never met before. But by the grace of God, my roommate and I become close friends, and I learned things about myself and others that I would not have known if I had not lived in a dorm. The community leaders at Georgia Southern did a wonderful job in making residents feel welcome, and making sure we were taken care of academically, emotionally, and even physically.

    Academic Rigor

    Every college varies, but there is one similarity among them all, no matter the major one pursues, college is and will be a challenge. But in everything, get an understanding, and I can truly say that professors and tutors at Georgia Southern University assist students in achieving their highest academic potential possible. The concept most college students do not understand is that the desire to succeed and receive a quality education has to first be implanted in the heart, mind, and spirit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Southern University is an amazing school, and I do not make that statement just because I am a previous student. In entering college, a students' mind has to be made up to succeed academically, in extracurricular activities, and in community service participation. My advice to prospective students is to get involved, meet new people, and most importantly keep your focus on your education.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is the home of the Eagles, the home of students whose desire is to be academically challenged, and the home of professors whose mission is to academically challenge their students, so that their full potential, be it academics, extracurricular activities, or community service can be fulfilled. The institutions' motto is, large-scale, small feel. There is nothing false about this statement, because even though Georgia Southern University is a fairly large school, you always feel at home.

  • 07/16/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Statesboro is very close to Savannah and Tybee Island, about an hours drive. But if you want fun in town there is a nearby water park, Georgia Southern's museum and lots of shops and dining.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern University provides a wide variety of food choices. I can't wait to use my Eagle Express card meal plan all over campus and around town at participating restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Next to living at home Georgia Southern University has the best campus housing bar none. I visited other schools and their dorms just didn't compare. The room plans are varied so as to accommodate anyone, single occupant, two rooms, three rooms, four rooms and all clean and well taken care of by on-site staff.

    Academic Rigor

    No easy A's will be earned at Georgia Southern, but it will be worth it if you stay focused and study hard. There are plenty of opportunities to get help around campus and the professor's want you to ask questions, that's what they are there for!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit other schools, but attend Georgia Southern University! Keep an open mind and an open heart. If you need anything while you're there just ask, the people are the best!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has the most positive, friendly, learning focused environment I've visited. The professors, staff and students gave me encouragement and advice. I think it truely is the best small feel, large scale campus in the country!

  • 07/16/2012

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

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    Greek Life

    My family has been involved in greek life in the past. It opened many doors to their future occupations.

    Great for these types of students

    Those wanting a home feel with big town good times.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    LEAD office provides great opportunities for service.

    What to do for fun

    Student Life Leadership Office Dingus Dorm Life

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early in order to be eligible for scholarships. Attend an open house event. Apply for housing as soon as you are accepted.

    In three sentences

    The college is friendly. It is easy to navigate student affairs and campus. It is a research university that has a small town feel.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are everywhere especially at night. If you have a late class and are scared to walk home you can get a police escort to take you home. Also there are call boxes located everywhere that once pushed an officer will be there almost instantly. There has never been a single moment when I felt scared for my safety even being out late at night and I am a female!

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to go to a large school but also be able to have a personal relationship with your teachers then this is the school for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FOOTBALL SATURDAYS!!! We are in the south so football is HUGE! Everyone goes to the games and yells and shouts for the Eagles!!! But the highlight is when Freedom our live mascot flies over the crowd!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful and the staff is amazing! I think that at Southern your money is used for all the right reasons and you get more than what you pay for!!

    What to do for fun

    I go to the local bars in college plaza and hang out with friends. But to be honest it is Statesboro and it is a small town but more is starting to come down there. But if you want to go shopping and have more of a variety go to Savannah which is about 30 min away.

    Food and Dining

    Freshmen 15 is alive and well. The food was too good which made my pants hate me! The Palfy at market street deli should be illegal it is so good!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in an apartment style dorm which meant that I shared a bathroom but had my own private bedroom and a full kitchen and living room. I had wonderful roommates and the staff was kind and helpful. We had weekly events that helped me to meet many of the people who lived around me and we all formed a brother ship and I still keep in touch with most of them!

    Academic Rigor

    I gave them five stars because I am a pre-medical major so I took in one semester: Biology & lab, Chemistry & lab, College Algebra, English, and my First-year experience course. So with that said it was very hard and time consuming but with that said I had a game plan and was able to finish the year still in good standing!

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice that I can give an upcoming freshmen would be to stay ten steps ahead. It is so easy to fall behind in college. The professors care if you care and if you do not neither will they. So on the first day of classes write down all of the due dates and test and create a plan so that way you will be prepared!

    In three sentences

    On a scale of one to ten GSU is a nine! The professors are caring and ensure that you know that you are not just a number in their class, but are important part of the classes success. Their goal is to see everyone of their students excel and I feel that they effectively do just that!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since Statesboro is a small college town with not much around the school always has things for student to do on and off campus. Students tend to grab a group of friends and head to Savannah, which is 45 mins away, to hit the beach to take a break from their school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip is to make sure you stay focus! Put your work first, you can still have fun. Your parents aren't there to punish you for not turning in an assignment so it's completely your responsibility.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a perfect place for students that live in Georgia and want to stay close to home but just enough away. It's also very diverse containing a variety of cultures and ethnicities, giving the student a chance to be exposed to different things and meet new people. The traditions are the most fun as well, it's a sure way that everyone is connected.

  • 07/19/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    While most students don't think about campus safety when looking for a college, it is still a big part in college life. Luckily, the college I chose is the 18th safest campus in the nation. Georgia Southern takes a lot of pride in keeping their students and faculty safe. Anywhere you look on GSU's campus, you can find an emergency phone post that can be used to contact campus police. Within a matter of minutes, the police will be there to assist you in an emergency. This feature on campus is just one of the many ways that GSU uses to keep everybody safe in order to stay focused on education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the entrance of Georgia Southern there are the original buildings that students attended class and lived in. Now these buildings are used for administration and admissions purposes, but this spot is still very significant. All the buildings are arranged in a circle and there is a beautiful sidewalk and park like area in the center. This is what GSU calls Sweetheart Circle and legend has it, that if a couple walks around the circle three times, they will be together forever. Although this tradition has nothing to do with academics or sports, it is still a special place for Georgia Southern students and especially couples.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern has many clubs and sports to join, but probably the best thing to do for fun is go to the RAC. The RAC is the brand new, multi-million dollar Recreational Activity Center. While at the RAC, students will never get bored. There are so many different sports and games to choose from, starting with the indoor olympic sized pool to the indoor rock climbing wall. The list goes on, so when student are done with their homework and have some down time, the RAC is a place where they can spend their free time in a positive manner.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Georgia Southern was good and well prepared. There were also many options to choose, from the dining hall to Einsteins Bagels and Chikfila. With the plentiful meal plans and numerous options, I know that I will never go hungry and there will always be something for me to eat.

    Dorm Life

    While at orientation, I got to spend the night on campus and I have to say that the experience was awesome. The dorm rooms are so clean and secured that it was easy to feel right at home. Ever since orientation, I have been counting down the days until I get to move my own things in. I know that I will never have to worry about my safety while in the dorms at GSU and they are always a place that I will be able to do my studies because of the quiet, serene atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have not attended my first day of class yet, I feel that Georgia Southern professors will give me plenty of work but just enough to push me. From what I've heard from previous students, the work load is manageable as long as I keep my priorities in check.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend Georgia Southern for any student who is considering attending. I know that coming from a smaller town, I was worried about the number of students that were going to be at GSU, but after I had visited the campus and went to orientation I knew that I would be perfectly fine and have a great time at the school. The staff and fellow students made me feel comfortable and not overwhelmed or inferior, while still giving me the full college experience.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is the best school at giving students the small feel while still being a large campus with over 20,000 students. I would also say that it is the prettiest and cleanest campus that I have visited, with its legendary Sweetheart Circle at the entrance to the campus. What I find the most outstanding is that GSU is the eighteenth safest campus in the nation because of all the precautions they take to keep their students and staff safe and in good hands.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ranked 18th in safest campuses in the country. We have our own on campus police officers. If at any time you feel unsafe on campus, you can call for a police escort to take you home. Our safety is priority.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on on campus: free movies, speakers, concerts, athletic events, intramurals, or just hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on campus. And they are constantly reinventing food choices on campus. Tell mom and dad you won't starve. They've got you covered.

    Dorm Life

    Our dorm rooms are quite swanky in comparison to many other schools I've seen. Dorm living is exciting to say the least. There's always something going on. Our residential advisers try to make it as much home as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    Your schedule will be as hard as you make it. Our advisers allow you the final choice in what classes you take. It can be as easy or as difficult as you want it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the freebies they give on campus. Utilize your professors. They actually want to help you. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    When they say large-scale small-feel on the recruitment materials, they mean it. The school is huge, but it will feel like home.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every campus has some issues with safety but overall this campus is very safe compared to other campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweet heart circle is a very cool location and has a great history to it. It is called sweet heart circle because originally girls and boys were not allowed to have classes together and the dorms were separated over this area of grass and young loves would sneak and meet in the middle to see each other.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus every day such as free movie nights, salsa dancing lessons, band concerts, and many other student activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are many varieties with food options and they are placed all throughout campus so you do not have to hike to an opposite side of campus for food. Also not all of the dining is cafeteria style there is a chickfala, starbucks, and an Einstein's bagel bros.

    Dorm Life

    It is fun to meet new people and make new friends with roommates and hall-mates.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on the major and the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful not to take to many hours your first semester. Fifteen hours is a safe amount.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great feel and is a very enjoyable place to go to school. It is a large school with a small feel. This school is an A+ school.

  • 07/21/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Very active campus police that can be called at any time at night to escort you to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    Unsure about the specifics, but I know they have several fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from, but during the welcome week I should learn more.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want hands on knowledge in engineering and will be taught by professors, not graduate students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle in the main entrance of the university.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers a lot for a public university.

    What to do for fun

    During my overnight orientation, we went to the RAC the recreation facility with swimming pools, climbing wall, and organized recreation activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have several eating areas as well as cafeterias to choose from when using your dining card. Also, you can have a discount using your Eagle Express Card at eating establishments on campus. The Eagle Express Card can be used off campus, as well.

    Dorm Life

    The school is situated in a small town; therefore, there are a lot of activities planned by student housing and resident leaders to make sure you do not become bored.

    Academic Rigor

    I will be an engineering student the academics seem that it will tough, but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend SOAR early in the summer to be sure you get the classes you need. Also, if possible visit campuses during your junior year in high school, so that you can make a decision on the university you plan to attend early in your senior year.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a beautiful campus that seems to be conducive for learning. The professors I met during the SOAR orientation seem genuinely committed to teaching. I feel that I made the correct decision on choosing Georgia Southern.

  • 07/23/2012

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

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle! <3

    What to do for fun

    Statesboro is a small town, but it is definitely centered around college. Many things to do such as clubs and movies. Anything college kids can come up with, you can find it. Awesome gym on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is actually good though it is mostly fried, so if you're watching your weight I wouldn't suggest it. They always provide some meal for vegetarians!

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in the dorms because I lived close enough to commute; however, I heard a few horror stories. From what I know your experience can either be perfect or it can be total hell.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and make you use your mind, but as long as you're willing to put forth the effort you can make a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you understand that Georgia Southern is a party school and you will be faced with many opportunities to go out. Learn to make the smart decision and always remember you are there to get an education!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has a very inviting campus, the staff cares very much about the welfare of the students. Other students on campus are very welcoming and make you feel accepted regardless what your differences may be. Overall this school is a very homely place.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police constantly patrolling. Call boxes for the police are placed around campus and they respond very quickly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless things to do outside of class from expanding on academics to sports to playing Humans verses Zombies. And if you can't find anything that tickles your fancy, you can start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern has a diverse group of students. While there are thousands of us on campus every day, it's easy to forget that you are one of 20,000. I see multiple professors and friends I know from classes walking to classes. If you're looking for flexibility in majors and class sizes but you still want to feel like part of a community this is a great place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    There are some random fees that come with going to school at Southern, but when you get to campus you can see why. Every building on the campus has at least one computer lab with approximately 15-25 computers and at least one printer. The recreation center is state of the art, and the transportation system is very convenient.

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food on campus is good and the meal plans make life easy. They have sit down restaurant style dining, buffet style, a few unique places (that are DELICIOUS) and they even have a all-out chic-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't know anyone when I got to campus, but within the first weekend of being there (before classes even started) I already knew half of the people on my dorm hall. GSU offers RIGS (interest specific living environments) and if you are nervous about not knowing or meeting people this is definitely worth looking in to. It helped me out a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors Program here and while I do find the courses challenging, they are so horrible that you wish you picked another school. The classes aren't boring (most of the professors are really fun and entertaining) and the work load is what I expected out of college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to get the most out of this school, financially and academically, act quick. Georgia Southern awards scholarships a lot earlier than most schools so if you want them to pay you to come, fill out the scholarship application as soon as you can. The same for academics: act sooner than later. The quicker you jump in to the classes you like the faster you start enjoying your experience here.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere of Georgia Southern is amazing, not only in the beauty of the campus, but with people as well. The professors have great attitudes and it is impossible not to find a group of people you want to make life-long friends out of. I will never regret choosing this school.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What's fun? Need excitement? Visit the RAC. The RAC is a recreational place conjoining people together who love to enjoy physical fun. There are also clubs, bars, and shopping stores as well.

    Food and Dining

    Wonderful food! There are plenty of places to dine at Georgia Southern including on- campus and off- campus dining. They give you a required meal plan ( freshman ) that will become necessary.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. It relieves pressure of living at home with your parents. You also have gained more freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern's courses are a nice transition from high school courses. They are quite challenging so you must study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out scholarships! Don't procrastinate because you will literally PAY for it in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southerns rating will be 9 out of 10. It is a well endowed higher learning institution. Most academic aspects are accepted and fulfilled.

  • 07/24/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a top priority. They have call boxes strategically located and response time is under two minutes. They have an escort service available so when leaving the library late at night, just make a phone call.

    Greek Life

    Not really familiar with Greek Life, but they do have it here at Georgia Southern.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities to attend and to participate in. It's easy to get involved in the things you are interested in. Sign up and be a part of the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a great education, approachable professors, and a friendly atmosphere....this university is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle. Legend has it, if you hold hands with your sweetheart and walk the circle three times you will get married......to each other that is!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but Georgia Southern meets the needs. Of course, you will pay more if you are out-of-state. They offer many areas of study and their goal is to help you get your degree within four years!

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern has great sporting events and other activities to attend. They also have a great workout facility called the RAC. The university is also close to Savannah and Tybee Island.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are great and not a bad price. They also have an Eagle Express card which compensates the meal plan that parents put money on. The food on campus is great! The Eagle express can be used on campus and off campus at restaurants and some other venues in the surrounding area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is going to be different than living at home, not so many strict rules. The CL (community leader) is helpful, friendly and informative. The dorms are co-ed, just not the rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Core classes seem to be standard classes that everyone has to take. Not too crazy about a foreign language being required. Your schedule is set up in a way that you aren't taking all extremely tough classes in one semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    SOAR, freshmen orientation and registration, was sometimes long but very helpful, informative and fun. Got to experience dorm life for one night, tour the campus and visit the RAC. A very welcoming experience.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is going to be a great school to attend and would rate it a ten out of ten stars. The students, staff and personnel are extremely friendly and helpful. Academics are important so the professors are approachable and encourage asking for help when needed.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern has so many different dining options on their meal plan. There is so much variety that it makes using meal plans easy and very tasty. The prices of the meals are fairly cheap and a lot of food is given for one meal.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was a very good experience. There were many activities that went on to ensure that dorm dwellers got to know their neighbors and fellow classmates. The dorms were also very clean and well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic standards at Georgia Southern are quite high. The professors expect the students to put all of their efforts into every assignment. The professors also put a great deal of effort into their lessons and teaching strategies.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is a big school so fees can get really high.

    What to do for fun

    The RAC or gym is a really nice one. There is usually a free movie to see on Fridays.

    Food and Dining

    There is an awesome Chik-fil-A here but the lines can be ridiculous at times.

    Dorm Life

    You have to live on campus for a year. Make the most of it! Get involved with the many things that go on on campus throughout the semester.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are pretty difficult depending upon your major. Be prepared and try to get a good professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday. I was bad about missing a class or two here and there. That is the easiest way to mess up your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a great school. It has a small town feel with a big school reputation.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU also has alot of campus police that patrol the campus all day.

    Greek Life

    Georgia Southern University has a huge Greek Life that include various sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The biggest activity on campus is Sports. The have professional and intramural sports, where anyone can play. There are over 1,000 teams that students have created for various sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location on campus is SweatHeart Cirle. It's said that if you walk around it three times holding hands with your boyfriend or girlfriend that you will get married.

    What to do for fun

    Most students go to the RAC, which is our state of the art gym. It includes several basketball courts, a indoor and outdoor track, and even a rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern has multiple places to dine, from our own personal Chick-fl-a, to Starbucks, to food court style dinning.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at GSU are a great size and you can have your own personal room to decorate how you choose. The residental halls are equiped with free internet, cable, and even gaming systems.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes give a lot of course work, but the assignments are not necessarily hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus before you make a decision on a school and see the many things it has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has a small town feel with a large community based feel. The campus offers a variety of clubs, sports teams, and organiztions that you can join. The professors encourage you to suceed and stay focused to earn your degree on time.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Southern police have a reputation for being a little strict on the speed limit, but when bad things happen, they are right there! Eagle Alert is a system that the campus uses to inform students of any happenings on campus. From bad weather to armed robbery, Eagle Alert is gonna let you know about it!

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of the Greek Community on campus, but I know several people that are. Greek Row is where all the fraternities and sororities are located. They are always doing something whether it be a fundraiser or an event to support a charity!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several organizations on campus that you can get involved in. Whatever your interests are, I'm sure there is a club or activity that is right for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is pretty much my favorite thing about going to school at Georgia Southern. We have several cherished traditions surrounding the history of our football program that will make you proud to be a part of Georgia Southern University!

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of fun stuff to do on campus! If you like sports, we have very talented athletic teams and there is always a game or practice you could watch! If you like dancing, we have several different music venues where live bands play every weekend. In the Russel Union Ballroom, they have a movie theater that shows the latest movies for only two dollars a ticket and cheap concessions. There are also several fun things to do around Statesboro, such as go out to nail salons, visit the movie theater, or the Clubhouse - a bowling, laser tag, game paradise! If you like golf, Hackers golf park is right next door to the Clubhouse! You'll always have something to do at GSU!!

    Food and Dining

    I've recently heard that the oldest eating place on campus was closing down, but that doesn't mean we don't still have an excellent selection! We have a Subway and Chic-Fil-A on campus as well as a Starbucks. In the Information Technology building, we have a small sandwich shop that is ALWAYS busy! They have amazing bagel fries! My favorite place to eat on campus is Lakeside Cafe. No matter what you're in the mood for, Lakeside has it! Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Home-style... whatever you like, you can find it at Lakeside! If you don't mind sharing your food, you can always sit outside on the deck overlooking the water and eat with the friendly ducks that will walk right up to you!

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live in a dorm, but I have friends that do. Most of the dorms are either new or have recently been remodeled, meaning that they are very nice places to live. The folks that live in the dorms really seem to enjoy their dorm life experiences. I rarely ever hear any complaints!

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I feel that Georgia Southern has an outstanding academic program. Students tend to do very well in their classes due to small class sizes and personable professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a junior (almost senior) at GSU, I have had discussions with several underclassmen about the best way to attend the school. The best tip I could give a prospective student would be that when you're first starting out, regardless of your perspective major, begin with all core classes. Take classes that you feel you will excel in and get your GPA up. It is much easier to maintain a good GPA than to build up a bad one.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has a reputation as a large-scale, small feel research institution. With its knowledgeable professors, small class sizes, excellent extracurricular activities, winning athletic programs, and historic past, GSU is definitely a school that any student would be proud to attend. Georgia Southern is an excellent school and I would recommend it to anyone!

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love athletics and/or the greek system, GA Southern is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Blue is a statement that you will hear early and often, along with One More Time. Football has a huge place in the school's culture.

    What to do for fun

    Parties are very popular. Statesboro has a good number of bars/clubs, most of which are within walking distance of the school. A nine screen cinema is right next to Wal*Mart, creating efficiency.

    Food and Dining

    Thirteen places to eat on campus, with a handful of off-campus locations that deliver, the meal plan is something to be debated. Valuable for students that spend a majority of time on campus, there are not too many healthy options for the vegans and vegetarians. Food is tasty as most locations, so long as you can stand the wait in line.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging to most, the classes will make sure that you put in the hours. As long as you don't take too many shortcuts, you will learn the material and do quite well in the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for a parking pass, and only park in that lot. Find a student club that captures your interest and become an active member. The faculty advisers will become friends who can offer invaluable advice.

    In three sentences

    A fiscally-oriented research university in southeastern Georgia, Georgia Southern offers many degrees and hassles to its students. The faculty and staff are of a fine persuasion that tend to keep arguments down, but student-ran groups seem to find themselves bickering with the student newspaper. The school has plenty of money to offer programs that you are interested in, but keep in mind that they suck it straight out of your wallet with fees and parking fines.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There a lot of free events on campus through out the year including the summer. There are movies nights in the Union and free watermelon given out on Tuesday and Thursday. Also the RAC is a great place to work out and take up group fitness classes

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful. They are building The Nest because Lakeside Cafe and Landurm are being taken down. We have fast food places to eat as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is ok. It depends on where you live and how you want to be. Make sure you get to know your roomies before moving in.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on your major and what you can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please be on time for classes. The professors do not like late students. Also please no texting in class. You will be kicked out and be marked absent for the day.

    In three sentences

    The campus is big but there is a lot of activities always going on. The campus is well maintain and the scenery is amazing. The people there are friendly as well.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, campus security is around 24/7 and there are also a great many police call boxes throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    A large variety of sororities and fraternities on campus. They are very involved in student life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs and activities that offer weekly events.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ready to work hard and follow the advice of the staff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football games are a very big deal, we have many traditions that surround the beloved sport.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school in a very small town. Numerous majors to choose from and a very helpful staff.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous activities that go on at Georgia Southern University. Free movies, free food, free games, there is always something to do. Don't forget about the football games either!

    Food and Dining

    Meals plans are great. There are many options on campus to choose from, whether you want an all you can eat buffet lunch or just a small pick-me-up between classes.

    Dorm Life

    It is very good. Most dorms offer you your own bedroom. They are all very safe and affordable. Also each dorm housing unit has activities every week.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging, studying should be a daily routine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and take college seriously. Be prepared to work hard while also enjoying many of the free student events that Georgia Southern offers.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a University that strives for their student body to succeed. They are academically rigorous and focused on the future of their students. They go above and beyond to help out in any way they can.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is a university that is great for all kinds of students. The studious, the athletic, and the well rounded will all find a place to learn and grow as individuals with others that share the same and similar interest.

    Bang for the buck

    With all that is offered on campus and in Statesboro, and the friendly, accepting atmosphere I believe Georgia Southern to definitely be worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There always seems to be some event happening on campus as well as many organizations offered. If wanting to get away from campus for a day, there is shopping, dinning, the theater, and let me not forget Splash in the Boro, our very own water park that offers discounted ticket fees for students.

    Food and Dining

    The staff at the dining facilities are always friendly and the service is always top notch. There are plenty of choices which include Einstein Bagels (a favorite), Coldstone Creamery (yes, we have an ice cream shop on campus), and Chik-Fil-A.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are set up to be challenging and engage students but not to the point of feeling like a break down will occur.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a SOAR orientation and definitely ask for a campus tour. Tons of useful information is given during the orientation and the campus tour is also jam packed with information and a great way to start learning your way around.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has a beautiful campus with gorgeous landscape and matching fountains. The people you will find here, and in Statesboro, are friendly, courteous, helpful, and always wearing a smile. The classes are set up to challenge students and the professors are more than willing to help students succeed along the way.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern has a lot of fun things to do on campus. Statesboro also offer many off campus things to do for fun. Georgia Southern has many clubs and organizations to get plugged in to. The RAC also provides a great place to work out and be with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The Lakeside Cafe was my favorite. But, for this year they are tearing it down to make it bigger. For the most part the food is very good and they offer healthy options too.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part, I had a great experience with the dorm life. But, make sure you realize that they are not a 5 star resort. Also, if you find that you have a difficult roommate give them time and if it does not get better contact your CL first.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty and staff at Georgia Southern are on your side and they want to see you succeed. Education is not a joke at Georgia Southern and they expect you to the very best that you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking for a school, make sure you don't just look at what activities or clubs the school has. The most important part of school is the education.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a great school. The campus is very beautiful and safe. All of the students and faculty are very friendly.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is GREAT. If there is an emergency notice they will send out an emergency text and email.

    Greek Life

    I have not got involved in the Greek Life, and I am still unsure if I plan to.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't yet been involved with activities at Georgia Southern yet, because I have only attended a summer semester. Although I have heard great things about them, especially the football games on Saturday.

    Great for these types of students

    I don't really understand what this question is trying to ask.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a watermelon cutting tradition where students can stop and get watermelon for free between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe Georgia Southern is well worth every penny that I pay. I enjoy the environment and I wouldn't want to attend anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    I normally hang out with my friends in our dormitory clubhouse.

    Food and Dining

    Food at Georgia Southern was great. I felt that it was worth the money I have paid and that I like that there are multiple places on campus to eat so everyone does not have to be at one place on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I felt Georgia Southern assigned me great roommates that matched my personality well and I also enjoyed my dorm environment and felt my stuff and I were safe there.

    Academic Rigor

    I completed my first (summer) semester this year with all A's and I was proud to say I walked out of my first semester of college with a 4.0 GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make time for studying and do not be scared to attend your professor's office hours especially if you are struggling.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has a beautiful campus that makes you feel at home. All students and faculty at Georgia Southern University are always nice and helpful. Georgia Southern has an amazing Nursing Program I plan to attend in a few years.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Have awesome greek life, bars, clubs , school organizations.

    Food and Dining

    currently being reinovated but food is tasty. Different options and meals plans are a great bargain

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. I loved it . Meet new friends, share likes /dislikes and develop a lifetime bond with your roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern staff will provide a opportunity of a lifetime if you are up to the task. They will work with you as long as you are open and communicate with them. Classes are better if you attend all classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early,plan a campus visit,, study and attend classes.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a growing college in a friendly community. GSU gives students an opportunity to learn,grow and meet new people. Georgia Southern has a five star staff of deans , professors and other supporting staff to help students achieve their goals.

  • 08/10/2012

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

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    Greek Life

    They have sororities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Once who enjoy the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know I have not really attended yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about a car. Get a bike.

    In three sentences

    It is very quite because it is in the country. It is close to the beach so I can visit and relax on the weekends. Everything is very close on campus so you can walk or ride a bike.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Night Clubs across the street from campus nice...

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved. Volunteering can really change a life.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers. superfluous classes. Great campus. Horrible town.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As I stated the dorms are pretty safe. There are police on campus and they respond pretty fast. Anytime there is a crime or other information, and eagle alert is sent out to inform students.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I attend on campus events and the sports events. Also the night life is pretty good there too for people whonlikento go out and party.

    Food and Dining

    Currently, two of the main on campus dining spots are being constructed on. The other options are pretty good also but I must admit you get tired of eating the same thing. Freshmen are required to purchase a meal plan. Throughout the town, there are a wide variety of options for the small town.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived on campus all three years here. They are very safe, with many of then requiring an entry card for access. Also, there are many community leaders that provide activities and information to further provide comfort for your stay.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU mainly focuses on providing students with the information and tools they need to be successful in their field of study. Most teachers are very easy to talk to about any problems you may have and really care about your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip I have for all college students is focus on school first! Study and then party and worry about other things. Bottomline, don't forget what you're there for!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern provides the best college experience! I have enjoyed my two years there and there is a great mixture of fun and education. Aside fro that, the campus is beautiful.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Southern is very safe. There are emergency call post all over campus!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is another way for students to get involved on campus. We have a very active Greek Life on our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 registered student organizations and if on of those doesn't fit your interests, you can start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Good for all. Really. There is something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beautiful Eagle Creek, is not just a drainage ditch, its much more. When our football program was started, the practice fields were next to the drainage ditch. Well, Erk Russell, then coach, christened it Beautiful Eagle Creek. A gallon jug of water from the creek is taken with the team to every away game.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern has very reasonable fees. For a University our size and for what we have our fees should be double what they are.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do on and off campus. There is something for everyone. From over night camping and kayaking trips provided by the school to the local parks and things to do around town.

    Food and Dining

    With a Chick-fil-A and other great eating options on campus. Southern provides lots of good food and dining. The two main eating halls are currently being renovated and updated to handel our growing university.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia Southern has great residential life. Community leaders provide programming for residents that is relevant and necessary. Residential Halls are also kept in great condition. They also have games and gaming consoles available for rent to residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern is no Yale but it does provide you with a quality education. Other than your core courses that all freshman take classes are kept small around 30 students. Stay on top of your class work, its no walk in the park.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember why you are here. Keep up with your studies. Get involved! It helps the transition into college so much easier. Be open to new experiences. Be true to your morals.

    In three sentences

    I love this University! Georgia Southern University provides an awesome college experience. I came with intentions of transferring after my first two years and Statesboro and Georgia Southern won me over.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Nice Campus. Everything is convenient. Nice Weather.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They take this very seriously. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Get involved if you are the kind of person that would fit in. They do not like others that do not fit in perfectly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs, but a lot of times the clubs do the same thing every week.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that are traditional, need extra help, need understanding professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GSU Football is awesome. We have a lot of traditions and it is always a huge deal - we are number 3 in the nation for our division.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU was ranked top 5 in the nation for best bang for the buck. The tuition and fees are relatively low, and if you have the HOPE scholarship, you'll end up paying very little.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there isn't much in Statesboro. We have a tiny mall that is nicknamed the small. There are plenty of bars, though. There is a golf course, as well as a bowling alley. The Russell Union will have movies shown for students from time to time. The Recreation Activity Center is a blast too.

    Food and Dining

    Places like Chick-Fil-A, Einstein's Bagels, and Starbucks seem awesome at first, but they get very old very quick. Landrum and Lakeside were torn down this year, rumored to have a rat infestation. The IT building has the BEST subs and their bagel fries are to die for. Talon's Grille takes a little longer, but the food is awesome. Rhapsody in the Nursing building is good too.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Centennial Place and it was overall a great experience. It was clean, new, and very nice as far as dorms go. The only thing was that it was located very close to the bars and I could hear the music at all hours of the night. Also, don't expect the maintenance people to come to fix something very quickly. It could be 24-72 hours.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will either be very easy if you do the work or very hard even if you do the work; it all depends on the professor. The Honors classes are harder, but I found them much more interesting. The Math dept does have a lot of Asian professors with strong accents which can make the classes more difficult. I love all of the Foreign Language professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Don't procrastinate. Don't go out to the bars every night if you want to get a good G.P.A. Get involved with the Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. Look into the Honors Program and different business fraternities to strengthen your G.P.A. Definitely visit the Academic Success Center in Cone Hall.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a school with an excellent Science department, but they are lacking in the Social Sciences. The Recreation Activity Center is incredible, and there is a lot to get involved in on campus. Their Greek Life is very superficial, but you will have no problem finding friends within clubs and through dorm life.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On the week days you can go the RAC which has a gym, basketball courts, rock climbing wall, racket ball, a pool and soooo much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking to have the full college experience, georgia southern is the place to be!

    In three sentences

    Georgia southern has an amazing campus. They also have awesome night life on the weekends. They also are fairly priced and has tons of things to do on and off campus.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a great many things around the campus to do, everything from Savannah, which is only 45 minutes away, to the local farmer's market on Saturdays. Night life is easy to find, and always filled with laughter and great music.

    Food and Dining

    With a Chick Fil A and Starbucks on campus it's easy to see how the dining is above the expected level. The cafe and dining halls offer a variety of food for a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are as expected, they are sufficient and well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging, and offer a wide variety of subjects relating to all majors. I have thoroughly enjoyed the FYE classes (mandatory, but not part of the degree process). These classes have allowed me to interact with the professors in a way I would not have in a traditional class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Aim for the highest GPA in high school that you can, it will benefit you during admissions process. Be sure to take advantage of early move in dates, though they may be extra it's an excellent way to have time to familiarize yourself with the campus before classes. Enjoy the smaller campus, and the friendly atmosphere found everywhere.

    In three sentences

    GSU is an excellent school to attend. I have enjoyed the beauty of the campus, and the amenities provided by the school. The majors available through the curriculum is excellent, and completely supported by all other state schools.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never had any issues with my safety and there were many instances where I was on campus until the wee hours of the morning.

    Greek Life

    LOVED every aspect of it! I went through recruitment as a freshman, stayed active all four years, and made a lot of life-long friends in my sorority and in other organizations as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Perfect college experience for me!

    What to do for fun

    There are TONS of things to do for fun. I joined Greek Life, met a ton of people, made a lot of friends, had a lot of fun! I participated in extra curricular activities, including club sports. There are a lot of means of entertainment at Georgia Southern.

    Food and Dining

    I had one meal a day on campus all four years and it was a blessing. I could eat lunch every day without having to worry about going home. Since I've graduated, they have improved and upgraded the dining facilities. While it is not a home-cooked meal, it is still good!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms so I cannot truly attest to Dorm Life. My friends however loved their freshman year in the dorms, made a lot of friends, and always commented on how much they loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    I majored in Economics so therefore it was very hard. For the most part, my professors were fantastic and very easy to work with. Some of my core classes were fairly easy but upon entering my upper division courses, I felt I learned a lot and was truly challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as involved as you can! You will make more friends and become more well-rounded. Being involved outside of your academics will provide further development employers look for when hiring new associates.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is the perfect school for the big-time atmosphere with the smaller-town feel. It is full of charm and hospitality around every corner. I absolutely LOVE Georgia Southern and would not trade in my experience for anything!

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It feels very safe to me, but even then, don't walk alone at night. Usually you can find a police man sitting around keeping an eye out anywhere you go, but it's always better to be safe than sorry!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have pretty much everything here! You'll definitely find something.

    Bang for the buck

    I do feel like they overcharge on a lot of things, or have excessive fees. So find scholarships, they'll be worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There a some good shopping places throughout Statesboro, but if you aren't a shopaholic, then there is also the RAC, where you can work out with friends. Hanging out with people is mostly what is done here, and trust me, you'll love it.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a good number of places you can eat and the food is very good. They even have a Starbucks you can use your meal plans on, so if you want a quick coffee, head there! Now it can become repetitive, so if you are planning on getting a large meal plan but you don't eat much and enjoy different varieties of food, then consider saving money for grocery shopping and going with a smaller plan.

    Dorm Life

    -Living on campus is great; places to eat are convenient and as a newer student, it is a great way to socialize and make friends. The downside is that the walls are thin, so you can here people running down the hallways at night. Just bring a fan and it will block it out!

    Academic Rigor

    -Some of the classes can be tough, but it's for the better later on. Study hard, read the material, and you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Have a rain jacket; it likes to rain unexpectedly. -It's very hot, so bring summer clothes. -Be careful crossing the walkways, even though it says walk, remember not all driver's care to consider pedestrians. So be safe.

    In three sentences

    The college is great, I personally love it here. The only downside to it is the area- it is very hot a lot of days and there are a lot of gnats. Other than that, the school itself is great and the professors are pretty fair and understanding.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department, criminal investigators, and police officers on patrol 24/7. If you're afraid to walk to your apartment from a late night at the library you can call UPD University Police Dept. to drive you to your room.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life does exist on campus, however it is not a big deal.

    Clubs and Activities

    Here at GSU there are hundreds of organizations and clubs to join, along with different activities going on. From free movies in our movie theater to block parties we have it all.

    What to do for fun

    Statesboro,GA is a small community you can say not as big as Savannah but there are places such as The Clubhouse where college students can participate in Laser Tag, Bowling, Miniature Golf, and enjoy food.

    Food and Dining

    Meal Plans are expensive and you will tend to get tired of eating the same thing from the same places. The only franchise restaurants on campus are Chic Fil A , Einstein and Bros, Starbucks, and Cold Stone Creamery. However the Landrum is being rebuilt for FALL 2013 which is our official cafetiere along with Lakeside Cafe another Dining Hall on campus near the lake. As far as off-campus dining there are a handful of fast food restaurants and places like Longhorn or Applebees.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is expensive, however almost all the Residence Halls on campus are Apartment style so you have the option of having your own room and sharing a bathroom. However, most upperclassman do stay off-campus and there are dozens of great off-campus apartments on the bus route and walking distance from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are all on high levels, you will be challenged from the moment you step foot into the classroom. GSU offers hundreds of classes and electives so make sure you utilize your hours responsibly.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.) Make sure you're able to afford GSU, because the Financial Advisers will not hold your hand nor inform you. 2.) Do your research and make sure you visit GSU before committing. 3.) Study First and Party Later

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is defiantly one of the top colleges in Georgia and the Nation. We thrive on advancing education and taking it to another level.

  • 10/12/2012

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is probably the best value in Georgia and then the facilities look very nice. It's also known for it's math, sciences, and research which are phenomenal.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice. Even the so called more dilapidated dorms are in nice condition.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never taken any classes at this institute but I've heard the math and sciences are excellent.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love football games, concerts, and friends. I have made lifelong friends here. What an awesome university!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great but I am watching my weight and trying to make healthier choices. There is a variety of places to choose from. Each place has its own uniqueness.

    Dorm Life

    I love my roommates and the dorms are extremely nice. We all get along great and feel safe. Everything is well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    My high school has equipped me very well for college. However I study very hard because good grades are important. Time management is a key factor in success of everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your senior year to focus on your future goals for life and where you want to attend college. Know that your career choices and plans for college are the focus. Have fun during the process.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia Southern. It has a variety of students and I want to complete my degree at this university. My education so far has been second to none.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    GSU is always having something to do on the weekends, intramurals, and football games.

    Food and Dining

    We have these meal plans but we use them mostly for snacks. If you're a big fast food fan then you'll love the Chic-fil-a on campus. If you're a cook ( like I ) then you'll live at the farmers market. If you are more of a bagel person then you'll like Einstein's Bro's.

    Dorm Life

    Deepending on where you're living- it could be amazing! One thing I can say about all the dorms are that it's filled with a true community-feel. You get to meet interesting neighbors. PARTIES!!! When dealing with a difficult roommate it's best to let it all out on the roommate agreement. If that doesn't work ask for a room change fast because it could get ugly.

    Academic Rigor

    Economics is pretty rough and never strays from the book. You MUST stay on top of all English classes ( comp., lit., etc). Be an avid vistor at the tutoring buildings and dedicate a certain time frame to your work ( MUST)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're the social type! You can't come here and be a shy guy! Afternoon classes are the best!! Don't buy books until after the first day of classes- you'll find out some classes don't even go by the book.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is full of friendly students and people from all walks of life. The professors really do care for you and there are so much places you can go for assistance. The many organizations help you to get involved and branch out in your college years.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am impressed with campus safety. I believe they do a remarkable job at insuring the safety of the students as best they can.

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is constantly something happening .I don'

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rotunda, where you can showcase anything you want to or advertise it, sweetheart circle which I think is a neat place if you have a sweetheart.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors I've had thus far are great at working with you if you have any problems. The campus is beautiful and the food is great.

    What to do for fun

    RAC, the Recreation Activity Center, where all the activities are. There are various types of sports you can get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    There are various places to eat on campus. I would recommend Chic fil a most because I believe in what they stand for.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I stay in is very clean and neat. It's in a central location, close to all you need.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is what you make of it. If you strive to get your work done and make it a priority, you have no problem being successful here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best at everything you do. Be prepared to walk as this school promotes walking and exercise going from class to class.

    In three sentences

    This is a nice college, a beautiful campus that exhibits pride for their students and promotes success.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hilton Head Island is an hour away from campus and is an attractive site for college students. If you do not want to travel far, then Tybee beach is 30 minutes away and is still popular among college students. Also, attending the Southern home football games is an amazing experience that all freshman need to partake in.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants on and off campus that satisfy students' needs. These restaurants are fully occupied all the time, including the popular Chick-fil-a and you can meet great people there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is excellent, if you meet the right people. If you become friends with your neighbors at Southern, they can introduce you to many other things on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors have a more difficult academic rigor than others. As long as you stay on top of your coursework, you will be well off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate, there are many things to do on the campus, however if you get behind, it will be hard to catch up. Also, study and take effective notes because professors will not pause to explain a concept for too long as they have an hour to teach.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is named as a top 10 popular university for a reason. The traditions at Southern are infectious as you will get caught up in the traditions that make Southern so great. Also, the academics are astounding as professors really get to know you and explain the subjects they teach

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU police are great people. Helpful when you need it but firm when you need that too. They try hard to keep MY campus safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    Movies on Friday nights. Guest speakers like Madeline Albright. And of course TRUE BLUE EAGLE FOOTBALL!!

    What to do for fun

    I love playing this campus game called Humans v. Zombies! We play with Nerf guns or balled up socks, no dirty one's please! I also love working out at the RAC. That's our Recreational Activity Center. It has this awesome rock wall and 8 basketball courts. It has an indoor and outdoor pool, every kind of state of the art work out equipment imaginable. Plus it has an eatery in it! Smoothies and wraps are my favorites.

    Food and Dining

    Oh my! The food! There are so many different places to choose from. Chic Fil A and Starbucks are here as well as the best cafeteria in town, The Nest! There's a place to eat in almost every building or close by where ever you are. Best thing is IT'S ALL GOOD!!!

    Dorm Life

    If you know somebody also coming here you can request to room with that person. They also have room mate matching where they try to match you with somebody that has the same interests as you. Some of the the rooms are like apartments. There's lots of activities planned in the dorm community so there's always something fun (and safe) to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic advisers help you with what ever major you think you want to pursue. Listen to them. There's homework and study time and the classes are engaging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep those grades up! I messed up my freshman year in high school and had to prove to GSU that I could make it in college, so I came to their Eagle Incentive Program, BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME! Even if you don't have to go that route take a summer semester anyway. Class sizes are smaller so the profs can give you even more attention. And they really do care!

    In three sentences

    I love it at GSU! The campus is beautiful. It's really just like all the brochures say, Large scale, small feel kind of school!

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Theatre kids! O,h and also those who are big into football...our fans are serious(-ly awesome).

    What to do for fun

    Join Theatre! Ok, got a little personal there...but there's lots to do if you just have a little free time to explore.

    Food and Dining

    On campus Starbucks...need I say more? Kidding, the other places on campus are all pretty decent as well and easy to get to.

    Dorm Life

    Pros: meet fun people, go skateboard/solo cup bowling in the hallway, have a place to call home for a bit. Cons: hope you're a heavy sleeper...

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are all pretty well-structured. Some classes can be a lot of work, but it's worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time. Make friends within your classes. Get involved! Enjoy the scenery...all that jazz.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a gorgeous campus with a lot to offer. The faculty can be like family, and the courses offered are great. Plus, there's a Starbucks on campus!

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are the best. You can use them all over campus to by many different items. The food is good and usually the wait in line isn't that bad.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are all clean and nice. Nothing is out of date, they are constantly holding different events for people living in dorms to go to.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers who know who to teach, but also know how to challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn and don't slack off. The people here are willing to help you learn and prosper, but you have to be willing to do the work. Choose school over social activities most of the time. Do not lock yourself in your room to study, but get out and experience the campus and its many various events.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a great school with great staff. The teachers there are willing and able to help students anytime they need it. The campus is amazing and it is a big campus with a small town feel.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Georgia Southern campus is very safe! There are plenty of University Police to assist you in any way possible-whether it be in a dangerous situation or if you need your car jumpstarted. The police also offer a free escort service if you are uncomfortable walking alone at night. Additionally, all of the pathways on campus are well-lit at night so you can feel safe when you're walking home from the library or a late class. However, in the case that something dangerous takes place on or near campus, the school sends out an Eagle Alert to every student's cell phone and email to keep everyone up-to-date about what is going on.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is incredible! It is a great way to make friends and stay very involved on campus. Also, being a member of a fraternity or sorority holds you accountable both academically and morally, ensuring that you are always working to be your best. Not only does being involved with Greek Life help you make friends within your organization, but it also helps you reach out to others on campus and get to know them as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers an incredible amount of different clubs, activities, and organizations to be a member of. It seems as though it's impossible not to be involved, as the wide variety of choices offers a place for each and every student. Intramural sports are very popular. There are also religious-based clubs, academic clubs, and community service organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    I strongly believe that Georgia Southern University is great for any kind of student. With the wide variety of majors and clubs and organizations, every student can find his or her niche and feel right at home. By just walking down the main pedestrian on campus, you can find this to be true as you will see students of all kinds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several great traditions on campus. Football Gameday is always a fun day in Statesboro as the football team rides in yellow school buses to the field. Also, rumor has it that if you walk hand-in-hand with your significant other three times around Sweetheart Circle, then you will one day get married.

    Bang for the buck

    College is definitely not cheap, but at Georgia Southern University you can certainly get the most out of your money. The first-year students all have very nice dorms. The campus is always kept neat and clean, and there are always maintenance workers around to make sure everything is in order. Additionally, all of the buildings are state-of-the-art and complete with modern technology.

    What to do for fun

    It is impossible not to have fun on campus! I highly encourage getting involved in an intramural sport or other clubs and organizations. The main thing to do is to get involved as you will meet lots of new people and get to participate in a lot of fun events. There are always events taking place at the Rotunda and inside the Russell Union as well. The RAC, is also a great place to go as you can workout, participate in group fitness classes, or even climb the rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern offers a wide variety of dining options. There are two main dining halls, although they are both under construction so a temporary hall is in place right now. Additionally, there are popular restaurants on campus such as Chickfila, Starbucks, Einstein's Bagels, and Coldstone. The school offers other restaurants such as Talon's Grill, which is a now sit-down location. Other popular, healthy locations include Wrapsody Grill and Market Street Deli. If you are not looking to eat out, you can always visit the Pickle Barrel in Russell Union which sells healthier items such as fruits or vegetables or you can go to the Market to purchase various food items.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at GSU is the best! All of the dorms are very clean and close to campus. Plus, there is not a single community-stye dorm. All of the buildings contain either suite-style or apartment-style living. It is safe to say that the dorms here are nicer and more modern than at any other college campus. The community leaders in the dorms are also great. They are always planning fun activities for their residents and are willing to help in any way they can.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern certainly works to challenge its students inside the classroom. However, this challenge can easily be conquered as long as you go to class and do your homework and study appropriately. The only people that do not do well are the ones who do not try. Classes are challenging enough to help you learn and develop as a person, but they are not so hard that you cannot enjoy free time and extracurricular activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! Don't base your college decisions off what others tell you. You will fall in love with the school as soon as you step foot on campus. Make sure you take an official campus tour. The tour guides are very helpful, and they are experts about Georgia Southern! Also, if you get the chance you should spend the night with a student. This is a great way to experience college life and dorm life and also get to know even more about the school!

    In three sentences

    While I have been at Georgia Southern University, I have found the school's motto large-scale, small-feel to certainly be true. The school is large enough to offer plenty of options both academically and extracurricularly. However, the school feels like home as everyone is polite and quick to be your friend.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every time that something happens on campus or around campus, they send you an e-mail, text message and call you to let you aware of it.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus is just great. I never thought that I would love Georgia Southern as much as I do right now. All of the professors are really understanding and are always there when you need help.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of great organizations on campus that you could join. They really make sure that there is really something for everyone here at Georgia Southern.

    Food and Dining

    The food at college would not be the best but no one can really compare to my mom's cooking. They do have a Chic-Fil-A and Starbucks on campus and you can use your meal plan with those places, which is always a plus.

    Dorm Life

    I truly believe that Georgia Southern has the best dorms in the state of Georgia. There are a lot of choices such as traditional, non-traditional and an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    This was really important to me when I was deciding on what college I should go to. Georgia Southern has a great business program (which I am in). All of the professors are really understanding and will help you in any way that they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. I know that this may be common sense but a lot of the times students don't realize how much that can really effect your grade.

    In three sentences

    I am so glad that I decided to go to Georgia Southern. It is truly a great atmosphere and it is kind of like a home away from home to me. It also has that small feel which really was important to me.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    GSU has a great recreation center. There, students can engage in classes such as zumba. Also, there is a great rock climbing wall. GSU is also near a bowling alley and a small golf course.

    Food and Dining

    GSU is renovating two new dining areas. There is a also a great and pretty rapid Chick-fil-a. There are also places if you want to eat healthy.

    Dorm Life

    It is pretty convenient because you can just step outside and walk to your classes. Also, the dorms provide tutors on weekends. You also do not have to catch a bus if you live in the door life so transportation is easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes are pretty easy. However, the classes that pertain to ones major are more invigorating and more time consuming. You have to put a lot of effort for those classes in order to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your homework especially your reading in the literature classes. Try not to stack up all your classes in one day. Write detailed notes.

    In three sentences

    I have learned a lot in all of my classes especially the science classes. It is more independent learning. However, teachers are great and very helpful.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The dorms have a Multi Purpose Room that may have a piano, and has a tv, video games, pool, and other games.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to choose from to eat. There's Chickfila, Einsteins, Market Street Deli, and several other places to eat that you can using your meal plans at.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is nice, and not very expensive. Living with other students help you meet friends in college.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to study for your classes if you want to make an A. Teachers understand hard work, and it pays off. The professors will help you understand their work if the student asks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to fork up some money when you apply, and for your first semester text books.

    In three sentences

    This is a good university, and I enjoy how you can walk to your classes within the 15 minute time period easily. The tuition is cheap, and the housing is nice.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rude Rudy's is the place to be on the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, shows, activities, and the bars.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Beautiful dorms. Everything is kept very clean.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not hard if you try. Advisors and tutors are always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, because weekend activities can make focusing challenging.

    In three sentences

    A very beautiful campus. Helpful leaders and professors. Many opportunities to meet new people.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus police officers works alongside Statesboro Police and Georgia Patrol to keep our community safe.

    Greek Life

    National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Pan-Hellenic Association (PHA), Inter-fraternity Council (IFC)

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list. Get involved: be it intramural's, theater, Greek life, service organizations and interest/ major organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone can find their niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GATA Eagles! One more Time! Georgia?! Southern!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, for the price of a public university you get a private university education with research opportunities and doctorate programs.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, free movies, plenty of student events.

    Food and Dining

    With new places being added and renovations happening right at this moment the food selections are expanding on campus. Don't forget Eagle Express, can be used at many restaurants off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    We have beautiful dorms as well as many choices for off-campus apartments. Great opportunity to meet new friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Study! Study! Study! Its easy to fall behind and catching up is not fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your adviser and plan your classes ahead of time. Follow the 4 year plans suggested. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Great campus and wonderful traditions. All though the school is now reaching 21000 students the small feel is definitely felt all throughout campus. GATA Eagles!

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are MUCH better than others

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging but is understandable if you're willing to study and put in work.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should always stay on top of your classwork. College courses move very fast. Also study skills are very important in college.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a very friendly campus. It can be boring at times if you don't know anyone. So everyone should get out and network.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will feel comfortable from the start with the campus security. Stay late at the library and nervous? Call campus police and have them walk you home. Not a problem. They're great!

    What to do for fun

    I basically live in the gym. I have made a new gym family! I spend most of my free time with the amazing people at the rock wall in the RAC.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are amazing. You can get Starcucks and Chick fil a with a meal plan. How many schools can you do that at?

    Dorm Life

    Be willing to sit in the common areas and make friends! The dorms are huge and open. Just don't room with your best friend and you'll have a wonderful time.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are always willing to help. Ask questions and don't be scared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing and ready to be hands on. Don't stay in your room and do nothing.

    In three sentences

    The school is amazing. Wonderful teachers. You will be addicted to the gym!

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though there have been robberies, just lock your door all the time. It's as safe as you make it.

    Greek Life

    Everyone is in Greek Life, so join it!

    Bang for the buck

    Dollar Daqs Tuesdays at Rumd

    What to do for fun

    Go to the bars or drink

    Food and Dining

    The places only offered on campus (Talons, Market Place, Oasis) are yummy. You get sick of the food after awhile. They have the Market at Centennial for that.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are alright. The best ones are Southern Courtyard and Centennial. Don't room at Kennedy, you'll regret it.

    Academic Rigor

    The science and english classes are by far the hardest. If you do all the homework you're assigned, you should pass witout a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you remember why you're at college. It's all fun and games until you fail a class. And you'll get sick of Einstein's, Chick Fil A, Starbucks, and Coldstone. Trust me.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school where you're truly challenged. The people are so nice here. I love Statesboro.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Southern does its best to keep it a safe campus. If anything does ever happen on campus, students are notified immediately via text and e-mail. I feel very safe at Georgia Southern.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at Southern is very popular. I am not is a sorority so I don't have much to say on it. I do have friends that are in sororities and fraternities who love it though

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities offered at Georgia Southern. You name it, it's probably offered. I am very involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and have also played on several intramural teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, Georgia Southern is a great fit for anyone. The school offers opportunities for any type of student. If you are looking for a place to party, Georgia Southern can be that. But parents, coming from a student who hasn't had a drink of alcohol in her life, the party scene has been easy to avoid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At Georgia Southern University we don't have any unusual locations on campus that I can think of. Before football games, we have an eagle that flies the stadium and the football players always arrive on yellow school buses.

    Bang for the buck

    I definately think that you get the most bang for your buck at Georgia Southern. All the athletic events are free for students which is a big plus. The only thing is meal plans and housing are way too expensive.... but for a university, that is kind of expected.

    What to do for fun

    In Statesboro, if you're creative you can find plenty of things to do. Weekends during the fall are filled with tailgating and football. You can also make the short hour drive to Savannah or Tybee Island and hang out on the beach or historic streets of Savannah

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern is transitioning right now in their dining halls, so our cafeteria is a big trailer. Don't get me wrong, the food is still good. But for fall 2013 there will be a new dining hall with a new meal plan system. So for prospective students, I don't have much information on how the new dining plan system will work.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Southern Pines 2 bedroom appartment style and love it. The dorms on campus are very nice. I will say that Centennial and Eagle Village are located right near the bars. The music is out of control loud so I recommend taking this into consideration when choosing which dorm to live in. All are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are a procrastinator and put things off until the last minute, you will not do well. Spread you studying out and don't cram the night before and you should be well prepared for each exam. The classes are difficult, but if you apply yourself than you should be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are currently looking at different colleges, make a checklist of things you are looking for in a school, things that you would like, and things that aren't so important. For me, Georgia Southern hit every part of my checklist and that's when I knew that it was the school for me.

    In three sentences

    I am a freshman at Georgia Southern and quickly fell in love with the campus and environment that the school offers. The True Blue spirit runs through campus as students go from class to class. At Georgia Southern, students have pride in their school and I could not be happier at any other university.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I love how the teachers are very helpful and willing to help. The student life is fun and enjoying.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not as big as the movies portray.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to feel like they are in a close community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweet heart circle: it is said that if you walk around sweet heart circle three times with someone than you'll always be together.

    What to do for fun

    The school provides many activities for students to participate in, for example intramural sports. There are plenty of clubs and organizations that you can be a part of. There are bars and clubs in walking distance to campus if you are into that.

    Food and Dining

    There is Chick-fil a and Starbucks on campus, other than that the other restaurants are good. Although, I advise to have money to eat off campus because eating the same campus food over and over again can be sickening.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are on campus. Therefore, for incoming freshman it won't be hard to arrive to classes on time. In the dorms, there are always chances to meet new people and establish new friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not hard. The only hard thing about the overall experience is making decisions to complete more important work rather than work that can be completed in less than thirty minutes.

    Tips for prospective students

    All prospective students should prepare themselves for hours of studying and fun. Develop time management skills, so that you can set up times to work because you can party or have fun on the weekends.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is an great school to gain an education and enjoy the enjoyable moments of a college experience. The school has a beautiful campus and overall good people. Unlike the professors at other universities, Georgia Southern's professors actually care about your well-being and helping you pass the class.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are alot of break-ins and armed robberies in apartments near campus, but I never hear any problems about safety in campus dorms.

    Great for these types of students

    Campus and dorm events are great for freshman students to become social and meet people with the same interests as themselves. Campus tours are great for new students and transfer students to find their way around on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an area called Sweetheart Circle. They said if a person and their significant other walks around it together, then they will get married.

    Bang for the buck

    Usually, when a student orders food delivery, it tastes pretty good hopefully. There are some clubs that charge fees and sometimes deliver very well for its members to be social and have a good college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few bars and clubs close to campus, and they are in walking distance if a student does not have a car. There are sometimes events on campus from different clubs. Sometimes dorms have parties for its inhabitants to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are some neat options for food to eat. My college even has a new website for college students to order delivery too. The best restaurants were closed down for maintenance until Fall of 2013, and I am very excited for them to open again.

    Dorm Life

    I am a freshman at this college about to begin my second semester. I had chose to move in a room with a family member and I had a very difficult time my entire first semester, so I had to get a room change. Living with stangers is a better choice, but it still has its challenges.

    Academic Rigor

    I know that some professors are harder than others, but I have to say that college is much more challenging than high school was. Some classes are harder than others, and more than class attendance is required to pass the class and be a successful student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study for assignments and assessments, especially ahead of time. Never choose to party or have fun over studying or completing assignments. Don't just do work and study, it is very important to go out and make friends and have a social life.

    In three sentences

    I think it is a good school with a fun reputation, so it is a good place to go for a higher education. I think it has a good and safe repuatation for students living on campus. I can easily make friends here and become a part of a group.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great. There has not been a time where I have gone outside of my dorm and not seen a police car drive by yet. There are also these white emergency alert poles in various places along campus that you can use to contact help in the case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very abundant

    Clubs and Activities

    There a tons of clubs and activities on campus for every type of person imaginable.

    Great for these types of students

    If your the type of person who likes a large scale college, with a small town feel? Then Georgia Southern is definitely for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most interesting tradition on campus to me is sweetheart circle. It is believed that if you and your beloved were to walk around sweetheart circle 3 time(which is shaped like a heart if seen from above) you will be destined to become married.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is included in tuition, well almost everything. Including access to all home football games, where students have their own sections.

    What to do for fun

    The school has plenty of events available for students to attend. Everything is within walking distance and makes it very simple to call up a group of friends at anytime to go out. People also enjoy the surrounding bars. They are right next to some of the dorms, which makes them easily accessible. The Russel union also plays a free, and relatively new movie, every Friday.

    Food and Dining

    First Year Freshman are required to have a dining plan, which kind of limits where you can eat. Mainly, Chik-Fil-A was where most people ate from, but after a while the same food places over and over started to bother me. However, if you don't mind spending money there are plenty of other places to eat from within walking distance. For example, Dominio's, Subway, Wings Cafe...Etc. Or you could order in.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is pretty awesome, especially with the great Community Leaders who are there for assistance all the time. People in my dorm were very friendly and noise isn't that bad. If there was a maintenance problem it was usually fixed within a 1-3 day period, which I thought was great.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the professor or area of study. However, ironically what I believed to be one of my easiest classes(FYE-First Year Experience, which is required by all freshman) turned out to be my most difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Alot of people believe that because Georgia Southern is a party school and its GPA requirement is relatively low that the quality of education will be low also. However, DO NOT let that fool you. It may be easy to get in, but its much harder to stay in so don't underestimate the difficulty of the courses based on what others may want you to think.

    In three sentences

    Attending Georgia Southern University was one of the best choices of my Life. This is only my first year, but I have not regretted my decision to enroll here whatsoever. My experience has been great and I already consider the town of Statesboro as my second home.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Statesboro has a movie theatre and a bowling alley. However, Savannah is right up the road.

    Food and Dining

    Lakeside is great! Chick-fil-a and Starbucks are located in the Student Union. Several popular spots in other academic buildings.

    Dorm Life

    The school has a great set up for dorms. You are going to run into the normal joys of living below/above/beside people.

    Academic Rigor

    You are going to have tough professors and easier professors. It is all in how you handle the situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and schedule a visit to campus before making a decision. I walked on campus, and knew that's exactly where I wanted to be.

    In three sentences

    A school with a big heart, but a small feel. Great weather nearly year round. Full of great opportunity and great people.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. One of the lowest in the nation.

    Greek Life

    Very active campus

    Great for these types of students

    While i meet many nurses and engineers, I, as an anthropologist, feel right at home. If you want that right-at-home feeling, instead of the one-in-a-sea-of-thousands, then this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweet heart circle is the heart of campus, but it is also the place to go when you want to get away from the busy school life. Walk around it three times with your loved one, and you're destined to be together forever.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though Georgia Southern is one of the cheapest schools to attend in Georgia, it doesn't feel like you aren't getting a five star degree.

    What to do for fun

    Anything. Although located in a small town, you are never left bored. And the beach is only 30 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks, Chick-fil-a and Ice cream. Need I say more?

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the nicest in Georgia. They are roomy and full of space, and come will built-in-friends already installed.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes at Southern are difficult, others are easy. It depends on how much you would like to get out of your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your niche. Enter clubs and activities, meet new people.

    In three sentences

    When I imagined going to college, I pictured Georgia Southern. After several callous months of searching all over Georgia, I found my match. This school is perfect: from the beautiful historic campus to the attentive detail each student is awarded, Georgia Southern is the leading college in the nation.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not safe

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who like to party and are able to maintain good grades while doing so!

    What to do for fun

    I usually go to Sweetheart Circle and relax and hangout with friends.

    Food and Dining

    We have very good food. We have choices of Starbucks, Einsteins and Chickfila :)

    Dorm Life

    I dislike the dorms. I do not like my floor director and the dorms are gross.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are challenging but as long as you are dedicated to your work you will be fine. Some classes will be harder than others but as long as you try.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend going by your professors offices during their office hours so they know who you are. Classes are usually really big so they have no clue who you are.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus at Georgia Soutern University. This school has many activities to do and the education level there is amazing. I would rate my school a 9 out of 10

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    it can seem very segregated in terms of race but for the most part there is something for everyone

    Clubs and Activities

    there is always something to do

    Great for these types of students

    great for any type of student

    What to do for fun

    There's bars literally across the street from campus, lots of clubs to join, just so many things

    Tips for prospective students

    put yourself out there and just have fun

    In three sentences

    a welcoming and fun place. There's always something to do and millions of opportunities to meet new people

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus of Georgia Southern is very safe. There are Campus police everywhere to make sure the students are safe.

    Greek Life

    Georgia Southern has many Greek houses on campus and do really exciting charity events throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of activities on the GSU campus. Whether you are interested in music, leadership or math, GSU has the club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, Marketing, Business, Engineering and Art students who want to be challenged.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every home game the football players ride yellow buses through Statesboro to get everyone pumped for the game. Also, before every game and ceremony, Freedom, our very own eagle flies through the sky.

    What to do for fun

    On campus students can hang out in our many club houses or in our Union, which has food and a theatre. Also, we have many events throughout the semester students can attend.

    Food and Dining

    GSU offers Chick Fil A, Einsteins, The Nest, Wrapsody, Starbucks and many other options. The only thing I have to say is that after a semester of eating the same food all the time, I get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best at GSU! We have a large variety of dorms. So if you want your own room or a shared room, we have what fits you. Everything is clean and the maintenance is always there for any need.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern classes, while fun, are challenging. I find myself doing things I had never done before because my professors have tested me and raised the bar. I appreciate that they want the students to be the best of the best and excel in their majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should make sure to create a close relationship to their professors. They should ask for help anytime they need it. Also, take summer classes if you can. It is a fantastic way to get ahead in your major and credit hours.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a fantastic school that offers many opportunities to students who want to learn about a specific field. The large scale- small feel campus helps each student get the attention they need in a campus that offers many resources. Georgia Southern ranks very highly in my book.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a very safe campus!

    Greek Life

    You have lots of options if you want to go Greek - it is a big part of college life for many students and they are wonderful in how they participate in the community and keep life-long friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone! Get involved - it is such a great way to meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    Easy going, laid back students who like small-town living. You can make it here and have an amazing, rich life. It's quiet and it ideal for focusing on your education, while still having a great time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football games and tailgating at GSU is a fall tradition. The botantical garden is a wonderfully peaceful place to hang out. We have a brand new library with amazing resources and the Performing Arts Center has amazing shows.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern University is BIG bang for the buck. It is a very reasonably priced and well-respected education in a small and safe community.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of on-campus activities to enjoy, as well restaurants, theaters, a farmers market, and good ol' country fun. Sometimes the best thing to do is to just hang out with the great people you meet here.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe's on campus are pretty decent, though this is the South and there are a lot of fried options. ; )

    Dorm Life

    Definitely live on campus! There are so many new and modern dorms at GSU and the campus is so convenient to everything. But it is by FAR much easier to get to classes from the dorms than from off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Great classes and challenging teachers, but the course load is very manageable and still gives you enough room to have a well-rounded life.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Live on campus your first year! It is a great way to meet other students and make life-long friends. 2. Avoid the Freshman 15. Make smart and healthy food choices at every meal and drink lots of water - you will look and feel better for it. 3. Use the facilities on campus. You have a great gym, pools, student functions, and amazing speakers available to you while at school. Take advantage of these opportunities - you never know what doors you may be opening and things you will discover about yourself. 4. College is the time of your Life! You should enjoy every second of it, but don't over do it on the partying. You can have a great time without taking it too far. 5. College is is your first real chance to be a responsible adult - set yourself up for future success by establishing good habits now.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is college living in a small home-town environment. It's highly affordable with all of the amenities of a cozy little city and lots of country charm. The campus is lush and idyllic, the town is charming and modern, and the campus faculty are genuine.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on cam pus.

    Greek Life

    Many people do the greek thing, not my deal though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities await you here.

    Great for these types of students

    Our IT program is probably the best in the state of GA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you walk around sweet heart circle with you lover three times you will get married.

    Bang for the buck

    I really like it here at GSU and they are all about large scale small feel. I believe they archive this well.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of student organizations to get involved in, like HVZ or humans vz zombies.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in a dorm so, who knows.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say most of the classes I've taken were pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live on campus, it is way cheaper to find alternative housing off campus.

    In three sentences

    Most of teachers are great here no problems so far. The parking is one of the only things that needs to be worked on. I love working out at the RAC when I can.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies, bowling, dining, and more.

    Food and Dining

    Many options for food.

    Dorm Life

    Very friendly people. Many activities to do.

    Academic Rigor

    I found it easy enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike, and make responsible friends.

    In three sentences

    Large campus with a small feel. Nice professors. Many opportunities are provided for students to succeed.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If your worried about your safety, DON'T BE! Georgia Southern University was rated the 18th most safest campus in the nation. The University Police patrol the campus and streets to ensure our safety at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school offers over 100 clubs and organizations to join. If anything interests you from academics to birdwatching; Georgia Southern has a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southen University is a great choice for students that want a personal connection with their professors and still have a large-scale atmosphere of college.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern isn't really an expensive school. You really get a Bang For Your Buck! All of the FREE things around campus such as: food, movies, outdoor activites, and tutoring allow you to stretch your dollars.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern has many activities students can participate in for fun. There is a rock climbing wall in the Recreation Center (we call it the RAC), the Georgia Southern also shows free movies in the Union Theatre FOR FREE!

    Food and Dining

    The food is GREAT! There are plenty of dining options around campus that will ensure you get a delicious hot meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome! There is plenty of privacy in the dorm rooms because each roommate has their own room within an apartment or suite.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of Georgia Southern isn't anything you should stress about if your an honest hard working student. The professors are always there to help and there is tons of outside help such as tutoring around campus FOR FREE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early! The earlier you apply the better. Our university is most definitely growing. Take a visit! Georgia Southern offers many tour dates. This is a great time to take a tour of the campus and to find out if its a great feel for you.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Georgia Southern is an amazing university. There are many organizations and activities around campus to get involved with. This university has everything I need and more.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't see many police walking around. They're usually hanging out in their police cars. I don't mind this, though. I'd feel nervous having officers scattered everywhere on campus, watching our every step.

    Greek Life

    There are lots of parties going on with fraternities and sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for students who are from a small town.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is pretty cheap compared to most schools. Plus, i'm sure Financial Aid will pay for at least half of the college tuition.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to party, there are lots of bars outside campus. there's only one cinema close by. There's a couple of restaurants and stores close by like Wal-Mart, TJ Max, JC Penny, Belk's, Hobby Lobby, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday's, El Sombrero, K-Mart, Cracker Barrel, McAlister's, Panera, Moe's, and Office Max. There's lots of activities going on around campus, too like having bands play in the Union. They also had a Silent Disco once...

    Food and Dining

    The food here is excellent. They have some healthy and delicious choices. I strongly recommend getting something from the Market Street Deli. They have amazing bagel chips. There's also a Starbucks, a Chick-Fil-A, an Einstein Bro's, and a Cold Stone. There are other places, too. They are currently building a new cafeteria place, so there will be even more places to eat hopefully next year.

    Dorm Life

    I stay at the Centennial Place in a 4 bedroom apartment. The dorms there are excellent. The beds are more comfortable than i thought. The rooms are pretty roomy, and i love the kitchens. The only complaint is that the walls are very thin.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a freshman, the classes seem easy because the core classes are pretty much review from high school. However, it is the student's job to get the work done at their own time. That , to me, is the most difficult part.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering GSU, be prepared to walk a lot, to have an organized schedule, and to meet lots of new and interesting people. Don't wait until the last minute for ANYTHING. Procrastination is bad.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is great for students who lived in a small town. Once you're here, you'll quickly learn to get out there and become a responsible adult. Georgia Southern's atmosphere gives students the urge to change their lifestyle for the better.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of campus but if you are not apart of Greek Life its not a bad thing. I didn't rush my freshman year and I felt left out at first , but by the end of the year it did not bother me. I just think its a very good idea.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions are a huge part of Southern. The eagle flying at the sporting events, sweetheart circle, and several other things. Locations I enjoy is by far El Som the Mexican restaurant.

    What to do for fun

    I am from Charleston so one requirement was the beach. So for fun I enjoy going to Savannah it is about forty-five minutes away. We also have sports games, pep-rally's, and other enjoyable things to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The only reason I rate the food so low is because they tore down both of he dinning halls so we are limited to places to eat. They are renovating both of the dinning halls so that will be fixed soon. This is my biggest complaint as of right now at the school.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are state of the art. You can have your own room, a kitchen, living area, and laundry room. Also they are fairly new so not too many problems.

    Academic Rigor

    I all depends on the schedule you sign up for and your major. For nursing the classes are very challenging. Also the professors do not baby you like high school teachers may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come visit. Also get involved, whether it be Greek Life, study abroad programs, intramural sports, or clubs. Another tip make sure you enjoy your roommates.

    In three sentences

    I am in love with this school. It is my favorite place and I thoroughly enjoy this school. I also feel like this school is preparing me for the future.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school plays free movies in the union on Friday nights. Students just have to check website and emails to see whats going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do the work and meet with professor outside of class and you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a great school and has a beautiful campus. Ill give them a 10 out of 10. Faculty and staff are extremely nice and helpful.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always a cop around, in the rooms there is a panic button, and on campus there are emergency phones and plenty of light.

    Greek Life

    Grand from what I hear.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a lot of clubs and organization, some aren't very well put together though.

    Great for these types of students

    Yes, it is a well rounded school so everyone fits in nicely.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When someone yells Georgia everyone else yells back Southern.

    Bang for the buck

    It really is a good school but it is kind of expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do but go to bars and party. If you are under 21, its really boring.

    Food and Dining

    We can use our meal plans at places like starbucks and chick-fil-a!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is simple but easy for the first year at college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fast but as long as you take it step by step you should be in good shape when finals come around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, make sure you have everything in order a head of time.

    In three sentences

    So far very nice and welcoming. The teachers are nice. The campus is clean.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus tries to be safety and gives student every resource to be safe on campus, but robberies happen more than they should on campus and outside of campus by the locals.

    Greek Life

    Great for NON-National Pan-Hellenic Council greek life, not much NPHC present on campus. If you do see NPHC it will be the AKAs and Alphas.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and Activities it is something here for probably ANYBODY. Other than the academics of Georgia Southern the clubs and activities Georgia Southern offers is the next best thing about going here.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want school spirit, great quality education without spending a lot of money, and those who want to be away from city life and used to the country life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Starting in 2004, Freedom, American Bald Eagle, takes flight before each home football game and flies over Spring commencement. Homecoming is BIG down here! Yellow School Buses, GUS, True Blue, Whose House? Our House! and other chants, Day One, and many more.

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of every opportunity, your paying for it and they dont forget to tell you that.

    What to do for fun

    Bar and clubs not more than that. It's a party school so if your not in class, eating, in your dorm your probably at a bar or club. The mall is nicknames SMALL, because that is exactly what it is, small.

    Food and Dining

    Not a lot variety. None at all, not even around the campus it's your typical small (VERY small) town. Not everything is good. Everything is OK. Best place is the sandwiches at the Market Street Grill.

    Dorm Life

    Great, not your ordinary dorms many apartment style dorms if that what you want to call them. But if you do want the traditional dorm that is available. I only gave it 4 stars because of the the housing maintenance is ALWAYS coming, key replacements are $150, ridiculous list of rules, and the prices are a little much for University housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically Georgia Southern is excellent. You actually do learn things thats how your going to get an A in a class, if dont learn anything you'll receive that C and if your lucky a B.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students know what you interested in and try it out. Take advantage of all opportunities it offers. Be out going.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a great University to attend academic wise. It's a great education almost University of Georgia, but just for a little less than what you pay for UGA. It has a lot of opportunities be willing to experience it as a whole.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    volunteer or party

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of resources

    In three sentences

    there are many volunteer opportunities and lots of resources to help you pass your classes. may get bored in the city but the school is great

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    As we speak, Our main 2 dining location are being either completly gutted and renovated or demolished and rebuilt. We have other locations, like a sandwich shop, Chick-fil-a, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at southern are phenomenal. We only have one housing complex that is the stereotypical 2 beds in a room and a hall bath. Every style has either a private or semi(share with 2-4 others). Location could be better but thats kinda hard to adjust.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor at southern is much like AP classes in high school, as AP classes should be. Take AP classes, and depending on your school and teacher, will give you a good idea.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything ASAP. Things happen fast at Southern. Housing, Class registration, everything happens fast. Plan out things in advance so that you can get the jump and get your first choices.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a fantastic school with a great feel and gorgeous campus. I love the services, Faculty, and the administration and how well the all work together. Southern is a growing in prestige and size and we are embracing it.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A few bars, parties of the weekends, movies, concerts, campus involvement and activities. Not far from Savannah

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Biology major so my course work keeps me busy. Classes aren't hard, but it is college and they expect you to know your stuff. The Business school here is fantastic, definitely beats out UGA's or Tech's.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great school and it continues to push up the rating charts. It is a young school with a lot of promise. Everything you need is here but without the major costs. It is very easy to get involved on campus with the numerous amount of organizations and greek life. It is a small college town, but I enjoy this because it keeps me focused on my studies during the week. Savannah is only a 45 min drive away for a weekend away!

    In three sentences

    A large school but with a small school field. The campus is beautiful and so is the south Georgia weather; I really love walking/biking the pedestrian everyday. Classes tend to be quite small, and the professors really enjoy getting to know their students.

  • 02/18/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems very safe with emergency boxes all over campus and in each dorm room.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU is affordable but is still college!! I will be starting a summer program in June 2013 which will cost my family around $5000.00. Any help with that would be tremendous.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs sports are in abundance at GSU. I am an Ulitimate Frisbee player and look forward to playng at GSU. I will also play soccer and run track. Who knows, I may actually make it on the track team. GSU also has a full gym as well as pool and hot tub. I don't think I'll need to leave campus to find something to occupy my time.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall was under some renovations when I visited but GSU has an impressive list of vendors to choose from (Cold Stone Creamery is my favorite). The unlimited dining pass will be the program I choose.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman stay in Southern Pines. Of all the colleges we visited, this was the housing I liked the most. They have two or four bedroom suites with a full sized refridgerator and microwave. My parents were very envious as they had very small rooms and had to share bathroom space with over 8-10 people!

    Academic Rigor

    I plan on majoring in Engineering. I haven't decided which field of engineering yet but GSU seems to have a comparable course of study to any of the other universities. I will definitely be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to as many information sessions as you can. Each time you will learn something new about GSU. I'm very excited about all the club sports GSU has to offer.

    In three sentences

    GSU has a great engineering program with the chance to transfer to Georgia Tech. I loved the campus and housing facilities. Everyone I've met at the GSU Open Houses and Information sessions have been very nice and eager to help.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Statesboro is a small town and a lot of times the night life is the only chance of entertainment. Savannah is only 45 minutes away so a day trip to the beach is always fun. There are many campus organized events that take place also.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are many food options, ChikFilA, Einstein's Bagel Brothers, The Nest (Cafeteria), Talons Restaurant (Russel Union)., Wrapsody (Nursing bldg)., The Market (Campus grocery)., Cold stone Creamery, The Pickle barrel (Health food market)., Market Street Deli (Located in the IT bldg)., Oasis (at the RAC and Lakeside)., Zach's Brew (Library)., and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in two dorms at GSU but I have experienced a few; Kennedy: One bedroom, two twin beds, community bath. Good parking. Watson: One bedroom, two twin beds, possible private bath, but probably community. Good parking. Eagle Village: One of the best dorms at GSU. Private bedroom with twin bed and shared bathroom with one other roommate. Kitchen and Living area are a major bonus when living in a dorm. Parking not so bad. Southern Pines: My favorite dorm, the first dorm I lived in. Full kitchen area, full living area with dining area. Shared bathrooms with one roommate. Best parking, huge closets and Queen beds.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you do everything such as registration or any clerical work ASAP. I have had lots of problems with applications and making appointments with the actual university. Even my worst professors at GSU were respectful and hard working.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are confused or lost, be friendly and ask a stranger on campus. I have never had trouble finding someone always willing to help you at Georgia Southern.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a great school, no longer the small-feel University. The reputation of GSU being Georgia's Party School holds true, but it is not impossible to focus school too and have a social life in the small city of Statesboro. Beautiful campus, great staff, very friendly school.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on campus safety is pretty good but you need to be careful at night.

    Greek Life

    the frat houses on campus are awesome.

    Clubs and Activities

    on campus clubs are all over the place. its hard to walk to class without seeing some form of activity going on almost every day

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is pretty cheap in my opinion. you get the university feel with out all the expenses.

    What to do for fun

    Dorms have many fun activities. also there is always some sort of party going on.

    Food and Dining

    currently food is alright but not great.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is awesome. dorms give you the ability to meet new people and to form friendships that will last forever.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and the amount of effort you apply, classes can be simple or extremely difficult, its up to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    you need to sign up for everything early so that you have your pick of stuff. also going to see your advisor on a regular basis to make sure you are on the right track to graduate.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is the perfect school for those who enjoy small classes, while still having that big campus feeling. The teachers are friendly and willing to help those who ask for help. Also having classes throughout the day makes it possible to create the perfect schedule to meet you needs.

  • 03/01/2013

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead and never hesitate to ask questions. Always, ALWAYS get more than one opinion.

    In three sentences

    The staff is very warm and welcoming. They really do put the students first. I haven't had any issues with this school, and any questions I had were answered almost immediately.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always on campus. If you need someone to walk home with at 3 in the morning, just call the police, and they will send an escort to walk with you. The police report crime not only on the Georgia Southern campus, but also throughout Statesboro. GSU is one of the safest universities in the nation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia Southern has many clubs and activities that reflect its diversity. If you want to join a certain club, chances are that GSU already has that club. If GSU does not already have the club, then you can create one with a certain number of people.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern University is a college that is great for basically any type of student. No matter who you are, you will definitely make friends and may possibly find your special someone here.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. Go out to eat with friends. Go on road trips with friends on the weekends. Go work out at the RAC. If you're a music major, go practice some more and make it fun by setting bigger goals for yourself. If you're feeling tired, take a nap. Call your parents every once in a while. Spend time with your family when they visit or when you go back home.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining locations on campus. Beginning Fall 2013, the meal plans are changing from the traditional 3, 6, 10, 15, and 19 meal plans to unlimited Lakeside and Landrum with a limited amount of Dining Dollars to spend at other locations and a limited number of guest passes to Lakeside and Landrum. I have enjoyed the meal plan that I had this year, but I have to wait and see what it is like beginning next year.

    Dorm Life

    When applying for housing, you have the option of choosing a roommate. Otherwise, GSU Housing will choose the roommate(s) for you using a small survey. Whether you are friends with your roommate(s) or not, it is important to get along with him/her/them. Each hall has a Community Leader (CL) who helps enforce the rules. Each building has a Resident Assistant (RA). GSU Housing organizes some activities throughout the year to encourage residents to get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    To be in good academic standing, you need to maintain a 2.5 GPA. It isn't that hard if you go to class and keep at your studies. If you need help with a certain subject, tutoring is available. You may also want to form study groups. If you are in the University Honors Program, you need to maintain a 3.3 GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as soon as possible. If you wait until the last minute, then you may be stuck in a dorm with a shared bedroom and a community bathroom. Apply for FAFSA before the priority deadline. Always look for scholarship opportunities. If you are up to it, apply for the University Honors Program. Don't wait until the last minute to finish your essay. If you are invited to 1906 Scholars' Showcase or Scholars' Day, be prepared for at least one interview. Google college interview questions, and make sure you know the answers to questions like these. The interviews determine who gets scholarships.

    In three sentences

    At Georgia Southern University, you will make friends because GSU is large and diverse and has all kinds of students. The professors are kind and want to get to know you. GSU has a bus system that makes all buildings easier to get to.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of campus activities that go on each week and depending on your type of crowd there are events set up just for that. Most people go to the bars/clubs and on game days you will see just about everyone in their GSU Eagle attire.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get involved on campus. Joining organizations of just attending club meetings is a good opportunity to get yourself out there and meet new people. College is all about networking. Use it to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school with a beautiful campus. I would give it an 8/10. The weather is the downfall but other than that its amazing here.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Good

    Greek Life

    Not extremely Greek oriented.

    What to do for fun

    Different activities at the clubhouses of the dorms and many activities on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get organized and focused. You have help on campus, just take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a beautiful campus with many oppurtunities. The best part is that as an entering freshman, you begin working toward your declared major. The non-academic oppurtunities are very helpful also.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many call boxes throughout campus

    Greek Life

    Most sororities and fraternities are represented

    Clubs and Activities

    Offer almost every sport, if not offered you are able to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Those need extra push and support form professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rotunda is an area on campus where you have your own forum to say and do whatever you please (within limits).

    What to do for fun

    Many activities available on campus as well as off. Close to Savannah.

    Food and Dining

    Many selections for dining with meal plan. Lots of flexibility.

    Dorm Life

    Best dorms in this area. Many options available with apartment style living.

    Academic Rigor

    Instructors are challenging, but they offer a lot of academic support through free tutoring services. Instructors are willing to help as long as you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit school. Take advantage of all of the support services.

    In three sentences

    This is a really good school. GSU makes sure you are not just a number and they value you as a student of the school. They also fulfill the interest of many students wanting a big school but small feel.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus is pretty safe and there are emergency call boxes placed every where in case someone feels threatened and needs help. Campus police also patrol the campus at all times of the day.

    Greek Life

    Greek row is right down the road from the dorms, within walking distance.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous activities and clubs to become involved in. Too many to count.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for freshmen not sure about the rigors of college or someone who is not interested in a top of the line school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you walk three times around sweetheart circle holding the hand of your girlfriend/boyfriend, you will marry that person.

    What to do for fun

    I came from a very small town, so there is a lot to do here for fun. However, those used to Atlanta will not find that to be the case.

    Food and Dining

    They are currently renovating two of their dining halls, but there are many other options to eat here on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was great. I had a very nice room that was right on campus. I was able to walk every where.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors program here and the classes are more difficult, but not outrageous.

    Tips for prospective students

    However nice the bus system seems, it is slower than walking.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern has been very good to me so far. It has a beautiful campus and every person here is friendly and helpful.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Education majors, business majors, new engineering program, chemistry department is very good.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sweetheart Circle is the old center of campus. Paulson Stadium on Saturday gameday is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, the RAC, go to the beach

    Food and Dining

    Could use more restaurants on the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Apartments are very nice and a good value.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors I have encountered are knowledgeable and fair. I have been working on a research project as a freshman, which is a great opportunity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Southern is a good place to start your college career. It is easy to get around the campus, dorms are really nice and recreation activity center is the best I have seen.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a research university in a small town. The campus is beautiful and offers great opportunity for learning and social life. the education I am getting is a good value.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can hang out in the union and other common areas. You can always join various social clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you wake early on registration dates to ensure you get into the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a big university that has a small college feel. They value academics but sometimes I feel that athletics are pushed more. I really enjoy attending this school.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school sends out emails, texts, and phone calls every time something is wrong on campus. Campus police are also available at any time of the day and are very helpful for many different reasons.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many recreational sports teams that are a lot of fun to be a part of and also the athletic program is wonderful.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the party crowd. Always something fun to do on any day of the week.

    What to do for fun

    In Statesboro there is not a whole lot to do. There is a mall with about 5 shops and a movie theater. On campus there are bars to go to for entertainment with drinks and dancing. Only an hour away is Savannah and Tybee which are both very fun for weekend fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining my freshman year (last year) was very good. We have a chick-fil-a, Einstein's, Starbucks, and 2 different Cafes plus little sandwich shops all throughout campus. This year they have torn down 2 of the cafeterias and are rebuilding them to be great next year. Off campus there are many other options to eat. You will not go hungry in Statesboro.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are very nice. There are still a few that you have to share a room and bathroom with people but many have turned into apartment style dorms. Most have kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms that you may share with 3 other people. I enjoyed living in the dorms my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not fully sure what Academic Rigor means, but the professors I have had were all wonderful and getting a degree from Georgia Southern University is a very special thing. They take their academics very seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is south Georgia so the weather is hot almost all year around. Since Statesboro is such a small town there is not a whole lot there besides the campus, but there are plenty of places to eat and Savannah and Tybee are only an hour away.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern has an amazing campus. It is very beautiful with many students but a small campus to make it easy to get around. The people are also very friendly and I have made many friends.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is generally safe. The school works hard to keep the school as safe as they can (alerts via email or cell if anything occurs, campus police, panic boxes)

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a very large part of this University. If you are interested in Greek life I highly recommend you come here because it is taken very seriously at Southern.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of the Equestrian Team and I found it to be the most rewarding experience. I made so many of my best friends through the team and it really helped me come out of my shell and become my own person. I highly suggest joining a club or team.

    Great for these types of students

    The nursing program at Southern is very well-known and competitive. Also, the education program and ROTC are a large part of the university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At he main entrance of the school there is a large circle which you drive around to reach various buildings. It looks like a large field and it is said that if you walk three times around it with your boyfriend/girlfriend then you are going to get married.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money. Georgia Southern is growing more each year both in number of students and prestige. The recognition it receives does not reflect the little money it costs.

    What to do for fun

    Though Statesboro is a small town, it is easy to find fun things to do! Someone is always having some sort of get together or there is always going to the pool because it stays warm most of the year.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Southern is amazing. There are 5 original restaurants as well as Chick Fil A, Einstein's Bagels and Starbucks all on campus. The meal plan is reacquired for Freshmen which is nice to not have to go grocery shopping all the time.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed my first year dorm experience. Everyone is nice and in the same boat so you make a lot of lasting friends! The dorms are all very nice and I even had my own bedroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not easy but the professors help you along the way and really want you to succeed. Professors have office hours and often give out their cell if you ever need help or have a question. There are also TA's for extra assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise not to get caught up in the thrill of being on your own and partying all the time. In the long run, this will be detrimental to your success here and not worth everything you are working towards. Also don't skip class! It can be so tempting to just stay in the dorm and nap or watch TV but in the end which is more important?

    In three sentences

    I love my school and I highly recommend others to follow me and engage in this wonderful University. The professors are nice and I have learned so many things. It has truly been an amazing experience and I am so glad I chose Georgia Southern University.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If UP would focus more on robberies instead of underage drinking campus safety wouldn't be an issue.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at GSU rivals that of any SEC school and will give you so many opportunites.

    What to do for fun

    University Plaza

    Food and Dining

    Brand new dining halls for the 2013 Fall semester. Also, Chik-Fil-A, Starbucks, and Einstein Bros. all on campus.

    Dorm Life

    You'll feel like you're living in an apartment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get involved on campus with things such as clubs or Greek life and become the best member you can. GSU has molded me as a leader, but you must go out and take chances for yourself. Lastly, this isn't high school. Studying a night or hour before the test will ensure a poor grade.

    In three sentences

    Attending GSU does not make you feel like you're at a school of over twenty thousand students. Statesboro has a small town feel but all the activities and shops that students need. Great affordable education and cost-of-living in Statesboro is very reasonable.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you ever hear someone yell, GEORGIA make sure you yell, SOUTHERN! We love our school spirit!

    What to do for fun

    The city is what you make it! There's always stuff going on, on campus, so that's a great way to have fun as well as meet people that may help you in the future!

    Food and Dining

    There is so much to choose from! You will always be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms feel just like apartments! They're great!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult, but are not bad if you put in time and effort!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come ready to put school as your main priority!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is an amazing place to earn your degree! The school is definitely a large campus with a small feel. Best decision I've made is attending here!

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said that walking around sweetheart circle 3 times while holding hands with your significant other and kissing them in the middle will result in the two of you getting married.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable for in-state residents. Out of state students have to pay a lot more. Georgia Southern was rated as one of the top computer science for it's price.

    What to do for fun

    Their are places around the town that provide outlets for activities such as golfing and movies. They are also building an archery range in a few years. Also, the school provides trips during breaks for anyone interested in hiking and rafting.

    Food and Dining

    Their are options of campus besides the food hall, such as Chic-fil-a, Einsteins, and Cold Stone. They just finished up a new 24 hour food hall also.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus should be a must for first year students. The Community Leaders of the dorms are always providing social outlets and fun breaks from studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a challenge. However, if you put your work in and go to class teachers will reach out and help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus the first year and do extra-curricular activities! Use Rate My Professor and always go to class. Teachers will work with those who put in the effort.

    In three sentences

    A fantastic school. It is truly, as advertised, a large campus, small feel type environment. The campus makes you feel right at home and the majority of professors truly care about their students futures.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach , hang out with friends or go to awesome rec center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit the campus and you will see what GSU has to offer.

    In three sentences

    The best School to go to, Safe Campus Great variety and lots to do.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isn't many actual attractions to GSU but we are better off than many other cities. We are 40 minutes from Savannah and 50 from the beach.

    Food and Dining

    GSU has the best food options. Chikfila, einsteins, and cold stone on campus. There are many other food options. At the moment they are rebuilding two of the main eateries.

    Dorm Life

    I moved down here knowing absolutely no one, but the best thing I did was live in the dorms and share a room with another girl. We didn't end up being best of friends but I made friends with everyone else in my dorm building. Was the highlight of my college career.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but going to class is ore than half the battle to a good grade in any class. Go to class, get to know your professors, and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions from the very beginning. Get involved in clubs and organizations. It'll be hard to focus on classes with such a new lifestyle but put that first.

    In three sentences

    I have loved living here for the past 4 years. Huge sense of camaraderie. Truly is big university, with small town feel.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and organizations to choose from. Based on religious, ethnic, activity base and others. A great wide variety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GATA: Get After That A** is the famous GSU chant given to us by the late great Erk Russell.

    What to do for fun

    During the fall football games are the best fun on the weekend. As well as the other sporting events like basketball and baseball.

    Food and Dining

    Landrum and Lakeside are being redone, but the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are comfortable and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are more challenging than others. But if focused and do what you need to, you can be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the perfect place to come if you want a big school, but the small campus feel. A little over 20,000 students, but a very friendly and homely school.

    In three sentences

    The school is big school with a small campus feel. In the family oriented city of Statesboro, GA. Football Saturdays are some of the best and very enjoyable.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus. There is lots of lighting and police officers. You can even call them up and get an escort at night back to your room.

    Greek Life

    Uggg very popular here and stereotypical.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list , check out their website. There is a list. There are many options.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to get drunk for sure , but I think pretty much everybody can be happy here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a pretty cool museum on campus and sweet heart circle is a pretty place to study.

    Bang for the buck

    They are pretty good. Living off campus though saves a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    They had a free movie showing at the Russel Union every Friday night. There are also different events that always seem to be going on. A lot of people go to the bars and different parties to get drunk for fun though.

    Food and Dining

    Ehh.... it could be better in my opinion. There needs to be more healthy choices and things to eat for vegans. However if you like to eat junk food you have it made here! Oh and 10 meal plans is totally enough, no need to buy more.

    Dorm Life

    They have some nice dorms here that is for sure. There are a lot of options though depending on how much you want to spend and how much you want to walk. They are pretty much set up like apartments and you get your own room or at least that is what most students choose. The only thing that blows is if you get some loud upstairs neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had some challenging classes , but the most important thing is to show up and to study of course! If you do all of those you are bound to at least pass! However at least reach for a B because C's never look good. Also make sure you at least get a C because D's do not count towards your major here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class ,so that if you end up with a grade on the edge of passing it looks like you have been putting in the effort. Sitting up front in the class is a good idea too. Also do not go out partying every night. If that is your idea of fun try to do it only on the weekends.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a pretty good school. It has a beautiful campus and most of the teachers seem to care about their students that is as long as they look they they are putting in the effort. However it can be seen as a party school in some light there always seems to be a lot of students going out to the bars every night getting drunk.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD are on 24 hour patrol and every student is notified of any crimes committed via Eagle Alert, email, or the George-Anne campus newspaper.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great on campus. Some organization is always giving something away or helping out a foundation.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for all students in my opinion

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Humans vs Zombies game is very prominent on campus. Students walk around with nerf guns as humans and zombies were certain colors to determine whether they have been disabled or still looking for humans

    What to do for fun

    I am more of a pool shooter. I find myself at Southern Billiards and Burgers most of my days at GSU. The Recreation and Activity Center is a great place to stay in shape. It has and olympic size pool and jacuzzi, outdoor pool and volleyball court, 8 indoor basketball courts, 6 outside basketball courts, indoor track and outdoor trail, and lastly a rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is the least of your worries. We have Chick-fi-a, Einstein Bros, We have a great place called Market Street Deli that serves toasted deli sandwiches and bagel fries. Then of course your regular cafeteria called Landrum which is all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very active. Each dorm has its own clubhouse or common room. I have found that each clubhouse has its own personality, so you meet different people when going from clubhouse to clubhouse.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary depending on the subject. Dedication discipline and determination are the keys to success here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid of being lost or alone. It is very easy to find friends and network with different people to learn the aurora of the campus.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a very diverse institution. The degree programs are very in-depth. Student activities are very prominent on campus.

  • 06/02/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Statesboro is in a great location. Not only does the school offer plenty of extracurricular activities, but the town is not far from Savannah, Atlanta, etc.

    Food and Dining

    They have plenty of on-campus options, including a Chik-fil-a, Starbucks, and Coldstone Creamery. I can't speak for their cafeteria, however.

    Dorm Life

    Though I myself am not a fan of dorms, their housing seems phenomenal. Great buildings and apartment-style living.

    Academic Rigor

    Again, I haven't attended any classes, but from what I understand the classes are fairly challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the open house! It's certainly worth the trip. If you learn nothing from it, you at least get to visit the campus and get a feel for the school.

    In three sentences

    I have only been accepted to the university, so my review is based solely on my limited experiences thus far. I attended the most recent open house, and my impression is that the campus is absolutely stunning. Beautiful brick work and greenery. The session was fairly informative, and the staff was helpful as well.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Georgia Southern is committed to keeping its campus and its students safe. There is a campus police that is on-call 24/7 in addition to the Bulloch County police department. The school has several alert methods to warn students of any problems that they deem potentially dangerous.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a large aspect at Georgia Southern. Stereotypes have arisen around certain fraternities and sororities, however if you allow yourself to remain open-minded, you might find that you are interested in these organizations. Greek Life at Georgia Southern promotes community involvement and philanthropy as a way to impact the world in a positive manner.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia Southern offers every type of club or activity that one could dream of participating in. Whether you are interesting in football, cars, fishing, or singing, Georgia Southern has an organization for you to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Southern is great for students that are looking for opportunities to become involved on campus and succeed in an academic setting while enjoying the small-town feel of Statesboro.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia Southern's most revered traditions is Sweet Heart Circle. Rumor has it that if you and your significant other walk around Sweetheart Circle, a large grassy field with magnificent trees, three times, you are guaranteed to get married.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern is one of the less expensive university options in the state of Georgia. For everything that Georgia Southern has to offer, from academic opportunities to personal growth experiences, it is a great value for your dollar.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Southern is a small southern town, therefore you often have to get creative when spending free time. Bar life is a popular night activity, however not everyone at Georgia Southern chooses to participate in this life. Being involved in organizations on campus such as Greek Life is a great way to spend your free time in a fun and productive way.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia Southern offers campus dining halls as well as fast food options on campus such as Chick-fil-a and Einstein's. Parents tend to appreciate these options, as their students never go hungry and they get a good deal on food prices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Georgia Southern are high-end apartment style living. In most of the dorms, you will occupy a private room and share a bathroom and kitchen with your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the courses that you take and how many credit hours you take each semester will determine the difficulty of your academic life. If you are a successful time manager, you should be successful in your courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering Georgia Southern as a new student, do not be afraid to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone. While a large school might seem intimidating at first, getting involved in clubs and organizations that interest you, whether it be cooking to basketball, will truly be to your benefit. While there are a great many extracurricular opportunities at Georgia Southern, do not forget that your studies should be your main priority!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is the the party school that offers all of the opportunities to become a successful member of society post-graduation. Providing a delicate balance of challenging courses, leadership opportunities, and social interactions, Georgia Southern develops students that succeed both in the classroom as well as in the real world. Don't let an opportunity as rare as Georgia Southern University pass you by!

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On-campus is as safe as it can be, but watch your surrounding off-campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is usually something to do if you are in a school club or have transportation.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is the place to be if you know how to balance work and play, especially if love to go out and have fun in the night!!

    What to do for fun

    There is a fun center for everyone called the Clubhouse, there is a plaza of bars that is pretty much On-campus, and if know some people, you can always find a house party or kickback.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Southern is average, the only franchise On-campus is a Chick-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    There are monthly activities for those who live in on-campus dorms. There are always University police patrolling the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major and how many credits you are taking. If you take the minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester you shouldn't worry about failing, unless you never study or that you have the worst professor ever.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to stay at Southern don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. There is a lot of free help offered at GSU.

    In three sentences

    I don't think I going to transfer out of this school, the education system is great, and I have the most fun here. Its a shame that I have to got to class!!!

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are many campus police, and daytime lie on campus is completely safe. but at night is when campus becomes venerable to crime, as long as you travel in groups after dark and be smart about the paths you take you should be fine

    Greek Life

    the Greeks have their own living quarters, constantly partying, and also doing their share for the community. they stick together and are very attractive .

    Clubs and Activities

    sororities and fraternities are abundant here , you will never go a day without seeing a member .there are also many clubs to join that are constantly searching for new active members

    Great for these types of students

    athletes , you will be treated like celebrity's here , we love our football. environmentalist, our school is constantly finding a new way to be more green fitness obsessives, the RAC has everything you could imagine to get in shape and stay in shape, it even has an outdoor adventure section that has limitless activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    goodwill is the number one shopping spot. it may be strange but its true. as college students were always trying to save money. and when you live in a town full of young stylish students your local goodwill will be a great spot to get designer clothes and accessories for half the price. also our school has a free sewing room , so if your into fashion and design or thrifting it'll be a great hobby to start .

    Bang for the buck

    maybe the bang for half the buch. going to this school is very expensive if you dont have tons of money pouring in , but its a great experience, and has everything your looking for in college .

    What to do for fun

    join a club, because you will have a lot of free time on your hands. on the weekends is when the fun really begins, go out and have fun with your friends . their are also many events throughout the week . also volunteer! we are in a city that needs our help , and if volunteering isn't for you then just volunteer for the college credit you'll get by doing so.

    Food and Dining

    best dinning facilities ever ever experienced at a college campus. next year we will be opening two brand new state of the art cafeterias. Ive heard greats tales and expectations i'm excited to experience it myself

    Dorm Life

    depending on which dorm your in effects your experience. yes the dorms are really over priced. but they are top of the line. the dorm i stayed in came with a full kitchen unlimited maintenance and a functional air conditioner

    Academic Rigor

    if your willing to put in the time and effort you will be able to make all As and B's in your classes. the teachers are trying to help as much as they can , but also want to challenge you. their are a few classes such as FYE and KINS that you may be able to get by with . but the academic classes are very rigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    travel in a group after 6 pm, never carry valuables at night , for example laptops, are loads of money.don't let the numerous amounts of parties distract you from your one gal which is completing college. choose friends that you know will not get you in trouble, and that are just as responsible as you are. respect your roommates privacy and belongings.

    In three sentences

    georgia southern is a great school for young adults.its gives you endless opportunities to get comfortable in your new eniorinment and meet new people who are similar to you. georgia southern also provides you with the same secure feeling you get when your in you hometown.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mascot, Freedom, flies over the football stadium at home games.

    What to do for fun

    Since Statesboro is a small town, most student either go out to the local bars or club or just enjoy the company of one another at home.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Georgia Southern is great! The school is undergoing major changes and also has a Coldstone's, Einstein Bros, and Chick-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you are placed, the Dorm Life can be quit adventurous.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff at Georgia Southern University challenge you to think and evolve as both a student and a person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your financial aid is in order before SOAR and definitely before the first day of school.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a large school with a small school feeling. If you are involved on campus, there will never be a dull moment at Georgia Southern University.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Night life in Statesboro isn't as broad as if you were in Atlanta or some other bigger city but there is still plenty to do. The Clubhouse provides bowling, laser tag, and miniature golf. There are also many other alternatives that are here in case you would like to do something different.

    Food and Dining

    This fall the two dining halls will be brand new! The food in them before they were renovated were good but now there will be actual chefs cooking instead of students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are awesome. They nearly all have individual bedrooms and are co-ed. Roommate matching is pretty on point as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Core classes are not easy A's but definitely are more easy to obtain than major classes. However, professors are very understanding that some material is awfully hard and will work with you when exams come around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advice that you should consider is to not get distracted with everything going on that is not school related. Try to be a bit bias when allotting time towards different events because it is always harder to increase G.P.A after a slow start.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a wonderful school to attend no matter what type of surroundings you come from. The professors here make sure you understand the material before proceeding if you express to them that you don't understand. Additionally, school spirit is unbreakable and rivals any other school in the nation.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around whenever you need them. There are police boxes to contact a police near your location. You can even call them to pick you up. They are very nice and helpful.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek organizations here at Georgia Southern University. We have over 20 fraternities and sororities, most of them have huge houses on Greek Row, which is located on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots of things to do for fun. The is a place to workout called The Recreational Activity Center (RAC) where you can play intramural sports, rock climb, and go swimming. Sweetheart Circle is where some events are to socialize and meet new people. There are also different clubs and organizations to join. Outside of campus, there is a water-park called Splash in the Boro.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on and off campus. There is a Chic-fil-a, Einstein bagels, Cold Stone, Talon's Grill, and cafeteria with lots to choose from located on campus. If you have transportation, you can drive to McDonald's, Zaxby's, Arby's, Olive Garden, Longhorns, Chili's, Applebee, and Streak and Shake...just to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are brand new! They look a lot like aparments and some even have pools. There are RAs that check on you every so often. NO alcohol or drugs in the dorm rooms!

    Academic Rigor

    Take school seriously. Most students lose their grants and scholarships the first year because of the many parties that go on around the campus. Georgia Southern is big on partying, but be warned! It's easy to fail classes and stay in college longer. Study, Study, Study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus because there is always something new changing and experience the campus environment before making a decision on what school you want to attend. View the types of majors and degrees that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is one of the top schools in Georgia to attend and to get a great college experience. It's in a nice growing community and the campus is always expanding. There are many different types of majors, students, and things to do here!

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Southern is a big school, and as such, there are a few petty crimes on campus and a couple more serious infractions. Most of the petty crimes, however, result from people feeling so safe on campus that they don't lock their doors, they don't close their windows, and they don't hide their valuables. I have walked across campus alone at four in the morning, and I was not threatened by any of the people I passed. The only interaction I had was with a very friendly, inebriated young man who decided to shout hello as I passed. So really, Southern is a fine and safe school.

    Great for these types of students

    Southern is great for any student, really. Out of the 20,000 people that will attend there in fall of 2013, you will be able to seek out opportunities to make Georgia Southern fit you, rather than having to conform yourself to fit a generic university's standards.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Southern has a lot to offer for your dollar. There are several fees that are added to your tuition bill, but when you see the results, such as the spectacular Recreation and Activities Center, you know you are getting your money's worth out of your college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Statesboro, Georgia is not necessarily on the map for its long list of exciting places to go. However, downtown Statesboro is about a mile walk from campus (along a picturesque nature trail) and there are several shops, boutiques, and dining options. As with any college town, there are parties, hosted almost every weekend during fall semester (football season) and sporadically throughout the spring, you don't have to know anyone, you can just show up. There are a few bars and lounges on and around campus for nightlife. If you get tired of Statesboro, Savannah is about a 45 minute drive, and Tybee Island is a little bit farther, so it would be a fun day trip with a couple friends.

    Food and Dining

    I am not sure how Fall 2013 will treat you, since I had a different meal plan. On my meal plan, I had ten meals that I could eat at any of the on-campus restaurants. It allowed me a lot of variety in food choices. One of the best places on campus, though, was the Nest, which is a temporary cafeteria-style eatery. This is more similar to what you'll find on the 2013-2014 dining plans, with your unlimited meals at Lakeside and Landrum Cafes. The best things about the Nest were the variety (four different lines serving different meals) and the close proximity to my dorm. I anticipate that future freshmen will find the unlimited dining plans very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are incredibly nice, as Southern is attempting to draw in more students with the perks of on-campus life. I spent a year in Centennial Place, which is the second-newest dorm on campus. (The newest is Freedom's Landing, which offers amenities like a private bathroom for every bedroom.) I found no issues with the dorm itself, and the close proximity to The Market, Cold Stone, Einstein Bros, The University Store, and the Russell Union was absolutely fantastic! My Community Leader was easy to get along with and she took care of any issues that cropped up.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework depends a lot on your background. I took many AP classes in high school and I had no problem getting the grades I wanted in college. As a mechanical engineering major, I have to take a lot of math and science courses, and those do get difficult, especially if you are a part of the University Honors Program (which I highly recommend). Any rumors that Southern is a school where you sleep all day and party all night and still get good grades come from people who have no desire to take challenging courses; you get out of Southern what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in at least one extracurricular activity. For example, if you did marching band in high school, try it out once in college! You will make friends to support you throughout your academic endeavors - after all, college moves at a much faster pace than high school. You need to have someone who will let you vent about a bad day and then get you back on track. Get to know your professors, as well. In high school, teachers couldn't move your grade a lot. In college, if a professor sees that you come to class every day, you ask questions, you do your homework, you seek extra help but you are only barely passing, they are more likely to work with you on the more subjective levels of grading.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern's biggest asset is variety. There are plenty of majors to choose from, hundreds of on-campus organizations to get involved with, and thousands of people to connect with. The campus atmosphere is fantastic as far as students, professors, and campus layout go.

  • 06/28/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    2 brand new dining halls bring it up to 4 with a Chik-fil-a, Einstein Bros, and a Coldstone on campus

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of dorms with game rooms, kitchens, laundry, full size beds, and living rooms

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all your work done by Thursday. Thursday night to Sunday night are straight parties.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern has a beautiful campus. Wonderful dining halls. Great gym.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Eagle Dining Services is glad to serve the students here at Ga Southern. With our two brand new dining facilities and our unlimited meal plan, you will never go unsatisfied here at the Eagle nation. The menu varies from Asian cuisine to Southern fried chicken. In addition there are plenty of healthy items designed especially for vegetarians and for those who are more diet conscious. And if that doesn't satisfy you, then you can help yourself to some of the surrounding restaurants on campus such as Chikfila and Coldstone Creamery!

    Dorm Life

    As Georgia Southern is one of the fastest growing universities in the state of Georgia, they are struggling to keep up with the incoming freshmen. Because it is a requirement for all incoming freshmen to live on campus, Georgia Southern is having to buy out the surrounding apartment complexes to keep up. A huge benefit to this is that by living on campus, you will have a large amount of apartment complexes of different styles and price ranges to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern offers classes of just the perfect size: not too small to suffocate you, but also not too large so that you do not have a relationship with your professor. Not once have I ever had a professor who wasn't willing to email you past midnight about a question or concern. With that being said, be prepared to be challenged and pushed harder than you ever have been before.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip that I have for prospective students is to take as many AP classes as possible. The Registrar's office is great in that they accept almost every AP class for credit. Not only will AP classes help prepare you for the workload in college, but they can also put you a year ahead of your peers.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is know for their large-scale, small feel atmosphere. Not only do we have outstanding faculty and staff that creates a competitive academic system, but we also have a tremendously talented athletic department. If you're looking for a school that is full of pride for their team and always makes you feel at home, then Georgia Southern is the right school for you!

  • 07/02/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are bars, sports, activity center, clubs, etc. Georgia Southern has everything!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There are tons of places to eat. They offer different types of food daily.

    Dorm Life

    A ton of different types of rooms are offered. The housing community will host activities for students to get involved in.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Southern is gaining great accreditation. The school as one of the top science departments. The professors challenge students to help them learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time well. Don't overload yourself. Be respectful.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and big, but still gives off a warm feeling. The professors are willing to help all the students. Every person has school spirit; it is what we are known for.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus uses its own police, the city police, county police and state patrol for situations that need them in the proper times. There are many many ways that safety is kept and it is unlikely for things to happen on campus. They also have an Eagle Alert system to warm everyone of important threats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything and anyone, and if you want to add a club that you think will spark peoples interest, you can go talk to the Dean of Students and she will point you to the right people to get it started.

    Great for these types of students

    This College can be great for anyone. It may take some getting used to but once you find out where people like you can hang out or where you can meet new people it becomes a wonderful experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you become and eagle you answer your peer 'eagle calls' no matter where you are. It is an odd tradition that i have not encountered out and about yet but I like that it makes all of us more like family than living companions.

    Bang for the buck

    As I see it, Georgia Southern is well worth the cost. Everyone pays a little to support everyone in using the buses, the RAC, and many other activities you may do on campus without thinking and you don't have to pay right when you want to use them.

    What to do for fun

    Almost anything you can think of. There is biking, rock climbing, running, swimming, sports (especially football), assorted clubs for anyone and plenty of time to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and there are many places on campus you can go and eat something different. Even in the dining halls there are different areas you can go to get a variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Watson Pods and I love the community. It is a traditional style dorm but the people are all nice and easy to get along with. There is the occasional shut ins or noise-makers as there are anywhere. I love where i live and I intend to stay if the housing department lets me in the Fall of 2014.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes present a prominent challenge and make me think about what i learn rather than just spit it back to the professors. I like how the classes are set up between online, hybrid (online and some in class) and the traditional course type. The professors and many others are always there to help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at the campus and attend the orientation and don't be shy.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is beautiful and large. There is something for everyone. You don't have to leave campus.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities at Georgia Southern University.

    What to do for fun

    Football games Basketball games Homecoming Week Block Parties Free Movies on Fridays

    Tips for prospective students

    Time Management Study Parties *Always keep in touch with your academic advisors*

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Every Friday, the University Programming Board offers a free movie in the Russell Union with $1 popcorn and free refills. They also have a dive-in movie every semester. They have other programs like Fall Family Weekend and Eagles Night out where you have a chance to interact with other students and have fun. There are also Places across from the campus where students can go to dancing.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on campus where you can eat including Chick-Fil A and Starbucks. There are also two all you can eat dining halls, Lakeside and Landrum. I cannot offer an honest opinion on the dining halls because they will be opened in Fall 2013 but it is said that they should have a variety of different cuisines and also vegetarian and gluten free foods. Across from campus there is a Subway which is open for 24 hours, a Domino's and a Chinese food business which both delivers.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at GSU are unlike traditional dorms. I cannot say for all the buildings but the building where I lived was awesome. I know that there are three different types of rooms in the building I lived in. There is the 4 bedroom suite, 2 bedroom suite and the 2 bedroom shared suite. The 2 bedroom shared suite has both beds in one area, so residents will be sharing an area with their roommate and there is also a shower. The 2 bedroom suite has 2 separate bedrooms and a bath. The 4 bedroom suite has a 4 separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms separated by a living room and a kitchen. All the rooms have a full size fridge and a microwave but the 4 bedroom is the only room with a distinct kitchen surrounded by a counter. in the building where i stayed, we were not allowed to have stoves in our rooms, so there was a full kitchen on each floor. There is also a laundry room in each building which is free. There are two study rooms on each floor equipped with tables and a white board for study session, in my opinion, they are sound proof. The halls are co-ed and there are opportunities for residents to meet each other through the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of work that you will do in each class, is based on the professor that you have. Some professors will give a few quizzes and no homework, while others will have a weekly quiz and homework every week. It is your job to find out about your professors before you sign up for their classes. Also, you should try to mix up your semester a bit, a few challenging classes mixed in with some that does not need too much work, it will keep you from becoming complacent and bored with your classes. There is a counseling center on campus for those who become a little stressed during the semester, usually this is during midterms or close to finals. the ASC (academic success center) is where you can go to get tutored (FOR FREE!) on any subjects that you are having problems with. The Henderson Library (Club Hendy) is a 4 story building with all the books you might need for those paper, it is open for 24 hours during the week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for disappointment if you are expecting to go to the bars every weekend and succeed in school. You will be able to have a social life, but if you want to keep your grades up, you will not be able to go out every weekend.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is exciting. The tuition is worth it. The friends you will meet will be forever.

  • 07/16/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    State of the art security system, as well campus police, and panic buttons on the side walks.

    Greek Life

    I didnt go to the presentation :(.

    Clubs and Activities

    I hear they have over 300 different clubs to choose from. I plan to join at least 2 this year.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cheers and school spirit is a little over the top. Especially in football.

    What to do for fun

    I can't tel you Ihave yet to experience it.

    Food and Dining

    They just built a new cafeteria that I hear has over 15 different choices and types of food. Including foods from different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and better than on would expect for Freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    I havent taken any classes yet, but they appear to be as rigorous as you'd expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    TAKE THE TOUR or YOU WILL BE LOST!

    In three sentences

    The School is large and beautiful. The technology is state of the art (eye scans and door locks). Also the teachers, students and other faculty are extremely friendly and helpful.

  • 07/16/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can hit up the RAC! In the RAC you can swim, rock climb, or work out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Georgia Southern University were so clean, and they all looked so new!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are so helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're having a difficult time deciding on a college, choose this one! It's amazing!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University's campus is absolutely amazing. The school is old, but it looks brand new! Also, the teachers and other students there are very helpful!

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very strong greek life, especially when it comes to game days.

    What to do for fun

    There is anything from playing golf to going to the RAC and playing whatever sport it is you can think of. With a number of intramural sports, club sports, and other clubs, you will never be bored on campus. Even a bike ride around the beautiful campus can be some of the best memories you will have. There are plenty of things to do with plenty of people. All you have to do is find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to class is the most important part to any college success. It is very easy to find the distractions to blow class of for. DON'T!!! Go to class and stay ahead of the game.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a very rapidly growing school. Academics are excelling in all areas with an athletic department doing much the same. Georgia Southern is a great place to develop your life skills in a small town environment.

  • 07/18/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Southern University is one of the top schools in the US when it comes to college safety.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the RAC. My best friend just got a job there and I was incredibly impressed with the facility.

    Food and Dining

    When I did have dinner at orientation, I was blown away! The food is so much better than what was served at my high school.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is awesome! Lucky for me, my three roommates are very sweet. The only thing that is missing is a stove in the room.

    Academic Rigor

    As an upcoming freshman, I am having to take Calculus 1, Introduction to Chemistry, and other difficult classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get into contact with your college advisor, they will help tailor your schedule to fit your needs.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a beautiful campus. The advisors in your individual colleges are extremely helpful and friendly. I feel safe attending this school.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security takes its job very seriously there are poles located around campus that you can go to if your scared and a police officer will escort you home. Any time you leave the house you will see a police car somewhere but unless something is happening they keep to themselves.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life isn't huge but it is definitely apparent on and around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very cheap and the education is great.

    What to do for fun

    Pretty much on the weekends you can hit the bars located near campus or you can stay in and just chill with some friends which maybe more fun than you think.

    Food and Dining

    The food here isn't fine cuisine but it isn't at all like high school cafeteria food. They have a wide assortment of food in the dining halls and if you don't like them you can also go to any of the food places on campus or you can go off campus and eat at a franchise like MC Donald or burger king.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here vary greatly from one another and each hall has its own feel some dorms are pretty much apartments taken over by the school so you can have 2-4 room mates but have a room and bathroom to yourself. While some other dorms you have to share a bathroom and share a room with another person.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are no joke by no means are they impossible but if you have 15+ hours you can expect to stay up some nights.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live here you will be in a college town so there isn't much to do except stay on campus and chill with your friends.

    In three sentences

    A school for those who don't care if they live in a big city. A school that is so friendly you could make a friend every day. A school that takes its programs and classes very seriously.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sweetheart circle- if you walk around it three times with your lover you will be together forever

    Tips for prospective students

    the best thing to do is focus on your classes. stay away from the bars. learn the campus. and make as many good friends as possible

    In three sentences

    the greatest college on earth! gata! one more time!!!!

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300+ clubs there's a club for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type from epic partiers to the serious studious types.

    What to do for fun

    The best place to go to have fun is the RAC, which is a huge recreational building complete with its own workout equipment. It's almost better than Gold's Gym. It's amazing, with multiple fields for lacrosse, football, soccer, and etc.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Chick-fil-a, Einstein's, Starbucks, and many other restaurants throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is AWESOME!!!! Just don't stay in the Watson complex those have community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load isn't too stressful, as long as you focus and get your work done there is nothing to worry about!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take a tour of the campus!!

    In three sentences

    It may be in a small town but it's an amazing school! GEORGIA...... SOUTHERN!!!!!

  • 07/30/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe to me. Even though it's a bigger campus, I felt secure. I just wouldn't be walking alone at night. But that's standard for anywhere. I wouldn't walk alone at night in Vatican City..

    What to do for fun

    There's a waterpark.. I didn't see much else. I'm sure there's other stuff to do but I didn't notice it

    Food and Dining

    The food was phenomenal. Best food I've had at a college. I pigged out so much there. The food is good and they give you a ton. I'd have food (mostly sweets) in my fridge for days because I couldn't eat it all!

    Dorm Life

    Loved it. Their freshman dorms are so nice. Usually freshman dorms are really crappy and cramped. I found GSU's to be quite spacy. I wasn't a huge fan of the carpet in the hallways though. It makes the place look older. There are lots of lounges. Not a huge fan of the appliances in the suites. Thought they'd be a bit newer. But hey, you can't have everything. Everything seemed to be fine with me

    Academic Rigor

    Not gonna say it's super hard, because it's not. But you can't just goof off

    In three sentences

    A true college town. Shows school spirit but it isn't overwhelming like a certain college town I know of. Even though it's big, it feels like a small environment.

  • 07/30/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    New and improved dining venues will be the envy of every campus.

    Dorm Life

    Will give you the ability to experience living on your own, without having to deal with communal showers.

    Academic Rigor

    I hope it is rigorous enough to prepare me for additional academic endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the campus and city often prior to attending.

    In three sentences

    Big university with a small town feel. Engaging administrators. Friendly students.

  • 08/07/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of different foods to chose from. There are a couple dining halls with the addition of two new dining halls. And with an unlimited meal plan you'll never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    There are many great dorms to chose from. Most of the dorms are apartment style so you have the chance to get your own bedroom. Another plus, no community bathrooms!

    Academic Rigor

    Study, study, study. Although georgia southern has a reputation for being a party school, the academics are no joke. Take your work seriously and take advantage of all the academic help resources that georgia southern has to offer.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has police officers everywhere to make the environment feel more safe and we the students have a feeling of protection. The University Police are also helpful because we can give shoot them a phone call and they will walk with you late at night to your dorm if you're not feeling safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition I thought was different was the watermelon cuttings during the summer. It was a tradition brought up many years ago and the watermelon are tasty.

    What to do for fun

    Since it is a party school, there are plenty of parties not just weekly but daily. During the weekends, everyone usually goes out to the clubs and bars which are not too far away from campus. The bars are walking distance from all dorms so people don't have to worry about driving too far.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good because there is variety. The two new dining halls are a nice place to eat at and the food is good. Then there are plenty of restaurants off campus that will deliver to any dorm and that is always a good thing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty fun to be in. There are always activities and event they host in the clubhouse or in your buildings. There are many new people to meet in the dorms daily and it is good to build a friendship with them in case they have the same classes or teachers.

    Academic Rigor

    So fat the course work has not been extremely difficult. The first two years are core classes and it remind me of high school work. Once students get into their major, then the work can start to get more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to stay focused at all times. Many say Georgia Southern is a party school so it will be hard to stay on track for classes. In order to be successful, just put school work first and partying later.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University is a large campus full of friendly people all around. The campus is beautiful and clean. This is a great school to attend whether you are from the big city or a small town like Statesboro.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Ga southern is known for having great greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    something for EVERYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do some really cool things, there are always famous speakers and comedians coming to campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a great deal! The prices are reasonable and I love the school. Southern is growing and is becoming a more well known college and more, and more people are choosing it over UGA.

    What to do for fun

    While Statesboro is a small town there are lots of things to do for fun. If you're over 21 the bars/ clubs around town are always a hopping spot! If you aren't there are constantly concerts, plays, and campus activities. I haven't had a dull day yet!

    Food and Dining

    The two dining halls are GREAT. With my unlimited dining plan I have thousands of options, basically anything I want to eat is there, and more than that the food tastes good. Its quality food.

    Dorm Life

    Nicest dorms! its actually insane how great the dorms are, its like living all year in a fancy apartment or even hotel.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are hard enough to keep you interested but easy enough that you don't find yourself buried in books, too busy to go out.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are easy to get to know, do it, it will help you. Get involved there is a wild amount of fun stuff to do and clubs on campus, find out about them and do it. you won't regret it. try a little bit of everything, Southern offers a lot.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is perfect for me, its a small easy to navigate campus with just the perfect amount of people. The students are great, kind, fun and I have made some great friends. The classes are small enough that your professors know your names, your personality and really get to know you. Anyone looking for a small school who doesn't want to go too small, this is the perfect college for you.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There's a pretty active greek life.

    What to do for fun

    Statesboro is pretty small, so not a lot to do. There's a little bit of shopping, a movie theatre, bowling/laser tag if those are the things you're looking for. Georgia Southern is a really big party school so there's a lot of bars around if that's your thing. Football season is a really big deal here, and the games are always fun and people tailgate all day long.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good selection. There's Starbucks, Chickfila, Einsteins, etc on campus as well as Talons Grill, and Lakeside Cafe. The cafeteria is brand new.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms, but I've heard that they aren't so bad from friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't say all my classes had been a breeze, but they haven't been too challenging either. They've been a pretty good medium.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate! A lot of the professors make the assignments/quizzes/tests all online, so it's really easy to forget and have to rush through everything last minute or miss it completely. Just be sure to keep up on your work!

    In three sentences

    Overall, it's a pretty good college. Beautiful campus, and a good size- not too big and not too small. All my professors have been very good.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University Police respond to calls within 5 minutes and all dorms have panic buttons in case of emergency. Emergency phones and security cameras are also located generously around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports are great and there are hundreds of organizations and activities to participate in weekly.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers and Teachers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Erk Russell is our football legend. He was asked to return to UGA, but said he only bleeds blue and white. Hail Southern.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper and better than most GA universities.

    What to do for fun

    Football, intramural sports, student organizations, all in abundance.

    Food and Dining

    Last night I had breaded salmon, green beans, and Oreo cake for dessert.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is huge, safe, and enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are extremely informational and useful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Georgia Southern: you will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a magnificent place where all students can flourish. Southern competes across the nation in both academics and athletics. Georgia Southern is home to the best professors in the country and the most passionate students in the world.

  • 09/24/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I was wondering about the quality of your accounting degree?

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any type of student.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many events here, you will never be bored. Go to Paulson Stadium and watch the Eagles play. Hail Southern!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern is a wonderful university. It's a very large school, but has a small-feel environment. I really enjoy going here.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on my campus. There are emergency call boxes located everywhere and the campus police do a great job of watching out for the students.

    Greek Life

    I love the sororities and fraternities on our campus. Everyone is so friendly towards one another and we are all so willing to support each other. We help out by donating to our philanthropies and putting on events to raise money.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of it, we have it. If not, you can start it up yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of person can fit in at Georgia Southern. there is something for everyone here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every football game and during graduation our bald eagle, freedom flies over over our stadium. It is truly breathtaking and gives me chills every time!

    Bang for the buck

    I have been lucky to have the HOPE scholarship so far during my college career to help pay for tuition. The fees are pretty fair and students have access to our massive gym and our money also goes towards sporting tickets. They are already payed for so we just have to show our student ID to get into the games, how cool is that?

    What to do for fun

    I am a part of a sorority so that was one way for me to enjoy time off and meet new friends but if that isn't something for you then that is okay! I I enjoy going to Paulson Stadium on gameday Saturdays to watch the Eagles play some football. I am also into the arts and our theater department has put on some spectacular shows in the past few years that I have really enjoyed attending. There are a lot of local restaurants and bars that cater to college students that are a great way to hang out with friends after a long week.

    Food and Dining

    Having Chickfila and Starbucks on campus would be a plus on any campus! Our meal plans were easy and convenient plus the food in the dining halls was always delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus was one of the best experiences at Georgia Southern. The students are so willing to make new friends and get to know one another and you are never a far walk from campus. The community leaders were always helpful and I never felt scared or unsafe.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had some really difficult classes but at the same time some classes that weren't as difficult. Every class and every major is different but I feel I have learned so much from this university. I feel that I am intellectually challenged and I am furthering my knowledge and education at Georgia Southern.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try something new! Take advantage of every opportunity whether it be going to the football games or joining a club, there is something for everyone on this campus. My biggest advice would be to GO TO CLASS! Never miss out on a fantastic learning opportunity.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Southern University has given me the college experience I was looking for. Although the campus is larger, you always have the small-town feel and I am never just a number; professors, students, and staff know me. I love that my classroom experiences always seem personal and I never feel like I am left out or flying under the radar.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    What to do for fun

    The bars are a lot of fun and within walking distance. The cops are not too bad here either, just don't be stupid around them.

    Food and Dining

    The food is plentiful with the new unlimited meal plans. There is plenty of variety, however after several months, I miss home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice in Centennial. The dorm rooms are spacious and well furnished.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only taking my core classes right now, so my classes are not too hard. Being that I am a freshman, I cannot provide very accurate insight on this, but so far my classes are relatively manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to live in Centennial (most freshman do), get one of the four person apartments. They are better than the two person suite. Take your FYE class seriously. Join a fraternity or sorority your first semester.

    In three sentences

    I believe Georgia Southern is truly a small feel, large scale university. My professors are all fantastic, and the class sizes are not too big. The campus is a joy to walk through; and the bars are right across the street from my dorm.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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