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  • 07/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 out of 78 people found this review useful. 1 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for students who want to experience the thrill and excitement of city life while seeking a higher education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisors within the first two weeks of class. They will help you decide weather or not the classes you are taking are actually necessary. Go to incept, it gives you a lot of helpful information about how things work at GSU. Finally, no matter what you think you want to major in take the Chemistry and Math placement test before you start your freshmen year.

    Bang for the buck

    You defenitely get more bang for your buck at Georgia State. If you have to pay for you education you want to make sure you are getting your money's' worth. GSU not only provides you with the education you need to obtain career level jobs, but also provides student with the opportunity to intern and gain experience in their field of interest.

    Am enjoying being here

    The small class sizes make learning at Georgia State very enjoyable. outside the classroom there are plenty of other exciting things to do. Being center in the heart of Atlanta, there is never a dull moment at GSU.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at Georgia State are very supportive and understanding. they actually take time to meet with student before and after class sessions so we may get a better understanding.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 out of 34 people found this review useful. 2 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    people who love diversity, love the city life, like Georgia weather, want to learn and have fun at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, get extra money so you can have extra money to spend on the weekends, apply for housing as soon as the application is available. Good Luck

    Bang for the buck

    Everything penny you pay is worth it. There are so many free events that offer things like free food, prizes, just everything is free. The education is wonderful, and when you buy books the school buys them back when you are done. It is defiantly a bang for the buck!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE GEORGIA STATE!!! I would not want to be any where else. There is always so much to do on and off of campus. THe fact that the campus is located in downtown Atlanta is a huge plus!!!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here rally make sure you learn what you are there to learn. If you are falling behind, most of the teachers will give you plenty of opportunity to catch back up. the class sizes were very reasonable. I was able to develop a personal relationship with all my teachers, making it easier to learn!

  • 12/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 27 people found this review useful. 3 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    GSU is a great college for students who love city life, and diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have just finished my first semester at Georgia State University. As a freshman, I joined a Freshman Learning Community (FLC), a program that introduces freshmen to the college community, and helps students meet new people. An FLC consists of about 24 students who have similar majors or career paths, which makes it easier to make friends who have the same interests as you. There are several different types of FLCs; I am a nursing major, so I joined the Pre-Nursing FLC. I must say that I enjoyed being a part of the FLC. I entered GSU knowing very little about the nursing career, and I now realize that there are several awarding career paths one could take with a degree in nursing. Another benefit to being in an FLC is getting to know the campus, and having the opportunity to meet and interact with important faculty members such as members of the Advisement Center, and for me, I was able to interact with various nurses that visited from the School of Nursing at GSU. I was also able to meet people who shared the same classes with me, and we often formed study groups to study for tests, which help immensely for major exams.

    Am enjoying being here

    I commute to Georgia State everyday, so I don't really stay on campus much. I love the area regardless. The only downside is the homeless and less fortunate you may run into on the way to Aderhold, a building where some classes are held. Campus police is available to escort anyone to class or to their car at any time of the day. Another down side is the fact that there have been instances where students have been robbed.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a huge contrast between college and high school curriculum-wise. At Georgia State University, and probably any college, the classes you take are like finishing a years work of a high school class in just one semester. Like any school every professor is different in how they teach the material. Some are funny and exciting, while others make students wish they'd stay in bed that morning. I've had both kinds of professors this past semester, and I must say that I've had days where it was fun learning something new about muscles for example in my Biology 1110 Lab. There were also days in my Bio Lecture when I had to fight to keep my eyes open, and my mind focused. Regardless of each situation, I've learned more than what I thought I could learn in one semester. My professors all had my best interest in mind which was to succeed in their classes. If I ever brought up a subject that I was unclear about, they all helped me in any way they could.

  • 06/05/2009

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

    20 out of 28 people found this review useful. 4 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Georgia State University is located in the heart of Georgia. Atlanta is one of the top places to live among other places. Atlanta has a rich environment and I believe that living in Atlanta will get my feet wet with becoming a lawyer. I might be able to intern at some law firms in the Atlanta area. Atlanta is also a beautiful place to live.

    Will learn a lot

    After attending Savannah State University. I want to attend Georgia State University because I believe this University will help me prepair myself for law school. I want to recieve my Masters Degree from Georgia State. Then I would like to proceed to law school. Since Georgia State University has a college of law, I think that it will help me a great deal with law school.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 5 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you have a great interest in music but don't want to be in debt your entire life from your college (Juilliard), come here. The instrumental teachers are awesome and the professors are good, including core-classes teachers. If you are not a music major, come if you want a lot of opportunity. Many opportunities are available at Georgia State, so if you like opportunity, please come.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is lots of studying and some work, depending on the classes you take. You get a fewer grades which carry more weight on your final grade and your teachers do not pass out progress reports, so you need to keep track of your grades yourself. Hold on to your syllabuses. They outline all the rules of the classroom, but more importantly, they tell you the percentages homework, quizzes, and tests are worth. Learn how to study and take notes before college so you know what to do in college. Learn who your professors and how they teach. Pay attention to who is going to teach you when you register for classes; there is usually more than one choice. Go to ratemyprofessors.com and see their worth as a professor from the students' point of view. It is in the city, so you will learn how to walk whether you like to or not. As for music majors, practice practice practice! Practice your scales, practice your orchestra music, and practice your private lesson music. If you are easily distracted, find a practice room with no windows and no piano. Just reserve a time in the afternoon if you plan on practicing then because the practice rooms at that time are packed.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I am a citizen of Georgia, the school definitely provides more than enough bang for the buck. The facilities are great and the library has some really good resources, like free and legal sheet music! However, the dining hall and many of the restaurants close on the weekends. If you cannot go home on the weekends, you have very limited choices of where to eat. Also, the music building is very old and the practice rooms are not entirely soundproof, but they suffice.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though I tend to be an introvert, I have had a lot of opportunities to participate in a variety of events even before school started! Many clubs hold cookouts to recruit new members, and each floor of the dorms even hosts a variety of activities. The school of music hosts free concerts nearly every day in the recital halls. However, the Freshman Hall is quite noisy during the nights, especially on Thursday from all the people who have no Friday classes. If you're going to live there, bring some earplugs for studying and peace of night.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman music major, my review will focus on the school of music. The professors all have varied personalities which contribute to their unique teaching. However, the most impressive part of the school of music are the instrumental teachers. I have not heard one bad comment on the string, woodwind, brass, or voice professors. My viola teacher, Mrs. Clements, really loves discovering how to teach each individual student (she tells me about it every other lesson). For the two core classes I have taken, I can see the teachers are more than competent. They are very knowledgeable in their subject and can answer any questions students have comprehensively. If the teachers for core classes are this amazing, I can only imagine how great the teachers for non-core classes will be in the future.

  • 12/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 6 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who need some small classes for more direct subject material but can also learn in a large lecture hall for some other classes of varying degrees of importance. It's also a great school for students who are willing to learn and live in the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Okay so here are my tips: 1) Sit next to the smart people.... Not to cheat or anything but they are just as likely to teach you something as your professor is (assuming you are listening to them which brings me to...) 2) Listen to your professors. Classes aren't too hard as long as you pay attention. And not only listen to your professors but your classmates as well. 3) Make good use of the resources provided to you by the school. After all you are paying for them. 4) When signing up for classes check size of class to determine if it is going to be in a lecture hall or not (this may not matter to you but if it does it is nice to know before hand so you can plan for the class accordingly)

    Bang for the buck

    Okay so its not the least expensive school in Georgia. The number of facilities Georgia State owns and operates is constantly growing and those student fees are very reasonable considering all the school has to offer (assuming you use it all). From an enormous Gym which includes a few basket ball courts, indoor track, many tread mills (with t.v.'s to watch in there), raquet ball courts, weightlifting areas, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and a game room with pool tables, etc.. Then you have the enormous Library building that has yet to fail my reading wants and needs. Then there is the career service center that helps with resumes ( & much more), the instructional technology center (helps in training of computer equipment and programs used for teaching or just for students to get a better grasp on things). As well as my personal favorite, the Digital Aquarium, where supplies such as video cameras, green screens, and SLR cameras are available for lease from the school. And many. many more. As far as on campus housing goes you couldn't ask for a better deal. The room and board cost is great for the downtown area and safe and secure. The rooms are of above average size for a college campus and provide a very comfortable living area for residents. The meal plan is also a fairly good deal if you eat all 3 meals a day every day other wise eating out might be cheaper if you plan on eating out a lot to begin with. The meals are of wide variety and substantial. Over all pretty good.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the facilities of Georgia State very much. The students and staff are all very lively. This category loses a star because of the fact it is located right in the heart of downtown. I'm not a city person but don't get the idea that this is totally a bad thing. If you are living on campus it means there is everything you could possibly need within walking distance. However, it is walking through the city. Sometimes when it rains you find yourself a fair distance from where you need to be. But if you know your way around sometimes you don't need to set foot outside due tot he number of buildings Georgia State owns. There are also the street panhandlers to think about. And just walking the streets in general. On the other side there are over 100 restaurants right on or next to campus so you have quite a selection. The housing facilities on campus are very nice (Some better than the apartments I lived in once). And the meal plan is decent.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors here are amazing. Every instructor I have had thus far has been willing to help out in any aspect of my school work. All you need to do is ASK for the help. The professors are very accommodating tot he students needs and are prepared to answer any questions they have for them. Even the graduate students you find teaching classes know their stuff. Everyone is easy to understand. The work is tough, but that's what you are in college for... right?

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 15 people found this review useful. 7 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for kids who wanna be close to home and likes diversified races!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work! Read every night! MEET WITH ALL PROFESSORS! Listen. You need to make sure that you talk to your advisors each semester because you need to make sure that you are on the right path and on your way to a successful college graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a poor student but i can afford lunch anyday. It's high but the food is good. I have Hope so I don't have to come much out of pocket but I do have to pay about 200-300 dollars after tuition. There are alot of events that offer free food and attendance.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes, there are clubs everywhere. There alot of social events like fashion shows, fundraising events, and concerts. They have famous speakers and it's always something to do. For people who are athletic there's the gym which is wonderful with track, aand weights, sauna and pool. There are intramural clubs and sporting teams that you can join if you don't want to play on the GSU team. The library is stacked with books for all types of research and GSU has a wonderful set of librarians and technology expertised people.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia state has great professors who are willing to help you and Keep you motivated to go to class and learn more. There are alot of opportunities for growth in your desired field.

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 8 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people looking for something that's a little different from the normal college. And for anyone looking for one of the best business schools in the southeastern region.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a university out there to fit every personality. Just find someplace that fits all the things you want in a university.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper that most of the four year universities that I was considering before I made my final decision. But this doesn't mean you will be compromising on the quality of education that you will be receiving her. I have had professors that studied at some of the most prestigious Universities around the world.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy being here because this is a very unconventional university. We are located in downtown Atlanta. This means that there is always something to do and you are not as limited if you don't have a car. And to top it off the food here is really amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    I love Everything about this school. I have had some of the craziest and passionate teachers here. It is challenging sometimes but its all worth it in the end.

  • 12/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 9 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Speaking to a counselor about how you can manage your time at State. They are also available to discuss anything, if you're feeling stressed, lonely, left out, or hurt don't be afraid to see them. You'll appreciate it in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are about your business. While State may be exciting you have to prioritize ahead of time so you can actually enjoy these times. Time Management is KEY. If you can master that get ready to enjoy the next four years.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel this was the best choice for me as cost goes for. Your money will not go to waste if you choose this school, tutoring, campus events, and organizations sets this school far apart from other campuses. With so much to do with the quality of an education you can't go wrong.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm from a small college town and am glad I choose Georgia State as my school if choice. I like the city and everything it has to offer, there is never a moment where I have nothing to do. Right in the middle of downtown with plenty of interesting people.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel as thought the classes really do enhance your knowledge of each course. Because of my African American History class I can name ten African ethnic groups that I never knew. I've learned in English how to compose a creative thesis statement and gone into a deeper understanding of Human Communication and how it works in my Speech class. I truly believe the professors at Georgia State know what they are talking about and are capable of molding young minds.

  • 04/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 10 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    GSU is for the people who love the urban feel and raw edge of the city, who also love being in a diverse, open-minded cultural melting pot and love meeting people from all walks of life. If you don't really care for a pretty college campus and don't mind the hustle and bustle of the city, then GSU's the right place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Entering college is like moving to a new school in a different area; it's a brand new start where nobody knows who you are. So if you were the introverted, shy kid in high school, you can be the extroverted, funny kid in college. Nobody has to know. ;) 2. Don't be afraid to ask questions. People are always more than willing to help. Ask for advice and tips on classes and such from current students. 3. A great resource when planning out your schedule: ratemyprofessors.com Learn to LOVE it and cherish it; it'll become your best friend. Guaranteed. 4. Another great tip: go online and rent your textbooks. There are plenty of textbook websites that offer free shipping/returns for textbook rentals. It's a great money-saver as opposed to buying a textbook and trying to turn around and sell it. 5. Attend class. Just do it. Most professors base their tests and exams on their notes in-class. Just go. Students don't realize that it is YOUR money that YOU are PAYING to go to class. If you skip all the time, that's just a waste of your money. 6. School is still school. In college, though, you have to pay for books and classes. Be smart about your money and your time. 7. Enjoy the freedoms that comes with college but don't take anything for granted.

    Bang for the buck

    I live off-campus to save money on housing and I use Marta. GSU offers a great discount on monthly Marta cards for students (savings of $27 a month) and GSU is located conveniently in between the GA State Station (Blue/Green Line) and the Five Points Station & Peachtree Center Station (Red/Gold Line). With the new changes to HOPE, money's going to be a tight stretch for both incoming and current students. GSU offers great facilities such as the SRC and there's ALWAYS an event going on (and I honestly do mean ALWAYS). But, of course, every college could cut back on spending to make it more affordable for their students.

    Am enjoying being here

    To be honest, I did not want to go to GSU at first mainly because both of my older sisters went there. I wanted to go somewhere different, but I'm glad I chose GSU over my top choice school (UGA). Five stars is not enough stars to describe how much I truly love it here. Honestly, Georgia State is underrated. I've heard so many bad things about GSU and I've heard people put GSU down but that's all just a misconception and a misunderstanding. After the first few weeks of attending GSU, I was surprised to find out how much I truly love GSU. The atmosphere and vibe of being in the heart of downtown is something no other Georgia college/university has to offer. I'm in the Honors Program here and it's been absolutely great. I've enjoyed all of my classes so far. There's plenty of things to do, people to meet, and resources to use. It's all a matter of putting yourself out there and getting the most out of your experience.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are top-notch, no doubt about it, due in part because Georgia State is a research university; professors are doing research along with teaching as well. They really know their stuff and you'll find that most professors (well, all of the professors that I've encountered so far) are really passionate about what they teach. They are also really helpful and more than willing to meet with you during their office hours or answer any questions via email if you needed additional clarification.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    8 out of 14 people found this review useful. 3 people found it offensive. 3 people found this inaccurate. 11 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the urban ghetto scene, it's perfect for you. You NEVER feel safe here. Lots of walking from building to building. It's not a real campus- just mostly converted office buildings into classrooms. This is the stepchild of the Ga. Univ. system. It's just nasty.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go here, be ready to be hassled all the time by prostitutes, druggies, homeless people, and criminals. The environment on and around campus is awful. Not what you expect the typical colege experience to be like. My car was broken into TWICE in the first semester in the parking decks. The commute is long- you're going with the rest of the rush hour traffic into the heart of the city. I tried Marta and that was no better. Commuting is expensive, the dorms are also expensive. Dorms are loud- lots of hip-hop rapper thug wannabees live there. Also they are expensive. Food on and near campus is bad & expensive. Vibrant exciting city? Thats how they sell it. Don't believe it! Typical tourist sites is it. How many times can you visit the same attractions you grew up with?

    Bang for the buck

    For my money, it was much better spent elsewhere- anywhere but at Ga. State!

    Did enjoy being here

    It's a miserable location. Crime is pretty bad, and students are crime victims on a regular basis. Car thefts, break-ins, panhandlers and crackheads bug you walking to class and at Marta. Whether you take Marta, commute & park, or live on campus, it's not a safe environment. I felt unsafe as a guy- girls should be terrified. Not the kind of place you want to be after dark. Daytime is a little better, but not much. Why go to a place where you can't feel safe? Crime rates in this part of Atlanta are the highest in the city. It's just nasty. Looks, feels, and smells nasty. The campus tour and recruiters are VERY deceiving.

    Did learn a lot

    Classes were just okay, nothing great. I don't know how they rate tht high- my 1 year there I was not very impressed.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 12 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    if your looking for a good school and don't care about how much it costs or have scholarships then this is a good school for you. so my advice is to get good grades, participate in sports throughout high school. also try out for a lot of scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    although i like being at this school, and the education is pretty good, i still feel like I'm not getting enough for what i pay. for example, tuition, housing, and student activities fees are going up, while there are not enough classes for all the students enrolled at this school. one of the classes i need to fulfill my prerequisites only has five available classes and they are already full. also with the student activity fees, they have just raised them by 200 dollars and i don't feel like the activities that they have planned are worth that amount per person. furthermore, the housing fees have went up also and i don't think they should have because they haven't renovated anything so it isn't worth more than it was before. also with the small space it still isn't worth the amount we pay. i feel like were being cheated out of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    i enjoy being at this school because its in a area that i am somewhat familiar with. i also like being here because i feel at home because the people are nice and welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    i am learning a lot at this school but i don't give full credit to the school. i give full credit to the teachers i had who had the determination, heart, and want to teach. however i do give the school some credit because they hired these teachers.

  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for students who like adventure, trying new things, and the city life.

    Tips for prospective students

    GSU wasn't my first choice when it came to college but now that I'm here I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. I recommend joining a Freshmen Learning Community coming in your first year. FLC's really help build friendships and a community that you can study and hang out with.

    Bang for the buck

    Coming to GSU, you're really getting what you pay for. Georgia State offers so many resources. They have an awesome Rec Center where you can take dance, yoga, martial art, etc. classes. They have computer labs, language lab, and really cool student organizations.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something happening in Georgia State because it's right in the midst of Atlanta. Everyday some different happens. GSU also is known for it's diversity of students, and the only way to understand it is to experience it. There are so many people from so many different backgrounds. There's always something new to look forward to.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes in college are quite different than they were in high school, but Georgia State helps their students adapt and succeed despite the differences. Usually professors are willing to help students when there is difficulty learning the material. With only having about an average of two to three classes a day, there is more time to study for classes and really get into the material you're learning. There is also SI (Supplemental Instruction) and tutors to help with learning the material.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is not ideal there are a lot of reports of theft of cellphones, other electronics, and i routinely see bikes that have parts that have been stolen. campus is located in the heart of the city so it's not just students walking around. i've only been on campus over a year and already heard of stabbings and people getting shot. i suggest calling security to get anywhere when it gets dark, better to be safe and not sorry.

    Greek Life

    i'm not involved so i'm not sure.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs and events put on all throughout campus.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is better for the non-traditional student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    make sure you find the starbucks coffee located in kell hall it's sort of a secret location for quick fast food and a caffeine fix.

    What to do for fun

    get involved there are plenty of clubs and great things to do at the gym i practically live there.

    Food and Dining

    i don't have a meal plan this semester as my dorm room has a full kitchen but my first semester here i did. the food is good and there are some healthier options. i highly recommend that a new student go to freshman hall to eat as they have the best choices. i haven't seen piedmont north's dinning since it was redone so that may not be the case anymore.

    Dorm Life

    i got very lucky this semester and got an amazing ra. this is my first semester with an ra that actively got involved even though my first semester i lived right next door my ra never even said hi (even once a week). the dorms were i live now are built like a prison ,but were still the best option for me as i don't want to live in the same room as another student. there definitely needs to be more studio dorm rooms, and family housing needs to be off campus not in the dorms along with everyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    you have to want it and in many cases you must supplement class lectures and readings with your own research online even if the teacher doesn't tell you this. at times depending on major it can be overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective student must check their email and paws account as much as possible. always do everything (especially financial aid) well in advance as there are many pointless steps (things already included on the online version that was previously filled out) other universities don't require that will prevent your money from getting to you in a timely manner.

    In three sentences

    when dealing with the university to get things set up to attend as a prospective student things were made very difficult for no apparent reason. all the administrative staff with the exception of the one stop shop were very unhelpful. i like this school but i don't agree with how it is run and some rules and procedures that seem to just put added stress on students for no reason.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 351

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Downtown Atlanta is home to many types of activities, from professional sports teams, world-renown plays, megastars coming in to preform, and cultural festivals. There isn't a shortage of things to do. The good thing about GSU is they often offer discounts to these activities and even sponsor days where you can do things around town for free. GSU definitely takes care of its students. They even have a movie theater on campus where you can see a movie between classes for FREE!

    Food and Dining

    Being downtown gives you a wide array of options in terms of food choices. You are able to go to traditional fast food chains or eat many types of foreign delicacies. But once you money runs low, you can still have a great meal at the dining halls and food courts on campus. The food in the dining halls are very convenient and surprisingly really good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at GSU is also something that has changed dramatically in the last couple years. They have built and remodeled all the dorms on campus and in comparison to other school the dorms are a dream. You will not be sharing a bathroom with a hall full of students, but just the people in your apartment or suite.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU of today is definitely a different place from when our parents went to school. With a new science building GSU is working hard to make everyone in the state of Georgia to take them seriously. Student have to be hard workers and take their academics seriously. The good thing is the teachers her want to make sure their students are learning. So put in the effort and you will be rewarded with a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go down to campus a few days before classes begin to get your bearing. The campus is rather large and intimidating when you first get there, and you want to have some idea where your classes are.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very engaging urban campus in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA. It is the home to over 30000 diverse students, and faculty. Even though the university is located downtown, it has a tight-knit community feel.

  • 09/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 16 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like living in the big city and you don't mind not having a lot of room.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for housing extremely early! They don't have enough housing for the amount of students they except. They don't care if you're a freshman or not housing is first come first serve. I got stuck living in a hotel that they through together for those of us who didn't get housing and it sucks.

    Bang for the buck

    Its pretty expensive and its not really worth it. The prices went way up because of the football team.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something going on on campus, but sometimes that can become a distration when you have a lot of homework lol

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are pretty good. The classes are a lot easier than I expected them to be.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students wanting to live in an urban area Students who want constant activities even outside of school Students wanting an easy commute Students who appreciate understanding teachers Students who don't mind a non-traditional campus setting ANY STUDENT!!! :]

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry. I was freaked out when I first went to college, but it was completely unnecessary. After my first day I wasn't worried anymore. My teachers were so sweet and even the students on the street are helpful. I got a little turned around because of the big campus but an older student was there to point me in the right direction. It's a very friendly school so there is no need to be afraid of college. As long as you go to class, pay attention and try your hardest everything will be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State is moderately priced and you gain a top notch education, so I would say that you definitely get your moneys worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the urban setting and alternate school setting. Georgia State isn't like a classic college campus and I like it that way. You get the feel of downtown Atlanta with college security. It's a great place to have the inner city feel but still gain a great education.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the teachers at Georgia State are very professional, encouraging and helpful to students. They are very intelligent and are willing to aid students during office hours and set up other meetings at the students' convenience.

  • 09/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 351

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone that is friendly (I guess that would go for any college though), anyone that doesn't mind the city sights and smells, and just anyone who is looking to succeed in life AND can handle the work load. I have also heard that we have an excellent business school so business majors welcome to paradise. I know for a fact that we have a superb nursing program so nursing students welcome as well! Finally anyone who likes big institutions with huge amounts of students this is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for anyone thinking about coming here are: get used to the sun and the heat, get used to walking, and talk to people. Everyone feels nervous from time to time but knowing people can make it a whole lot easier. Definitely visit the school before the first day so you can know where some things are if not all. They have tours that you can sign up for, so do that learn the campus and dont get lost lol. Also, always check/research your instructors before that year begins on ratemyprofessor.com so you can get a really good one. Ask about parking information at turner field if you're a commuter. Check the rec center for clubs (hapkido, karate, zumba, etc) because they fill up fast and they have deadlines. Check the rec for free clubs as well (kickboxing, ab blasts, etc). Check your student account for scholarship updates regularly.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get enough for you're money. We have a lot of get together and events where you can get free food and items. The thing is you really have to pay attention and keep up with the dates of the events so you can take full advantage of what you paying for. When you pay each semester, you're paying for classes, library, recreation center, and...that's all I could think of. when we have football games though, students do get in for free. When you want to see a movie you can come down to our FREE FOR STUDENTS theater. The professors and doctors love what they do so they make learning really fun. There are way more things I'm forgetting, but overall it is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a real enjoyment to be here. The freedom is awesome. No teacher hounding me, no supervisors calling my parents to see why I missed class that day, no body staying on you're case. Another enjoyment is the ladies, they are definitely easy on the eyes. The instructors are down to earth (for the most part) and most people are very approachable.

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely learn a lot at GSU from day to day. You learn how to save your money for one. Things are so expensive that you have to know when and where to buy lunch and textbooks....Amazon is your friend for textbooks and McDonald's, Kenleys, and waffle house for food. Another thing I learn, besides the academic stuff of course, is how to pay attention and read signs. Every street has a name and so does every building, so I learned to take note of that instead of asking for directions every 5 mins. I also learned different pass times. Everyone here is different so when you really get to know people you learn that there are ALOT of things to do to keep you occupied. For example extreme jumping! A major thing I learned was where the clubs and parties are held...its kind of hard not to know when they're so many people handing out invites/flyers everywhere. Lastly I learned where to park. At Georgia State if you're a commuter or even if you stay on campus but have a car, you're going to need to learn this. There are many places to park BUT (going back to the 1st thing I learned) some are WAYY cheaper. For example parking at turner field is the best route, granted they don't have any morning or evening games that day. Make sure if you commute that you arrive early to whatever parking deck or parking lot you choose, they fill fast.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Because it is located downtown it may be a less secure than a school located in the suburbs. But campus police and Atlanta police let their presence known. For the most part most of those individuals who are robbed are harm typically put themselves in compromising situations. If you stay away from those who appear to dangerous, don't walk alone at night and don't flaunt expensive items such as laptops and ipads (all common sense) you should be fine.

    Clubs and Activities

    Multiple pre-professional clubs from a multiple fields such as medicine, law, math etc. There are also many minority clubs and mentoring clubs for students on campus. Many international, arts ans special interest organizations avalible for those interested. Also very easy to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Nontraditional students, transfer student,student who need to commute, those with parents, hose who wish to only take one class while enrolled in another school, older student, graduate students in English, law, public health, sciences, math, arts, humanities, etc.

    What to do for fun

    Everything from night clubs, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, High Museum, Woodruff Art Center, Piedmont Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial and Historical Sites, Coca Cola Worldwide headquarters and five star restaurants are available.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown location and multiple eateries. Everything available from cheap food trucks near Underground all the way to five star restaurants that are either on campus or minutes away. Also Chick-Fil-A, Burger King and Einstein Bagel in cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    Multiple housing options such as the lofts, freshman housing and the commons. Lots of off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman courses are a bit easy but allow for an easy transition from high school to college. Upper-level courses are definitely much more rigorous but are appropriately more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its is one of the largest school in the Georgia and offers all of the great opportunities as all other school in the state. It may also more than most because of its downtown Atlanta location near many corporate headquarters, hospitals, art centers, etc.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful school that offers student multiple opportunities to excel in multiple fields. It is located in a downtown setting were there are multiple opportunities to interning and volunteering experiences. There are also many non-traditional students such a parents, older individuals and those who have full-time jobs.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 351

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    Food and Dining

    The meal plan offers amazing food all year long. It may be pricey, but the food is worth it!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are somewhat co-ed. Your next door neighbor may be of the opposite gender. However, dorms are clean, organized and safe. You also get to know your roommates as well as hall mates pretty well. The dorms are a bit pricey, but laundry is included as well as mail. There are the Freshman Hall, the Lofts, the Commons, and Piedmont North. Freshman Hall and Piedmont North do not have a kitchen, but the meal plan is provided

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia state is medium. Some classes will challenge you, others will feel like a breeze. Make sure you take challenging classes to actually learn!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be overwhelmed by the size and the amount of students that roam around campus. Just be friendly and stand strong to your beliefs and morals which are highly bound to be attacked. Make sure to treat the homeless people nicely, but don't give any money. Remember that it's not the professor, the class, or the degree that gets you where you need to go- it's you and what you do with your opportunities. Georgia State will keep you busy! From dance classes and nature trips offered at the Rec Center, to the multiple organizations you may join. Just get plugged into a group and make the most of what you have. This is the time to experience freedom and the time to embrace opportunity. Especially when you're in the heart of downtown Atlanta!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is full of diversity! I love how many different people I can meet in just one hour. Many majors, opportunities, clubs, and organizations are offered here.

  • 02/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for the students that do not want a traditional college campus. Also for people who are looking to feel more independent. Its also great for people who love to network and take advantage of all the job opportunities all over the world. Its also great for students that want to have a great college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are a disciplined student because the city can be distracting. Make sure your schedule works for you. Be involved on campus, when you have nothing to do, you don't feel like doing anything.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as attending college, you get what you pay for. The programs are very good at this accredited university. Housing is expensive, but worth it, the atmosphere is awesome and the people are great. The only downside is eating and shopping is expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living in the city is amazing. I love feeling independent. There are a lot of fun activities, sports, and clubs. There is something for everyone here. Housing is great because there are a lot of activities and organizations that come with it.

    Am learning a lot

    At Georgia State University, the test that professors give are all encompassing. I like it because I acquire a lot of knowledge in the short semester time period. They also offer Supplemental Instruction, free tutoring, for classes. I take advantage of them and they help a lot. I feel more confident for that class after attending these sessions.

  • 02/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 351

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is a great place for any student. With so many people on this campus, it's really easy to find your niche or start a new one! I would say that the majority of Georgia State students are really social. Even if you are a shy person, you will find tons of friends here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to come to Georgia State, walk the campus. Have a day with a current student so that you can discover the REAL Georgia State. Eat on Broad Street, sit in on a class, ride the train, and, of course, visit the One Stop Shop, where no question ever goes unanswered.

    Bang for the buck

    A Georgia State education is a great bargain. Between the social experience, life long friendships, and wonderful classroom experience, you get more than your money's worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE this school! Being in the heart of Atlanta has let me experience so many more things than if I was on another campus in the middle of nowhere. Here, you get to learn how to handle real world situations and interact with people from all over the world.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia State is a huge melting pot of thoughts and opinions. If I hadn't come to Georgia State, I wouldn't have formed all of the opinions that I believe in or found out all of my choices about graduate studies. One positive point about GSU is that there is always a fresh debate brewing and always some new view to explore. Even the most unlikely person on the street can teach you something here.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can benefit from attending Georgia State University. Everyone wants to meet people of like-minds, and at GSU it is impossible NOT to meet someone you connect with.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely suggest that you try to live on campus. Campus is where everything you need is going to be, so it's important that you be close. Another tip would be to do the Freshman Learning Communities that are only provided at GA State. FLCs are relatively small groups that have the same classes as you who share your interests so you can make friends easier during your first semester of college. This is extremely helpful in helping you keep and maintain friends through that first semester.

    Bang for the buck

    I would definitely consider Georgia State worth the money. So many opportunities are provided to get you started on your career and the environment is so original. By far one of the most diverse campuses to be on. It's a great place to meet new people from all around the world and talk to people who share your views and even people who do not. Either way, you learn from everyone who is going through the same thing as you and may have more knowledge on what to do and what steps to take to better yourself as a person.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am a commuter student, so I don't get to spend a lot of time on campus. When I do, I love every second of campus life. There is always something fun to do. Panther Prowl meetings in the courtyard, plays at the Rialto Center, and academic opportunities go on almost everyday. It is a very high-spirited campus to be on.

    Am learning a lot

    As with any college, you are going to have teachers who are a little off-key. Even the teachers that didn't share my views were beneficial to my learning process though. You honestly can not NOT learn something in every single class, whether or not relevant to your intended major.

  • 07/13/2011

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I haven't started yet, but this is definitely a great place for diversity!

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for an FLC. Yes they have certain themes, but there are many to chose from and it doesn't have to go with your major. When you sign up for an FLC you'll know about 24 of the same students in all your classes. This means you'll know 24 people you can contact if you miss a class or walk to classes together or just become friends with.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm excited to know that the bookstore buys back books after students are done with them.

    Will enjoy being here

    The students and faculty here are so friendly! I recently attended Incept and my experience was great! Most of my concerns about being a new freshman almost disappeared. Also I've learned that there are many student organizations to get involved with and that there's a place for everyone.

    Will learn a lot

    I have only met a few core professors and they seem more than qualified.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who love a challenge in the classroom should attend The Georgia State University. Students who enjoy a diverse college environment should be applying to The Georgia State University. Those who take pride in going to bed at three in the morning but waking up at seven should be trying to attend The Georgia State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advice for prospective students would be to do their homework. College is where you spend the next four years of your life; make sure it is somewhere that can provide the experience of a lifetime. College is where we discover who we are and what we want to do for the rest of our lives.

    Bang for the buck

    The Georgia State University provides students with a bang for their buck. The strong curriculum assures parents that loans, grants, scholarships and a lot of time are not going to waste. The various state of the art facilities and up to date technology provides students with ample opportunities to stay active.

    Am enjoying being here

    The social life here at The Georgia State University is like none other. There are always extracurricular activities to get involved in after studying. Activities range anywhere from swimming with friends in the Olympic style pool to enjoying video games on the Wii console located in the game center. Even the students that do not enjoy sports, there are always on informative and helpful campus events to attend. There is always something to get involved in during free time at The Georgia State University.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia State University is a school very strong in academics. The curriculum is not near impossible to excel in but it also requires students to put in extra studying time. The classes force students to think on their own and outside of the box. What is most appreciated about classes is that they are taught by actual professors who truly want you to learn the information being taught. Also, the information is taught so that students will remember the information long term and not just for purposes of passing the next test.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want passionate and experienced professors, the thrill of living in the city, desire to meet all sorts of people, and are looking for an overall great college experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the social events on campus. You get to meet so many different people from all different backgrounds! Also, if they aren't free, they will cost you only about five dollars. It's worth it!

    Bang for the buck

    I spent last semester at a private school and I feel as if I am getting a better education here than at that other pricey school. The food here is great, the library is huge, and you get so many other perks around town for being a student!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is perfect! I love being in the city and here you get the excitement of the urban environment, but also won't be completely lost getting to classes!

    Am learning a lot

    All of my professors have a real passion for what they are teaching us! They don't waste a second of class time and are committed to our academic success and overall learning experience!

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State has something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to Georgia State is a great opportunity. Take advantage of all the help that is offered and all of the organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I did not have to pay a lot for tuition because I am a commuter.

    Am enjoying being here

    Going to Georgia State is very saatisfying. The school is very diverse and there are plenty of activities to do on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are very prepared and intelligent. Also there are many great tutors.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 351

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. Georgia State is very diverse so there will be something for everyone. Trust me. If there is a club or organization you would like to see on campus, you have the freedom to create it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your financial aid! Make sure your financial aid is taken care of each semester way ahead of time. Be proactive, because that is one area where Georgia State is lacking.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State University is not as expensive as many other schools, but the school does provide quality resources for the students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life is fun! There are many activities to be involved in and literally thousands of people to meet.

    Am learning a lot

    My major is Music Education and I am definitely learning a lot. Just about every class I take is necessary for my future and the majority of my music professors have been excellent.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tools you have available. Take trips to the different offices such as finical aid, your study field office, ext.

    Bang for the buck

    The overall life at GSU is great. It has great study programs that have been top ranked for years.

    Am enjoying being here

    The student life at GSU is amazing. GSU is so diverse you are almost guaranteed to meet great new people that are both like you and different from you.

    Am learning a lot

    GSU has top quality professors. Every professor i have had at GSU seems to genuinely care for and about the future of all students in the class

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety here is among the best! i recently had a situation where someone hit my car while i was in class. thankfully, gsu police department caught the other driver, who intended on driving away. they obtained all the information i needed, and had my police report available in 3 days! they helped me through the entire process, and i am very grateful.

    Great for these types of students

    gsu is perfect for both traditional, and non-traditional students.

    What to do for fun

    there are serveral on, and off campus daily activities. gsu is located near downtown atlanta, so there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining here is convenient, tasty, and cost efficient. there are multiple choices both on and off campus for food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    i have not had the chance to experience dorm life here at gsu. i live off campus, but not to far. from what i've seen and heard, dorm life is great. the dorms are always clean, and i have yet to hear of any incidents.

    Tips for prospective students

    i encourage all prospective students to take full advantage of everything gsu has to offer; including scholarships, study abroad, community service opportunities, and extracurricular activities.

    In three sentences

    i am grateful to be a student at georgia state university. i am a graduate of clark atlanta university. this is my first semester; although it is somewhat different from cau, i look forward to continuing my post secondary education here.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    GSU police task force consistently patrols the university campus and dormitory facilities. They do what it takes to prevent harm to our safety.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the greek life, but I am always seeing events they hold.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia State offers just about every and any club/orginization for all students. You are guaranteed to find a club that suits you.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for students have a set plan, and can stick to it. You cannot be easily swayed by the lights of the city, and the non-students that tend to linger.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many students find stairwells in the dormitories to smoke in.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe Georgia State is a great school for those seeking opportunity. The university offers so many programs, organizations, internships, and job opportunities. They are willing to help you with anything, if you are willing to seek help.

    What to do for fun

    The Recreation Center has tons of great workout classes to offer. The gym is fully-equipped. You never have to worry about it being over-crowded. They also have ping pong, rock-climbing, darts, billiards, and a gaming system. The school hosts Panther Prowl parties, and always has special guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall at Piedmont North has amazing food. The cafeteria in the University Life Center has the best food vendors.

    Dorm Life

    Staying on campus allows a great look into urban city life. It is best to avoid non-students that linger around campus. It is great that every dorm facility displays programs that the University has planned.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are taken very seriously. It is vital not to miss class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should really consider whether or not they are ready to encounter a big city university life. The best way to stay on track is to GET HELP. In order to succeed, you MUST prioritize.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a school flourishing with opportunity. The staff has an immense amount of care for their students. The school offers a variety of organizations and programs to allow students to find themselves, while helping others.

  • 07/10/2012

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't been attacked yet so keep up the good work.

    Greek Life

    It's Atlanta. If your African American then welcome to Mecca

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    All types really

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I won't share mine... make your own.

    Bang for the buck

    If one comes from modest means, then it can be pricey but any Harvard kid would absolutely love the rates at GSU.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, get involved, etc. There is always something for everyone. It is what one makes it.

    Food and Dining

    It certainly isn;t mama's cookin' pack a lunch people.

    Dorm Life

    It is what you make it. Its decent living. No raoch motel but its not exactly the mariott.

    Academic Rigor

    It probably should be more stars but school comes easy to me so I don't really sweat it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything turned in on time and filled out to the absolute best of your abilities and keep in contact with mentors and counselors.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a good school to attend. It has everything one would need to get the full college experience.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Out-going, determined, hard-worker, social clown,geek,greek..everybody!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work and don't get distracted by all the busy-ness.

    Bang for the buck

    OneStopShop!

    Am enjoying being here

    The fact that GSU is in the heart of Atlanta makes it more exciting, its never boring.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors make sure you are getting your money worth.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!!!! It's extremely diverse!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the best of Georgia state! It's not a traditional campus, but rather mostly a commuter school. If you really want to feel more like you belong then get involved and join student organizations! It will open up a whole knew world for you!!!!

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    get classes that are close to each other

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the readings for science classes

    Am enjoying being here

    The students here are fun to hang out with and easy to get along with. There is also a diverse group of people

    Am learning a lot

    the classes here definitely challenge you if you are aiming for a good GPA in this school.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business students and Law students

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great place to go

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable and cost less than other colleges

    Am enjoying being here

    There is something to do every day living in Downtown Atlanta.

    Am learning a lot

    The Robinson Business School of Georgia State is ranked among the highest in the nation.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force that will do escorts and vehicle assistance as well as respond to emergencies (reported by phone or the emergency call boxes). The force has a strong presence around campus and a quick response time.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek Life, but everyone I've met who is a part of Greek are nice and friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't even name every single club and organization on campus. You will find that we have a website dedicated to showcasing the school's clubs and organizations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub the nose of Pounce, the 75-pound bronze panther statue, for good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    Your student tuition and fees goes not just your classes, but the gym, the on campus theater, campus events, workshops, career services, and much more. You are getting your bang for your buck by just going to classes, but why ignore the rest of the stuff you are getting?

    What to do for fun

    Go to Cinefest, the school's free on-campus theater for some great movies. There are plenty on-campus events like concerts and sports, but if you need to get off campus, check out the discounted tickets to events around town or current blockbuster movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on and off campus. If you flash your PantherCard to some off-campus restaurants you will get a discount or be able to use your PantherCash to pay.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are great and comfortable, but there are strict visitation rules for non-student visitors.

    Academic Rigor

    There core curriculum covers many subjects that you may not consider learning about before you actually sit down in the class. The school aims to expose you to the diversity of not just the world, but the ways of thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is some red tape that you may have to apply a hacksaw to once you are accepted, but if you keep in touch with the Admissions Office and One Stop Shop, you will have no problem.

    In three sentences

    GSU's huge campus is the heart of Atlanta, so don't be surprised to find new faces everyday. Thanks to the size of the school, there is always something to do when you need a break from studying. The gym is amazing, and there are various fitness classes you can try.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there's a police officer everywhere you look. however, these police are keeping students safe from crime, not trying to get students in trouble for drinking.

    Greek Life

    booming. currently in it. wouldn't change that decision for anything in the world.

    Clubs and Activities

    plethora of clubs from social to academic.

    Great for these types of students

    if you like the whole dubstep wave, atlanta is where you want to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    greek parties are often off campus and more homestyle.

    Bang for the buck

    the school is often underestimated.

    What to do for fun

    there is greek life which is great. many bars nearby. sports. many parks nearby. many different venues for music and a cultured lifestyle. there's something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    just made a new dining hall. pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at gsu is good. the quality of dorms is amazing, however it can also be a social hinder. since many rooms are apartment style, many people spend their time in the dorms as opposed to socializing.

    Academic Rigor

    i'd give the rigor of gsu a 3.5/5. much of the rigor depends on your teachers and classes you're taking. you will fail miserably if you dont study, and you will get an a in every class if you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    this school is the 3rd best public school in georgia. the social life is great and often underestimated by prospective students. don't underestimate gsu.

    In three sentences

    georgia state is a good school. classes are challenging however if you do your work, you should be fine. the school is becoming better each year and will soon be a prestigious university.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    georgia state university is very secure and has one of the largest university police forces of all those of the united states. one can feel very secure wandering between classes or walking through the city within the vicinity of the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are good number of clubs and activities on campus. perhaps these would be more active if the student body commuted less, but that's a part of georgia state's appeal as well.

    Great for these types of students

    georgia state university is great for all types of students. it is good for students who like the city, who like the arts, to be social, to hide away, etc. georgia state university is for all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    under courtlandt street it is dark and there are clever ways of navigating the campus from university center, student center, library north and the plaza. it makes the university an interesting network of passageways.

    Bang for the buck

    georgia state university has raised its tuition a lot since i started learning there in 2005, but compared to a private university it is still affordable with student loans.

    What to do for fun

    there are many attractions in atlanta and in its environs. there are sports to be seen or done, cultural venues such as museums, galleries, the atlanta zoo and other places to visit.

    Food and Dining

    georgia state university offers a good selection of cuisine to suit a variety of appetites.

    Dorm Life

    georgia state university offers a few living quarters for students. the city of atlanta is also full of attractions and interesting things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    georgia state university has endearingly good instructors. the instructors do seek the best from their students and will strive to make them perform like scholars.

    Tips for prospective students

    have a high level of self-esteem, be humble, and dedicated to yourself and your studies. organize your mind about what you want to accomplish at georgia state university and you will love learning there. create a balance between scholastic work and your social activities.

    In three sentences

    georgia state university is third public university of the state of georgia. the university's aims and might are like those of the symbol of its city, atlanta, the phoenix. georgia state university continues to remake itself and rise with grace and the brilliance of fire.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are a lot of cops around. you have different numbers in case you feel unsafe or lost. there are police on every corner.

    Greek Life

    they have a lot of parties and are very fun to go to.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many interesting clubs and activities. you can also start your own club and get it started with a group of friends.

    Great for these types of students

    great for any student because the social butterfly will have plenty of people to meet while the quiet bookworm will have many secluded places to relax and think.

    What to do for fun

    the city is full of things to do. the school has different activities that students are welcome to attend and it is free. you also have nice places near the school that you can go to and get discounts at.

    Food and Dining

    the food is delicious and different each day. they have different cuisines from different parts of the world. you can also request a certain dish or some days.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is very knit together. everyone is really close and you meet some new life long friends. you live like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    this school has big classes so studying is a must. you have to be able to balance your social life and your academics but it is all worth it. you have many different types of help programs in case you fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    any type of student would be good for this school. you have everything within a few blocks and there are really helpful and nice people at every corner. always have extra cash in case you find something that attracts you.

    In three sentences

    this school is very different because it gives you a new environment. you are surrounded with more opportunities in part time jobs or actual careers once you graduate. you will never be bored at this school because there are a lot of things to do.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is overall safe unless it's late. there is campus police and escorting if you feel unsafe to walk alone.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is fun, and there are different chapters for all different types of races.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities suited for all types of people.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for students that are open to different races, cultures, religion, and people that are open minded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    aderhold is farther away from main campus, but many things are located near this building. it is a little tricky since our buildings are spread throughout atlanta

    Bang for the buck

    many things are walking distance from campus. you can pretty much do anything in atlanta. transportation is also solved with marta.

    What to do for fun

    i think that talking to other people you don't know and making connections is the most important thing to do. it is also fun if you make it fun.

    Food and Dining

    the people that work in the dining are very friendly. the food is pretty good, and there is a wide variety of healthy foods.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is okay. dorm life can't be all that great wherever you go, but the staff is friendly. they also make sure that you are safe.

    Academic Rigor

    the core classes are not that hard. you have to manage your time wisely because you will notice you won't do well in your easy classes if you simply don't do the reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be shy, and try new things.

    In three sentences

    georgia state is in the city of atlanta. it is fun as long as you are open to meeting new people. you will learn a lot here if you're willing to learn.

  • 03/25/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 351

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Can't wait to start -it's a hidden jewel!!!

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    GSU has there own police station and they are at our services 24/7!

    What to do for fun

    Go on the trips with your RA's and there are always parties and things downtown to do.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of foods all around campus and the dining halls are good too.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus it makes my life so much easier.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of classes to choose from that are very interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have good study habits and time management!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a very promising university to attend. There are many opportunities for different activities and programs. As well as job opportunities and great group trips with RA's of the dorms. My personal favorite thing about GSU is the huge amount of diversity!

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 44 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. Few stolen phones

    Greek Life

    Not in a sorority

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not in any clubs or do any activities

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love.city and night life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of coupons

    What to do for fun

    Go down town. Clubs. Bars....lounge. nice night life

    Food and Dining

    Expensive but good

    Dorm Life

    I'm not in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Psychology

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready to study!

    In three sentences

    Its a great school. Mostly professors are nice and approachable.

  • 05/02/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I think the school is worth the tuition. The scholarship options are great and with HOPE, it becomes incredibly affordable.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure about the food because I have yet to experience any, but I do know there are many restuarants in the surrounding area.

    Dorm Life

    The dorming options are pretty awesome. I plan to live in the University Commons with a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that the course curriculum appears to be stringent enough to challenge someone at any caliber, as long as adequate work is administered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be on your guard. Advocate the buddy system at least for the first few months, until being completely comfortable with the urban environment.

    In three sentences

    I like GSU because it's a nice school regardless of not having a traditional campus per se. I really enjoyed the atmosphere when I visited and am planning on attending for Fall 2012. The only thing that makes me a bit nervous is the intercity location and Atlanta isn't the safest, but no major city is.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday there is a DJ in the courtyard from 12-1pm. It fun and extremely crowded.

    What to do for fun

    The university has plenty of informative guest speakers!

    Tips for prospective students

    The foreign language classes are extremely difficult. so make sure you're ready.

    In three sentences

    I love this university. I think the teachers are wonderful. I would recommend this University to anyone that is looking for a good school to attend.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are some issues with safety. Mostly, don't show anything valuable, like cell phones. Most roberies occur over cell phones when students are walking along talking on their phones.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many cubby-holes on campus that are great for studying or hanging out with friends. Just explore the buildings and find your own.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State isn't cheap. When you consider that it costs the same as Tech or UGA, you have to consider what you're getting. I think its uniqueness is its urban vibe and variety of students.

    What to do for fun

    HANG OUT with all the cool friends you will make. GSU has a great variety of students from near and yon. Just get into your major and make some great friends.

    Food and Dining

    GSU has the usuals...fast food with some cafe-type eateries. Most of the eating facilities are centrally located in an interior area of campus. You can access the building underneath street level, which makes it safer.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I've heard varied reports, depending on the building you're talking about. Security is a major issue, being that the school is right in the middle of downtown. There are plenty of cheap alternatives to living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You can come to class, listen, and pass...but why not push yourself and get more out of it? To make top grades here, you'll have to put in the extra effort. Teachers seem to appreciate when you go the extra mile.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for college in the big city. It's not your typical little lazy college-town experience. Be ready to hit the ground running.

    In three sentences

    A great urban campus with a strong international pulse. Teaches you to be independent and figure things our for yourself. Fantastic teachers from all areas of the globe with professional experience.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security patrols the campus like clock work. If you're ever in immediate danger, the school provides the number to the campus police department so you can contact them directly. To ensure your own safety though, make sure you aren't flaunting any valuable electronics in public, especially outside, and avoid alleyways, especially at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year in September, Dragon-con goes on a few blocks from the university, so for all those comicbook, sci-fi and anime fans, that's the place to be. There is a growing number of homeless people that hang around the campus. As disheartening as it may be, don't hesitate to report those who may become physical or violent.

    What to do for fun

    Apart from visiting Underground Atlanta, the university has its own movie nights and the Rialto theater hosts performances from singers, musicians, dance and acting troupes from all over the nation and the world. There is also the sports center as well as the gym for those wanting to keep in shape. And of course, besides the student run activities on campus, you're in downtown Atlanta, there are plenty of clubs to visit.

    Food and Dining

    There are several eateries, both on campus and off. Coffee shops, fast food restaurants or dining places dot the area surrounding almost every building on campus. Places in the student center can be expensive sometimes, but I believe there's a buffet of some sort in freshman housing.

    Dorm Life

    I can't honestly give an opinion on dorm life since I don't leave on campus. There is a shuttle that takes you to either the student center or to the farthest part of the campus. Student IDs are required to enter the buildings, and even then, a person has to actually have a room there to enter.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range depending on who you have really. Most professors and T.A.s are concerned with getting the material across and making sure the students understand it. One's own initiative becomes the deciding factor in how their coursework affects them.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a few bookstores that may sell your required textbooks, so shop around, but make sure you actually need the assigned text before spending the money. It's helpful to invest in a Marta pass if you plan on commuting from the metropolitan area. A bike or a skateboard can come in handy when trying to reach class on time.

    In three sentences

    The school is lively to say the least. Being right in the middle of downtown, students have access to restaurants, coffee shops, hang out spots, public transportation and the cultural center of Underground Atlanta. Georgia State is the place to be.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 351

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Well, there are always different places to hang out whether it is being in a club or group from the school, or even joining Greek life can be fun. Other things like going to concerts that are near by or little clubs can be fun for a weekend break for many students to blow of some steam from their busy weeks.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is okay. It is more fun when you go off-campus and explore the many different restaurants there are around downtown Atlanta. There are many cheap and fun places to eat at and even cozy places to study at.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly, I did not enjoy my dorm life in Piedmont it was not the right choice for me, I now live off campus and enjoy it a lot more and I feel like I can get my own space away from all the other students. Living in dorms can be fun, but when it comes down to a Monday night and others are playing loud music and doing other things it is not fun. It was too much of a distraction for me and made things difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    It is college and it is no high school so it is stressful at first and a huge change of attitude in college classes. It becomes easier once you get the swing of things and understand what you will need to do to succeed in school and how much time you need to put into each and every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you use the maps and find out all the secret and easy ways of getting around campus, it will make your trips to each of your classes a lot easier. Also do not be afraid to stop at the many booths in the courtyard to find new activities to join and become a part of.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a very diverse school with many different activities and things to be a part of. Also it is more of a commuter school so for the people living on campus it gets very quiet during the weekends. This school overall is easy, fun, and a lot of challenges to overcome.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even though GSU is in downtown Atlanta, it is a very safe campus. If a students feel unsafe walking to class or to the parking lot GSU provides escorts to walk with the students. GSU has their own police for campus who are available 24/7 to students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over one hundered clubs and activities that students can enjoy during thier four years at GSU.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for students who are willing to study and do their work for classes. Also for students, who are willing to take challenges. The education does get harder and classes will have more homework so GSU is for students who enjoy working hard to achieve their goals.

    What to do for fun

    GSU has a swimming pool where people can hangout with thier friends after classes. It also has a gym to workout in and have two basketball courts where one can play basketball with their friends. GSU is in downtown so there are lots of stores and restaurants one can visit with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food at GSU is very good. They have restaurants like Burger King and Chick fil a. GSU also have lots of place to dine in so there is always some tables available to eat at, with friends.

    Dorm Life

    GSU is a very safe place. The dorms are clean and the beds are comfy. The students are always very nice so its easy to make friends and be safe.

    Academic Rigor

    At GSU professors are very strict about coming late to class. Most professors take attendance most days so be sure to come to class every day. Don't get lazy and not do homework it can hurt ones GPA badly.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be yourself 2. Be organized 3. Talk to your professor if you don't understand something in class 4. Be on time!! 5. Choose your classes wisely

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an amazing school to attend. The students and professors are very helpful and nice. Anyone can make good grades at Georgia State by simply doing their homework.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is important to all students, especially being in the middle of the city where we are not on a traditional campus. Each dorm can only be accessed by residential students, and everyone else must be checked in by a resident in order to enter. There are also many policemen and women around to ensure the safety of students. In fact, there are so many policemen that I feel safe everywhere I go, but always implementing the buddy system during the night. Lastly, there are GSU police escort numbers and emergency numbers every student saves in their phones, and many call boxes across the campus in case anything were to happen.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on, on campus. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm students gather in the Plaza where music is played and tables are set up for different clubs. There are also many party flyers, which I would suggest to go to sparingly. During the weekends, student promoters, provide shuttle buses to parties. On campus, there is the Rec Center where many people play on the basketball courts, go to the pool, or go back to their childhood in the game room. And almost every Friday there is a Panther Prowl from 8:00pm to 2:00am in the Student Center made by students for the students with a different theme each time to do many activities such as laser tag, dance to music, eat food, and interact with all the students who attend Georgia State University.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus, both of which serve excellent food in many varieties, there is always something new each day and hour. As for the campus itself, there are many dining facilities in place like the University Bookstore, Student Center, and Panthers Den which is the University's sports bar. There are also many restaurants and delivery spots conveniently placed on campus so there will never be a way to go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories are nice, two of which supply meal plans, Freshman Hall and Piedmont North. I stayed in Freshman Hall my first year which was the best choice so I could interact with everyone going through this new experience with me. The other two dorms which are more of an apartment style are the Lofts and the Commons. This year, I am living in the Lofts and find them quiet, and artistic with the open ceiling and cement floors. The commons are similar but with carpet. The Lofts and Commons give the feeling of living on your own but with all the convenience of being on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigorous, but it is all about studying to keep grades up. Some classes may have no assignments all semester, but that does not mean there is no work involved. In fact, classes with the least amount of work are the ones that need a lot of studying to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to have fun the first weekend and get a chance to see the campus, but once classes start be aware of study time and make sure there is a balance between all of the city life and academics.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University aids students with proper resources such as tutoring, study groups, and helpful meetings to insure the student's success. The University is also full of activities and events held on a daily basis to get students involved on campus. There are many opportunities to get involved in internships and job hiring to start careers early and build resumes.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty costly. I don't believe it should be as expensive as it is because it's relatively close to the hood. Also, all those damn textbooks! It's hard to find them cheaper or used because you need to purchase brand new 12-Month access codes & they are all Georgia State Edition Books.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the sports events! You can get into football games free with your Panther Card. Also, attend on campus & off campus parties. If the event is free you should attend it! Plus, a lot of places are in walking distance or a few train stops away with MARTA. There is always something to do, you won't ever be bored.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of nearby restaurants within walking distance. I don't have a meal plan but I've eaten in the dining halls a few times. The food there is pretty good, however, don't go overboard with eating up everything. The freshman 15 is very much real.

    Dorm Life

    I had randomized roommates & I lucked out! They are the best. We're all really close and we hang out regularly. We even have family dinners some nights. The RAs are really nice and everyone on our floor is friendly. Plus, the guest policy is better than a lot of other colleges out there.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is fair. It isn't extremely difficult, however, it is best to study and turn all work in on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT get caught up with going to all of the parties! Classwork should always be your number one priority. However, sometimes it is good to get out of your dorm room and explore Atlanta. There are so many beautiful buildings and sites to visit.

    In three sentences

    This school is extremely diverse! I love the atmosphere and the vibe I get from other students. It's worth the cost of tuition.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 351

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    What to do for fun

    So many things including clubbing, going to the mall, or just strolling through downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Located downtown, this is the only place where you can get the best of Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    With so many activities and places to go, you will rarely stay in your dorm very long. The conditions are close to a four star hotel.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a freshman, so I have not felt the full force of what this school has to offer, but from what other students have said, it is a challenging environment with a lot going on. Perfect for those who love controlled chaos.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to meet new people with new ideas. Most importantly, just enjoy yourself and be proud you are in this great university, and also, stay ahead of your classes, this will make them easier for you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    A very large and diverse atmosphere with a lot of things to do downtown. A fun place with a serious academic feel. It is the perfect balance of fun and studies.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is good here with polices almost near every school block but being it is in downtown Atlanta, there are some few concerns. From the people staying on the parks near the school sometimes to them asking for money, it can get annoying but still doesn't take away from the school experience. Most are pretty cool.

    Bang for the buck

    For the money, GSU is great and is very low compared to other colleges in the Georgia. For Out-of-State students, it can be expensive as with any public college.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do at GSU. The school has a movie theater, recreational center, and many more. Besides that, it is in Atlanta so there are many places to go.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at GSU is great. Besides the places to eat in the school, its in the heart of downtown Atlanta so there are many places to eat. At GSU they have a meal plan but you have a choice of having the meal plan or not.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is alright, but it depends on which housing complex you are in and the roommates you have. GSU has 5 different housing complexes and there is off campus housing as well but not owned by the school. University Commons (Biggest and best complex), University Lofts, Patton Hall (formerly Freshman Hall), Piedmont North, and Greek Housing.

    Academic Rigor

    I would have to say the academic rigor at Georgia State University is ok. There can be classes that range from as many as 10 students in class to a lecture hall close to 200+ students. Some classes ok and some classes can be challenging, depending on the professor. Always talk the professors and pay attention in class. Study ahead of time and never try to cram for an exam lol.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I were a prospective student, I would apply for as many scholarships as possible at GSU and outside. Also, internships and job opportunities are plentiful so as a student, take advantage when you have the chance. Main thing: Just work hard and get involved.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is one of the major colleges in Georgia. In the heart of downtown Atlanta, GSU offers a lot to students. It possibly is the school with the lowest tuition in the state of Georgia compared to UGA and Georgia Tech. This school has a lot of diversity.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can always find a campus patroller riding around and making sure you are staying safe. There are there to protect you and are doing a great job at it.

    Clubs and Activities

    VSA, club sports, step teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Indie and carefree. If you love the city, this is definitely the university for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different things to do and to be apart of at GSU. The Pantherpalooza's are always a guarantee for fun and really show how the school can come together and all get along.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic and there is a great variety of what to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The University Commons is an amazing place to live, as well as the University Lofts. Piedmont North could be cleaned up to be as nice as the rest but it is still a lot nicer than other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too tough and the teachers give you chances to make a good grade. Falling behind is something that will set you back, wherever you may go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your way around campus and don't be afraid to ask around for directions. There are millions of ways to get lost and tons of different routes to take to your classes. Figure out which one is better for you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is extremely different than most colleges. The experiences are exciting and will give you the opportunity to become extremely cultured. Georgia State is an amazing and different experience that will make you open your eyes to new things.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is in force. Knowing that you can have someone come take you to your dorm at night if you are out studying is important because you are located in the heart of Atlanta. The campus security is always around and they can be friendly as long as you are doing the right thing.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is everywhere on campus. Ensure you have your studies together before applying because you will need to devote a lot of time to the organization of your choice. The greek life is alive on GSU and they have a close bond that is seen all around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities depending on what you like to do. Guest speakers will come and motivate you to continue your education. If you participated in clubs and activities in high school, you are bound to find something similiar at GSU.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for students who like to interact with others. GSU is also great for students who want diversity. Allowing your mind to explore the world is important for students who attend GSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The entire campus is untraditional of a college. You are located in the middle of downtown where traffic is heavy and people are everywhere. The foundation of the school is the same as traditional colleges but the widespread of building can be overwhelming to some students. Once you are on campus it is not a far walk from building to building and there is also a GSU shuttle that pick students up throughout the day.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attending college is expensive. Any amount of a scholarship is a help. After researching several school, GSU is compatible but college is still expensive. I feel I will get a good education that will allow me the opportunity to enter the workforce and excel.

    What to do for fun

    Fun things to do around campus can be overwhelming. You may catch a movie being filmed, you may see famous people, you may find a concert to attend along with going to water activities a few block from campus. There are many shopping stores in walking distance and people watching can take place anywhere. The sky is the limit with fun things to do at GSU.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has a lot of food to offer along with a great variety. The food is good and the people that work in the dining hall are friendly. The meal plan for freshmen is a plus because you will never be able to say you don't have anything to eat. The off campus restaurants are great but if money is tight you will have to limit your intake. It is much cheaper if you don't have a meal card to just go to purchase groceries and explore in the kitchen with your new college friends.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at GSU is the best. There are many options with different price tags. Thinking out your personality is important so you can pair up with a roommate or two that has similiar views. Remembering that you will be with this person for 9 months is something to ponder on. Some dorms have kitchens while others have a common area. Being able to explore your options is great because there are a lot of activities going on all around.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is 5 stars because it involves teaching, learning, and assessing. Being discipline is very important and having the ability to truly understand the purpose of your study is important.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend prospective students to come focused on their dreams. Organization is something that is a must. Fun times are all around but knowing when to have fun and when to stay in your studies is important because it is easy to get off track. Stay focused and remember what you are coming to GSU to do.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University (GSU) offers the best opportunity for students to become what they want in life. I rate the school on a scale of 1 to 5 as a 5 because of the location, access and the programs offered. Being a current GSU student, the sky is the limit to education.

  • 10/04/2009

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    have not been

    Will learn a lot

    have not been

  • 05/26/2011

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

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    Will learn a lot

    Georgia State appears to possess the qualities of a very good school. This university is definitely one of my must apply to schools. I am very excited to learn more about this institution.

  • 05/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared to just take a small adventure around the city and campus. But go with friends, never wonder off by yourself. It's not as much fun. One essential thing to remember is get to know your professors, it will help in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    Living arrangements around town are very reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always an activity to attend to because your in the heart of Atlanta. The only way you can be bored is if YOU decided to do nothing.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only do I learn vital information in small classroom settings but I also learn information outside of the classroom as well.

  • 06/03/2011

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    I have had a dream of going to Georgia State since I was in the 5Th grade. I always plan to attend this school for a pediatric nurse. Through the years that has past I have research the school and really like what I found out. Although as my graduation gets closer my mind began to change afraid of how I will begin my adult life.

    Will learn a lot

    I think that I will learn a lot if I were to attend this school. Mostly because I and great at learning when I have hands-on activities.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    With or without the extra state mandated fees it is still a great value for education

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do on campus and makes being at school more enjooyable

    Am learning a lot

    The professors want you to learn and will help you achieve your goals, just stay consistant

  • 06/27/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those that like urban life because it's right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    One's who want to experience diversity and independence in an urban environment. You won't meet one person that is the same.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please go to your teacher's offices. It's helped bail me out and understand my teacher better, especially in the large auditorium classes. They really encourage it. It is a half commuter school because only a small portion can actually dorm, but GSU is expanding.

    Bang for the buck

    They have raised everything since I've started attending in Fall 2010, but you do get what you pay for. Although, you won't use it all. The fees here are huge, especially since we got a new football team last year. The housing is great for being right on campus in the middle of Atlanta, housing is always putting on events and such.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live in the Lofts and am very involved in housing. It is Atlanta, so if you want to do something, it's there. GSU has all the things you need to live and more as a student. It's an amazing environment.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the teachers I've had so far are really friendly. Some are harder than others, but some of them have taught me life lessons. They really give you the reality check you're searching for. Just make sure you hit a few teacher offices along they way no matter if you're doing good or bad.

  • 07/03/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Being from a small, but growing community college, GSU was the perfect place for me to transfer. From what I have seen it is sure not to disappoint.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU is one of the leading research schools in the country. Since paying for my education is not easy, GSU provides not only and education, but opportunity for workplace experience as well.

    Will enjoy being here

    GSU has a lot to offer, with a campus in the midst of the Atlanta it has a great environment.

    Will learn a lot

    GSU offers many classes that will allow you to learn a lot in any field of study. Personally it also allows me to major in the two areas I excel at Computers and Math. I am looking forward to learn as much as I can in both areas.

  • 07/16/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Someone who loves city and looking for lots of on campus and off campus entertainment and activities, Gsu is the perfect choice.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is affordable at Gsu. If you stay home and get the zell miller scholarship, its basically a full ride.

    Will enjoy being here

    Gsu being in Atl makes it much involving and seem to have various opportunity.

    Will learn a lot

    Gsu does not have a neuroscience major, but they are working on developing a undergrad major which I'm looking forward to major in, so hopefully they will have it ready soon. (H.s. senior) It has a decent pre-med program as well.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If GSU is your choice, definitely get involved on campus. GSU has so many academic and extracurricular activities to get involved in that are great for networking, making friends, and student growth.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering that the campus is in the metro area, tuition is a bit higher than other public colleges, However, you get out of the experience what you put in to it.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you enjoy being in the city, then GSU is the place to be. You never experience the same routine. Everything is different and fun on a day to day basis and I would not change it for the world.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia State is one of the more diverse colleges that Georgia has to offer. The professors there are very helpful and interact with their students. The campus life is anything but the ordinary- each student has his or her own style that adds to the unique factor of GSU.

  • 07/20/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything done early and get involved

    Will enjoy being here

    The overnight orientation was amazing! I love the support and the school spirit

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Research sciences, Law, Nursing, Music

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact your professors regularly about grades, class requirements, advice, and even upcoming events. Don't buy your books without emailing or otherwise contacting the professors for an updated list and check all 3 book stores (not just the main one featured on the website) and online sources for the lowest price. For Calculus I & II, I recommend Dr. Valerie Miller. The book is online with the code, so the physical text is not necessary, but bookrenter.com has the lowest rental price for a semester.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very good school for financial aid and it is one of the least expensive research universities in the area. Between university grants, assistantships, scholarships, and the HOPE scholarship, all but $1000 of my tuition, housing, and supply costs are covered.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a large school with a comparatively small population of students housed on campus. There is also a greater than average number of older students, but I don't feel like that inhibits the learning process at all. The university, as a whole, is very bad about giving out information or even making information easy to find. All of these things do hurt the social options unless some amount of effort is put forth even though the students and staff are amicable.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are typically very informed on their subjects and are good at getting the concepts across. There are also more truly interesting and engaging professors than most schools in the area.

  • 08/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy and embrace DIVERSITY! Students who enjoy an urban environment! Students who plan to be successful!

    Tips for prospective students

    When I was a prospective student, I took a college tour one day and was filling out my application the next day! By taking a college tour I new GSU was definitely the school for me! Have an idea of what you want to major in because GSU has a lot to offer!

    Bang for the buck

    The only thing that is quite expensive is the on campus housing but besides that everything else is great!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy living in the urban environment. GSU is not the typical college campus because of its location in downtown Atlanta.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely enjoy the challenging courses I am taking at Georgia State! GSU is one of the best institutions in Georgia! The professors prepare us with real-world applications throughout their curriculum.

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who love the city. People who benefit from smaller classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the environment. Take advantage of all the activities and services around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State has an amazing recreational center which is definitely worth the fee if you take advantage of it. ALL the sporting events are FREE for all students! Shuttle buses are FREE! There is available parking for FREE at turner field! Tons of activities, year round, for FREE! Watch movies for FREE at our theater!

    Am enjoying being here

    It's an amazing environment, in the heart of downtown atlanta. There is always something going on around campus. It is never a dull moment around GSU. There's so much to see and so much to do whenever you're not in class or busy studying.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I've had are amazing. They've all been super passionate and excited about the subjects they're teaching. There are also tons of opportunities for study groups, as well as extra help from the professors whether its through e-mail or face-to-face meetings. Many classes also have SIs, which are Supplemental Instructors. Basically, they are students (who have already taken the course and have done extremely well in them) that host study sessions and supply students with extra study materials. The class sizes are also great. Many of the classes are small, with 20 to 30 students, allowing a lot of individual student to teacher interactions.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    - Nursing and Business majors -Study hard at State, party hard in Atlanta! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    - Go to Incept (orientation) - Register for your math and chem placement test before you go to incept so you can take the classes you want - Apply for Hope and other loans around January (that's when most money comes out) - Look for scholarships (they help a lot) - If you need a job, campus jobs are great to have - Go to ratemyprofessors when registering for classes - Join a club or go greek! Be involved at your school!

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely cheaper than other colleges. You can rent textbooks, buy used, or sell back old textbooks that you don't want. We're all broke college students, but I still manage to not go hungry or run out of supplies.

    Am enjoying being here

    State definitely has a lot of diversity. Because the campus is smaller, you can get around to classes easier, making it more efficient. There's a club or group for everyone for every interest/hobby you may have. You can actually see the State Capitol from school, so it's nice to remember you're in the heart of Atlanta. Even if you're not involved in school, there's a lot of other things to do outside of school (shop at Lenox, visit GA Tech/Emory, eat at restaurants, etc).

    Am learning a lot

    A lot of professors seem to want you to learn their material and they know their stuff. If you fall behind, most of the teachers have office hours where you can go if you have any concerns or you if you need one-on-one help.

  • 09/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that like an urban enviroment, enjoy meeting new people, those on a budget, and those that haven't decided on a major - there are tons to choose from if you change your mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get connected with your professors - they are the best tool to help you make good grades. Obtain or keep the HOPE scholarship if you are eligible, because this pays the majority of your tuition at GSU.

    Bang for the buck

    I think GSU offers a great education at a comparatively low price.

    Am enjoying being here

    Georgia State University provides a really fun campus that makes the most of it's urban surroundings. Many classes and groups plan activities in Atlanta to enhance your experience in the city. I love Atlanta and the location of the school is a huge plus for me. There are tons of students at the school, and I like the interaction I can have with a large variety of students, from Georgia and around the world.

    Am learning a lot

    GSU has some great professors that usually have a lot of knowledge and personal experience in their field. I feel like I have learned a lot, and I like that there seem to be similar themes across a variety of classes.

  • 11/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia state is great for anyone. There are all different types of people here. If you love the city then this is the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try coming to the campus before school starts to get a feel of the campus and to see where your classes are located. A major tip is to visit your advisers at least three times a semester. At the beginning for advice on classes, in the middle to talk with your advisers about where you stand in your classes and at the end to talk about the next semester and what to expect. Lastly, get involved on campus. It's good to have extra activities and its a great way to meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    There are various services here that meet your every need, activities and events that go on every week just for State students.

    Am enjoying being here

    The location of Georgia State is like no other. It's right in the middle of Atlanta and ,when not in class or studying, there's always something to do or something going on. Not only do you get the feel of how college is but you get to experience the city life all at the same time. Not only is the location great but the people here are from all around the world. Georgia State is one of the most diverse colleges and you can meet almost someone from every part of the world. You not only get to experience the Atlanta culture but you also get to experience a bit of other cultures from around the world.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are pretty good. Some are students themselves getting their masters or PhD. The class sizes vary on what your preference is. There are some large classes with over 100 students and smaller classes where there are only 20-30 students. I believe no matter the major you choose, you can relate it to the city or use the city as a reference.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you or your family has lots of spare cash, enjoy city life have and the ability to live off-campus in a secure apartment I recommend this school. I also recommend this locale for students seeking a four year degree on a campus with numerous clubs, activist opportunities, activity groups, and a fantastic gym.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go here if you can avoid doing so. There are schools with professors just as qualified that will not bleed your wallet dry and misfile or lose your paperwork. On the other hand, if you do attend GSU talk to your professors after class even if it's only to point out what you thought was interesting about class that day, attend INCEPT, take all available placement exams online, and map out your necessary courses with an adviser long before your registration date comes.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is super expensive but if one can overcome the cost, most of the professors are more than worth learning from.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is spread out over several blocks of downtown Atlanta, close to the 75/85 bridge overpasses which houses a huge homeless population. On top of the pervasive smell of unwashed, starving bodies the crime rate is daunting. Several times a month theft notices are sent out via the campus alert system with some weeks being worse than othes. GSU is not the safest place to be by any means. Besides that, thousands of students attend and all of the paperwork goes through a few small offices - critical errors happen with alarming frequency. Personally, I've had awful repeated experiences with their one stop shop office. On the other hand, several MARTA stations are near to campus so traveling to more interesting places is easy and affordable.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and doctors here are all very knowledgeable and passionate about their fields if not passionate about teaching in general. I've certainly had a great experience with several helpful, efficient, expert professors.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Who want to transfer to other schools Students who like open campus Students who do not mind the downtown life

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to attend all your classes, and since you are paying for it, try to do your best!

    Bang for the buck

    It is very cheap, and the education is great. I love that they don't charge you so much!

    Am enjoying being here

    It is an open campus, and if you enjoy that then this is for you. If you want a sense of community and a closed campus then this is not for you

    Am learning a lot

    To bs honest Georgia state's education is not lower then any other college. It has dedicated teachers who love ro teach and actually know what they are talking About. The only bad thin is, there are some classes that feel like high school, and the teachers give you work as If you were in high school

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Start looking for scholarships early

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive

    Am enjoying being here

    Love the college life.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, I'm learning a lot at GSU.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and curious

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the location of the school, explore the city & use the campus to your advantage.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you don't live downtown RIDE MARTA if at all possible. It will get you out of paying for parking and get you in and out of the perimeter without having to fight traffic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ride Marta if you can and avoid grad student teachers if possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Recently, GSU raised the cost of al of their student fees. I pay about $1500 per semester just in student fees and I think that is pretty ridiculous. It still cost less than a lot of universities, but the student fees are so bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy the downtown atmosphere and the large campus. I commute so it is a bit of a trip for me to get down there, but overall I really enjoy it. You do need to be mindful of your surroundings though when walking out on the streets because there are robberies that happen pretty frequently (especially cell phone snatching) to people who are not paying attention.

    Am learning a lot

    The teacher's seem very knowledgeable and I have learned a lot from almost every class I have taken so far. There are also a wide variety of classes available, especially as far as languages go. The only suggestion I have is watch out for Grad student teachers, I haven't met one that I like yet.

  • 12/27/2011

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    I think I will enjoy this school because it's in the city. It's also my number one choice right now.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There is no one set type of student that should attend Georgia State University. Most if not all majors are offered at GSU. The school is more so built upon your personal characteristics rather than your major. Students that are ready to study and be ready for their future should definitely attend Georgia State. It is also more in favor of strong minded students. If a student believes they will not cave in under pressure they should attend. This school is also good for students who wish to study abroad.

    Tips for prospective students

    A big tip for prospective students is that you want to have everything done three months ahead of entering the school. Things like having the money already set, immunizations already taken care of, what hours and days you would like to be in class. Another tip is to find out when you can register for classes. When you are registering you have four things to look for. Those things are: the hours for the class, the days for the class, how many books needed for the class, and the teachers ratings. Another important tip is that you want to have your mind set that you are going to study and handle business before you have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. For the tuition cost you are allowed to attend all events on campus. When you pay for housing you get special offers to join in special housing only events. Students can pay for meal plans which gives you all day access to the dining hall in your residential area. Then to work off the food there is the Georgia State Recreational center. There they offer a variety of ways to stay fit or in shape. Another thing offered is discounts to things such as, movies, trips, or public transportation.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very good place to have fun. Its location is in the middle of the city, so there is always something to do. Plus, there is much to do on campus. Georgia State always plans events throughout each week including things like Panther Prowls or step shows.

    Am learning a lot

    This is a great environment to learn. Students at Georgia State practically live in the libraries. They study hard to get the good grades needed to go further. The teachers even try their best to offer out of class hours. When you ask questions the teacher after class hours they give in depth answers.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like a rewarding education along with having a great social experience GSU is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and you will be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Recently, tuition has been increasing, hence the need for this scholarship.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life is very welcoming and enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so many valuable skills since i've been attending GSU.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Extra fees and tuition are rising too much especially when the economy is so bad. It was hard enough to afford college including loans before the bad economy but tuition has risen since then also.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It has its fair share of robberies so be careful

    Greek Life

    Awesome except for some secrecy, but then again thats greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    caters to a lot of different interest and majors

    Great for these types of students

    People who love to meet new people

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition can definitely be hard to handle sometimes.

    What to do for fun

    ITS ATLANTA!!! shopping, eating, art, music, etc....

    Food and Dining

    The dinning hall caters to everyone and i love that cause I am a vegeterian

    Dorm Life

    AWESOME!!! you meet lots of people and there are always activities going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are different so that makes the classes vary but in the end you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up your GPA and be prepared to pay $$$

    In three sentences

    ITS GREAT!!! GSU has students of different cultures which makes it great to meat knew people and learn new things.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at State. From events offered on campus to other functions going around it, there is always something!

    Food and Dining

    From the dining hall to the food services that are offered on campus, the food is delicious and semi-affordable.

    Dorm Life

    GSU offers several different styles of residency. I personally preferred the apartment-style. Which allows you to have your own room but you share the common spaces (such as kitchen,living/dining, and bathroom). Living on campus is awesome, fun, and very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any secondary school there is always a challenge. Studying is mandatory if you expect to pass the grade. The professors are reasonable and will work with you but you must show effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions. There are tons of people, from faculty and staff to students that would not mind helping you. GSU is big in territory but becomes quite small once you get to know people.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is the epitome of the city that it is located in; lively and diverse. My school is everything I could ask for and more. The learning environment is caters to your needs and everyone you encounter is unforgettable.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there have been a few robberies on campus but i don't see how. the police force on campus is really high in concentration all over the place. we have our police to protect the students of georgia state.

    Clubs and Activities

    anything that you're interested in there is definitely a club for that. they offer so many activities that you'll have to decide which one to do. if there is not a club that you're interested you have the option of starting one up yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    georgia state does offer many services and tries to appeal to the average student. even though some of the school fees are a little suspicious, the school is definitely worth every dime you spend.

    What to do for fun

    there are many things to do. one thing to do is party like every other college student does. we have many events that happen around town and it's within distance. another thing is the events that are hosted by the school. they actually turn out to be pretty fun. if you want to get away and do something you can do that to the city of atlanta is filled with lots to keep you occupied.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is great. there is so many different types of cuisine available. whatever you feel like having the university mostly has it. the best thing is that the food is not in one location. it's spread all over the place.

    Dorm Life

    i haven't had a problem with the dorm life here. luckily for me the roommates that i have have become my closet friends. we know how to respect one another. the only thing that is kind of sucks is how strict it is to bring company inside. once you sign them in, it doesn't really matter anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors here are top of notch. in every class i've taken there has been something i can take from it. it won't be easy like high school because there is some studying you have to do. but if you do the hard work it will all pay off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    one tip i would say is get yourself together and work hard all the way through. you don't want to make a mistake that could mess up your entire college experience. the most important reason why you've come to college is to learn and you're paying your money to do that.

    In three sentences

    georgia state university is diverse because there are many types of students here. it is welcoming because the staff and faculty does whatever they can to make you feel at home. last but not least, georgia state is my definition of a family. you meet so many people here and you feel like you've known them forever.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    georgia state is on point with campus safety. we have a number of emergency call boxes set-up throughout campus as well as our own police station located right inside of a housing unit. (the commons) we also have a 24 hour police escort service and a large availability of police officers. however, you should still be very careful on the streets, and try to travel in groups at night.

    Greek Life

    like any other college, the greeks get that special attention and are usually well-known around campus. although the greek housing is not traditional it still incorporates the same values and leadership associated with greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    georgia state has a website called org sync that lists all of the clubs and organizations that georgia state has to offer. at some point, all of these groups hold interest sessions and they help you to develop your leadership skills, regardless of the club you join.

    Great for these types of students

    georgia state is great for highly motivated students who plan on becoming somebody and putting their degree to good use.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i think it's unusual that a classroom is building is located close to underground atlanta. also it's tradition that every upcoming freshman rub the panther's nose located just outside of the student center. it's nose has been rubbed so much that it's a different color from the rest of the panther.

    Bang for the buck

    georgia state really is a great university to find yourself and network with diverse and different people and cultures.

    What to do for fun

    what is there not to do in the heart of downtown atlanta? you meet students from ga tech, spellman, and morehouse. (you'll probably end up partying with them.) georgia state has shuttles that take you to different clubs and parties, people throw kickbacks, and every so often georgia state throws parties and block parties.

    Food and Dining

    georgia state university has to dining halls. one is located in freshman hall and the other at piedmont north. if you decide to stay in the commons you'll be right in between the two. also if you choose to stay in the lofts you will be next to the freshman dining hall. the dining halls are amazing it's like an all you can eat buffet and you can go in it how ever many times you choose.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great! it is true, georgia state is a party school. however ga state offers countless on campus activities, community service, leadership opportunities, and conferences for students. i stay in freshman hall and i love it. everyone is a freshman, so everyone is trying to meet new people and you're sure to make life-long friends the first week. plus there's a dining hall downstairs, you can't beat that!

    Academic Rigor

    some courses are harder than others, but all my professors have been especially helpful in making sure you perform to the best of your abilities. they have office hours, some have study sessions, and are pretty good with contact through email.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are considering attending georgia state, make sure you don't mind urban living. you have to remember that since it's located in the heart of downtown atlanta, everyone you might see walking the streets on your way to class is not a student of georgia state.

    In three sentences

    georgia state university is a great college to attend if you love the city-life and meeting alot of new and diverse people. it offers countless internship, job, and organization opportunities. due to it's location, you'll never know who you might run into here.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    everyone is always worried about safety in atlanta. they are afraid of getting mugged. all i have to say is all of the muggings from the past semester were all snatchings. meaning a person walked up, grabbed another person's phone and ran away. the moral is put your expensive phone in your pocket and do not walk around alone at night. do these things and you should be fine. i bike around at night all the time and i have never had any problems. also most homeless people are really nice so you do not have to be afraid of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs and activities at georgia state and the more you join, the more friends you will have, the better your college experience will be, and the smaller georgia state will seem. also they look good on resumes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the movie theater is pretty cool and not a lot of people use it. cinafest is in the student center and all students can go see movies for free.

    Bang for the buck

    my only real expensive thing for college is paying for my apartment. it is cheaper than dorms but it is still pricey living on in an apartment really close to campus. i don't have a car so i walk or bike everywhere which is a great option for a lot of people. my biggest piece of advice about money is if you have scholarships, do not be a dummy and loose them.

    What to do for fun

    go to events held by the school and around the city! the student events are sometimes lame but if you bring a group of good friends it can be awesome. take advantage of the rec. center. rock climbing is so fun and some of the free classes are really good. finally, go explore the city. there are tons of great theaters, concert venues, and parks!

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall is expensive but worth it if you live near in or near the dorms. they have great food. also if you do not have a meal plan there are variety of privately owned restaurants on broad street. i recommend the yummy korean food at blossom tree or a massive sandwich from reuben's.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are way nicer than a lot of other college housing i have seen. it's a good experience to live closely with strangers like that but i opted for a cheaper, nicer apartment my second year. the down side fo dorms is expense.

    Academic Rigor

    the professor are just as diverse as the student body but the one thing they all have in common is they are interesting and relatable.

    Tips for prospective students

    find a club, team or on-campus organization to join as soon as you can. this is where you will make friends, learn new things, and gain real world experience.

    In three sentences

    georgia state is the perfect city college. living in the heart of atlanta and, getting an education amidst people from every kind of background imaginable is fascinating and exciting.

  • 02/02/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    georgia state is in the heart of atlanta and there's always things to do for fun.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    not so great, many homeless trespass occur.

    What to do for fun

    go down town.

    Food and Dining

    great variety both on and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    very independent dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    very challenging classes with hands on experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    look up your professors on ratemyprofessor.com before registering.

    In three sentences

    over crowded but with great professors .

  • 02/13/2012

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

    90 of 351

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    it looks like a great school.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have many security guards. there are always in hands reach.

    Greek Life

    people say it's fun and amazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many organizations. too many to say.

    Great for these types of students

    all types, races, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's always something going on.

    Bang for the buck

    the costs are low.

    What to do for fun

    there are many attractions in atlanta. you can go to the georgia aquarium, world of coca-cola, phillip's arena, and turner field. the campus always has something going on every week. i am never bored.

    Food and Dining

    the food is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are amazing and fun. you have different places you can live on campus. it's like your own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    you have to be dedicated to your education and your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have a gpa of a 3.0 or higher. join many organizations at your school.

    In three sentences

    this university provides the best education, resources, and organizations. it contains many majors and has many advisers to guide you. also, there's lots of school spirit and fun.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 351

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the school is located near coca cola factory, georgia aquarium, cnn center, and etc..

    Food and Dining

    the gsu dining halls have somewhat of a variety, but it's really the shops on broad st. that serves the best food.

    Dorm Life

    the lofts are great! it looks like a prison cell on the outside, but the inside is super nice. the rooms are basically like apartments but with an urban feel. the commons have much of a home-y touch to it. both dorms have high security, so you feel safe!

    Academic Rigor

    gsu is known for its education and business programs. these classes are rigorous. as for the electives, they're not too bad--these are what most people learned from high school so it shouldn't be hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    walking from one end of campus to the opposite end only takes about 10-15 minutes, so no need to take the bus. there are tons of eateries nearby campus! be aware and cautious at night because it is downtown.

    In three sentences

    i like attending gsu so far. the campus is located in the city so it has a cool vibe. gsu is also very diverse.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have a police department on site and we have officeers that patrol the area all day amd night.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have a wide variety of clubs and organizations to join that will help build your resume and teach you great life lessons.

    Great for these types of students

    georgia state university is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    in the student center plaza we have a statue of our panther mascot and whenever you walk past him you should rub his nose for good luck!

    What to do for fun

    panther prowl, dining downtown, coca cola factory, georgia aquarium just to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm are great and living on campus is the best way to meet new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    when you come to georgia state be opened minded and ready to work hard and make great friends.

    In three sentences

    i'm proud to be a gsu panther. we are a very diverse school with so much to offer. i'm sure you will love it to once you become a panther!

  • 03/07/2012

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

    94 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is pretty safe. just use common sense like don't go out late at night by yourself, don't take dark alleys for shortcuts, and don't leave your stuff where someone could easily take it. i've never of anyone feeling unsafe here.

    Greek Life

    greek life is practically no existent for those not involved in it. however, there is greek life available for those interested in it.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone interested in business anyone who loves atlanta or wants to be in the city anyone looking for an affordable education

    Bang for the buck

    the cost of tuition is really affordable (in-state) and if you qualify for hope, then there isn't much to pay for in terms of tuition, and if you become an ra, then room, board and meals are paid for you. if you are out of state, it may not be as affordable, but try to negotiate to see if they can offer you in-state tuition. i know of a couple of people who were able to pull it off, but they had pretty good grades.

    What to do for fun

    get involved in anything. we also have the aquarium, world of coke, atlanta zoo, fox theater, georgia dome, and the phillip's arena. concerts are always coming to town with some of the greatest artists and bands. there is never a boring day in atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    i tried the food here and the food is great! expect far better than anything from your high school cafeteria. plus it is all you care to eat, so grab what you want, when you want. and when you get bored with campus dining, you are in the heart of atlanta, with a multitude of restaurants to choose from, just be ready to pay.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms at gsu are some of the best dorms that i have seen. they are practically all apartment style, with each bedroom being a single. there is, however, a traditional housing facility for those interested in regular college dorms (or less expensive dorms) where you share a room with one other person, and a bathroom with three to four people. the downsides are that the price of housing is steep and it would be nice for more people to stay on campus, but housing in downtown atlanta, it can't really be beat.

    Academic Rigor

    for those looking into business, look no further. gsu has some of the nation's top business programs. if you aren't interested in business, however, there are many other majors to choose from that gsu does a good job at offering.

    Tips for prospective students

    no matter what college you choose, the experience is what you make it. if you get involved, and strive to meet new people and make those lifelong connections, then your experience at any school, not just gsu, will be one that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    i have toured this school, and it seems like a perfect fit for people like me. if you are open-minded, fun-loving, and enjoy being in the city, then it will be a place that you will love to call home. this is especially a place that you should consider if you plan to major in business, as i do.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    its's in the heart of downtown atlanta so there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    i don't have a meal plan so i don't really know.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn how to manage your time. get involved with various clubs and organizations. have fun!!!

    In three sentences

    georgia state is a really diverse institution. the professors and staff are very helpful with helping the students to succeed. there is also always something fun going on for everybody.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is so/so. The school tries really hard to combat what comes with being in down town Atlanta (homeless people). I really think that they do the best that they can but there is only so much you can do. They are trying to implement an emergency alert system (loud speakers, texting you if something happens, etc)

    Great for these types of students

    The Education program is amazing. From what I hear the sports medicine program is really nice too.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I really enjoy the school. I get enough aid for it to be relatively affordable. The only problem is the location. Smack in the middle of downtown Atlanta. It can be a little sketchy but they compensate with a pretty heavy level of security.

    What to do for fun

    State is actually pretty good about offering activities. There have been talent shows, open mic nights, and there is usually a speaker that comes to the school at least once a month. There is also a rock climbing wall and a lot to to at the Rec Center. Besides that Atlanta itself has a lot to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants in the 5 points area where State is located. There are also places like the Panther Din that have pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    Sorry I don't know as much about this I've never lived on campus but I've heard its actually nice. The commons have free laundry rooms and they have pretty decent security.

    Academic Rigor

    Major courses are harder but up until that point everything is relatively easy. I've taken some really hard classes but others have felt like simple high school courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living off campus is usually cheaper than living on Campus. Know where you are going, get a map. Beware the homeless people.

    In three sentences

    The school offers a wide variety of major options. The Education programs are great and you can be certified by the time you graduate. College is always expensive but based on research Georgia State has some of the lowest fees.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 351

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is a great place to hang out or work out.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown Atlanta provides a variety of restaurants to your liking.

    Dorm Life

    Various dorm facilities available.

    Academic Rigor

    Education here is exactly what you get for the amount of effort you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of parking situation and relative class time.

    In three sentences

    Well established in the heart of Atlanta with various student backgrounds. Great learning atmosphere and quality library facilities. Excellent location providing a downtown city life.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Georgia State offers several dining experiences ranging from american to ethnic foods. The pricing can be expensive and usually varies from six dollars and above for one person. Several restaurants that are fast food or sit in are located throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dormitory life is quite comfortable and affordable with tuition at Georgia State. Equipped with comfortable furnishing, the dorms are located close to the universities major areas. Accessible and welcoming, the residential staff are amicable and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State classes will require late night studying and strong study habits for success. The professors will always provide enough work to give you preoccupied but the workload is manageable. This university is designed to prepare students into professional scholars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should expect a need to adapt to the rigorous curriculum offered at Georgia State. The vast urban campus may require some time to grow accustomed to. Take advantage of the organizations available for students of varying interests.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is fantastic in providing research opportunities for students. Several entertainment venues, restaurants are made easily available. The professors are usually caring and skilled at teaching their field.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wonderful for students who love the city life. Georgia State University is not set on a traditional campus. We are in the city of Atlanta, which we share with business professionals and tourists.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of campus events to pique the interest of every student. We have GSU night at Six Flags, the High Museum, and the Georgia Aquarium. A trip to Olympic Centennial Park is great for a relaxing day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply as soon as you can so you can apply to as many University scholarships as possible. Once on campus, don't hesitate to become involved. Don't join every organization, only the one(s) that really interest you. It's easy to forget about your studies because the campus life bursts with so many activities, but be sure to always stay buckled down and keep to the reason why you are in college.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University keeps the city of Atlanta alive. From providing plenty of students to intern as the surrounding business to creating a lot of activity to attract more people to the city, Georgia State University has made a name for itself. Once on campus, you'll be sure to make a name for yourself as well.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 351

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I love to run, swim, bicycling, horseback riding, and playing ultimate frisbee.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be the best you can be. Study hard each and every day.

    In three sentences

    I am enjoying being a student at Georgia State.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe enough

    What to do for fun

    Photography, reading,

    Food and Dining

    I appreciate dinning at GSU the food is good even though it is a little bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Live off the campus

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous enough specially the entrance selection.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in contact with the admission office so they can be ready to enter easily and when they want to so they won't miss the deadline on anything.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a good college for many reasons such as location, academic and tuition. The location is accessible from different localities by bus, train and personal transportation. The affordable tuition and the high graduation rate in a variety of programs place GSU at the top of many colleges in the region. Anyone serious about his or her education should consider GSU.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take challenging classes, not just classes you like or need but those that take you out of your comfort zone .

    In three sentences

    1) Georgia State is a very fast paced academic environment. 2) The mix of traditional and non-traditional students makes for an exciting and engaging classroom experience. 3) One of the top research Universities in the Southeast.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police around lierally all the time. There are also emergency phones placed all over campus. You can call our Georgia State police for escorts when you don't feel safe walking.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is so diverse here! There's even Greek Housing on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 choices to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing Pounce's (our panther mascot) nose before a big test!

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Sooooo many things there are events going on all the time! Just keep a lookout for flyers.

    Food and Dining

    There are sooooo many places to eat on campus! Chick-fil-a at the University Center and Burger King at the Student Center. There are tons of places next to the Aderhold Learning Center.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing! I love staying on campus, I recommend it to everyone!

    Academic Rigor

    Each semester is harder than the last but college is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Volunteer! -Join as many clubs as you like -Go to the events on campus, they're amazing -I highky recommend staying on campus

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an amazing school to attend. The other students are so friendly and welcoming. The classes and professors are amazing also.

  • 04/21/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    you in downtown area so there is lots of fun things to do.

    In three sentences

    wonderful school but is very difficult to get into. i applied and they denied me but will be applying again next school year.. !!

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is located in the middle of the city so there are a lot of crimes. There is, however, campus police patrolling frequently and if you are trying to get somewhere on campus late at night, you can call for an escort.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over a 100 student organizations at GSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, students gather in the Courtyard (also known as the Plaza) to watch performances by studnets in the middle of the courtyard. A lot of student organizations set up tabling in the courtyard during this time to fund-raise. If you are in a hurry on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, I suggest you take an alternate route.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU has amazing student facilities. It also has a lot of fees for that very reason.

    What to do for fun

    GSU is located in the heart of Atlanta so there are parties almost every week. It has Georgia Tech close by so even more parties. If you are a newcomer to Atlanta, there are a lot of tourist attractions everywhere. There are also a number of beautiful parks just 1 or 2 MARTA stops away.

    Food and Dining

    Piedmont North has the best food, but it's a long walk if you are commuting. The dining halls are NOT 24/7.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice. There are currently four student housing building: Freshman Hall, University Lofts, University Commons and Piedmont North. Freshman Hall and Piedmont North rooms come with meal plans. There dorms are a little pricey and it maybe cheaper to get an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty easy. It really depends on the teacher though. Always do your research before selecting classes and at least have some sort of idea about what classes you want to take before logging in to select classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can find most of the information you need on courses and such on the university website. If you are commuting, avoid getting a meal plan. If you are commuting, join student organizations if you want to meet more people.

    In three sentences

    GSU is an awesome university if you are looking for the downtown-city-experience. GSU has awesome teachers and the students are generally nice.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    outgoing or introverted

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    this plaza across from sparks hall call hurt plaza, great place to study

    Bang for the buck

    yes very affordable

    What to do for fun

    they have a lot of activities

    Food and Dining

    food is good

    Dorm Life

    not a fan of dorms

    Academic Rigor

    good academics

    Tips for prospective students

    Register Early, apply early. Take care of financial aid early.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University have some excellent classes. Registration is very easy. Everything is online.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is located in the middle of homelessness, so walking alone, especially at night is not recommended. There is police presence and if necessary they will escort you home.

    What to do for fun

    The drawback to this school is that a car is necessary to go anywhere, unless you use public transportation. There are fun things to do such as Atlantic Station, Lenox mall, and other big universities nearby, but transportation is key.

    Food and Dining

    I rely on my own cooking since I have an apartment style dorm, which basically means I am starving most of the time. ;)

    Dorm Life

    Dorming at GSU has it's benefits and drawbacks. Since it is still a commuter school, it does not have the traditional campus or dorming experience, but nevertheless it helps to live on campus for both making new friends and getting to class on time. Also, the dorms are apartment style so they are really nice!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes with more students are obviously an adjustment from high school, especially for me who took AP courses and had only 20 students in my class. Try to stay on top of the coursework because procrastination will catch up to you in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be involved in various campus activities, whether it be academic, athletic, or cultural, because in such a large school it is easy to feel overwhelm and alone.

    In three sentences

    This university offers many oppurtunties for students ranging from work studies to a wide array of degree choices. Although it is still largely considered a commuter school, there are strides being made to change this. The school is very large and is in an area where homelessness is common, which is kind of scary.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus, but many of my friends have preferred on-campus life rather than living at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been challenged and intellectually stimulated by many of my instructors. They will help, the work is not something where its handed on a silver platter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus so you can have access to all the fun events that go on later in the evenings. Also, make sure to get your paperwork in early to avoid long lines.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very diverse, city-paced university. I am able to interact with various people and learn from them. This university is very great.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 351

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Underground Atlanta. GA Aquarium. World of Coke

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good. Georgia State offers a variety of choices.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be pretty hard, depending on which class you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cost of living is very expensive if you plan to stay on campus.

    In three sentences

    Non- Traditional School. In the middle of Downtown Atlanta. Campus is very open to non- Georgia State individuals.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 351

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Don't let the big city location intimidate you! Georgia State has their own police department! I honestly never leave a street corner on campus without seeing a member of campus police or atlanta police department. I feel incredibly safe.

    Greek Life

    There are many greek organizations at Georgia State.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia State has hundreds of clubs and activities to participate in from intramural sports to greek life. I recommend joining the student alumni association for a great liason between students and alumni! It's a wonderful networking opportunity!

    Great for these types of students

    For the student that doesn't mind walking! GSU's campus is spread out, expect, on some days, to walk as far as a mile every day. That said, Our class times are generally spread out and allow for this to be done quite easily. If you get lost easily, look at the many maps located around campus! Georgia State is for the student that likes the big school atmosphere, yet doesn't have to go far to experience it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual, as said before, GSU is in downtown atlanta so the student can really experience everything the city offers!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is relatively high, considering that it is a public university. I believe its due to the location of the school being in downtown. That said, I feel as though I'm getting the best education close to home!

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State is in the middle of downtown atlanta, so there is virtually anything available to students for recreation and fun.

    Food and Dining

    In the student center is a large cafeteria with chick-fil-a, and several dining options. Additionally, there is a Willy's and waffle house on campus with a multitude of restaurants within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Although I commute, I've seen and heard wonderful reviews!

    Academic Rigor

    It's difficult, however I've always been fortunate to have great professors who genuinely care for their students and their well-being. Should you need assistance, they've always been accomodating!

    Tips for prospective students

    Commute if possible, to save money. Rent your textbooks! Park at turner field! It's free! It can save you up to 150 dollars a week! Use rate my professor for Georgia State Professors in order to choose your classes wisely! Always be mindful of early morning atlanta traffic when making your commute!

    In three sentences

    10 out of 10. I love my school, the teachers are amazing and I know I'm getting the best education close to home!

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Georgia State has its own police department on campus. I feel very safe when walking around campus at night, but if you don't you can call them and they will pick you up and drive you wherever you need to go on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs and activities on campus. The school hosts several free events.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to college is always expensive and there is no exception for Georgia State, but Georgia State is one of the least expensive four-year universities in the state of Georgia. You get what you pay for, great teachers, a great campus, and loads of activities and goodies.

    What to do for fun

    You're in one of the most fantastic cities in America! There's loads you can do.

    Food and Dining

    The campus dining halls are great, but don't always have what you want. Other than on-campus dining halls, there are loads of restaurants around that give you discounts if you are a GSU student.

    Dorm Life

    There is limited on-campus living, but the dorms are nice. When living in the dorms you are kept under a watchful eye and they are very strict with who they're letting come into the dorms. If you lose your ID or room key, you're not getting into your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors at Georgia State ask very little of their students. Professors at Georgia State are engaging and can keep you interested most of the time. They are willing to help you if you aren't doing so well in a class if you prove to them that you're actually going to try (go to class because skipping class is a waste of money and it will actually help you).

    In three sentences

    Georgia state is the place to go when you're looking for a great education. It is a diverse school full of interesting people and fun things to do, on or off campus. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is an amazing experience here, although it is somewhat different from greek life at a very traditional school. It is a bit smaller, with most chapters having less than 60 members. Greek presence and greek traditions are getting stronger with the implementation of greek housing. Definitely provides a close knit experience on a large campus in a big city.

    What to do for fun

    Campus organizations are awesome. Greek life is amazing, and I would highly recommend it.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining options are somewhat slim, but they are getting better and expanding. However, since you are in the middle of down town Atlanta the off campus dining is just right around the corner. You can find pretty much anything you are interested in eating.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm experience here. I lived one semester in the Commons, where I had my own bedroom but shared a kitchen and bathroom. Dorms don't get much better than that. I also lived for three semesters in the greek housing. It was a wonderful experience for me to live with women that I loved hanging out with.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs can definitely be tough, especially if you are in some of the top rated ones like business and nursing. However it is completely manageable if you get help from professors and manage your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't try to do everything. Pick a few organizations and activities that you are interested and devote time and energy to them. You will get more out of your college experience here by doing that.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a wonderful school. Not only does it have rigorous academic programs, but it also provides many opportunities for personal success. Georgia State's commitment to diversity and location in the city of Atlanta are two things that provide a wonderful education and make a degree from the school very marketable.

  • 05/07/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The streets have crosswalks and signs for students in order to get from class to class. It's a safe place!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students, of all backgrounds and ethnicities. GSU is a very diverse college, where just about everyone is friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    With all of the exciting and fun things to do on the campus other than schoolwork, GSU is worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do in the city. You can catch a movie, a play, go to the club, go out to dance, and much, much more. Many of those options located on the campus itself.

    Food and Dining

    Located in the heart of the city of Atlanta, there are several places one can go in order to grab a bite to eat. Not only is there places located around the campus to eat, but there are available meal plans offered at the university.

    Dorm Life

    There are several dormitories which students can choose from. The various dorms also offer different amounts of students per room.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a very popular research based school, nevertheless, many other majors are offered that don't exactly deal with research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very good on keeping students informed, especially incoming freshman, like me!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a wonderful university with a very diverse student body. Located in the heart of Atlanta, it gives you a great opportunity to venture out and explore.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join cluns.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and affordable and they have good business hours as well.

    Dorm Life

    Students say it is great and is a good learning experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very challenging school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get your classes early.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a excellent school and it very affordable. Their teachers always go above and beyond. They are also good for students ts with disabilities.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GSU loves to play loud music in the courtyard every Tuesday and Thursday.

    What to do for fun

    I dance on an Indian dance team at GSU, so that takes up all my time. Its a great way to stay in shape and its a great stress reliever.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food was decent.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. They are great and clean. Only problem was that the walls are pretty thin.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently enrolled in the business school. The classes are tough, but I like them because they push me harder and I learn so much more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come into college with the mindset to work hard. Otherwise, you will not get anywhere. College is no joke.

    In three sentences

    The administrative staff is really slow, however most of the teachers I have had are great. They love to help their students and they inspire me to work harder. The business school really has the connections to make it in the real world.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSUPD is always on patrol where ever you go downtown Atlanta.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing from the outside but im not sure from the inside.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name but they are all great.

    Great for these types of students

    ALLLLL STUDENTSSS

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    non traditional greeks and meeting in the plaza on tuesdays and thursdays

    Bang for the buck

    GSU has so many clubs and opportunities to network and meet new people it's ridiculous. They have shuttles that can take you to class, a math lab, a rec center that is absolutely amazing. They have swimming classes, zumba, kickboxing, ab blast, dance classes and so much more.

    What to do for fun

    You can take a walk around the city, tours, or go to centennial park. GSU always has an event going on whether its a guest speaker, a panther prowl(gsu party), a probate, or something else, but Atlanta always has parties going on so they wont be hard to find.

    Food and Dining

    Food is always great in the morning, but later on in the year they begin to slack off. Overall the food is pretty decent and very healthy good tasty. If you don't want to eat in the dining hall there are PLENTY of restaurants near by.

    Dorm Life

    It is great,but make sure you meet the right people, If you have a terrible roommate then you will have friends to help you.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you are up for hard work and long nights.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and focus hard. Make sure that you are using all of your resources.

    In three sentences

    GSU is absolutely diverse. It is a great way to network. It is a wonderful place to experience new things and gain a great education.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU has their own police department as well as Atlanta PD and Fulton County PD all over the place. Police presence is high so there is a good feeling of security. There are many services offered to students to ensure their protection and to help them feel safe while attending GSU.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

    Bang for the buck

    Despite recent tuition and fee hikes, the overall costs remains affordable.

    What to do for fun

    It's Atlanta! Just walk around and you'll find something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Great food everywhere. Tons of places to eat with all sorts of different cuisines.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, I commute. However, the dorms are just like really nice apartments and I couldn't imagine living in Downtown Atlanta being a bad thing!

    Academic Rigor

    As much as would be expected of college courses I suppose. The teachers are amazing and will do everything they can to help you. There are also a myriad of resources at your disposal to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The area can be somewhat dangerous. Hang onto your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school! I love being in Atlanta and the teachers are all incredible. I also love all of the different cultures and people you get to meet.

  • 05/12/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Given that GSU is in the heart of downtown Atlanta, they've taken many precautions to protect the students by offering free walks home from the library and similar places.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is similar to other schools in Georgia such as UGA but I want to be exposed to the real world, not some protected country club.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan and dining flexibility should work well with a full academic load. I like the fact that I can also eat at fast food places when I'm in a hurry.

    Dorm Life

    I plan to live in the Freshman Hall my first year as I want to feel that I'm not the only newbie on campus. I think meeting other freshmen will allow me to develop long lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU has a highly respected teaching staff and I look forward to the challenges of college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus early in your investigation and consider all aspects of college even the job opportunities outside of the campus.

    In three sentences

    I found the GSU campus to be a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. I initially thought an urban school would be dangerous or scary but GSU is a nice surprise and offers more intern or professional opportunities than a rural school could.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do whether it's enjoying the night life of attending campus functions such as basketball games, convenient eateries, school trips for rafting, going to Italy or Hong Kong through study abroad programs etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is delightful.

    Dorm Life

    Did not reside on campus nonetheless there are some exceptional living there

    Academic Rigor

    One must be focused to matriculate throughout Georgia State University.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, Sport Events, Sex.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find scholarships early, the value of a college degree is decreasing while the cost of education is rising.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is an extremely diverse school, but still segregated. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable, but teach in confusing ways. Our Student Fees will one day be greater than our tuition.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    since spring there has been a massive decline in crime on campus this can be attributed to GSU having its own police force

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a good selection of clubs but none that you couldnt find on any other campus

    Great for these types of students

    great for laid back students who want a place to study and a seperate place to chill

    What to do for fun

    -go to the gym where you can: work out,rock climb, swim, play Basketball,racquetball,take yoga classes, or participate in some team sports -go to the underground mall, try out some new types of food, visit the coca cola museum.

    Food and Dining

    with a meal plan your guaranteed free meals at all the dining halls at the same time you can use panther cash to pay for most of your dining expenses around campus

    Dorm Life

    with each dorm comes a set of neighbors who you can rely on if anything happens

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are challenging but not extremely difficult

    Tips for prospective students

    Join an freshman learning community - it will give you people who will be in all of your classes and you can handle the stress with them Get to know your teachers- teachers tend to grade less harshly if they know the student their grading set up a study schedule- its very easy to forget to study when you have so much to do in Atlanta so this is a must

    In three sentences

    Its a great school in general. its very diversified so theres no chance you wont find people to hang out with. most of the staff are excellent teachers but, some however, should have stopped teaching years ago. on or off campus dining and housing is excellent. with a years meal plan, your guaranteed to never go hungry while you stay at Georgia State.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are various places to eat that are fun, healthy and neat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is enjoyable, comfortable and interesting

    Academic Rigor

    its very intense sometimes, as long as you stay focused, the end result is always rewarding

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a place that makes learning easy and accessible. It is a place that allows their students to feel at home and worthy of who they are. It is a place where college tuition is well spent.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I was extremely active on campus so I stepped on a freshman step team, sang in the University's top chorus, University Singers, sang in the gospel choir and also went to parties of course.

    Food and Dining

    The food was delightful all over campus. The dining halls gave a variety of foods. My taste buds were always tantalized.

    Dorm Life

    You are randomly given a roommate and have to go through a lot of paperwork to change.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is fairly equal for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on what your priorities are because they can easily be distorted by the distractions of the campus life.

    In three sentences

    I rate Georgia State an eight on a one to ten scale. With its diverse campus and a vast variety of clubs and organizations to participate in, the opportunities are endless.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The sports events are what bring the students together. There are many parties (like one everyday), and many different type of shows which could get you known. There are many concerts that happen and many GSU students just love to go out with friends and actually have fun off campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is just about every fast food restaurant that you could think of around GSU. The campus food, though could have it's good and bad days which are located at Freshman Hall and the Lofts. If you don't have a meal plan there are always ethnic food cuisines around the campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    GSU's dorms are all located on the same street, with Piedmont North being the furthest from campus. The Commons is one of the largest dorms located in the U.S, and made up of four buildings. Freshman Hall is the most interactive dorm because of the closeness of new incoming freshman, and the closeness of the rooms. The Lofts is composed of current students but could include situations such as families living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Keep in contact with your professors so that that they will be lenient with you if any given situation comes up. Professors are not all the same but most are willing to work with you in emergency situations. The work isn't hard but if you don't stay caught up you will fall behind very quick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not plan to bring more than enough items if staying in the Freshman dorms. If staying in the Commons, Lofts, or Piedmont North building be well aware that you are living with upperclassmen and they can tell who is and isn't a freshman. Try to stay as ahead as possible in work for class because that will be a major benefit for tests and quizzes.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a diverse school that is easy to get lost in. Located in downtown Atlanta gives students amazing opportunities for internships and careers.The university is continually growing not only with students, but with titles, accreditation, and geographic size.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is too much around to not have anything to do. Honestly, from clubs to activities promoted by the school, extracurricular activities that are not included with the school there's no way you can be bored.

    Food and Dining

    No comment. If you can cook. Cook for yourself. The dining is not that bad but if you're very picky (as I am) then you're better off staying in dorms that provide kitchens.

    Dorm Life

    I guess it's okay. It depends on your roommate and the way you are. Surround yourself with the right people. You will encounter those completely opposite from you even with age, gender, race, etc. The dorm life overall, it's still fun though.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally had some great professors. So not much complaints here. Ask around to get insights of professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since you are in the heart of downtown, personal valuables are sacred. There are some crime rates when it comes to snatching of cell phones, purses, etc. Just don't have everything at hand while outside. If you plan to stay on campus, make sure you lock up anything that you treasure because you may not have a trustworthy roommate, but other than that not much to worry.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University has a variety of diversity that populates this school so well. There are plenty of activities that you can join and be apart of and many opportunities are vast out in the downtown Atlanta area. Overall, you will a memorable time at this school.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia State provides real police which are spread across the entire campus and constantly on alert.

    Greek Life

    I was not a member of the Greek system, but I had friends in the Greek system and they are very accepting of all people and have fun from what I know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Most anything a student is looking for can be found at Georgia State.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. College is what you make out of it and Georgia State is for people of all walks of life and ethnicity's.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is located in the city. The campus will bring entertainment often during the day and at night. Georgia State experiences bits of history at times, as it is located in the heart of Atlanta. (Occupy Atlanta took place my Freshman year).

    Bang for the buck

    If you like jazz or world music, the Rialto provides discounted student tickets for concerts which are held every month. The artists that play are renown world-wide and often feature guest artists who hold equal status.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities that Georgia State offers. A number of clubs are available as well as a Greek system for people of any race. The recreational center provides enjoyment for people who want to play sports of various kinds as well as a rock climbing wall and a well developed weight room. The Rialto and music program provide frequent entertainment at night, or during lunch time that involve student art and music. In addition to that, the downtown location holds other off-campus activities that can be accessed even without a car.

    Food and Dining

    The campus serves typical cafeteria food, which is edible and appeals to many different cultural diets. The only problem is that is closes relatively early and the weekends force students to use only 1 dining hall that has a small window of hours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is hard to compare to other schools, because it is unlike any other school. I loved living in the city and I believe it provides great opportunities and experiences for people to grow ahead of those living at home or on another campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the music program which requires a lot of my time and effort. I enjoy music so this is no problem at all, but for some it may be too much. As far as core classes go, I have had a good experience so far with each teacher being well versed in the material and challenging students to learn and not just make a grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for this school and make sure it is right for you. Find out if you want to live on campus in the downtown urban environment. Students often complain about Georgia State because it is not a typical college, but that is exactly why I love it. Regardless, the best can always be made of any situation and do not forget you are at school to study and obtain a degree.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a great environment with a unique experience that I believe is far advanced in terms of real-life situations. Students can experience people from all ethnicity's and walks of life here at school, which is rewarding in the long run. The programs offered at Georgia State are very specific to help any student with specific needs or interests that are not offered at other universities.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have cops that drive Chargers around. They're here ALL THE TIME. I've been on campus when no one else was around and they're still rolling around. There's always some safety precaution around, no matter where you are on campus. Just don't walk around at 1am with your phone out and you'll be fine. The worst thing that happens here are sudden snatchings of phones and iPods and whatnot late at night when people walk around by themselves, which is kind of foolish anyways.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here is mostly centered around diversity and service. Of course, there are parties and such as you would expect when hearing about Greek, but for the most part those who participate in Greek life are a group of students who are community-oriented, participate in service projects, and who genuinely care about their school and peers.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm just going to say that there is LITERALLY something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for students who are very self-motivated. No one's going to check up on you, you have to keep track of your own well-being. Students here also need to be cool with living in a major city. Atlanta doesn't have a great reputation for being a big and diverse place, but it really is. It can be overwhelming for students who should've gone to a small school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library courtyard is a really interesting place to go on campus. There's always a ton of people there studying, chilling, even sleeping, haha. Also, on Tuesdays and Thursdays around lunch time all the clubs and organizations come out and set up tables to recruit people. They usually have a live band or a DJ playing music, and some of the sororities and frats will have performances.

    Bang for the buck

    This school's tuition is very cheap for in-state students with the HOPE scholarship. For example, with HOPE I'll get out of my undergrad with only $10K in student loan debt, maximum. The professors are also very knowlegdeable and come from schools all over the world. You'll get a great education here for very little money.

    What to do for fun

    Anything! Centennial Olympic Park and Piedmont Park are nearby with a ton of things to do, from swimming to just playing frisbee in the grass. The High Museum of Art is a few miles up the road, with student nights where you can go for free. The Indian Springs Pool is also open to students for some holidays for free, with shuttles there and back and free food. Clubs also offer a lot of different activities, from trips out of the country and state to coffee shop jam sessions. GSU even offers discounted Six Flags nights!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls here were originally supposed to be open 24/7, but for some reason that didn't happen. The food here is pretty good, for the horror stories you hear about college food, but it gets pretty boring pretty quickly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all relatively new and are some of the best in the nation. However, GSU is still transitioning from being a commuter school, so it's not likely that most of the people you know will also be dorming.

    Academic Rigor

    At the level of freshmen and sophomores, classes are truly not very difficult. However, as you get into classes that are more specific to your major as a junior and senior, things get really hard really fast.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you need information from the school or if you have to turn something in for financial aid or to the One Stop Shop, do not just assume that they received whatever it was that they needed. Keep tabs on your paperwork! The school is quite large so it's easy to become just a number and have your money/paperwork/etc. get lost in the shuffle. Make sure you keep all receipts and forms that you have filled out so that you don't get dropped from classes or something!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is overall a very good school for students who enjoy the city life and who appreciate having a lot of opportunities on and outside campus. This school is currently growing; while it is not a terribly well-known name around the country, some of the programs here are becoming well-respected and are some of the top in the nation. GSU is also just as diverse as people say it is, from students to professors to extra-curricular activities.

  • 05/26/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Just walk around and take in the sights, or visit some of the shopping areas, or visit historic landmarks, or just chilling the nice open area of Centennial Park. These are just few of the many things you will be able to do in just your freshman year of college!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come to visit the school just to learn your way around a few times. Once you've found that, it'll be easier to avoid sketchy areas you may not feel safe walking alone in

    In three sentences

    Georgia is a diverse with the potential to spread academic advantage all across the globe. They are a school that gives college students a true feel of the real world by surrounding you with a cultural scale. If you are looking for a school that gives you a strategic learning environment, new culturally diverse friends, and a decent social life, then Georgia State is your school.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eventhough we are located in downtown Atlanta which can, at times, be quite dangerous, our campus police is very alert, always prompt, & easily accesible. There are also emergency booths located around campus where with only a push of a button then police will come right to you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are unlimited clubs to join and activities to engage in at Georgia State. It seems like I learn of a new one every week.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for any students who likes the city and the urban life, but is also focused on education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition on campus is to rub the head of the statue of the school mascot, which is a panther.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things that you can do for fun. Our location is ideal because we are in the heart of the city, so nothing is too far away.

    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants everywhere since we are located in the center of everything right in downtown Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms are excellent. We have some of the top rated dorms in the United States.

    Academic Rigor

    It is academically challenging, but also academically engaging. There are unlimited sources that can be accessed for help, and the professors all have office hours where you can come in for help at anytime. They are very helpful and informative.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be open minded. Just because we are located in downtown Atlanta does not mean that it is a dangerous campus. 2. Get involved on campus. There are so many things to do. 3. Meet new people. Our campus is so diverse with all kinds of different and amazing people. 4. Have fun, but also stay focused on your academics. Georgia State knows how to have fun, but the academics are still challenging.

    In three sentences

    It's located in downtown Atlanta, and also has a challenging curriculum. It's fun, academically thriving, and is so culturally and ethnically diverse. It is the best of both worlds.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Georgia State has a gaming room and a rock climbing facility where you can take some time to spend with your friends!

    Food and Dining

    Georgia state has a wide variety of places you can dine at. you can find anything from the normal american burger to something as exotic as sushi.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't had a chance to live in a dorm, but i have been to my friend's dorms and they love it, they get to experience how the real world is away from their parents, and at the same time they get to meet and live with new people.

    Academic Rigor

    there are some great professor who are great at their jobs and if you need any help of any sort, they are there for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly suggest this university to anyone who seeks a urban like campus. Georgia state has a wide variety of places you can visit and a wide variety of people everywhere. GSU has everything and anything you can think of, from gyms to a library full of information.

    In three sentences

    A nice urban environment. Great people and teachers. this is my second home.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police is great there are call boxes everywhere and the police is there for you in any event. They will even take you from one place to another at the night if you feel you are not safe.

    Greek Life

    Greeks have their own dorm and it looks really nice. They have a floor in the student center where they all get together and i look forwards to being a part of it one day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    during finals week, if you want good luck on your tests you rub the panther's nose located in front of the student center.

    What to do for fun

    You can see a play, volunteer at the homeless shelter, visit the rec center, go to the park and join the many clubs and events at Georgia State.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia State is in the heart of downtown therefore there are lots of food places to choose from. I love the choices and look forward to eating from everywhere. The cafeteria also serves good food and have restaurants such as chick fil a

    Dorm Life

    i did not live in a dorm but there are four buildings and i have been into all of them. I like the feel of the dorms and there are always activities going on in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too hard and the teachers are there to help you. they have scheduled office hours where students can come in for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to not slack off, it is the biggest reason why students fail. Make sure you can balance your schedule, have time for school work and fun.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state is a university where everyone can feel like they belong, there is a wide diversity of students which makes for an interesting experience. There are lots of activities that take place on and off campus so therefore there are lots of things for you to do. Georgia State is a good college for anyone who likes the city and an diverse community.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safest school, cops are everywhere! There is crime every now and then but it is because we are in an urban city.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is getting stronger at this university.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are aces sable and plentiful.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventure, Liberal, Diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are woven into downtown Atlanta which is refreshing because you feel like you are a part of the real world. Everything is very convenient, except for parking.

    Bang for the buck

    Accredited University, also a commuter college. Steps have been made to increase campus life, greek dorms, on campus events, increased on-campus housing, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot. Drinking. Coca-Cola, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Virginia Highlands, Centennial Park, GA Tech Square, etc.

    Food and Dining

    We are in downtown so there are a lot of food options, especially on Luck Street by Aderhold.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus for one year at the Commons. It is a bit like a jail.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too bad, should make classes harder. Professors should be harder on the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    On-campus housing is expensive, so is the meal plan. Get to know your professors, they will be your biggest asset if you create a good relationship. Study and plan ahead.

    In three sentences

    The campus is diverse, accepting and liberal. The professors are intelligent, organized and trained well. The campus is nestled into downtown Atlanta very well.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do here for fun. The aquarium and the world of Coke are near by. There is a movie theater on campus for students to watch Free movies.

    Food and Dining

    Since the school is located in Downtown Atlanta, there are many great places to dine. The school also has several dinning areas on campus and they have a wide variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great because you get to meet new people and there are many things to do on campus when classes are over.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at this school are great, but depending on the class size and your strengths, some of the classes can be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for scholarships on time and be sure to join a FLC.

    In three sentences

    This is a great urban school. There are many opportunities around for internships due to the great location. The diversity of the student population will help you get a taste of what the world is really like.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The gym feature many exercise classes throughout the semester to stay active.

    What to do for fun

    There are many student organizations to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn and manage you time effectively and you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a university with a diverse student population. The Bryridine school of nursing is very competitive. GSU is a university that is well recognized in the South.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of Greek life, parties, restaurants, and such in the area.

    Food and Dining

    Every kind of food at your finger tips

    Dorm Life

    Apartment style living in the city.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Campus is big so be sure to map out your classes prior to the first day of school. The school is smack dab in downtown atlanta so be smart with carrying around expensive belongings and make plenty of friends.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an amazing school. I would recommend it to anyone who has not been to a diverse school before to go here. The staff is great and professional.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are monthly panther prowls, which are opportunities for you to come out on a Friday night and just play games and hang out with other students. There are a lot of free events that go on throughout any given day.

    Food and Dining

    I was never on the meal plan, but my friends tell me that the food isn't bad at all. Aside from the meal plan, there are a lot of eateries all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, so I have no personal experience, but all of my friends that did really enjoyed it. But they do have strict rules.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard. If you apply yourself, go to class, study outside of class, and attend tutoring then you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get involved on campus. Since GSU is such a huge commuter school, it can sometimes be difficult to meet new people, so joining clubs helps out a lot.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a wonderful school. It is definitely very diverse. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia State has its own police force. They are very helpful; if you feel unsafe, they will escort you to class and are easily reached.

    Bang for the buck

    The meal plan, if living on campus, is a great buy. Also, if you commute to school, the parking pass would be needed.

    What to do for fun

    GSU is located in downtown Atlanta, the city has so many things to offer for entertainment. Any school sporting event is always a good time.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options at Georgia State to dine at. If you are not on a meal plan, many places around campus give discounts to students.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State has many top rated schools at the university. You will learn at GSU, not just earn a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should make sure they keep in touch with their advisers, they are essential to your success in college.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a great school! It has a great location, many different class times so students can choose their schedule with ease, and a helpful staff. The university does a great job of keeping the students informed and on the right track to graduation.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many people are scared of GSU's campus, but I have never had a problem. As long as you are smart about where you go and who you are with, you will have no problem.

    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded, independent, adventurous

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the panther statue outside the Student Center is good luck before an exam!

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is the best public university in Georgia. If you have HOPE scholarship, this can lessen your finanical burden, but he fees are VERY high here.

    What to do for fun

    Exploring Atlanta is the best thing to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is very expensive. However, there are several other places to eat on campus without the meal plan and they are decent.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is extremely expensive!

    Academic Rigor

    I have definitely had challenging classes, but it has never been overwhelming for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before you apply and see if it is right for you. Some people do not like the location and environment. GSU is a great place to meet new and interesting people. It is also a great place to start networking with potential employers and getting experience since it is in downtown Atlanta.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is not a traditional campus, but it is in an awesome location. This school is very diverse including the professors. It is a great place to open your mind and get a good education.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out to Atlanta which your already at. You literally have hundreds of things you can do, your in Georgia's capital which means attractions and shopping centers and by being a panther and a member of clubs and organizations you get discounts.

    Food and Dining

    The food at GSU is simply delicious. They provide meal plans that are convenient for everyone and even have home cooked meals that are from recipes from GSU parents!

    Dorm Life

    Dorming at GSU is amazing! They have modern-styled dorm, suits and lofts; they come fully furnished and are secure so your parents won't have to worry. They provide you everything including a study area in each building and computers.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class depends on the instructor and the academic criteria. It can be very difficult at times but the help that the university offers you makes it less stressful. They provide you with certified and master seeking students and teachers that are masters of each subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs and organizations as you can. They help you get involved in school activities and they offer you support and study groups as well. Take advantage of all the school has to offer you such as finding a job, choosing a career, writing a paper and/or resume.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State was my first choice school because of its location and size. It is a large school located in the heart of Atlanta and it provides you with hundreds of opportunities that can enhance your experience not only as a student but as a professional. Even though it is a large school, you will not get lost in the crowd it has over three hundreds clubs that you can stand out with and the school makes sure that you make connections with other students.

  • 06/20/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Since Georgia State is in the heart of atlanta there is always parties nearby. Downtown Atlanta is really fun at night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research, find scholarships, apply for hope scholarship, find friends, get involved

    In three sentences

    Georgia state is a fun and exciting place to learn and grow. Georgia state is not as expensive as other universities. Georgia state offers apartments as well as dorms.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's something for everybody. GSU is in the middle of downtown Atlanta, so there's a million and one things to do.

    Food and Dining

    I had a meal plan and definitely enjoyed the dining hall. Aside from that, there are also lots of other places around campus with good food.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia State has great dorm life. One of our residence halls is ranked among the top in the nation!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't ridiculously difficult; they're bearable unless you slack off and get behind. As long as you do everything you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is about expanding your horizons and making the most of every experience. If that's what you're trying to do, GSU is the place to be.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is definitely a diverse university that has something for everybody. Being in the middle of Atlanta, there's always something to do and opportunities to take advantage of. To top it all off, there's so much PANTHER PRIDE!!

  • 06/20/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Since there are many homeless people and bad characters in downtown it is recommended for students not to travel at nice alone unless they have some kind of protection other than a gun.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State University is a great university for students who can live in the city and love to be around a busy location and want to obtain a higher education.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreation center to play sports or work out with friends. You can also join clubs to meet people that you have common interest with.

    Food and Dining

    The food at this university is delicious and they offer a variety of cuisines.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you pick a roommates that you'll feel comfortable around and can get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    Take the correct classes. If you are placed in an advanced class stick to that course; you've been put there for a reason. Don't just take a class because it is too easy or not take a class because it may be too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you chose a major that you know you can succeed in sometime in the future. Balance your schedule; college is a place to create opportunities for yourself but you can also have fun at the same time as long as you can keep the two balanced.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a fantastic university and that is why I have decided to attend there in the fall. The location and the types of medical majors they offer are perfect for a student like me. It will be a good experience to attend this university.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe, but since we're in the middle of the city and there are millions or non-university affiliated patrons on, in, and around campus crime still happens.

    Greek Life

    It is what you make of it!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities to attend. A great way to get involved and meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, wordly, outgoing, hardworking

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and fees are too expensive!

    What to do for fun

    Marta stops are only a few blocks away in any direction so fun and entertainment are limitless. There are also on campus events and activities almost every day.

    Food and Dining

    The dining service is average, but very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best experiences at Ga State. You meet so many new people and actually build relationships outside of the classroom that can last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect a lot from students. Also, along with other offices on campus, are willing to help and want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Must be prepared for a diverse, nonconventional, expect anything lifestyle.

    In three sentences

    Campus life at Ga State is diverse, inviting, and always offering connections or opportunities for a better future.

  • 06/23/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of on duty officer where there is around 70-80 on shifts.

    Greek Life

    Major aspet of Georgia state

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name but there is one organization for every person.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody because it is such a diverse group of people.

    Bang for the buck

    Not to expensive but it is preferred to go elsewhere to buy items unless you have the school discount.

    What to do for fun

    Many attractions are located a walking distance away such as Te World Of Coca Cola, The Georgia Aquarium, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    Buffet and restaurant what more can you ask for.

    Dorm Life

    Its very close to the campus and lunchroom. overall it is not bad.

    Academic Rigor

    3 words. Study, study, and relax. Study so you can pass with your calls or sooner but don't get to focus to the point your an outcast.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded to views other than your own because the person who you your sitting next too might be your new best friend.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University looks old and un-university-like from the outside but once inside, a person can forget he or she is in downtown Atlanta. As well, the people there are nice and the campus is huge. Being there reminds me of my high school where the student population is extremely diverses

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are cautious and very quick to respond to distress call, though the description of the perpetrators are always the same?

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not know about clubs, but I heard great things about them. There are activities off campus, food, stores, and parks surround the campus in downtown Atlanta.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes the Recreation Center has free t-shirts, food, and games in celebration of an anniversary. The is an area located in the Student Center called the Art Lounge or Gallery? They have beautiful pictures and artwork from student but the most important activity in this area is, sleeping! Yes, students go in there to sleep or sit quietly between classes, rarely is there conversation going on. It is a nice place to get a second wind to finish out the day.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a University Bookstore, too expensive! I would rather bring a bag of my own snakes or go to the many resturants off campus to eat.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym and swimming pool just for the hot 'lanta weather! The most common place I would be was the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The have a great Panther Dinner!

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I was unprepared for the studious demands that the classes made upon students. I did not have a good study habit my first year and ended up needing extra help during the semester. All classes or courses are this way at GSU, the teacher/ professors demand that college students step up there game. It is a great comfort to know that whatever you are learning it is accurate and will be perfected by the time you graduate!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are truly not enough tips to prepare someone for the first college experience, everybody goes through something different. So I am going to use experiences from everything that I know (my three years in college) and hope it helps! First, stay focused! Its good to get involved with activities, or go to the dances but stay focused on why you are at school in the first place, and the importance of financial aide. My teacher once describe students attitudes toward college like to that of a person buying a new Lexus. They spend thousand of dollars for it and when they finally get it, they return it back. My second year in college I cross registered at another university, (i was attending two different schools) and my GPA dropped. I lost the Hope Scholarship that semester and It takes time to get it back. Stay focused! That brings me to my next tip, apply for scholarships, and grants. If you get the Hope Scholarship keep it! School is becoming more expensive and though its well worth the effort to have an education, it not worth the stress while taking classes. So even as you are in school keep searching and applying! Last but not least! Study with people!!! It is the best way to get the most mundane and boring thing in your life to be fun and exciting!!! You will begin to look forward to your study groups and better retain the information. I know I might sound like no fun, but these things are important! Yes, party and have fun! Meet knew people that could become friends for life, but also remember why you are there, to get a degree in your field of study and enjoy your life long career!!!

    In three sentences

    GSU environment is similar to that of a real working experience in the ATL; busy, exciting, and fun! Its professors are dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced. There are tutors, and extra help in the school or the classroom setting to allow for better understanding of the information.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is MARTA accessible so there are malls, movies, attractions and more. It is right in the middle of all the action in downtown Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is the best! There are so many people that you can meet and have so much fun with at all hours of the day. Literally!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging but if you focus and study then everything will work out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember! There is a time for work and a time for play. Always study and maintain a high GPA as much as possible. Georgia State has several opportunities for networking, getting involved, and just plain having fun. There is never a dull moment on campus.

    In three sentences

    I give Georgia State a 5 out of 5. This is in terms of campus diversity, campus activities, and more! Georgia State has opened the door for so many opportunities for me and I couldn't be happier anywhere else.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun i would venture around the downtown area shopping or enjoying the water park. There is a lot restaurants and clubs to attend if you like to party. If you do not party and more of the laid back type you can always attended a play at the fox theater or catch a movie at atlantic station

    Food and Dining

    The cafe proved you with a range of food varieties which include, soul food, chik fi la, pizza, mexican, you name it the cafe have it and its all mouth watering delicious. Trust me i know i basically lived in the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus but i heard they were great!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you pay attention and make sure you complete all assignments on time passing your classes would be no problem. There is a lot of helpful hands on campus if you don't understand the material make sure you go to the study sessions that are offered or meet up with your professor during their office hours. Always make sure you ask questions as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students, GSU, is in the heart of Atlanta make sure the downtown life style doesn't distract you from your main goal and focus in school, because there will be a lot of distraction.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an amazing school, it have great teachers, staff, and alot of resources for students to utilize on campus.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    GSU is really for the non-typical student. There is no boundaries for students in terms of religion, age, etc. Students who usually don't fit in the mold or who are constantly fighting to get out of the mold would love this school

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING simply because you are in Atlanta. GSU has Plaza Tuesdays and Thursday where there is a DJ, Greeks stroll, different organizations are present, food sometimes, etc. GSU students are in walking distance of Phillips Arena, Georgia Dome, CNN Center, World Congress Center, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different on campus eateries for students. Secondly, by being in the city your food choices are limitless. There is a man strip of food restaurants that most students eat at by the Aderhold building but all of them close at 6:00 for some reason.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is not typical at GSU. All the dorms are apartment style so there is no need to fear about having a dorm the size of a closet. The dorms are in closed access to everything in Atlanta so that is a large convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    As a transfer student, I can say that GSU is much harder than the school that I came from. Academics are hard at GSU but of course you will luck up and find some easy classes. The nursing program is incredibly hard. I would recommend you look up your professors on Rate My Professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student don't just look at Georgia State University as a whole. Break the school down into sections that will benefit and impact you as a student. Look at the potential program you are interested, the major school you would like to join ( i.e.; Robison College of Business, School of Education, etc), and social life that you would be interested in. Look at how Georgia State will benefit after you graduate.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Student can appear to be a typical large university and in order not to get lost in it you must work hard. Find staff and faculty that are willing to advocate for you and see you as a number. Join groups that you are interested in order for you to find like minded peers.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I have three jobs, so I don't spend time on campus outside of class. However, I always see plenty of advertisement for all kinds of things that you can do for fun, so you should not have a problem with boredom.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus, but I see a lot of what is on and around the campus. Whether you want to eat fast food, or you want to go healthy, or you want to try some ethnic foods, I think they have a good variety of choices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I had a friend who did, and the dorms are very nice. Some college dorms are very small, but GSU's dorms are like apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State can be challenging, but if you take the necessary time to study and do your work, you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    The financial aid award process at GSU can be long and taxing, so stay on top of the status of your financial aid. GSU offers plenty of opportunities for tutoring, so take advantage.

    In three sentences

    My experience at Georgia State has been very rewarding. I love the campus and (most of) the faculty. I would definitely recommend GSU to someone planning to go to college.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are several things to do around campus. Georgia State has its own state of the art gymnasium with a pool , basketball court, dance studio, indoor track, and so much more. There is an on campus cinema that shows movies voted for by you, the student body! Not to mention, there are basketball games at the on campus gymnasium and football games in Atlanta's very own Georgia Dome!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is always enjoyable. You will not find any less than great tasting food in the dining halls or around campus. All of the eateries and restaurants around campus provide student discounts, so it is never too pricey to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is extremely fun and exciting, if you let it be. If you take the time to get to know your roommates and understand what type of people they are, dorm life is an excellent opportunity for any college student.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor set by Georgia State University is pretty reasonable and definitely do-able. You are expected to complete your assignments on time and consult your professors if you are having any problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Regardless of whether you are living on campus or not, you must retain your focus and keep it. It is imperative that you stay on top of every assignment and stay organized to a tee. Network with others and get to know your peers. You can develop strong relationships with them that may open up doors to job opportunities or study opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a prestigious research university located in the heart of Metro Atlanta. It is a best of the best campus with a melting pot of cultures and talent. The university is in my opinion one of the top schools in the United States.

  • 07/06/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There is a complete rec center on campus for students, if you are into sports you can join an inter murals team. There is also a movie theater located on campus where you can watch new releases for free and if none of that interests you, there are plenty of things to do off campus as well because you are in the middle of Atlanta after all.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great here as well, lots of variety and lots of tasty meals to be had. Unlike high school I have no complaints on anything they have to serve at GSU.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fantastic, very high quality living environments and the school has a great atmosphere around it so it makes the transition from living at home to dorming at a university very easy.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be difficult due to the expectations of professors at the university however it is nothing that you cannot over come with a little hard work and a lot of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up, work hard and you will be very successful here.

    In three sentences

    This is a fantastic school, it has a great atmosphere and is a great environment for learning. The dorms are fantastic some of the best in georgia. The school here really tries hard to help put you in a position for academic success.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia State is downtown so it's not going to be the safest location but GSUPD is one of the top University police forces in the country and it shows. There is a strong police presence and several ways to reach an officer in the event of an emergency. We also offer an escort service.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is up and coming at Georgia State. Black Greek Letter Organizations definitely have a larger presence but lots of IFC organizations live in our on-campus Greek Housing complex.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or activity for just about anything you could imagine. From religious groups to athletic clubs and everything in between. We offer lots of intramural sports too and we have a great organization called Touch The Earth that takes students on various nature adventures like white-water rafting and horse back riding at a super low cost.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ambitious, well rounded and open minded are born to be panthers!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kell Hall is an unusual spot, the building used to be a parking deck so in some places you have to walk up steep ramps that cars actually used to drive on! There's a statue of a fierce panther outside of the student center and if you rub his nose before a test, you'll have good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    A degree from Georgia State will only increase in value because the university administration is making huge leaps and bounds to improve all aspects of Georgia State. From the expansion of our campus to the new football team to hiring extremely talented professors, Georgia State is on the rise but, luckily, the cost isn't!

    What to do for fun

    The student programming board always has something planned and when they don't, there are countless places to go and things to try in Atlanta. Catching a sporting event is a must and the nightlife in Atlanta surpasses that of any traditional college town. Anatolia hookah lounge is definitely the number Panther hangout spot--they offer a cool atmosphere great drinks, music and hookah at the most reasonable price.

    Food and Dining

    The two traditional dining halls offer lots of options, including a hibachi grill that turns into a quesadilla station once a week! Aside from on campus dining, there are endless options to satisfy any pallet considering the campus is in the heart of Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia State isn't really a traditional campus by any means but living on campus can be comparable if not better. I love the apartment style dorms and the sense of community is really something special.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State is definitely not an Ivy League university and admissions requirements aren't difficult to meet but I wouldn't underestimate the kind of work that goes into making As. Some professors and some subject matter can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded and willing to explore the city as well as the campus. My number one tip is to get to know at least one professor each semester; since GSU is a research institution, knowing professors can be invaluable to your future career because lots of professors are still doing work and research in that particular field.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an up and coming university in an up and coming city which makes it an exciting place to be. The diversity of GSU is unmatched by any other and the opportunities afforded to the students are endless.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You are in the heart of Atlanta, there is never a boring night.

    Food and Dining

    With two dining halls and a sports bar GSU offers great food

    Dorm Life

    The diversity and campus life make living in the dormitories worth it, Georgia State University Commons is also a nationally ranked dormitory.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers actually teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, have an open mind, and prepare for success.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very enriching school. The diversity here is one of a kind and unrivaled. To graduate with a degree is worth a lot but to graduate with a degree from Georgia State University is priceless

  • 07/14/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Absolutely. You can see the police and where to get help everywhere. They have Safety Escorts who can pick you up and take you to where you want after 7pm.

    Greek Life

    They have a long, rich traditional of fostering student involvement and development here. It is proud of the numerous leadership development opportunities it provides for students.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot. It is hard to list all clubs and activities they have here. It will be better if you can find out about it by yourself. I like this school so far about this parts too.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for every student, just make sure you want to join them and it will be easy to find a place for you there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I hope I can find one soon, this is my first semester here so it will take time to get use to the school and find out about any unusual traditions here.

    Bang for the buck

    make friends and have fun

    What to do for fun

    It is in the middle of downtown so it is easy to go to mall, food courts, shopping...

    Food and Dining

    The school offer a lot of foods with different prices for students to choose from. It is easy to find the food you like here with many food court around the campus. The foods are always fresh and delicious

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorm so I can not tell anymore about it but as I know so far. This university has a lot of dorms for students and they offer good services. They try to make students feel like they are at home, and security here is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    It is important to keep your eye on your transcript so you can do good here. The teachers maybe are a bit strict to keep you do your works on time and make sure you can pass your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It will be smart to find information and understand everything beforehand about this school if one want to study here. It is important to make sure that you have enough information and be clear before leaving.

    In three sentences

    It is a big school with a lot of interesting things to join. This school give me a nice atmosphere about studying and teaching here for the first time I came and visited. Everyone can feel that the staff here care about your future a lot and it is a good school to start with.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is really nothing to do in Atlanta unless you are willing to spend money on anything to everything.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't very good and the hours aren't very student-oriented.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are okay and some are not. Try to stay in the Freshman dorms or the commons. Those tend to be the best received.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the hardest University system.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes you need and also the ones you're interested in. Don't waste you're time taking classes you don't need.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere was quite urban, slightly fast-paced and entirely independent. The classes are how you want to make of them. The professors are also how you make of them.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social Butterflies, Leaders, and Disciplined people are great for GSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday around lunchtime, there is a party in the courtyard in front of the library. It's a god place to met with friends and socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    In-State tuition is relatively cheap. I appreciate the cost of getting an education at GSU.

    What to do for fun

    There are a plethora of student organizations and groups to join. Just don't go overboard and stretch yourself too thin.

    Food and Dining

    There are more than enough choices on and around campus to treat your taste buds. Well known restaurants accept panther cash, so that's always a plus.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed on campus. However, I hear it's a lot of drama, which was one of the reasons I did not want to stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Without the traditional on-campus feeling, distractions from work, commuting, and not being able to study on-campus could mean you working extra hard to pass classes. I would suggest planning out study hours every week, and sticking to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your adviser every semester. Plan out your course schedule in advanced. Read your course syllabus and make sure you know what it takes for you to get a passing grade.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is the perfect place for people who have no desire for a traditional on-campus environment. It is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, which leaves plenty of things to do. If you love to meet and learn about different cultures and diversities, this school is for you.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Honors College, Greek Life, Campus Events, Panther Prowls.

    Great for these types of students

    go getters who are ready to get an education and get a job!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of our Mascot, Pounce, in Unity Plaza. Rub Pounce's nose for good luck on an exam!

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, the school is not expensive if you have Pell or Hope. International fees are high though!

    What to do for fun

    head to Unity Plaza for a step show by the Greeks!

    Food and Dining

    great food all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    from what I've seen, our dorms are the nicest! each room has a bathroom!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough if you miss class or don't study. Teachers are pretty good at making study guides. The honors college is amazing!

    In three sentences

    There are many internship opportunities due to the urban location of the school. The students are diverse and there are many ways to get involved on campus. Exceeds my expectations.

  • 07/18/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Have not started yet

    Food and Dining

    Have not started yet

    Dorm Life

    Will be living off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Fall will be first time attending this university so i am expecting the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is extremely important to be alert. Always ask questions on what you don't understand. Thirdly, whatever the staff suggests you do look more into for yourself and then do it generally they are correct.

    In three sentences

    My first visit to the campus every associate was very helpful in assisting me. My second visit was just as great as the first but this time i toured the campus a little more. Last but not least there weren't any hassles nor hold ups in dealing with business such as financial aid, registration and things of that nature.

  • 07/19/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    I haven't started school here yet.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten here yet.

    Dorm Life

    I have not moved in yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    If he or she is looking for an environment that is welcoming and accommodating, this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State has a charismatic and inviting atmosphere. All the staff members I have had the pleasure of meeting have been nothing but helpful. The housing options for Georgia State are the best I have encountered.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the largest campus safety team than any school in GA.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Great for ALL students even international.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the park, CNN Center, the aquarium, Coca-Cola factory, or enjoy some fine shopping at Atlantic Station, Lenox Mall.

    Food and Dining

    I don't do meal plans, but there are tons of food places that will fulfill your liking in the area.

    Dorm Life

    These dorms are really like apartments. They are equipped with a kitchen and FREE washing and drying. Georgia State buys actual hotels downtown and turns them into dorms, so you can imagine how your living. The Commons was rated the best #3 dorm in the country.

    Academic Rigor

    This school really teaches you things and all teachers are different.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be challenged. Don't slack and study hard. Get involved in school activities and network, your college years go by fast.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is like a small Ivy league school, it is very diverse and welcoming. This school is the place for networking and is in the heart of Atlanta,GA. This school offers excellent classes that motivate you to learn.

  • 07/21/2012

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am a starter , but I am definitely looking forward to joining many organizations and clubs to keep me busy. They have an organization for everything. I mean everything so, there will be at least one thing that you will find interesting.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends there are many shopping complex, it is located in the downtown where all the attractions are located at. there is the aquarium, coca cola Museum so much to see! to take a break from studying go to one of those places for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I don't really eat campus food, since I don't stay on campus but it is really good from what I heard from my friends that do stay there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your heads up, talk to people! one main thing is to socialize people are the major resources that you could take advantage of. Talk to your professors and don't sit in the back .

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a great school, it has to offer a lot to their students. There are people everywhere to help you, wherever you go. The environment of Georgia State University is great as well, safe and beautiful!

  • 07/24/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    I'm a 30-year old mom, so my idea of fun may not help freshman college students

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Don't hesitate. Be positive and expect the best.

    In three sentences

    So far, the application process has been fast. I applied at the beginning of the month and received confirmation of my acceptance today, July 24. I'd give them a 10 out of 10, so far.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is highly educational and exciting. I recommend anyone who is trying to apply there to join clubs, and know they are ranked top in the U.S. for best clubs and activities. This university is the best of the rest and I strongly suggest for more people to apply there since they are ranked the most safest campuses in the U.S.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since Georgia State is located in downtown Atlanta, there are many things to do here such as eating or listening to music.

    Food and Dining

    Great!

    Dorm Life

    Most students commute to this school.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a school that you will not stress yourself over if you plan ahead and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to register for classes early!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a very nice school located in downtown Atlanta. I love the fast pace energy of this place and the community surrounding it. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt more than safe. All visitors are checked and I don't go to sleep wondering who is around.

    Greek Life

    They are always doing something....

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to join or do; there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    creative determined math and science geeks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Commons v.s. Piedmont dorm war....hilariously funny!

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely felt like I got the most bang for my buck when choosing a dorm. I always choose a dorm that has a dining facility, because a meal plan comes with it, saving money.

    What to do for fun

    An artsy area in Atlanta called Little Five Points is a bus ride away; it's so much fun for really creative people. There are so many parks, museums, and interesting areas in Atlanta, and Georgia State is centrally located.

    Food and Dining

    A wonderful melting between momma's home cooking and fancy restaurant quality.

    Dorm Life

    It's very exciting, because your dorm neighbors are your second family!

    Academic Rigor

    Try to take as many placement tests as possible!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything you need done early. Dorm rooms and classes go quickly. Also, be sure to go to Incept early; Incept is the Georgia State's student orientation program. The earlier you go, the quicker you will know your schedule, and that's important.

    In three sentences

    An amazing upper education school in a beautiful city, Georgia State embodies great urban living. Not only is it in a great community, it has an great staff. The education received here is both challenging and exciting.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of sororities and club associations are available. There is one entire building dedicated to clubs and activities. We even have an on campus theater for students to watch movies in.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for business, law, or pre-nursing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions would be to hang out outside the library in the courtyard or go on the balcony of the aderhold building and study quietly up there while getting a view of everything going on in downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting a great education at a great price. As long as you finish your college education, you are definitely spending your money wisely by getting your education here. GSU is known for its business, law, and nursing schools.

    What to do for fun

    Eat out, smoke hookah, go to football games, and best of all on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you are in the courtyard, you will see a lot of fun activities going on such as dances, loud music, and be able to buy freshly baked goods from sororities.

    Food and Dining

    GSU is located in the heart of downtown, so if you get tired of dining services on campus you can walk to some really great restaurants that are conveniently located. Year-round you will have great access to good food. If you are on a budget and want to bring food from home, microwaves are conveniently located throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    We have brand new dorms that are conveniently located to the campus. New furniture, new rooms, new bathrooms. It is very secure and security is very strict about who can come into the dorms. If you are new to the campus and are dorming, you will easily make new friends and get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study and do your work in your core classes, you are bound to do well. Just remember to stay on top of things and not wait till the last few hours to cram. When you start taking your major classes always read the material before going to class; your grades will significantly improve. You are bound to do good if you try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you figure out your major and look at the course schedule ahead of time so that when it comes to registration time, you can get into the classes you want to get into. Try to take morning classes. This is an open campus and in the heart of downtown which means that by the time it is dark you can run into a lot sketchy people. Do not hesitate to ask the GSU police to escort you from your class to your car or to walk in groups at night.

    In three sentences

    GSU is conveniently located in the heart of downtown where everyday can become interesting as you walk across campus. You have access not only to on campus dining, but restaurants around the campus allow you to have a different meal every day. GSU has an extensive library that can be of great help especially when you need to get some research done.

  • 07/30/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    So far, the campus visits I've had at GSU have been remarkable. It's large, beautiful, convenient, and surrounded by a great city. I'm excited to spend a significant amount of my time there!

  • 07/31/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some people might be worried about the safety at GSU especially since it's in the heart of a major city. However, the staff and students attending already cannot stress enough how safe the campus really is. Also if you ever feel unsafe you can be one call away from a police escort.

    Greek Life

    The great life here is fairly new but still have a great impacted on the school and they are welcoming to all.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to get involved with the school. It's very easy to feel apart of a group here and make friends.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for any type of student! Georgia State has a wide range of majors to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradtion at GSU is to rub the pathner statue's nose before a major test or finals for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for your buck is well worth it at GSU! The tuition is actually pretty reasonable and you can always get financial aid help if necessary.

    What to do for fun

    There is a variety of fun for everyone. Especially since the campus is located in Atlanta, there are many options of fun to choose from. Visiting the Coke museum, going to concerts or sporting events, and even clubbing.

    Food and Dining

    The local restaurants are great and the dinning hall foods are just as good!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at GSU are amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the academics can be quite rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should really know what they want and be prepared for the city life. Also be open to new and different cultures.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University has an excellent diverse group of students from all around the world. Also this university is one of the leading research schools in the country. Overall Georgia State University is a great school all around!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food services ignore the economically deprived students. I was a first generation student so my parents didn't understand that I needed money for food and I had nothing to eat my first year until my Aunt was able to visit and give a little.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the resources that you can. If you're a first generation student, take advice from anyone willing to offer it.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a very diverse school and that makes the educational experience a great one. I have yet to meet a professor that doesn't seem to care for their students. It seems that the institution puts a lot of effort into employing professors that are compassionate and understand that students some times struggle.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of parties and activities! No real frat houses though.

    Food and Dining

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tuition is going up so apply for as many scholarships as possible. The school offers many scholarships as well. Make sure you are a competitive student, they have become harder and harder to get into.

    In three sentences

    This school is awesome!! However, its better to live on campus because that's the only way to get the true college experience here. There will be a great deal of walking because the campus spans through 1/3 of downtown Atlanta.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    great

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of on and off campus activities. Always something to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    focus and study hard

    In three sentences

    best school ever

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hawk,Falcon,Braves all play their games downtown which means you're only ten minutes away from all sporting events.

    Dorm Life

    Great on-campus prices.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive and do all paperwork early as possible. Also look for living arrangements months in advance to get the best rates.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University offers an elite business for those looking to pursue a business career. GSU is located in the heart of the city of Atlanta which offers a lot of job opportunities and entertainment. On a 1-10 scale I would give Georgia State University a 9, its great.

  • 08/17/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Well honestly I felt safer then I thought I would. I thought panhandlers would be on every corner and all up in your business but no not that bad, what you normally see in a big city. I saw one cop........ so there could be more on campus watching out for the students. I didn't feel threatened or in danger sometimes uncomfortable but I can live with all that. I did love GSU definitely a top contender in my book!

    Clubs and Activities

    Bunches to choose from so you will for sure find one that you like, though personally I wish they had collegiate DECA (a marketing club MAJOR in Atlanta area).

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do in Atlanta, there are plays,concerts, sports event and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of dining places to choose from, looks like a lot of yummy food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice , I personally prefer apartment style I like my own space and privacy. Seems cheaper to cook your own food then eating in the dinning halls 3 meals a day 7 days a week, but to each its own.

    Academic Rigor

    I imagine it's not easy but not hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus, get familiarized with the surroundings. Make sure you love Atlanta,get involved and don't forget to dream big!

    In three sentences

    It's spaced out be ready to walk,friendly staff, lots of non-students around . Lots of chances to get involved, seems like social life would be fun. Super diverse, parking seems a bit complicated.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A lot of people think that because Georgia State is in the heart of Atlanta it is the most dangerous school, but the truth is that GSU is just as safe as other campuses, one just has to remember to be sensible. You shouldn't travel alone at night, you should always tell someone where you are or where you are going and do not brandish or flaunt your valuable items. GSU Police are always patrolling on campus and there are an immense amount of emergency boxes posted all around campus. At Georgia State, safety is barely an issue.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is booming at Georgia State. With around 25 fraternities and Sororities, you can definitely find something for yourself. Greek Housing is also beautiful at GSU.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs at GSU are endless. They range from Intramural Bowling to Praise Choir. If you can't find a club that fits your interest, you can always start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for urban students, people who are looking to live modernly. You have to be really open to the city life because every day might bring on a new surprise or challenge!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wok n Roll is kind a GSU passion. It is a Chinese food restaurant that is open late and offers student discounts. So whenever you are too late to make it to the dining hall or don't want to spend too much money on food, Wok n Roll welcomes GSU students with open arms.

    Bang for the buck

    I love my school. GSU is literally the only option for me. I can't see myself anywhere else but here and I've never been happier with my education.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun on campus. The are no limits to the things you can find to do! The aquarium is not too far from campus. We have an on-campus movie theater. Centennial Olympic Park is a short walk away. Underground Atlanta is also close by. Riding the Marta train is also another way to get around and find awesome things to do in the Atlanta area.

    Food and Dining

    GSU has two dining halls. One at Freshman Hall and one at Piedmont North. They are open from 7am to 9 pm on weekdays. But Freshman Hall dining is closed on the weekends. Piedmont North is open from 11am to 6pm on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really awesome! There are always events put on by housing staff where you can get tons of free stuff and meet a lot of the people you see all of the time.

    Academic Rigor

    We are a competitive school and the professors expect a lot out of you so you have to make sure to keep yourself motivated and get your work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you manage your time wisely, no one is monitoring you anymore so focus on your studies and keep your grades up!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a phenomenal school. Since we are located in the heart of Atlanta, the opportunities are endless. Students will find themselves at home here at Georgia State

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    eat out, attent plays, Movie, Dancing at night

    Food and Dining

    A lot Joice for dinning

    In three sentences

    the classes are great, learn a lot financial aid office extremely slow

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In the Courtyard, there are live music performances almost every week which I cannot get enough of. There is a movie theater on campus that I have been trying to make my way to, and I hear they are very affordable or even free sometimes. And I would definitely go visit the the rec center.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus and off campus dining definitely has something for everybody. You find a very diverse group of restaurants everything from your favorite fast food such as Mcdonald's to Chikfil-a to Subways to what the university offers consisting salads, burgers, fries, and different variations of each; Off campus you can find the best New York style pizza in Atlanta, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Mediterranean cuisines that leaves your platelets begging for more. Starbucks and other coffee shops are very accessible as well.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms here at GSU, but it would not surprise me to hear that the dorm life is very rich like the rest of the university.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming in as a post baccalaureate transfer student from a different university, I would say my first semester back was very intense compared to classes taken in my first university where I graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration. I have not been more academically challenged in my entire college career until I came to Georgia State University. I worked hard for my grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would have to tell prospective students to keep an open mind when visiting or attending Georgia State University because it will make their experience here that much more richer due to everything that this university has to offer from academics to cultural diversity. Oh from noon to 2pm, the courtyard is filled with students listening and watching live music performances...be ready to push to get through.

    In three sentences

    In the short time that I have been attending Georgia State University, I have seen a very diverse community oozing from every part of campus. Not only is it exciting to meet people from all walks of life, but I feel as though it educates all students about how this world is globalizing and that Georgia State University is only the beginning of what is in store for their futures and professional lives. Students constantly learn both in and out of class.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A great way to be active on campus and make loads of friends is to join an organization on campus! There are clubs for just about everyone on campus, which I find to be totally awesome!!!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things one can do for fun. There is always some kind of event taking place on campus or you could go shopping, experience new restaurants, and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much on campus since I don't have a meal plan, but from what I tasted so far the food here is really good and reasonable for city folks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be awesome at times and it can be a pain. For the most part, dorm life is great. There are a bunch of faculty/staff and different organizations trying to better the life for dorm residents while helping them succeed in school but also having loads of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State can seem like a party school because we are in downtown Atlanta, but the faculty/staff here don't play when it comes to attendance and homework. Being successful at school is one of GSU's top priorities.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, VISIT the campus before coming. Not everyone is suited to go to school in such a populated urban area. Also, if you do get accepted don't goof around too much. I mean you can have fun,but remember you are at school still so do your work. The last thing you want to do is screw up the remainder of your school life.

    In three sentences

    If you are up for a challenge in a diverse and urban area, Georgia State may be the place for you. There are many different programs and activities for you to do on campus, the teachers here want you to pass,and there are so many different kinds of people here I am sure one can make a friend easily.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    its expensive, but what school isnt. I only have to pay part of my housing because of my partial HOPE coverage.

    What to do for fun

    You can do whatever you want there are clubs, shopping, the rec, or you can just hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good in the dining hall but one is better than the other. The only problem is that they close early on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are relatively nice compared to the ones i have seen outside of Georgia State.

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is tough and most of the math classes are hybrid, but college is not supposed to be easy. Also there are a lot of different helping opportunities for students that need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest thing i would suggest is to have fun but not too much fun. You are hear for a reason to take care of your business. Also, if you have HOPE, keep it.

    In three sentences

    I really like Georgia State. They always have something planned here and there are plenty of ways to get involved around campus with various clubs.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Due to its location in the urban sprawl of Atlanta, there do exist risks to personal safety and to one's possessions at Georgia State. Regardless, if you are always aware of your surroundings and remain steadfast in keeping your belongings in reasonable and secure locations, you should be fine. If you are dorming, be smart about not leaving the dorms at odd hours of the night or make sure that you are traveling in groups instead of alone. If you fear the worst, then investing in a small can of mace (many of which come attached to useful key chains) can do wonders for your confidence. The best advice for personal safety on campus is to just always be aware.

    Greek Life

    Although not famous for Greek life, there are a fair amount of Greek organizations around State, including the more well-known social sororities, such as Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha, and fraternities, such as Sigma Nu and Alpha Phi Alpha. Academic Greek organizations also exist for fields ranging from biology (Tri Beta) to accountancy (Beta Alpha Psi). Greek housing has also recently been established at Georgia State, although it may not have the same atmosphere as a Greek house would in a less urban environment.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State University is a great school for any student who wants to get a fun, hands-on experience for their college education. Since the student body is so diverse and numerous, it is easy to find a comfortable niche, although you will most likely find it just as easy to talk to anyone who crosses your path. The diversity is what draws many people to attend classes here, so you will be just as likely to find a nontraditional older student as you are to find a stereotypical college freshman.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Atlanta, where Georgia State is located, is also the location of Five Points, which is the central MARTA station that branches off and has stops at many major Atlanta attractions, such as the High Museum of Art, Lenox Mall, Decatur Square, and has many bus routes that will take you to even more attractions, such as Atlantic Station (and IKEA) and Little Five Points. Although there are not many attractions in the general vicinity of Georgia State (only the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, and Georgia Aquarium come to mind), the MARTA is easily the best form of transportation to arrive at fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are two official dining halls in the dorming communities at Georgia State, one in the freshmen dorms and one in the Piedmont North dorms. Both can be a bit pricey unless you have a meal plan, which is a little over $1000. In addition to the dining halls, there are many independently-owned & ethnic restaurants scattered among the well-known franchises such as Moe's and Tin Drum. Essentially, the dining atmosphere is almost as diverse as the student population.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia State has one of the best dorming communities for your money. There are several options to choose from, including the Lofts (which are cheaper on the scale), the freshmen dorms (obviously available only to freshmen), the Commons (the most popular dorm building), and the newest GSU dorm addition, Piedmont North (which was a hotel that has since been converted into dorms). There are no dreaded communal bathrooms, and at most you will have to share a bathroom with 2 other people. Kitchens are available per dorm to all of the dorms except for the freshmen and Piedmont North dorms. The dorms are also intended to be very secure, with police officers patrolling the entrance and card access-only turnstiles that lead into card access-only doors. Although the walk to the classroom buildings is less than 10 minutes, there are also shuttles that will take you directly to the classrooms. Overall, the dorm life is a nice addition to complete the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    As a public university, Georgia State actually has a fair amount of academic rigor, especially in higher-level major-specific courses. Of course, as with many other universities, there are some GPA-boosting courses that require little to no effort with the exception of just attendance. Essentially, the academic rigor varies with the level of the course, with the higher-level courses requiring more effort and dedication. Lastly, academic rigor really just depends on the student and how much effort they are willing to put in to their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    College can be stressful at times, but it shouldn't be impossible. Make sure to be prepared to work at a faster pace than you may have worked in high school. Also know that there will most likely not be any adults telling you to do your work or keep you in check (especially if you are dorming), so always be aware of your workload and try to keep up with your work so that you're not overwhelmed when it's all due at the same time. Lastly, your college years will fly by, so enjoy them while they last!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a diverse, business- and research-oriented school that aims to propel students into the workplace with all the necessary tools for success. The campus' location in Downtown Atlanta, sprawled among many prime areas of well-known businesses and companies, allows students to make useful connections. With hundreds of majors and disciplines to choose from and with a large roster of professors dedicated to honing students' skills and minds, Georgia State is a great university to obtain your degree and henceforth gain skills that will strengthen your place in the workforce.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So far, I feel very secure. My parents were worried, but the school makes sure securtiy is high and visible.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs, but I am not involved yet.

    Great for these types of students

    It is for diverse students, students who like college traditions, students who like people, students who like business opportunites, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State is very diverse and I have loved being here. It is some what affordable. I continue to look for scholarships, but I feel I am getting a quality education and services for the fees that I must pay. My parents were worried about my safety- school in the city. However, the campus police is very visible and there are tons of students everywhere. It can be what you want it to be. Our football team had a rough start;however, I told them that the set-back is just an opportunity for a comeback! There is a lot of team spirit and the GSU buses shuttle us to, from and during the game.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my roommates. We visit other students, the student center, the rec center. We go to games. We go out in Atlanta. We can visit other college campuses. We're in Atlanta, so they are close to us.

    Food and Dining

    I love the fact that the dining halls are in the dorms. There is a wide selection to choose from-even vegetables!

    Dorm Life

    If is fun! There are lots of activities to get involved in during the year. However, remember to study and not lose yourself. The other students are great. You can always find someone to talk with or to explore Atlanta.

    Academic Rigor

    Five stars. The courses are challenging;however, tutors are available. The key to success is time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should attend orientation. Talk to your Residential Assistant. Get an academic support coach through the school if you need one.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia State University. The support for incoming freshmen is great! I feel safe and focused.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has been some violent robberies on campus. To stay safe, I would suggest walking with friends, park in lit parking garages that are intended for GSU students, and avoid walking at night alone. If you see anything dial campus police.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone likes to meet at lunchtime in the Courtyard in front of the library to listen to music, see friends, and watch the frats and sororities step.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU is very cheap to have the quality teachers, libraries, and recreation center. A little more than $3000 for in state is fantastic! I'm not sure about out of state, but I see that most out of state students enjoy GSU and Atlanta.

    What to do for fun

    Join student groups. They have something for everyone. Join academic groups also. You can always put those things on your resume.

    Food and Dining

    You can eat on campus in the University Center and also on Broad Street where they offer many choices of franchise restaurants. Eat at Rosa's Pizza on Braid Street! 2 bucks a slice and it's amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I never wanted to stay on campus, so I have no idea.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough when you first start, but it's like that because they want you to try hard. I know when I make an A in a class, I've worked my butt off. It's not easy, so it's very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a schedule planner! You will definitely need to get acquainted with logging in your homework, campus events, and other activities to stay on track.

    In three sentences

    Located in the heart of Atlanta, GSU is full of urban life, professional educators, and a diverse campus body. You will learn from professors that have retired and know what they are talking about. You will also enjoy the student body!

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No matter the building, there always seems to be an officer near by, in addition to 911 polls where you can immediately get help if you feel threatened. Additionally, there are parking garages extremely close to school buildings so you wont have to park too far. Georgia State University is extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on campus, no matter where you go you see sorority girls and fraternity men on campus. Greek life holds many fundraising events on campus, which many non-greeks attend.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types of Clubs on campus, you can log on to www.orgsync.com to view the different clubs, and find out more information about each one that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for commuters. Located in the heart of Atlanta, it is only a 30 minute drive from the suburbs meaning it is gas efficient, and time efficient for students who live at home, or work outside downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State University employs students, and have many different scholarships that you apply for! this is a great way to make some money for school, books, and supplies. Additionally, your Panther Card, which gives you access to library, dorms, ect. can be used as a Discover Credit Card for students!

    What to do for fun

    There are over a hundred different clubs to become a part of on campus, and Greek Life is great as well!

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options of food to choose from on campus, no matter what building you are in, you are always near a restaurant, vending machine, or cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at GSU is extremely fun and lively.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State University is extremely thorough in it's teachings, like i said, the teachers are connoisseurs in their area of expertise, which means they want you to be as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip I can give to prospective students is that while earning a high GPA is good, becoming active within your major's community is key. While in college the most important thing you will do is create ties with people who can better you in the field you want to excel in.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a well known, challenging university where you feel self rewarded for receiving great grades. The professors that teach at GSU are connoisseurs in their profession, and work hard to provide the best education for their students. Graduating from GSU will not only provide you with the tools you need for a great paying career in the future, but will also provide you with life long memories that will last forever.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always everywhere at any time. We thought we could catch the last bus, but apparently my friends and I (and about 6 other people) thought the bus to Turner Field was going to come but after an hour, a cop that had been strolling the streets called for the Police Transportation to come pick us up instead! Turns out, we had missed the last bus by 10 minutes!

    Greek Life

    I don't really see a lot of them since the first week of school ended but I never really wanted to join one. They all look kind of mean.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are always out somewhere wanting you to join their clubs. The Student Alumni Association will help you out because they get discounts to lots of places!

    Great for these types of students

    If you can learn by listening and paying attention, college is great. And that's in general.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a guy that has awesome school pride. He always has his face painted blue for the Panthers!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a cheaper tuition than most schools (or it used to be) for the same education. Georgia State's classes have just as much academic rigor as other older institutions like UGA. It's just a new school trying to build up it's reputation and it has.

    What to do for fun

    Ping-Pong in the Rec Center is always fun. Boys always go to play basketball in the gym. And Foosball is fun too :)

    Food and Dining

    Areas around Aderhold have the best food! Especially Roly-Poly!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that hard if you just pay attention in class and do your homework. You can always ask the teachers questions through email, TA's, or during their office hours. If needed, you can teach yourself because the books always have answers. Do your best so you can have full understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd recommend that you know your way around campus before starting your classes. Places near Aderhold are the best places to eat but PantherGrill might be the cheapest. The Rec Center is fun and the ping pong tables are always full but there, you can meet the friendliest people :)

    In three sentences

    There's always something going on around campus and something, meaning a club, activity or group that you could be apart of or join instantly. The campus is a pretty good size, there's always a lot of walking from class to class (especially if you have a class in Aderhold!) and the professors are quick to answer any questions you might have, especially during their office hours. All in all, it's a pretty nice campus and people are friendly enough, just try not to be too shy.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well patrolled, and police call boxes can be found in several places. The university also offers access to police escorts so students to don't have walk back to their vehicles at night. An in-depth discussion about how to be safe can be expected or orientation day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though I myself am only part of on club (Women's Choir) I feel its a truly amazing and fun experience, and don't doubt that the other clubs and activities are just as unique. There is a very long list of clubs for students to choose from, and if there's something they're looking for that isn't on the list, GSU offers the opportunity for students to start new clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Though I really love attending GSU, and don't plan on finding myself anywhere else, the overall cost is fairly steep. Parking and books are fairly steep (though free parking is available on a first come first serve basis), and despite having Hope Scholarship I still had to pay more than I would've liked to out of pocket.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria on campus is large, fairly priced and offers a lot of seating. Though vegetarian choices are a bit limited, they do exist, and there is a ton a variety in general. Should a student not want to eat in the cafeteria, there are a number of other restaurants within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Though I don't live in the dorms myself, I've visited a few. They're very cozy and clean, and the student has the opportunity to choose from several different locations and apartment layouts. The student may also request a certain number of roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of difficulty definitely depends on the course you're taking and what teacher you have, like most other institutions. Though a lot of the course are fairly difficult, all the professors are very willing to help. Georgia State also offers a number of helpful study tools, such as SI instructors and an online list of your classes and course content to keep you on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    For transfers: make use of the check sheet the school e-mails out. It has everything you need to do to get yourself on the right track all in the same place with instructions on how to get started. Also, be sure to go to Incept. Not only does it give you the opportunity to see the campus and register for classes, but your advisor will have already prepared a suggested list of courses for you to look into.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University offers a wide variety of majors, minor and other programs. Every professor I've encountered has been friendly and extremely helpful. The school's urban campus is refreshing for those used to being in a smaller institution, but isn't overwhelming.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a really good thing here. At any time you feel unsafe you can call the direct police number and be escorted to where ever you need to go. Unfortunately things do happen but from what has been reported the university is doing its best to make sure that all its students are safe. There are polices on every corner the university police, state, and city police.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not have the time to participate.

    Great for these types of students

    For anyone wanting to come out of your shell Georgia State is a great university for that. They are really big on Law and sciences so if that interest you do apply.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12-1 pm there are no classes on campus. This is when everybody goes to the court yard to enjoy other student music and activities. It is always fun and something different.

    Bang for the buck

    I choose this university because I wanted to leave home and experience something new. It was not far away but far enough from home that I felt a sense of independence. The campus is great for where it is located. There are so many things and opportunities for students here that you can not get at many other traditional schools. We do have a new football team that plays at the Georgia Dome and it is a great place to meet new people.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs and organizations you can be apart of. I am a working student so I do not participate in many things. They have shows, a movie theater, and occasional concerts and student outing events including the zoo and six flags.

    Food and Dining

    The food for the most part is decent. There are a lot of different choices to choose from on campus. Since it is in the middle of downtown you have even more choices right outside of campus to choose from if campus food is not what you like.

    Dorm Life

    It is hard to get a room on campus and I honestly was never able to do so. Please look into this way ahead of time and explore the near by places to live if you are not able to live on campus as I did. The rooms are nice though from what Ive seen and the students are able to meet friends easier this way.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics of the university is very high. They hold you at high expectations some studies more than others. They also require a lot from their students because they are trying to prepare you for life after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any students looking to attend this university should make sure they explore all of their options. It is important to have an idea of what exactly you want to do because you do not want to apply to schools that do not tend to your needs. This university has a lot of different subjects of study. Classes definitely fill up quickly and some are even overcrowded and you may not get in that semester. Be prepared for financial aid issues. Be on top of your aid at all times because for someone reason everybody goes through it at least onetime during their career here. I personally have gone through financial problems for two years.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a beautiful urban campus in the middle of downtown Atlanta, Ga. It is right near the Marta stations which is the largest form of transportation in Atlanta. It is very nontraditional and diverse.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU PD are EVERYWHERE!!!!! But still walk with a group of people especially at night since you are downtown.

    Greek Life

    There is a variety of Greek life and there is even strolling in the plaza occasionally.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many activities that the school puts together for the students and there are numerous clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of student. There is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Plaza has lots of thinks going on every Tuesdays and Thursday and there is Panther Prowl once every month.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth paying for.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Student Center where you can play basketball, rock climb, get in the pool or hot tub, work out, go play in the game room, dance, and much more. Plus, once again, you're in the middle of downtown so there are a lot of college parties that go on.

    Food and Dining

    It's in the middle of downtown, there are plenty of places to eat if you do not have a meal plan. But the cafeterias have great and fresh food.

    Dorm Life

    Although I don't live in the dorms, I do visit them. They are extremely nice and the security will not let you in unless you are a welcomed guest, already signed in, and walking with your host/hostess at all times.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the best school academic wise. You have to be on your P's and Q's but you will learn everything you need to know plus more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your homework and make sure you keep up with everything posted online and to your student email.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia State. It makes me appreciate everything and gives me school pride. I'm glad I chose to attend this school.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is available to escort anyone to class or to their car at any time of the day. Another down side is the fact that there have been instances where students have been robbed. But generally, the campus is a very safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Yes, there are a lot clubs and activities in Georgia state. Fashion shows, fundraising events, are just a few of the activities held in Georgia state. Georgia state also have a gym. The gym has a track, weights, sauna and a pool. There are clubs like the alumini, freshman learning community. The library is stacked with books for all types of research and GSU has a wonderful set of librarians and technology expertised people.

    Bang for the buck

    As an international student, the tuition fee is very high.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, attend any event going on campus. There is always something for everyone. There is always something to do for fun, just get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia state have alot of good restaurant and affordable ones especially the restaurant close to aderhold building. The food is good. Also there are alot of events that offer free food and attendance.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to Georgia State everyday, so I don't really stay on campus much. Regardless, i think it will be an interesting experience staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    At Georgia State University, and probably any college, every professor have a different way of teaching the material. Some are funny and exciting, while others make students wish they'd stay in bed that morning. Regardless, the professors are always ready to explain anything you have difficulty understanding and they have every student best interest in mind which was to succeed in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisors before registering for any class. They will help you decide weather or not the classes you are taking are actually necessary. Go to orientation, it gives you a lot of helpful information about how things work at GSU. Before you start your freshman year, no matter what you want to major in take the chemistry and math placement and any other placement test required.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state university is in downtown Atlanta and is a great opportunity for student who want to experience city life while in college. Georgia state also have work programs for student that want to work part time. Georgia state also provide

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    debate club, volleyball

    What to do for fun

    i play volleyball and exercise

    Tips for prospective students

    Reading, studying and time management is the key to paasing all of your courses

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is one of the best urban research univerisities in the united states. The school prepares you to be successful in the work field. The courses are very challenging but very beneficial in the long run.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here at GSU. I see homeless people, but I am never harassed by them. Also, I see police around campus a good bit too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 organizations here at GA State. Therefore, there is something for literally everyone. There is no reason not to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    A person who is an individual. People in this urban atmosphere are somewhat rude in comparison to those in a small town. However, it is an easy adjustment to make. The majority of people here are super friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that every penny I spent is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus. Spoken word, events in library plaza, and other things. If you're bored here, it's because you choose to be.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. The only thing I dislike is that we only have two dining halls, and neither of them are open twenty-four hours.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the Commons is absolutely lovely. I have my personal bedroom and bathroom. Please pay early so that you will be eligible to live in the commons. Piedmont, freshman hall, and the lofts are not too bad, but I am very satisfied with my living situation and would not alter it. I have a nice sized room and closet. My bathroom is very spacious, and the water is never cold!!:)

    Academic Rigor

    This semester all of my classes are fairly easy. This is simply because I attend class and pay attention to my professors. Biology is my toughest class this semester, but I feel Dr. Blaustein is an awesome professor. I feel I am receving a high quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful when creating your schedule. Aderhold is the furthest building. Also, the General Classroom Building tends to get packed so arrive early to be on time for class. Lastly, choose your classes for second semester early so you can get a slot in the classes you really want.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a great school. The teachers, faculty, and staff are all so helpful and truly want you to succeed. I feel very happy that I chose to attend school here.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    in spite of being in downtown, the campus is very safe most of the time.

    Greek Life

    the Greek life is wonderful.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are hundreds of clubs of various interests!

    Great for these types of students

    student with average intelligence, those who love diversity and enjoys to be in an urban setting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    From 1- 2;45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays the whole campus have a break which is very unique to GSU. 100's of students gathers in the courtyard of the university and do various fun activities.

    Bang for the buck

    very worth it! not expensive and have a lot of awesome facilities.

    What to do for fun

    there are hundred of organizations. you will surely find one of your interest. just join one!

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a bunch of very cool restaurants which are also very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    not recommended. downtown is too scary to live and those dorms are not cool enough to waste your money on!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not as hard at all, they just need a little more hard work. Its very do-able and the instructors wants you to succeed. university system is pretty serious with trying to make you a better man for the 'real' world in future.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest issue with the university is its location for most students. Since its located in the downtown, crime scenes are frequently seen. First thing a prospective student should learn before attending the GSU in Atlanta downtown is learn to ignore homeless people. Be heartless and don't help them in any way, because it will encourage them. Secondly try to take morning classes as much as possible because downtown is scary at night. Thirdly, Marta is the best way to reach university on time, driving to downtown would make your life messy. Don't buy books from the book store, try to get second hand books.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a place where every one feels included and wanted. The university provides an excellent experience with not only friendly and interactive instructors but, also allows one to enjoy various cultures and inspires one by its diversity. Honestly, its a wonderful source of globalization because one can find people from all over the world in this fabulous university, situated in heart of Atlanta.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kell Hall is so shady. But they should be up-grading it at some pont!

    Food and Dining

    A lot of great places around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the program and classes you pursue and the sort of student you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always seek out your advisor. Do not be a fifth year senior!!

    In three sentences

    Great school. A lot of people bash it but for most of us, even though we complain now and then, GSU has really provided us with a great education.

  • 10/28/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    The school has so much to offer to someone that isn't from a big city. I love the endless opportunities Atlanta has to offer. I am looking forward to possibly becoming apart of GSU.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be very careful about wandering alone on campus when it starts getting dark, or even in general. This is my first year here, and I've already heard about people having knives pulled on them or even getting mugged. No one has been harmed, but your property is valuable to you. Stay safe! Luckily, we have a great campus police system, they're willing to take you anywhere you need to go, if you feel unsafe enough to not walk. They're always around!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can go check out the student recreational center. They have virtually everything! Work out, play pool, eat, visit with friends, and book a trip. There's also Cinefest where you can grab a quick movie for free as a student! If neither of these appeal to you, there's hundreds of things around campus. It's Atlanta!

    Food and Dining

    The food is expensive, but if you look carefully, there are goldmines all over campus where you can get a quick cheap bite! Not to mention, there are a couple of Starbucks here and there.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live in a dorm, but I have heard they can have a lot of drama, and sometimes it's easier to lose yourself in the social side of college and neglect your homework.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be a little complicated, but all you need to do is study hard and don't let yourself get lost in the social aspect of the college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, make sure you check your professors out before attending. You don't want to end up with a dud! I'd also advise getting scholarships in order, and even checking out the stellar study abroad program the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    They have a complicated system to handle information of students, for students. The campus is huge, takes a bit of time getting used to, but once you get past your first week you're breezing through it like no other! Additionally, there are a lot of fun activities to attend (most of them are free) between classes.

  • 11/07/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Parties

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early

    In three sentences

    The campus is really neat, organized and clean

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are hobos everywhere and people will come up to you or into stores to ask you for money. My friend got mugged last week walking down the street. Relatively not safe even when you're with other people at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not a big deal here. You hardly see them hosting anything but parties. Little to no bake sales nor do you hear anything about what they're doing for the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are usually too small to function correctly. I never really hear any accomplishments from these clubs in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want a chill school year should come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions here except rubbing the nose of the Panther on main campus. Dining hall does a good job of decorating during holidays.

    Bang for the buck

    Food on campus is expensive, so try to limit yourself to dining hall food for the most part.

    What to do for fun

    Join sorority or organizations. Hang out with your roommates.

    Food and Dining

    At first it's good, but it got really old really quickly. Pasta is always soggy. Pasta sauces are not correct unless you tell them to make it correctly. Staff is usually rude.

    Dorm Life

    Neighbors are loud all the time and constantly running up and down the hall. We are all strangers. There are little to no attempts from the RA's to introduce hall mates to each other.

    Academic Rigor

    All my classes are relatively easy if you do the work. What I mean by work is busy work. All the tests are easy and curved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan a college visit before you come here. Make sure that you want to be at a really separated school that doesn't have many safe functions. If you're planning on attending, introduce yourself and make many friends.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is diverse, but not diverse enough. It has little to know school spirit and its students are not as involved in its sports teams. Most of the people I know are planning on transferring next year.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would recommend that once it gets dark or if you have to walk through solitary streets to get to classes you find a group of people to do so! Since we are in the middle of down town there is a lot of homeless people just walking around, it can be a little scary but there is police everywhere that can escort you as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a panther statue outside of the student center building and the traditions is that if you rub its nose it will bring you good luck! So before finals and mid terms everyone is rubbing his nose before classes

    What to do for fun

    There is certainly a lot of fun things to do around campus or on campus. The university always has an event or something going on and there is lots of little bars, restaurants, and shops you can go in order to do something fun! It is an urban campus setting!

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants on or around campus are great, you do not have to go far at all in order to get food. You are in the middle of the city so depending on traffic it is not a long drive to restaurants either. The dining halls offered on campus have a good variety of food but it is definitely not the greatest at all! It is only mandatory if you stay on certain dorm buildings!

    Dorm Life

    It depends what building you decide to have your dorm. Dorm life can be extremely fun and you can meet lots of new people. It is definitely a great way to stay updated with school events.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State has a rigorous academic plan. I think it is rigorous enough that you will have to try hard, study, attend office hours, go to tutoring, and complete all assignments to understand the material fully and get good grades! At the same time, most professors will definitely work with you and help you excel in every single one of your classes and exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend staying on campus for at least your freshman year, it can be fun, meet new people, and it is less overwhelming than commuting. Make sure you keep up with your agenda so that deadlines and registrations do not pass by, classes fill up quickly! Keep close contact with all your professors, it will be easier to get help when needed when they know who you are on a first name basis, especially in large classes.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a great school with lots of diversity. Georgia State will help you open doors through leadership opportunities and more. Georgia state is an extremely fun and different urban school.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I am a non-traditional student. The University has done an amazing job in building, re-building, and renovating historic downtown buildings into student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State is ranked as a leading urban research institution. This translates into tip-top professors, lecturers, and educational support staff that are on the cutting-edge of the respective areas of expertise.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a student looking for a multi-cultural academic experience, this IS the university to attend in Georgia. While other Universities may have more prestige among the college rankings (ergo UGA), GSU has a diverse academic student body population, and professors alike, unrivaled by other higher education institutions in Georgia. Classmates are from every corner an culture of the globe. It is truly beautiful. This is due in large part to its urban setting; located in the heart of Georgia's capitol and most populous city.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an urban campus with a dynamic student population. What makes GSU unique among the University System of Georgia, is the diverse backgrounds of its student body. A quick stroll on campus and one could pass scores of students, each from the many flag of nations spanning all corners of the globe.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are GSU cops all over campus, as well as emergency phones. GSU police offer escorted rides to any destination on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for ANY kind of student. If you love art; the school has a wonderful program that has beautiful displays and galleries. (The school is also very close to the High Museum of Art.) Science, English, Business... GSU offers it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual tradition: At the end of the mandatory freshman tour of GSU, everyone must rub the nose of the statue of the school's mascot, Pounce, the panther.

    What to do for fun

    GSU always has SOMETHING going on. There are concerts, parades, restaurants, the school is also very close to the GA Aquarium and Centennial Park. The school has a nice gym and even a small theater where they play both popular movies and independent films.

    Food and Dining

    Ok, here's my favorite part about GSU; the food selection. There are so many diverse and delicious restaurants all over and around campus. Some of my favorite include Ali BaBa's Mediterranean, Mama Mia's and Tin Drum.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't personally dormed, but friends that have say it's a fantastic experience. You meet new people, you're around for all the school events, & you don't have to wake up super early to commute!

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the courses at GSU are nothing short of what is expected at the college level. The professors encourage students to engage in the challenge of the course load and will offer any assistance the students require. As long as you're willing to participate, classes are easily navigated.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've decided on GSU, just make sure you follow the registration steps. Once you're in, go on a school tour and familiarize yourself with the campus and meet some new people!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a fantastic school, offering a multitude of majors to consider. The campus is in the middle of downtown Atlanta, so the sights are always entertaining. Everyone attending GSU has Panther Pride!

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Georgia State takes a lot to get used to, but it's all worth it. Being one of the best schools in the US for English, I love being here. Also, live on campus, best experience ever!

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Look, this school is in the middle of Atlanta. You see homeless people all the time, but you see just as many police officers roaming the streets. You will hear about armed robberies happening all the time, but it really does take common sense for those things not to happen to you. Don't be walking alone at night texting on your iPhone!

    Greek Life

    They have a small Greek life, but I actually like it that way. I'm personally a ZTA here and I absolutely love it! It's small enough where I actually know everyone in my chapter but big enough where we still have crazy greek parties!

    Clubs and Activities

    Honestly. the only thing they don't have is an a capella group (which I really wanted to do, but whatever). They offer sooo many clubs and activities to do for those who do want a traditional college experience.

    Great for these types of students

    COMMUTERS. And I mean that in a nice way. Almost all of my friends here are those I live on campus with because those who commute, come for class and go home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We don't have any traditions, but the campus is within walking distance to Centennial Olympic park, Phillips Arena, CNN Center, World of Coke and the GA Aquarium.

    Bang for the buck

    GA State is a relatively cheap institution that at least offers a variety of programs and groups for you to be a part of. It is possible to get the traditional college experience here if you look hard enough. They work hard to make sure you have the tools to succeed. They offer an honors program for those who are interested in it, although I highly recommend it. Take serious advantage of the programs they have as well! It's all for your success! Paying for college is a breeze if you just put in a little effort as well. HOPE is super easy to get, the honors program gives you money and they have a scholarship office to help you find and apply for scholarships!

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, Atlanta is still not a city with good public transportation and on campus their isn't much to do for fun unless you want to overpay. I highly suggest having a car on campus to drive around all of Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    It's all edible and way better than microwave food. But after a while you realize they serve about the same food everyday so it kind of gets boring.

    Dorm Life

    Firstly, many students do no live on campus. For those who do, Freshman Hall is a great first year experience. The RAs do their best to get everyone involved, but dorms like the Commons and Piedmont North have very little involvement. I know many people who talk very little with even their neighbors but this is because these students have already settled in and know their friends and aren't looking to make friends with their new Freshman neighbor.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes and teachers are rather easy while others are very difficult. I've managed all A's and B's.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the kind of college with people from all ages and backgrounds. For the most part, people commute to school, go to class, and go home. Do not expect to come here and have a traditional college experience without putting effort into getting involved. You don't have to live on campus to like it here, but you do need to get involved.

    In three sentences

    Does well making sure students succeed. Has many programs available to help you out. It could do better trying to get the student body involved.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Robberies occur often, but if you are smart about how you carry yourself you will be safe. There is a definite police presence on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Georgia State because there are so many opportunities available for students. Businesses are always recruiting students for internships or part-time jobs and financial aid is readily available for students in need.

    What to do for fun

    Join student organizations, participate in intramural, or participate in Atlanta's vibrant nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    I would not recommend the meal plan because the quality of food is disappointing.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is outgoing and friendly. Rooms are fairly large depending on which residence hall you select. Commons and The Lofts are the best and most expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm still a freshman, but so far I do not fell challenged by the rigor of any of my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you start your first semester make sure you attend class regularly. Many students skip class and end up struggling in their courses.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a major part of downtown Atlanta. Professors are very helpful and forgiving. Students are friendly and sociable.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    suck it in the middle of down town its hard to spot the greeks

    In three sentences

    is a ok school. trying to become more of a school by getting the students envoled.

  • 12/14/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Georgia Sate has it's own national and state accredited police force. They offer on campus security escorts.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There over 300 different clubs/organizations. if there isn't one for you, then you are encouraged to create one.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is very diverse and great for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of Pounce the panther, the school mascot. Everyone rubs his nose for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State puts on many events fro the students to participate in. There is a rec. center for exercise, sports and games, they have concerts, guest speakers, and a movie theater.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the Incept tour of the campus.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State has a great campus. They offer students a vast amount of opportunities from educational to social events. I am looking forward to the Georgia State experience.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I love Georgia State. Everything about this university is awesome. It is challenging but will prepare you.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Using a combination of being aware of your surroundings and taking advantage of the campus escorts that are available better ensures your safety on campus. Know your surroundings, travel with a group or when the streets are crowded with other students, and when in doubt, call for an escort. Rather to be safe than sorry. Keep your electronics (phone, tablets, laptops) out of site and keep your eyes OPEN.

    Greek Life

    I pledged before arriving at GSU, however the Greek organizations appear to be close knit and they advocate for community service, scholarship and leadership.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for the traditional undergraduate student, the non traditional student as well as the working adult.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The homecoming parade is always a sight. The golf carts decorated, clubs and organizations chanting and cheering. It's a welcomed sea of blue and white.

    Bang for the buck

    The administration has worked to make sure that prices remain affordable. I can appreciate that.

    What to do for fun

    Consider attending sporting events and community service activities with friends/family. Don't forget the attractions that the Metro Area has to offer as well like shows at the Rialto and activities at Centennial Park.

    Food and Dining

    There are a wide variety of dining options on campus. Whole food to the familiar comforts of burgers and chips. The prices are reasonable as well.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I'm not familiar with Dorm Life at GSU. The dorms look great, they are patrolled regularly by campus policy, and are a nice walk from the main campus. The students I know who live there like them.

    Academic Rigor

    As a graduate student. I am opting to take 1 course at a time as advised until I can pair up compatible classes later in my course work. I suggest undergraduates take a balanced approach and opt for quality not just speed of completion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin the application process early. Visit the campus so you can have names and faces to relate to instead of just email addresses. Explore and make good use of the available academic and social resources on campus. They can enhance and improve your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA. The campus offers a range of activities to provide students with a healthy, well rounded college experience. There is a campus wide commitment to being a part of the community, not just located within the community.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the mall, explore atlanta, go to a falcons/hawks game, movies, eating, playing basketball

    Tips for prospective students

    check for good teachers, know what you want out of a school before you attend it, have an adventure

    In three sentences

    It is a school for learning as well as having fun. They have a setup to provide a networking community for students to get involved in the college life. Georgia state is an overall excellent school.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Joining some cultural and religious clubs is great way to meet new people on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafeterias in the dorm for those who live on campus. They also have many restaurants that are convenient for commuters- such as Einsteins Bagel and Pasta Creation located at the Student Center and the University Center.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I always hear that the Freshmen Hall, Commons, and Loft are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    There are easy and hard classes at GSU. If you have trouble in any class, you should visit your professor's office hours and ask for help. They are always glad to help students suceed.

    Tips for prospective students

    GSU is not a gated campus unlike most other universities, so everyone has access to campus- all the classroom buildings and cafeterias. Students should always beaware of their surroundings because there are thefts on campus.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is located at the heart of downtown Atlanta. The University is very diverse and it gives a great opportunity for students to meet different people. People at the University are very friendly and nice, and will make it easier for the new students to make themselves to feel like they are home .

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Personal responsibility... The police will escort you places if you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Every kind you need.

    Clubs and Activities

    Find them. Or they'll find you.

    Great for these types of students

    People that like diversity. There is a lot of every race.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The like to do the Wooble.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of shops have GSU student discounts

    What to do for fun

    PAAAARTTTY!

    Food and Dining

    Eh. It's there when you need it.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty Chill. You're your own person

    Academic Rigor

    Art and Design

    Tips for prospective students

    Invest in rain boots girls

    In three sentences

    Go there

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Recreation center had a game room, a gym, basketball court, and boxing arena.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants near Aderhold Learning Center are really good. There are so many restaurants there.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm at State.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging at State. Some teachers are hard while other teachers are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources at the school. You already pay for the service in your student fees.

    In three sentences

    The social life at State is amazing. The courtyard is always bustling with students meeting up with another or going to their next class. The Professors are very helpful when you go to their office hours.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus police from time to time, but don't expect them to protect you all the time. They are usually there to maintain traffic control, and possibly robbery activities.

    Greek Life

    Not really familiar with myself and the Greek Life. All I can say is if you're interested, go for it because I'm not stopping you from joining.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs. Don't expect a school with nothing to do around.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like GSU, go for it. I have no opinions left.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is usually a lot of events going on. They will have it on their main website with a calender event. Sometimes they send emails to speak about their traditions, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Five grand a year, but unless you have HOPE - no problem. Sorry guys with financial aid, you're stuck paying with loans.

    What to do for fun

    You have the recreational center for sports, game room, working out, etc. Just a good place to hang out with friends and chill most of the time.

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants are everywhere in Atlanta. Expensive to eat, but if you prefer making your own food, there is usually a bus transit that takes you to the nearest publix.

    Dorm Life

    Never dormed there in my life, as I am a transfer student coming off from GPC. But seeing their dorms is abit far away from the main campus, it is usually a 15-20 minute walk.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be on your game, as professors can be very hard on you while some professors are laidback but their workloads are tremendously time-consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never take more than what you are capable of. If you can't handle more than four classes, stick with that magic number or less just to see how far you can go with what your knowledge precedes you.

    In three sentences

    It is a great environment, very spacious. Traffic is crazy, but expect to carry water bottles with you at all times. Also be very cautious surrounding you, it can be a very dangerous place at night when less students are around so always walk in groups or so.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining hall. The food is good, quality could be better. I def gained the freshman 5. They need a bit more diversity in the food.

    Dorm Life

    Being able to live with friends is always great. GA State is very secure in making sure that every guest is accounted for. It gets annoying but at least you're safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy as long as you pay attention take notes and come to class. Teachers are always willing to help in any way they can. Going to class is half of the battle alone.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not bad.

    Clubs and Activities

    Salsa dancing, Italian group, Business club.

    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thanksgiving lunch for students.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot of education for what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs, events, and more. Also the recreation center is amazing.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible, terrible, terrible. Only chain food restaurant. I have to bring my own food if I don't want to get obese and sick.

    Dorm Life

    Not in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Balanced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do the school tour before you start or have somebody that helps you with the basics in the beginning. There is so much offered here.

    In three sentences

    The school is working hard to give the best service to students and make sure that they have everything they need to succeed. Professors are interesting, passionate and professional. I truly adore this school.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everthing

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class

    In three sentences

    it is an amazing place. its one of the most diverse places ive every seen. i love the home feeling.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Because the campus is open, people can literally just walk onto it and do as they please. Even though there's a police station on campus, there are frequent robberies.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is pretty dormant. They don't show up for many events or host many events besides at the very beginning of the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is seriously a club for everyone and everything. There's no way you can't find something to fit your desires.

    Great for these types of students

    Socialites

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the pounce the panther nose for luck is something that most students do for before games or test. I never tried it but supposedly it works!

    Bang for the buck

    This school isn't really my fit, I don't like being completely immersed in the city therefore it just feels uncomfortable but the price is fairly affordable for the amenities and environment provided.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus events but my particular favorite is Panther nation. Students board a bus to Atlantic station where games are set up to participate in or they can just shop in the various stores there.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is fried but they do have fresh choices. If the dining hall isn't satisfactory there are food establishments all over Atlanta that won't burden your pockets.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are very roomy and clean. The best housing to live in would be the commons because they resemble apartments. However, freshman hall gives you a chance to be among first year students and get your feet wet as a new college student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't that difficult with the right professor. Do your homework and look them up on ratemyprofessor.com, that can really be the determinant of a smooth semester or a formidable one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is the school for you! If you don't like the fast pace life and excitement Atlanta and Georgia State brings, this school will make you feel out of place.

    In three sentences

    This school is in the heart of the city, which can be overwhelming and exciting! Stay focused and with all the resources available, you can have some unforgettable nights, create wonderful relationships with professors, and gain that academic vigor you desire!

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    that want to be in the city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Movie theater on campus.

    What to do for fun

    to much to explain.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited dining from 7am-9pm mon-fri, is awesome but 11am- 7pm- on weekends is annoying.

    Dorm Life

    There's many dorm options from having your own room to having one or two roommates. free laundry and access to other dorms where your friends stay, lobby activities and rec center is down the street.

    Academic Rigor

    If your looking for an easy route this is not what you want, it's difficult if you don't apply yourself but when you do apply yourself GSU is feasible to manage.

    Tips for prospective students

    I liked GSU because the people are really genuine and nice. they sold me GSU in one visit i had many other places to go but i stayed here and i'm happy about my decision. Take a visit to see if its right for you first.

    In three sentences

    Great for student that want to break the mold, there are many things to do. Classes are great usually small especially for FLC's. Dorms and dorm amenities are great as well.

  • 01/12/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    It's alright.

    Dorm Life

    You have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to try.

    Tips for prospective students

    The place is big and you'll get lost without a good map on hand. You can print on out on their website GSU.edu on the top, there's a button map. Otherwise, it's OK; just be careful of people loitering around the sidewalks and alleys.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school, with good teachers. If you want a downtown feel, then you've come to the right place. Parking is an issue however, the school just doesn't have enough to accommodate all the students.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU police is always just a call away. They will come and pick you up if you are somewhere and feel unsafe. There are blue phones all around campus that are a direct line to GSU police. But this is still downtown Atlanta, so be aware of your surroundings.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, you won't enjoy GSU if you are always by yourself. Going to class and then back to your room will not give you the college experience that Georgia State offers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courtyard is always the place to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are often performers and things on sale. It's fun and there is never class during this time.

    What to do for fun

    Because of GSU's location, there is always something to do. You can hop on the Marta and go to Atlantic Station or Lenox. Once you get here you will love the accessibility that Georgia State offers.

    Food and Dining

    Some housing buildings require meal plans and the food is okay, but it gets old after awhile. No worries though, there are plenty restaurants that are cost effective and buying groceries never hurts.

    Dorm Life

    3 out of 4 of the housing buildings are really but of course as an incoming freshman you will have last pick so make sure you go on the housing preview tour so you know what you are getting into.

    Academic Rigor

    Pick classes that play on your strengths, if you know that you are a good multiple choice test taker, then make sure you don't take a professor that gives essay tests. College is only as hard as you make it, your paying for your classes so you can choose to drop them if you don't like the teaching methods, just be sure to do so in the allotted time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research, research, research! Make sure you pick the right school for you. GSU is great but it is not for everyone. It is not one large campus so have your walking shoes, you can take shuttles but those are often crowded so be prepared for rain or sunshine.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is amazing if you like being in the middle of downtown Atlanta. There is never a dull moment, professors are good but some are instructors because this is a research institution. Find reviews on your teachers before you pick classes, and there is nothing wrong with dropping a class if the teachers syllabus seems overwhelming.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so amny things to do on and off campus, that is why I love Goergia so much. The clubs and organizations are plenty so students are always occupied.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is not so bad at all especially if all you want to do is focus on school and not worry about cooking and money for gorcery shopping.

    Dorm Life

    Compared to most housing on different schools I have to say Georgia State has some of the best housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically Georgia States' classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to be attending Georgia State look forward to the best school life experience ever.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is the best school in my opinion. It has so many majors to choose from. It always each student to be the best it can.

  • 02/02/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    As noted before, Georgia State is one of the safest campus's in Georgia. I felt relieved at their safety precautions especially since it is located in Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a meal plan, and it comes with two of the housing locations. They also have a wide variety of choices.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed visiting the campus and the housing. While the parking for all housing buildings is a walking distance it is still nice and safe.

    In three sentences

    This school is really nice, and it is in the heart of Atlanta. Some people are concerned about safety, and Georgia State is one of the safest schools in Georgia and one of the safest in the nation.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for people who want to get an excellent education and have fun while doing that. The university is great for driven, determined students who want to excel. Also, students who love to have a great time will get that here at Georgia State.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking to have a good time, Georgia State is definitely the school for you. There are so many activities here in the city. You can visit Centennial Park, Piedmont Park, the CNN Center, the Coca-Cola headquarters and much more. There are also cool events that are always going on around the city as well as on campus. You'll never get bored here at Georgia State.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Georgia State is great. There are two dining halls that you can go to that serve excellent food and also cater to vegetarians. There are also places to eat all around campus for pretty cheap prices. And because the school is in downtown, there are different restaurants located all over the city. I recommend one of the restaurants over on Broad St. There is always a great place to eat here at the university.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and safe. I would definitely recommend staying on campus. It's a great way to meet the people around you and make new friends. Also, living on campus allows you to have access to the university and professors at all time. And it's always exciting to be living in the downtown environment where there is so much to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here do not baby you. The work is challenging and you have to make sure that you study and reach out to your professors in order to pass your classes. Use all the resources available to you; meet your professors during office hours, study in the library, go to tutoring sessions. Everything you need to succeed is here, you just have to make use of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early and get all your documents in on time. Don't procrastinate when it comes to applying to GSU. Also, don't be shy! Once you come here, find an organization that you are interested and become active. It's a great way to get involved and make friends.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University, located in the heart of Atlanta, is a fun fast paced school in an exciting location. There are so may ways that you can get involved on and around campus. There is always something to do in Atlanta and you'll never have a dull moment here.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police at Georgia State University is very professional and tentative to the safety of the students and staff. You can always spot them and if you are afraid to walk alone you can take advantage of the many services such as the escort service.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of Greek Life opportunities at Georgia State University. From Multi-Cultural organizations, to Pan-Hellenic Organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs that cater to every different culture and awareness. There is something for everyone from sports to academics.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State University caters to every type of student. You just have to find your major and you are bound to make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia State has an open campus so there is not an actual centralized middle as there is at many other universities.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get the full experience for every penny you pay to attend Georgia State.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in the city of Atlanta. The campus is walking distance to lots of attractions, historical sites and fine dinning.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is amazing. I love all of the multiple selections that the campus offers.

    Dorm Life

    Campus life is amazing and worth every penny. There are traditional and non traditional dorm style living.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State University is challenging and requires a lot of studying and dedication for any degree program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to college in a big city is a big jump from high school, it is important to stay focus and keep your priorities in order.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1-10 I would rate my University at a 10. The education quality is amazing. I am enjoying my my stay here.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call boxes everywhere on campus. You can get an escort if you feel unsafe. There are university policemen always present.

    What to do for fun

    Being that GSU is downtown Atlanta, you can go to the underground. The CNN building is literally up the street. The activities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. Different varieties of foods. If you get tired of cafeteria food, there are plenty of other options close by.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good if you have friends. If not, you may find yourself a bit bored and closed in.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are easy if you apply yourself. There are professors who are passionate about teaching, and they will tutor you if need be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking about coming to Georgia State, make sure everything is in order. Make sure your financial aid will be taken care of and your tuition and things will be paid off. Get a jump start on scholarships. They are very important.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to further your education. There are plenty of opportunities here. The teachers are really great at their professions.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is just now starting to get more popular here. We now have greek housing available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who's not looking for a typical college campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining hall options available, but you really don't need to use them. There's an abundance of restaurants in the city and all around campus. Also if you live in the Commons or the Lofts, you have a fully equipped kitchen in your apartment.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice & up to date in the Commons & the Lofts. However, the security policies are a bit excessive and hassling. Also, the price of parking for the dorms is outrageous, but that is one of the prices of living in Atlanta.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an exercise science major, & I love the program! I do wish that my program was more hands on style, but most of the professors are excellent!

    In three sentences

    GSU is a great school if you're not looking for the traditional college experience. There's a wide diversity of students. Meeting people here is a bit more challenging, than a traditional college campus.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its in the heart of downtown so there are always places to go and things to do. Personally, i frequent the malls, cafes, and night life.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Non traditional, commuters

    In three sentences

    Passionate teachers, with plenty personal experience to share with students.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, parties, and the pantherprowls are awesome!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. I have only eaten at the dining hall twice but that's because my dorm has a full kitchen so if you like cooking then maybe a dorm with a full kitchen is the best for you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! So many people and so many activities. Most of the RAs are very welcoming and fun to talk to. There is always a fun and educational program going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Just make sure you study the material and you should make good grades in all of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take it serious and do not let all the activities get the best of you. Prioritize and manage your time wisely. There is so much to do and see here and there is always something going on in the area. Make sure you stay on top of your work but don't seclude yourself and miss out on all of the great opportunities and fun!

    In three sentences

    This schools is great, welcoming, and very diverse. Everyone is friendly and the professors care about your education.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every downtown area has it's safety risks but GSU police and Atlanta police do well to stay close and tour the campus area at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    Model United Nations and Model Arab League are among the best teams in the world.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who wish to study politics and international affairs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything is unusual downtown when you become familiar with the surroundings.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of professors in the Political Science department, the cost of education is phenomenal. The difficulty is parking and transportation in a downtown area. I'd recommend public transportation.

    What to do for fun

    Everything you can imagine in downtown Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining options on campus for students along with unlimited food options in the downtown Atlanta area. Most restaurants provide discounts for Georgia State students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms seem nice although I never stayed there

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics and lots of quality reading and research. For a state school, the political science and international affairs courses are extremely well researched and well taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what major and concentration you want along with the classes you will take before beginning school. The large number of students makes it tough to see advisers one-on-one so it would be beneficial to meet with someone before you begin classes so you are not stuck in a class that is not actually required for your major.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University has an excellent downtown location. The professors in the political science department and very committed to their research and students. All professors make an attempt to speak with students so larger class size will never effect performance.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had problems myself, and I'm a relatively small female.

    Great for these types of students

    Nightlife loving, city exploring urbanites.

    Bang for the buck

    Very satisfied with cost/gain ratio.

    What to do for fun

    Go to campus events! There's Touch The Earth for the outdoorsy types, tons of mixers and dancers, and carnivals too! Hanging out in the courtyard is also a great way to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    PLENTY of places to eat on and around campus, with varying style of cuisine. There's also a ton of cheap vending machines and coffee machines around campus (hello, 80 cents for a cup of cappuccino?) and microwaves to heat up your goodies from home.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very easy, with a little planning, to choose a schedule that will fill your needs. I love my professors, am able to switch out of classes that don't suit my style, and am challenged by the worload.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to campus a week early and look around. Being familiar with your surroundings and the city is the first step to getting comfortable at GSU. Once you're comfortable at GSU, finding people like you to hang out with, fun events, great places to eat, ect, is really easy!

    In three sentences

    Awesome facilities, almost everything is included in your student fees. There's something for everyone. Very easy and cheap to eat on campus if you know where to look!

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations, and sometimes its nice to just walk around or take a bike ride through Centinial park.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a plethora of eating and studying spots. The library is huge, has 5 stories and two subsections. there is also a row of dining areas within 100 feet or so of every building.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus. though i hear it is quite expensive and there are many restrictions on visitors for security reasons.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorousness fluctuates from department to department. If you are studying art history don't expect to be required to do as much as a student attaining a physics major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to advisers at least once a month. Stay focused and keep on track. College is much cheaper and effective if completed in four years instead of six.

    In three sentences

    Great programs, especially in business and law. The school is growing more and more every semester, I believe that in ten years a degree from GSU will be more recognized than it is now. The city/urban setting can be a little daunting at first but given time one can adjust.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Students can go to the Coca Cola Factory, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, various museums, and other places which are not too far from the school.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to eat around the campus than just at the cafeteria. Prices are also reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    Very good dorms in the surrounding areas, Not too expensive and very roomy.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not too difficult of a school but it still has its difficulties in certain areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study well and hard. All of the professors here and very good and helpful.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very good and affordable school. All of the teachers are friendly and helpful. It is centered in a good part of Atlanta where students can explore other parts of the city that are not too far from campus.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are everywhere and the school keeps you updated on issues that happen on the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Atlanta has a large variety of clubs, bars, and lounges. You will be able to find something interesting to do every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The University center has food, as well as Zaxbys in the library. There are several restaurants around the campus to choose from most are located near Aderhold.

    Academic Rigor

    The is a wide variety of course offerings.

    Tips for prospective students

    When registering for your classes make sure that you don't just look at course times look for course location. The campus is spread out and one of the buildings (Aderhold) is about a 10-15 mins walk from the General Classroom Building.

    In three sentences

    Academically I give GSU an A, but as for the location I give it a C and the campus gets a D. It's in downtown ATL and the campus isn't closed. There is a lot of homelessness around the school and even with police presence it can be very unsafe early morning and late in the evening.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Being in the heart of the city there's no lack of events to go to whether its a concert, the aquarium, or ice skating in centennial park.

    Food and Dining

    Freshman Meal halls is okay, Piedmont's is great. Would be much better if they were open 24/7.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of students to hang out with along with a multitude of campus events.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors have a curriculum that will expand your mindset on the course topic, but many core classes don't have the same rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study often and don't slack, professors here are very serious.

    In three sentences

    A great university in the heart of downtown. It provides unique opportunities to its students that can't be found anywhere else. On top of that professors are leaders in their respective fields.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe. Plenty of campus police activity.

    Greek Life

    Great Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who is ready to enjoy life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty to do on or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    If not on scholarship meal plan can be a little expensive. Plenty of restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is 5 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is 4 stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the subway system.

    In three sentences

    Great diversity. If you want a good urban school this is the right school.

  • 03/19/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    GSU is big on campus safety. They have officers from surrounding areas that patrol the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join a FLC group. This way you can meet new people and learn more about your major.

    Bang for the buck

    You can ride a bus to the campus to save gas money.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do in the city such as the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca Cola.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know if I was in the real cafeteria or not, but the one I was in only had three places to buy food: Chic Fil A, a hamburger joint, and a mexican food place.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms aren't really the spacious, but they have just opened up a dorm building for incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is very challenging especially if you are interested in majoring in nursing or business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to Pounce into Georgia State. It gives you an inside look of the school.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a pretty cool university. It's in the city, which I love. There are a lot of fun things to do around campus, and it is a challenging school.

  • 03/21/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    I have visited the dorms and an elaborate security system is in place to keep students safe. Also there are police kiosks throughout the campus and a security officer will escort or drive anyone to their dorms if he or she feels uncomfortable. This service can be especially useful at night.

    Bang for the buck

    One major attraction to Georgia State University is its afford-ability.

    What to do for fun

    This school is located in downtown Atlanta so I doubt having something fun to do will be a problem.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown Atlanta is full of excellent restaurants. Also the dinning halls at the school are well kept and have good food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms, especially the commons and lofts, are new and very nice compared to almost every other college dorms I have seen.

    Academic Rigor

    My brother and many friends attend Georgia State and I know they enjoy their classes and are constantly challenged academically.

    In three sentences

    I have visited Georgia State University several times and love the vibe I get from the campus as well as the staff. My admissions counselor was extremely helpful and responded to all of my emails within one day. I believe I will enjoy learning at Georgia State and will receive a quality education.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State University is great for any type of student that is serious about developing into an adult, and making something out of their life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not find any unusual tradtions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Geogia State helped me with making the transition from living with my parents to being on my on. The support staff, and students are very friendly, and makes it all worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia state is located downtown Atlanta, and allows easy access shopping, underground Atlanta, World of Coca-Cola, and the largest Aquarium in the world. There are also fun events going on throughout the campus weekly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Interact with other studsents and join as my clubs and orgianization as possible. Study hard and remember your purpose for attending Georgia State University.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University offers an enviorment with many cultures and diversification. Georgia State University provide learning opporitunites for individual from different walks of life. Georgia State also offers many clubs and organizations for students to join.

  • 03/27/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food was good

    Dorm Life

    I'm not going to live there, but the rooms looked small and cozy

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't know yet

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard?

    In three sentences

    While there, everyone was very inviting. They atmosphere was friendly, and everyone there tried to help one another.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since it is in Atlanta, Georgia State can offer many fun opportunities. They host some parties, they have different events that are free to the students, and you can enjoy the city. The city offers many activities, such as fairs, movies, ice skating, paint balling, or whatever your interest requires.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at Georgia State are very diverse. You have a buffet of different foods that can appeal to whatever you like to eat. If you are a vegetarian or pescetarian, they offer different options to make sure you have satisfied meal.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia State is in the heart of Atlanta. The dorms are secure to outsiders and trespassers. This allows comfort to the students.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State places a high rank for academics and success. The university places programs in the students to learn at a vigorous pace and learn a lot of material in their studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to Georgia State you must remember that this is not a traditional campus, the university is in an urban area. The university is more spread out and the competition and study habits are more vigorous.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state University is an urban community full of opportunities for uprising professionals. The university provides many programs that will help you in completing your bachelor's and master's degree. Also, this university allows you to become closer to the community and seek more opportunities.

  • 04/05/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Its great for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    There's a recreational center which includes a gym ,swimming pool, jacuzzi , basketball court , track and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is close since your in the heart Atlanta very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is beautiful . Its tidy and very clean the avoid germs and bacteria as much as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is in place as a motivator meaning its high but not impossible.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse it encourages the students to push themselves forward. Its a beautiful campus and wonderful people. I give this school 5 stars!!

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe even at night. It's just all about not being dumb and walking alone with anything valuable exposed.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not too prominent since there aren't Greek houses only a few Greek dorms. People still do it though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, it's not unusual, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays there's is plaza time at 12:15 pm in the courtyard. Step shows and music are some of the things that happen.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said before, Georgia State has a lot of activities through the year. Also, since we're in the city, parties and clubs are promoted on the weekends with shuttles provided most of the time. There's also shops and stores around and Lenox and Atlantic Station nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, I wish there were more dining halls. There's only two and only one is open on the weekends. They're also not 24 hrs. The food is pretty good, but there are days were cereal is your best bet for quality.

    Dorm Life

    I wish there were more buildings, but Georgia State seems to be working on that. However for the ones that exist, I think its great that there are no community restrooms, and the rooms seem pretty spacious for dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it all depends on the teacher. For the most part, my teachers were middle-of-the-road, and if you did what you were supposed to work wise, you'd be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs early on! I didn't and now, I regret it. Also don't be afraid of meeting new people; most people will greet you kindly.

    In three sentences

    Georgia is full of activities for the students through student fees which I love. The dorms here though few in number are really nice. Even though the campus is small in acreage, it makes getting around easy but some touch-ups could be done.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a statue of panther right in front of the GSU Student center and during the beginning of your freshman year you have to rub his nose for good luck in your school career!

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State is always helping students get discounts on things. They host trips to all kinds of places like Six Flags, The Aquarium and even help you get great deals for paintball gunning.

    Food and Dining

    There is literally every type of food on or near campus. Greek, Chinese, Indian, Tex-mex or even just a great cheeseburger. Its all here.

    Dorm Life

    I personally commute, so I wouldn't know much about dorm life. I have, however., visited some friends in their dorms and dorm life seems really fun. Every one knows each other and everyone connects. Its really safe, but not restrictive. You can have guests that are not GSU students and they can even spend the night. All in all, it seems pretty cool.

    Academic Rigor

    You really have to work for what you want. They don't give out grades, you earn them. You have to put time aside to make sure that you are reading the handouts and assignments and get all your work in on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early! Also, GSU always has a guest speaker or an event happening. You should participate in these. We've had people like Jane Goodall and America Ferrera come talk at GSU. They're always celebrating or trying to bring awareness to a global (or local) issue. As part of the GSU community you should make sure to support these things because they can really help you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is diverse and well-rounded school to attend. It offers many different majors and it always has opportunities to help you further your collegiate career. The professors, staff and faculty all really care.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to concerts, go out to eat, hang out with friends, go to sports games at both GSU and Atlanta, plus student activities offers a lot of awesome things to do! I just went to Six Flags for $10!

    Food and Dining

    I don't have a dining plan, but there are tons of restaurants around that are great! There are some good cheap ones around campus, too (which is pretty scattered around downtown).

    Dorm Life

    I like them fine. The commons is a good place to live, but a little strict in their policies. Naturally, since we are in downtown Atlanta.

    Academic Rigor

    Study hard, work hard, and you'll do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, study hard, and build up contacts. Talk to your peers and other people interested in your field as well. Getting together a core group can help!

    In three sentences

    The people are wonderful, and I love being in Atlanta, where the entertainment business keeps growing, and so do my contacts! Work hard, and you can achieve what you want out of your education. Georgia State can help you!

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Constantly have Georgia State Police riding around campus. They even offer shuttle services.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not very big here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Countless clubs and activities to get involved in. You can even charter your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like variety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no classes from 12-1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is instead plaza where local radio djs come and play music for the students.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State hosts various events throughout the school year that offers free food and numerous activities.

    Food and Dining

    I did not have a meal plan, but I hear the food is pretty good. The restaurants near campus offer a variety and are pretty delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Although there is a lot of security hassles dorm life is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take the work load varies. If you are not good with math make sure you spend a lot of time reviewing and practing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure once you decide on coming to Georgia State University that you stay focused and on top of your work. It is very easy to get behind. No one here will baby you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University offers a variety of different programs to help you through your transition from a high school student to a college student. There are several opportunities to begin networking from the time you get here during move-in week. Georgia State University constantly provides you with opportunities to get out into the working world.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's close to the Municipal Market. Good restaurants and a juice bar.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the Honors program. You'll likely have better teachers.

    In three sentences

    GSU is simple. Doesn't have the college vibe but it's located in downtown where you have easy access to different restaurants and places.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    GSU has tons of clubs and activities. Two of my favorite activities are GSU night at six flags and the annual pantherpalooza concert.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anybody, especially those attracted to a city vibe.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do for fun! we are close to the georgia dome, the aquarium, world of coca cola, phillips arena and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are required for freshman and a nice option for upperclassmen who don't feel like cooking. Also there are tons of restaurants in the area who deliver. My favorite pizza place is Romeos located near the commons. You can order delivery or sit down and eat there, It is so delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Each floor is like a small community. One piece of advice: Attend your R.A.s programs it is a great way to bond and meet new people on your floor

    Academic Rigor

    If you stay on top of your school work you'll be fine. The hardest class for people in most majors is the CTW critical thinking through writing). You have two chances to pass with a C or better or you have to change your major.So in reality there is no getting around the CTW because each major has one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun but also stay on top of your school work! Get in good with your professors and ask for help if you need it!

    In three sentences

    Georgia state is a great university! It is very diverse in many ways (i.e race,gender,age, sexual preference). The people here are willing to help and want to see you succeed.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school provides many events for students to attend, and with it being in the heart of downtown, clubs and bars are not hard to find.

    Food and Dining

    There is a huge variety of places to eat on campus from fast food to dine-in, it can all be found on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and many events allow you to meet many new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia state is ranked highly in nearly all of the majors provided there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do lots and studying and be prepared to have a load of fun.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a terrific college located in downtown Atlanta. The education is fantastic and there is so many things to do to get involved in the social aspect of life.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    IT'S IN THE HEART OF THE CITY! Use your imagination.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Piedmont North is far better than the food the school serves at the freshman hall. However, the food prepared is still just mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    Make the best of it! GSU dorms aren't that bad. All dorms, including piedmont north is clean and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the student and their study ethics. However, for a person that does not like to study or do anything to maintain an average grade, will fail without a doubt. Do not take the term State lightly. Though GSU is not UGA, it is still of academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the best of your first year. Whether state was or was not your first choice, college is college, so don't make your life miserable.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a great school. Truthfully, I did not like State at all; however, it grew on me the second semester. College is college, you make friends and have fun, while balancing out your value of education.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many parties and sporting events to attend. The benefit of the campus being a city is that there is never really a shortage of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning hall is good but the meals can get repetitive and bland.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia States dorms are among the best in the country.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the classes depends on your major. Chemistry classes will of course be harder than speech classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip would be to manage your time carefully. It may seem like you have a lot of time to study but time is fleeting so use it wisely.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an excellent college in terms of academic success. The campus is nice as well if you prefer a city background. The student body is also very diverse.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VERY SAFE! They make a big point of it due to concerns of being in downtown Atlanta (think: NYC used to be dangerous, people freaked out and got worried and they took extra safety measures, now it's one of the safest cities to walk around and hang out it). Campus police, easy access, phone/text/email alerts, etc. Don't worry. Or don't be alone at night if you are worried.

    Greek Life

    It exists, but I don't know much about it - doesn't interest me. The only thing I do know is that if you're choosing your college based primarily on Greek life, you probably wouldn't choose GSU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to choose from! I am not very active in them, though.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, responsible, love city life, free thinkers, liberals

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great school, and especially convenient for people like me who have other commitments or responsibilities that make it undesirable to live on-campus as you would in a traditional type college setting. I have loved almost all of my professors so far, and the facilities are really nice (well, the new ones)! Another very big reason I feel comfortable at GSU is that it is a place of relatively a lot of open-mindedness and liberal thinking, which is a rare find here in the South.

    What to do for fun

    City life, baby! But actually, I'm not one to comment too much on campus life. I have other commitments so I am usually only on campus for classes. However everyone is very friendly, so if you make friends you can easily get together and have a blast! There are lots of parties and you can joint fraternities/sororities if you're into that kind of thing.

    Food and Dining

    The good thing about GSU being located in the heart of Atlanta is that in addition to the (quite good) food options on campus, you are also in very close proximity to any number of restaurants, cafes, and eateries in Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    GSU is more of a commuter school however they do have good dorm life options and several to choose from, as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class and the professor, of course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get into the honors program!

    In three sentences

    Great if you are not interested in 'traditional' college setting and like cities. Perfect if you have additional commitments. Excellent if you will be attending as an honors program student.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    GET INVOLVED

    What to do for fun

    I go out to eat around the downtown and midtown area

    Food and Dining

    Piedmont has the best dining hall

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not stay in the commons as a freshman. Stay in Piedmont or freshman hall.

    In three sentences

    There are great opportunities here in downtown Atlanta. Be sure to check out the career management service center!

  • 05/21/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The security is top-notch. GSU definitely looks out for their students safety.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking to persue a career in medicine would be in luck, because GSU has a great medical program.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is delicious. I love that the Freshman Hall has its own dining area.

    Dorm Life

    I plan to live in the Freshman Hall and absolutely loved the rooms. They are a little small, but clean and comfortable.

    In three sentences

    It's an awesome campus. The food is amazing. And the dorms are cozy.

  • 05/22/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is everything I could want! I visited the campus and the Faculty, staff, and students were friendly. It's just the type of environment i want to be in.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not so safe, becuase its in the city. Homlesss everywhere, so you have to be careful.

    Greek Life

    Lol, greeks at gsu are lame.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters

    Bang for the buck

    School is cheap if you have HOPE, you wont pay much.

    What to do for fun

    Little 5 points, Atlantic station and many concert venues.

    Food and Dining

    The best thing about the school. There are many places to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are okay, but they can be a bit ghetto at times. Roomates are chosen at random, becuase housing is too lazy to but people togther based on compatability.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty easy, and self taught sometimes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the school more than onc before classes start.

    In three sentences

    The school is okay, but not for everyone. Its a commuter school, soi its harder to makes friends than at a traditional college. Also its in the city, so its easy to get lost on your first week.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For being in the middle of downtown Atlanta I have to say that safety was very good. I always saw GSU police on the streets whether it was noon or three in the morning. That being said be smart and do not go out alone at night. It is just not a good idea anywhere. Always be with someone if you are going somewhere at night and you will be safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not the usual Greek life here as it is at a big school. There are not big houses on fraternity lane or sorority row. It is just a little area in a courtyard where they have town homes set up. The Greek life will hopefully be improved soon with the renovations they are going to make to the college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of extracurricular activities to participate in. If you go to the resource center at the recreation center there are fliers for all sorts of activities. There is also a good amount and a variety of intramural sports to participate in.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not too expensive and if you are in the right major here you can go a long way. There are so many opportunities here that students need to take more advantage of.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun. You are in the middle of downtown Atlanta so just explore with some friends and you will find some great places to go to.

    Food and Dining

    This was the one problem with dorming. If you lived in Freshman Hall or Piedmont you had to purchase the meal plan and the food was not very good. Everyone complained about the food and the meal plan was too expensive for what we got out of it.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great time dorming. The rooms were set up in a great way. We actually had a pretty decent amount of privacy but we also were very social. I met some great people dorming and would definitely recommend all Freshman to dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes that I took this year were fairly easy but challenging as well. The classes that I skipped I did not do well in and the classes that I went to and participated in I received an A. You have the choice in what you want your grade to be here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students need to make sure they are focused and go to class. Going to class makes all the difference in your grade and what you get out of your courses.

    In three sentences

    For the most part this is a good place to go for college. It is easy to stay focused and there is a good learning environment. There are many great opportunities especially for business with the school being in downtown Atlanta.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    non-traditional, older, working students, students with children

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for a great education

    What to do for fun

    You are close to everything...there's always something to do!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    Good variety of places to eat on and around campus

    Academic Rigor

    GSU can be intense depending on the class and the professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you seek advisement as soon as your semester starts. Be careful not to take classes you do not need and that will not help you with your major. Be responsible and be prepared to do lots of studying if you want to do well.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state is an exciting university that is continuously growing to meet the needs of its students and the expectations of its competitors. Becoming one of the leading universities in the state of Georgia at half the cost is only one of its perks. GSU is perfectly located in the heart of Atlanta.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security and police officers around campus all day. Shuttles and public transportation available to all students. Just be smart as GSU is an open campus

    Great for these types of students

    Independent and self motivated students usually do best. Also great for people that like the city and the option to be a loner if that's what you like best.

    Bang for the buck

    It may not be the cheapest of schools, but there are ways to conserve expenses. Public transportation and networking to exchange/trade/lend books help a lot. The school fees are paid for your convenience of access to all resources they offer

    What to do for fun

    IT'S THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN!!!!!!!!!! There are parks, activities, shopping, a rec center, and nightlife just around the corner. Explore!

    Food and Dining

    Many restaurants are located on campus, but many more are scattered around it. The variety phenomenal, but can be pricey if your on a budget.

    Dorm Life

    live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach, so it pays to be attentive and proactive in your learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions!!!! The staff will only give the right answer if the right questions are asked. Find other students that will take/ have taken the course you are interested in... It saves money and offers great advice while simultaneously creating a social network.

    In three sentences

    A large diverse campus that offer numerous resources that all students can use. The teachers are usually compassionate about their work and students and offer assistance to those that need it. Also located in the heart of Atlanta, there are many opportunities available in the surrounding community.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Student Recreation Center is open every day. There are also over 300 student clubs and organizations that one can join.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on this campus, and a food court in the University Center. As well a diverse quantity and quality of restaurants spread all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia State currently has four dorms to choose, not counting Greek housing, and are in the process of building a fifth. All the dorms are different, but the all follow the same rules and regulations, such as visitation.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a research university, this institution is very serious about its academics. However, like with any college nationwide, if one just studies and applies themselves, then any course is easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is a great place for students that love living in the city. There is always something taking place on or off campus. The tuition rates are not too high either.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a vastly diverse, metropolitan, research university, located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The university is has just reached its 100-year anniversary. This is a great school.

  • 06/28/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    GSU has it's own police force that works 24/7 even when students, faculty, and staff are not on campus. Since GSU is not gated off like many other universities, the GSU police are plentiful and always there to help. There are near 80 blue box stations located around the campus where in case of an emergency a button inside the box can be pressed and GSU's finest will report almost instantly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a tradition to rub Pounce's nose for good luck! Have a tough exam ahead of you? Going out on the first date with the girl of your dreams? Go ahead and rub Pounce's nose for luck! He won't bite!

    What to do for fun

    GSU has a plethora of activities to take on to pass the time. From a game room where you can play billiards, table tennis, or play some video games on the Nintendo Wii to sports you can join like basketball, football, soccer, tennis, etc.. You can even create your own sports club and bring in your favored sports that aren't already offered at GSU. Some sports clubs that GSU already has are boxing, rugby, whitewater, rowing, breakdancing, and many more! There is also a bunch of different clubs to join. Finding a club that suits you is not hard at all. You can even make many friends as an added bonus to all the goods these clubs offer you. Even outside of class, you will have a great time.

    Food and Dining

    GSU has a 5-day and 7-day mealplan that you can choose form. From when the dining hall opens to when it closes, you are free to eat all you want anytime throughout the day. You are not limited two two or three meals a day, it's an all out feast all day! The food is good and they have many types of options to suit everyone's tastes!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! You can choose where you want to live depending on availability and even have an option to pick your own roommate. You can live with one other person in a shared dorm at Patton Hall (Freshmen Hall) or you can go all out with you and three of your friends at the Commons or the Lofts. If you think Greek Life is for you, you can join up to 18 other people in a 19 bed townhome. You'll meet great people on your floor and make many new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get challenged in your school work. If you are having trouble, just stop by your professors office during his/her office hours and they will be pleased to help. You get as much as you put in and why not give it your all since you're paying for it all. From my experience, the professors are very nice and always wanting to help you move forward. Do not be afraid to ask for help! There are no stupid questions!

    Tips for prospective students

    Socialize, socialize, socialize! From my experience, everyone at GSU is very nice and always willing to help. The freshmen especially are extremely open and engaging as they do not want to spend their next four years alone. There are so many opportunities for you to meet new people that you will have more friends then you've ever dreamed of. Join clubs, volunteer, and stay proactive! These next four years will be a memorable four unlike high school for some. Enjoy it to the fullest and don't forget to remain focused in your school work as well because that is the main reason you are attending college. Don't get caught up in all the activities you can do at GSU, but it's okay to indulge once in a while.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University has many beautiful and unique aspects to it as it is located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. There is an abundance of amazing activities to do on and off-campus. All of the mandatory fees are extremely well spent and you will undoubtedly not regret attending a wonderful school as GSU!

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are clubs, hookah bars, student activity centers, where does one begin? You'e in the heart of Atlanta, there are hundreds of things to do! Go to the aquarium, or the World of Coca-Cola!

    Food and Dining

    A lot of variety in the heart of Atlanta! You can eat in one of the many on-campus dining areas, like Panther Pizza, or you can venture off down a few blocks and get some authentic greek cuisine at Anatolia's Cafe!

    Dorm Life

    Fun activities all the time, a safe place to stay and make friends. Roommates are fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers really push you to produce your best works, and they will do it successfully.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into this university with an open mind, and an undecided major. Try everything, and work hard. Go to Panther Prowl!

    In three sentences

    A diverse university where students can feel free to express themselves without fear. Wide variety in major and classes, and knowledgable professors. A place where many memories may be created.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great. There are restaurants everywhere downtown also.

    Dorm Life

    As long as you have a good roommate, you will LOVE the dorms. They are beautiful and full of life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not easy and they make you focus. You will certainly learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your way around quickly and make tons of friends!

    In three sentences

    I love it! The campus is right in the heart of Downtown Atlanta and there is a lot of exposure. There is so much opportunity here.

  • 07/10/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    There's a lot of Campus patrol/police, but GSU is in the city so please come with some common sense and street You can only get robbed if you ALLOW yourself to get robbed!

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has over 200 clubs to choose form! There's a club for anybody and everybody! The campus also host concerts, which in one Ludacris performed in!

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is what I describe as a Urban Diva, so if you LOVE the city as much as I do then this is the school for you! Also, there's diversity my dear friends! Students from around the globe attend GSU (over 165 countries) !

    Bang for the buck

    Since I have instate tuition it's not too bad, and GSU has a scholarship center to help you get more financial aid ! The recreation center , The Rialto, and student-run movie theatre are a major plus!

    What to do for fun

    Well GSU is in the HEART of Atlanta! Therefore, you will always have something to do, and I recommend purchasing a Marta Pass if you don't have a car on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of variety and the menu is posted on the school's website. Since GSU is located in the City there's a variety of options aside from University Dinning. GSU also have one of the cleanest Waffle Houses in Georgia and The Hard Rock Café is on the campus! Just be sure to make the right choices for your health and the right choices for your taste buds!

    Dorm Life

    I'm an incoming freshman to GSU and I will be staying at North Piedmont . I have taken a tour through the dorm when I visited the campus. It's a hotel renovated into college dorms, and the dorms are traditional. We also have one of the two dinning halls (the meal plan is required and included in the price), and the best part there's a bathroom in your room so no public restrooms! Also, please apply for housing EARLY and check your PANTHERMAIL (campus email) continuously so that you would not miss room selection!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a business major and this school is one of the best business school in Georgia! Thus, the fact that GSU is located in the heart of Atlanta there's a lot of internship opportunities. I'm an incoming freshman so I will experience the level of difficulty when classes start Aug. 26.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main thing is to apply EARLY and send your SAT/ACT scores as soon as possible! Be sure to apply for housing early, so that you can make sure you have a living quarters. If you plan on commuting leave out an hour early because Atlanta traffic is the 3rd worse in the country!

    In three sentences

    GSU is an Urban Diva! GSU is a pot filled with diversity! GSU is a place where Panthers call home!

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    GSU offers a lot of extracurricular activities and there are always events going on on campus and around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Fodd is good but a bit expensive

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teacher and the classes you are taking. I've had some that are very easy and some that have definitely challenged me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be exposed to people from all over the worlds with different points of views that will challenge your thinking.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a great place to explore not only yourself and your interests but other people and places. I love the diversity I see everyday walking around campus. And to top it all, the teachers I've had are amazing, they all are very helpful and of course smart.

  • 07/13/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    I didn't get a chance to visit the dining halls for the food plans but they have a pretty sweet cafeteria style thing in the main hall.

    Dorm Life

    I won't be staying in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Since I haven't started yet I do not know how difficult it will be but i have heard good things such as challenging yet not boring.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Georgia State offers one of the most divine dining halls in the South. With chefs that graduated from culinary schools around the nation, the food and dining is a great choice of a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life varies between each building but the new modern look is great. There are no traditional housing so no one shares a bathroom with more than three other house guests.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State offers a great level of academic success for each student. Some classes are more fast paced but we also offer hybrid classes aimed specifically for the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip I could give is to get involved on campus and stay active. College is a great source of networking and brainstorming on ideas that may have already captured someone's attention.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a great, diverse and interesting school to attend. We all share an equal bond to graduate with high standards and better the world. With the many programs to be apart of there is always something to get involved in and to explore.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are police boxes everywhere in case you need an escort around the campus. There are also police surveying the campus at all times. Like i said, the campus police do have an escort system as well. GSU escort: 404-413-2100

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent. They have posters everywhere that help you if you want to join. During incept they have tables up that have people there willing to help you. You can even go online and send in an application online if you want. The greek organizations do many charity events and can connect you with networks around the nation and even around the world.

    Clubs and Activities

    THere are many clubs and activities that you can join. It ranges from student body government to music. There are specific clubs for different ethnicities, and also clubs for martial arts. Most of them have weekly meetings, and their dues normally don't go over 20 dollars.

    Great for these types of students

    For those that are looking for a Sorority or Fraternity, we do have Greek organizations on campus. We have Panhellenic sorority's for the sorority's that are nationwide. There are also Asian, African American, and Hispanic Greek organizations as well that you can choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some traditions we have is touching the nose of the panther statue. It's a superstition that says anyone who touches his nose will have good luck during finals. Also, not many people know about this, but there are a lot of places that have seating areas. It is normally secluded and is a great place to study.

    Bang for the buck

    Since the campus is located downtown, there are many places to choose from to eat. There are also some places that are open 24 hours for those that are pulling all-nighters. The eating experience here is not dull. Food trucks do pull up a lot, and Atlanta is hosts to many different tv shows and movies.

    What to do for fun

    There are always clubs that you can join. If you don't want to join a club, there is a recreational center that has a full gym, basketball courts, racket ball courts, and a rock climbing wall. There are also these panther prowls that happen every semester. They have themes such as: 70's, harry potter, haunted house, and casino night. They also have a movie theatre that shows different movies each week. It's free for students, and they show movies that are pretty recent.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm that i lived in had a kitchen, so i ate at home most of the times. However, i have heard that the dining rooms are really nice. They have a variety every night, and they have wonderful desserts. There are more than one dining hall that you can go to, and they sometimes serve different meals in each dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    College and living in a dorm seem hand in hand. I did dorm for two years, and it was the best experience. I met some friends that i can call best friends. Also, the RA's are always looking out for you, and they are always there when you need them. The security is tight, so you don't have to worry about anyone strange coming in. Also, they have a laundry room that have washing and drying machines for free.

    Academic Rigor

    This school isn't going to go easy on you. You have to put in how much you want to get out of it. The teachers are always there at office hours to help out, but you have to find them. They great thing about the academic classes is that the classrooms aren't too big in size. It gives you a great way to have one on one with teachers, and you can also find people in the classroom that may have the same interests as you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of this school because it's downtown. This school has a great networking system, and has teachers that are willing to help you 24/7. They have a gym with classes you can take for a great price, and they have many places to eat on a student budget. The orientation group (incept) does a great job in pointing out different places for you to go in case you need to help with writing (writing studio), or with scholarships (scholarship office).

    In three sentences

    They have many places that are willing to help you as long as you find those places. Clubs are a big part of this campus, and they really help you with networking. The campus isn't too big, so everything seems cozy, but it is still downtown so you will experience the city life.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, Not easily distracted, and outgoing students

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a big people person or someone who really enjoys going out and not staying home, then Georgia State is just what you need. Not only is it an eventful school, the professors are also very willing to help, and the staff is super friendly. You will enjoy the food offered on campus as well because it ranges in a variety of different things, from mac and cheese to sushi. It really is a great school and an awesome experience can be had here.

    What to do for fun

    They are always having college friendly events that are fun and let you get to know your peers. Campus is always buzzing with a new event or get together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure a big college is really one that you desire and one that you will be able to thrive in.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is right in the middle of downtown Atlanta and offers so much opportunity. Despite being surrounded by a bunch of people, the environment is still one in which you can prosper and one that will prepare you for the real world.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of tourist place to go such as Six Flags, Coca Cola Factory, Aquarium, Night Clubs, plenty of restaurants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your walking shoes, Always carry an umbrella, and study hard and everyday!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is in the heart of Atlanta! Lots of fun and creative things to do. Professors and staff are awesome and very helpful!

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do. You're in the CITY! Parties are too easy to find, there's literally kickbacks every day so don't get too caught up in the Thirsty Thursday craziness.

    Food and Dining

    First off, freshman year = meal plan. It's an absolute must if you're on campus. Plus it's a great way to see new faces and meet people. If you want to eat somewhere for fine dining you'll have to venture out of easy walking distance and more into the 3 mile+ walking range but there are definitely other places like Moe's, Subway, and Smoothie King close by!

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year I stayed in Piedmont which I don't regret because the meal plan was on point. Sophomore year I plan to stay in the commons. Make sure you have great roommates or your dorm experience won't be that great. The main question all roommates should answer: Do you like to party?: YES or NO That alone will determine how well you'll get along with your roommate(s).

    Academic Rigor

    At first I was extremely overwhelmed taking 15 hours so I switched to 12 the second semester (still full-time but one less class) and it was a lot better for my sanity. Ratemyprofessor.com will be your best friend.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO OUT & MEET PEOPLE! College is about networking and building future business relationships!

    In three sentences

    I love GSU! Bleed Blue! I got accepted to all four colleges I applied to and I'm glad I chose Georgia State.

  • 07/24/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    BE SAFE!

    Greek Life

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rocks!

    Clubs and Activities

    Student life, Sororities, Fraternities, Clubs/Organizations--GUS has it all!

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE WHO WANTS TO OBTAIN A GREAT EDUCATION

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GSU has a large campus with out site locations throughout downtown Atlanta.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    SPORTS LIFE GREEK LIFE MOVIES CINFEST CONCERTS AT RIALTO

    Food and Dining

    Reasonable

    Dorm Life

    Housing is available!

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be serious to compete and complete your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is located downtown Atlanta, therefore be mindful for walking and talking on your cell phone--watch out for traffic and phone thieves.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is located downtown Atlanta! GSU has Greek Life! I pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc at GSU fall of 1979. GSU is a great school to attend!

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe when I am on campus. I have never had any problems with crime. There are many police officers and people around campus making sure that students and faculty members are extremely safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available for students. Many clubs and activities are pertaining to a student's major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual place on campus is Aderhold. It is the old building that is kind of far away from the main buildings. But once you get used to it and know your way around, it becomes closer.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State being downtown, has a lot to do. There are a lot of amazing restaurants and different little hang out places. A lot of my friends and I walk around and find some place cute to sit down and eat and just have a great time. You will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Georgia State is amazing! I personally love it, there is a wide variety of food. The food fits all diets and it is very tasty.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms yet, but I have heard that it's an amazing experience. It is an opportunity for making new and wonderful friends.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of classes at Georgia State at are hard but if you are willing to do the work and do it on time there should be no reason to not pass a class. On top of doing that the student must also student a lot of tests and make sure they know the information.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say definitely study the campus map before coming to the school so you know where everything thing is and you aren't lost. Never be late to class because a lot of professors don't let you in. Never do things last minute because it becomes ten times harder.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very diverse school with a wide range of people. I love spending time at Georgia State and making friends with different cultural backgrounds. Georgia State offers it's students with a wide variety of classes and opportunities to become involved in the community and within the school itself.

  • 07/25/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls are pretty good. There's also a Moe's and other small spots around campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are four dorm buildings you can live in: Patton Hall, Piedmont North, The Lofts, and the Commons. Also, because it's downtown, there are different close-by places you can live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure about the classes yet because I haven't taken any yet. However, your core requirements are very versatile and there's a class for everyone in each section.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an AMAZING school. The best thing about it is the fact that it's in the middle of the city. This gives TONS of opportunities for all of the students.

  • 07/30/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There is so many things to do in Atlanta for fun I can't list them all. You will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried the food yet ,but i hope it will be great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is different for each person. Some people don't get the opportunity to stay the dorms because GSU is a first come-first served basis and the dorms fill up quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU will prepare you for whatever occupation you plan to have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since it is in the heart of Altlanta it can be harder to focus. Try to study more than you party.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a great school and very diverse. It seems like GSU always make changes to the system. Its in the heart of Atlanta and there are a lot of things you can do here.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Campus dining includes a variety of foods, from Chick-Fil-A to soups, salads, and milkshakes. There is also a condiments table that provides napkins and to-go bags. Though at times lines can be long and service slow, the food is overall an A.

    Dorm Life

    I stay off-campus. Though I'm not familiar with dorm life here, I like that there is a GSU bus that takes you to and from the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State can be tough, but not impossible. The biology department is excellent, and I've had the opportunity to work with a great group of caring and knowledgeable professors.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus police and transport team is amazing. Very friendly and attentive, they never make me feel like I have to watch MINE and THEIR backs lol. Although we have our occasional thefts and fights, from personal experience I've always felt safe on our campus; day and night.

    Greek Life

    I love the background and reasoning behind fraternities/sororities, but in all honesty I only see our greeks at parties..... I hear they do a lot of volunteering and good things for the community, though I'd like to see more. I'll still give credit where it's due, they have tight bonds which I admire.

    Clubs and Activities

    fun fun fun fun fun, I really don't know how else to explain it. There is so much to see, sooooo much to do, and endless things to learn and experience here.

    Great for these types of students

    From the fun and outgoing to the boring and shy, I feel like everyone had a certain club or sport or hangout spot at GSU that accustoms their specific interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because it was only my first year I have not really noticed many traditions. maybe this year i'll catch on more :Z

    Bang for the buck

    Most times I felt I was getting my money's worth by attending this college. Classes and events wise:GREAT. The only problem with this issue would be the food.. because I had to get a food plan by living at Piedmont North, the thousands I used for that could have been spent on waaaaaayyy better food.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of really fun school/campus activities, so no one should ever feel left out or too lonely. There are literally parties, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and much more hosted by school clubs everyday!! Plus, who doesn't love free stuff?!?! giveaways all day errdayyyy

    Food and Dining

    I ate regularly in both dining halls like everyday so I was use to it, but the food quality could of been better. Everyone always looked forward to Wing Wednesday though.

    Dorm Life

    LOVE IT. Glad I chose to live on campus. I became comfortable with the area, places, and people instantly. Have fun, but SOCIALIZE AND NETWORK.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy, just get the right books and study hard. Also, do group studying because it's fun and interactive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up with all the activities, events, and parties going on around campus because there will ALWAYS be other opportunities to have fun. School comes first!! You'll learn to say NO to others and YES to alone time more often.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a great taste of real life. There's so much going on around you that you instantly begin to wonder about your future. The many clubs, sports, classes, people to meet gives you an eye-opener to the real world.

  • 08/08/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue boxes around the whole campus that can be used to alert the police. Police officers are available to walk one to and from class, to a car, or even to the campus dorms.

    Greek Life

    I have only been exposed to the Sigmas of Georgia State and they are a lively bunch!

    Clubs and Activities

    Great gym that is home to many club sports and also classes like zumba!

    Great for these types of students

    This is one of the most diverse universities and a great place for non-traditional students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of the school mascot , Pounce, which is rubbed for good luck before exams .

    What to do for fun

    You're in the middle of Atlanta- the world is your oyster!

    Food and Dining

    There are two dinning halls on campus. There is Piedmont Dinning Hall and Patton Dinning Hall. The foo is fresh and decent tasting ( can never beat home cooking).

    Dorm Life

    The Lofts are the best dorms on campus followed by the Commons then Patton hall and then at the bottom - Piedmont . Depends on financial range and also what year you are.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State is a research university but after sitting in on a class, it does not seem too rigorous .

    Tips for prospective students

    - Get as many outside scholarships as possible -living off campus might be cheaper -Take your placement exams promptly

    In three sentences

    Seems like a fun and lively environment. Does not have a lot of scholarships for freshmen. Hard to get in contact with anyone there.

  • 08/16/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a plus for me because I want to be safe as possible. Georgia State campus officers are on duty at all times. When there are situations that need to be handled they are on the job for mostly everything.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life seems pretty cool to join at Georgia State. They all have different aspects on life and they all stand for something different. It allows to expand your knowledge not only the studies at the school but studies about your fraternity/ sororities. These are also clubs/ organizations that give back their communities and help the youth.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities that are apart of Georgia State University. It ranges from studies or just activities that allows you to have fun. If you need assistance with studies or can give assistance there are tutoring programs that will allow you to get on track and stay on track.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is a public research university. I recommend this university for all individuals who wants to expand there education widely across the world. The studies for this school is worth your career and much more for that college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties that include clubs/ organizations. Different fraternities and sororities that set up parties or charitable events for you to attend. There is also sports that you can attend at the school for game days, as well as, Homecoming. Don't do to much partying though because STUDIES come first.

    Food and Dining

    The dining experience of Georgia State University is very nutritional and has many different selections to choose from. You can set your meals off of meal plans or you may commute.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life of Georgia State University is very sight-seeing. You can see the whole downtown Atlanta from day to night. The night-life of this university is impeccable and enjoyment in a college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The most thing that attracts me is the two libraries that Georgia State University has. It has a University Library and a Law Library which holds 4.3 million volumes combined and serves as a federal document depository.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is that Time Management is MUST. Always be organized and have most of your time to your studies and what is important for your studies. Maintain a college budget as well. Keeping a record of all expenditures will force you to be accountable for extracurricular spending, including clothes shopping and nights out with friends. Roommates are sometimes not the best, but if you set some ground rules things can be accommodated.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a research university that offers me a classic residential and commute life. It has over 200 degree programs that I can choose from to have the best college experience. Its historically background has made a impact on me from all levels of education.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are numbers you can call when you don't feel safe. They'll escort you to and back from whatever place.

    Greek Life

    DO it if that's what you desire.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can become an RA in the dorms ( resident assistant). You get paid to do it and you'll love doing it because you meet new people! You can join sororities and fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student is great. Do great in your classes. It'll be rewarding later on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is underground where people shop. There is Starbucks right next to the Aderhold building. The classroom buildings are really nice and not hard to find!

    Bang for the buck

    You will LOVE Georgia State. Being a Panther is a joy! Represent your school all you want! Appreciate it.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved at school events. Go downtown and shop.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. So many choices; you can choose from healthy (salads, grilled meat, etc.) and just regular foods (fried chicken, fries, burgers,etc.) They have fruit, desserts, and you can eat how much you'd like.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. You get involved in more school things and I believe every student should experience that one year out of their college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    PUSH yourself. The professors will do their part, but as a student, do yours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be confident in yourself, work hard, study hard, and it'll pay off. College isn't easy, but it's only hard if you make it hard. There will be only a few grades and most will be exams. ACE THEM.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state rated in my opinion from one to ten is probably a nine. I believe this because it a very diverse university with a lot of new things to experience. You learn about new cultures just meeting new people.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do at Georgia State. You can meet up with your friends and study, or you could visit the Recreation Center which will have plenty of things for you to do there. The game room has a variety of board games as well as Nintendo Wii games. Also, if you're interested in air hockey, ping pong, or billiards, they will have that available for you. Not only that, but there is a track for you to run, a basketball court for you to dunk, a swimming pool for you to dive in, and a rock climbing wall for you to climb.

    Food and Dining

    The food is unexplainable. I heard the dining halls are amazing as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't necessarily dorm at the University, but I wish I had.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor here is very prominent, most likely like any another college or university.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I have is to stay in shape. Walking around the campus may be a hassle sometimes, especially because it's around the city life of Atlanta, but it is manageable.

    In three sentences

    The Georgia State University student life is pretty prominent here. It's not what others would expect. The school is pretty outstanding, and it has plenty of devoted faculty, staff, and students.

  • 08/19/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    It has lots of campus police as well as telephones to use in lots of different places, however with it being a university in a big city, it still can be a bit dangerous, especially at night. NEVER walk alone to your car at night if you commute, always ask a campus police to escort you, or just try to take night classes.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots of things to do for fun, whether on campus or off of it. On campus, you can join many of the notorious clubs that GSU has, or off campus you can do pretty much anything you choose to that can be found in any big city. From clubbing to laser tag, downtown Atlanta has it all!

    Food and Dining

    Being in the heart of Atlanta, GSU definitely has amazing restaurants near by- like the Hard Rock Cafe, which is just minutes away for example!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice and modern and the variety of dorms that you can choose from is definitely a plus!

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, Academic rigor depends on the major you're taking as well as specific courses. Science wise for example, you can take Astronomy to complete your science requirements for some majors, or for others, you may need the highest level of Physics offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go check out the campus for yourself! Walk around for a bit and get a sample of the place for yourself. However, make sure you take someone with you that knows the campus, whether it be just to look around, or to go in and take placement tests etc. as the welcome center is not as helpful as they should be.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice university that really has a city feel to it, as it is located in the heart of beautiful Atlanta! It may not be the biggest university out there, but it should definitely fit the needs of most students- regardless of what major they plan on pursuing.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the GSU police work hard every day to make sure us Panthers are safe in wvwey way possible.

    What to do for fun

    I a huge sports fan so for fun I suggest ATHLETIC events!

    Dorm Life

    loveeeeeeeeeeee it!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is the main focus here at State! the better you do in class, the better life will be on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    what I suggest to upcoming students to GSU is to take advantage of all Georgia State has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is an eye-opening experience. Ga State supplies us students with a wide variety of fun and educational experiences. I couldn't think of a better place to further my education.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Considering where the school is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.(Main Location- there are other locations) its safe to me. I've attended school in the day as well as at night.It hasn't been perfect (its been in the local news before), however; they have step up security and with anything else we need to watchful when we are on the public streets and parking lots.

    Clubs and Activities

    They also have seminars where national leaders from a various field have visited and the have provide classes where you can sign up to learn different skills.

    Bang for the buck

    I was accepted at other private colleges but considering the cost, various programs/degrees and curriculum I chose Georgia State.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater on campus but you are located in an area where you can go anywhere to the movies, theater,clubs (comedy,live band), churches, gym, museum.

    Food and Dining

    There are a wide assortment for food and dining on campus but its mostly around campus but it depends on how much time do you have between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Not a fan. There were some security issues that made the local news so I decided not to move into the dorms. I'm hope now things are better. NA

    Academic Rigor

    Test does not define you but just be prepared to do the neccessary requirement to obtain your test score, essays and transcripts. Since our Federal Education has been slashed so deeply with budget cuts, it's a younger teaching staff than it use to be. Before we had more professional teaching the classroom but even though there has been a shift it doesn't diminished the requirements of the students. It is expected for you to seek out assistant from people in the labs, computer rooms, buying tutorial software/books etc.. because you are going to need them. Every thing in the class room is not always explained in specific details as you may think they should. You got to be responsible and resilient student with a positive attitude. You may not get the assignment the first time but you are there to learn so don't give up just shake it off and start again.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do orientation and visit the college campus. Make an appointment to speak with advisors/personnel as a new student take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions about the school, its classroom environment,school internships, or anything else. Go by the Financial Aid Office look for additional financial scholarship and grants so you don't have to take on the burden of relying on much on loans.

    In three sentences

    The school is in a large urban area.It's in the heart of Atlanta and very convenient to city attractions, city services, housing and public transportation services. It has a wide diverse array of students and staff.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great for diversity. A lot of clubs. Everything is so close!

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms allows you to as involved as you please. There are plenty of housing events that cater to every college student's favorite pastime: free food! The dorms are pretty updated and moderately clean and the staff is always extremely helpful. As far as parties go, make sure you know what you're getting yourself into before you step into the room.

    Academic Rigor

    College is a learning experience and what you get from each class is up to you but I can say that you won't just breeze by or get an easy ticket out of any class on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    To get the most out of Georgia State, or any college for that matter, get involved! Freshman year is the time to familiarize yourself with all that the college has to offer and as soon as you feel comfortable doing so, jump in! From there on out, your college experience will be that much better.

    In three sentences

    It's been said many times before, but Georgia State is, indeed, one of the most diverse schools out there. It doesn't stop at the students; diversity lies in the staff, campus activities, and different locations in which the campus stretches to. By attending this school you will truly get a taste of the real world and all that it brings.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So many undercover police not added to the cops you do see even though it's no real campus it's great on safety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    See we are in the middle of the city Atlanta you will see many real life experiences you will get use to make you laugh, mad or even sad but I love it .

    What to do for fun

    There's so many things to do on campus movies school life and just the people there great .

    Food and Dining

    Haven't ate campus food, but I heard they have assorted foods for all cultures.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The schools academic rigor leaves you guessing its so challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new things, you will not be only one doing whatever it is you do.

    In three sentences

    As of yet the school is great. So far everything is so good teachers and the students are very diverse which is great. I love this school a lot!

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Number one priority.

    Greek Life

    It happens here too.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs! over 400. and the intramuals are fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. You are gaurinted to find your nitche weather you go to class or not.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kell Hall. A converted parking garage this classroom building has multiple floors that match up at strange levels. There is also a post office and Starbucks in the basement, if you can find it!

    Bang for the buck

    Defenitly worth every penny. In downtown you will never run out of options for fun.

    What to do for fun

    Of course you could always join a club or intramurals but GSU hosts many on campus activities during the week and this is down town Atlanta, something is always happening. Find a park, go to the aquarium, or six-flags, and the shopping in Midtown is wonderful.

    Food and Dining

    Multipe dining halls across campus and fantastic hole in the wall dining make GSU the place to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Clean, new and you have your own bathroom. The option of a kitchen or a dining hall is up to you and dining hall meals are unlimited.

    Academic Rigor

    Untill you begin your major classes are a breeze. Major time is crack down time and start studing!

    Tips for prospective students