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  • 08/19/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 379

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Again, the school is downtown so there's clubs, and people are always promoting parties.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans= more money. But there are buildings where you can get other food and plus it is Atlanta so there's other places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are amazing. Just be careful of where and roomates.

    Academic Rigor

    Competitive because it is a big school and a university, but that's expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    PRIORITIZE. Do what you HAVE to do ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    This school is so fun and active. There's a lot to do because it is downtown and something is always going on. Walking is a pretty big thing because traffic is terrible.

  • 08/18/2016

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

    2 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I've done a lot of research on this school and I believe that this school is made for students who have a lot of potential. Students who have a vision of the success they will achieve. This school would be a great fit for me and I know it would be a great fit for other students who want to walk an successfully academic path.

    Academic Rigor

    If you run after success this is your school!!!! I've done so much research and im absolutely blown away. This school is screaming at me because i love high education and this school will help me get where I need to be. It's a great opportunity for other students and I want to experience it all myself really soon.

  • 05/20/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 379

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    piedmont park, atlanta hawks games etc. you're in atlanta the possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    food is amazing

    Dorm Life

    dorms are a great way to make friends! don't be shy get out and get acquainted.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are hard! so study!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    make the most out of your four years because it goes by fast and try to get involved as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    georgia state is a very diverse campus. it also has a lot of things to do since it is located in a large city like atlanta. georgia state is a great school because it gives students a lot of opportunities to be great and explore different careers.

  • 04/06/2016

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

    4 of 379

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go out and interact.

    Food and Dining

    i haven't dined here.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    gsu challenges you to your full potential.

  • 03/08/2016

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

    5 of 379

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go out and interact with the community and meet new friends.

    Food and Dining

    I do not dine here.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    This school will challenge you to your limits

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here with an open mind

    In three sentences

    I rate Georgia State University a 10/10. The campus is beautiful and the opportunities are bountiful. I am excited to attend such a spectacular school.

  • 12/28/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has not been a single time that I have felt unsafe at GSU. I can literally walk to my dorm at 3 in the morning after being in the library and not feel in danger at all. GSU has done a great job with security, so much that we even have escorts in golf carts at all times. if you're exiting main campus or the dorms, the escorts will be there to drive you anywhere.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at GSU is pretty vibrant. The multicultural Greeks always stroll in the plaza and there's always Greek events around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The recreation center is so much fun! we have two pools and a sauna. we also have an outdoor space where you can have BBQs and events. inside there are 4 floors with weight rooms and many machines to exercise on. There is also a big game room where you can play pool or Wii and other fun arcade games. GSU offers free fitness classes so there's always something to do in the Rec center.

    Great for these types of students

    I think GSU is the perfect fit for any type of student. There is so much diversity and culture on campus that everyone feels included one way or another.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GSU doesn't really have Friday classes, so Thursdays are the beginning of our weekends. Expect to have lots of fun at frat parties or events held by the school. There's literally an event almost every weekend and they always give out food and free tshirts.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering the fact that you're getting a great education in a big city with tons of career opportunities, I think that GSU is completely worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Atlanta. I can't even begin to describe how many adventures I have had with my friends. everything is so close so it's really hard to get bored. There are tons of museums and restaurants to visit. There's also lots of markets and malls around. Centennial park is only a few blocks away so there's tons of tourist attractions right there. you also get a lot of student discounts so it's all budget friendly!

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. Don't come expecting gourmet or high cuisine but overall the food is pretty good. There is a lot of variety and different drink choices. There is an omelet and smoothie station where you can get omelets and smoothies made fresh all day. there is also a lot of themes throughout the semester. and sometimes they will give out free stuff like candy and they'll play music. Overall it's really worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is quite fun at state. The RAs hold tons of fun activities so that people never feel bored or homesick. The housing buildings are pretty close to each other and if you dorm in university housing you have access to all the buildings/lounges/game rooms. It's REALLY hard to get bored if you're dorming on campus. It's also extremely safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take, the difficulty varies. In my personal opinion the classes are not harder than AP classes in high school. Professors expect you to act like an adult and that involves keeping track of your assignments and your exams. Don't expect college to be as easy as high school but Georgia state definitely helped me make the transition an easy one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared of the city! Atlanta has so many things to offer and so many interesting places to visit. Many of my high school friends did not want to attend GSU because they were scared of living in the city and now they regret not coming here after seeing how much fun it can be. Atlanta has things for every type of personality and there is so much culture and music and also great food! Georgia state is very safe. I personally never felt threatened walking around campus even if it was late at night. Also be prepared to walk. At state mostly everyone walks from building to building even though we have special buses. It's so much fun to walk around the city and explore!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is one of the most diverse universities in the country. The people here are so fun and outgoing, you will feel like everyone wants to be your friend. Being at Georgia state made me realize how fun it was to embrace other people's cultures and how diversity is important in our community,

  • 12/20/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are all around campus and their are also security boxes in case of emergencies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students run the panther statues nose for good luck on upcoming exams and tests.

    Bang for the buck

    Different restaurants in the Georgia State area give student discounts if you show your Panther ID.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State always have different events and parties and there are also volunteer opportunities that students can be a part of as well. Not to mention that you are in the city and can take the bus or train anywhere. Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, and Underground Atlanta are all in walking distance. You can take the train to Atlantic Station and Lenox mall and let's not forget about the different restaurants that you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    Piedmont dining in my opinion is better than Patton. They have a variety of foods and have a grill where they make quesadillas, omelettes, and even smoothies. The dessert is the bomb dot com. I'm not saying it's the best thing in there but it's pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I love how the University Commons ate apartment style because I get my own room which gives me privacy and space. Piedmont A is like a motel and Piedmont B like a hotel. Patton has the smallest space. They are also building new housing across from the Commons which will be like Patton and their going to have their own dining hall.

    Academic Rigor

    College is tough in general. It's all about you having time management and having your priorities straight especially when it comes to parties. My best advice to you is to take advantage of tutors and SI sessions that they provide to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study study study and get involved. There are plenty of opportunities for you in the city.

  • 12/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Some food places around GSU are expensive and some are cheap, just depends on where you go.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events at GSU to attend, also there are movie places that GSU students get to go to for free.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for like the first week, and then it gets tiring and bland because the food items never change. I wouldn't recommend the food plan/dining hall, if you're a person that loves flavors and spices. Places that sell starbucks and chick-fil-a on campus are fine. For example, panther club, panther cafe, and so on.

    Dorm Life

    I don't really recommend dorms for people who like privacy and do not like to share. I think apartments are the way to go, they're cheaper than dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, Im a Biology major and when Ive told people they told me good luck, it was nice knowing you, and so on. Ive heard the same about Chemistry, but again, it depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get into the wrong crowd at GSU, it's not that hard to get in, but to get out would be like impossible.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is great for people that want to be in the city, but I wouldn't take night classes though because of how dangerous it is in the city at night. It's not hard to find friends here and there are events all of the place so people can interact.

  • 12/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With there being a blue emergency phone at every corner and a police officer patrolling every street of Georgia State, campus safety is far from being an issue. No matter what time of the day it is, there is normally a campus safety car nearby and even around the outskirts of the school itself. Because the emergency and non-emergency stations are available 24/7 throughout the entire year, there shouldn't be any concern that your pleas will not be heard. Police will often times come pick you up if you feel unsafe and take you to your destination, making sure you'll arrive safely. Often times, even when there is no potential danger present, you may still be offered a transportation service just so you wont have to walk as far as you intended. In addition, the police officers and security guards you encounter are friendly and aren't only available in times of emergency. They can give you advice, directions, and will even hold conversations with you if you need somebody to talk to.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is almost a club for everyone here at this school! The clubs can stroke anyone's interest, whether it be video gaming or record producing. Along with these, being involved in any of the club activities set you up for experience with leadership and responsibility outside of school workload. Beyond this, it creates a more exciting experience for those who incorporate their roles in the club with their classes. This includes culture groups and study abroad research opportunities that clubs have to offer.

    What to do for fun

    Due to Georgia State being in the heart of downtown Atlanta, there is always something to do. This includes free movies for Georgia State students, discounted attractions at places such as the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta Zoo, and the Coca-Cola factory, and many sports games with our Panthers. Various parades, block parties, and Panther Prowl events raid the streets as we inflate balloons and pass out free food items for guests. Of course at the college there is study abroad opportunities (with places in Africa, China, and/or Europe), a full gym, basketball court, soccer room, yoga room, recording studio, racquetball court, and even a rock climbing wall. Moreover, the activities that surround Georgia State, including events being held at Olympic Centennial Park, are only a shuttle bus away!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall at Georgia State is packed with various dishes and snacks for students to experience. It ranges one day from exotic Thai and Indian cuisines to foods that'll remind you of your own home cooked meals. It has a variety of foods depending on your lifestyle. From pescetarianism to vegan, each meal has their unique and appetizing, mouthwatering flavor. Some examples include simple things such as corndogs, hamburgers, pizza, and fries to things such as curry shrimp, chow mein, and chicken parmesan. Desserts aren't to be looked over either. Usually the dining halls have desserts that include freshly baked chocolate chip, sugar, or raisin oatmeal cookies, red velvet cakes, and a plethora of ice cream flavors to choose from, starting with your favorite. Drink selections can also range from a diverse selection of Coca-Cola products, smoothies, and milkshakes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Georgia State University offers a diversity of characters along with various activities to connect with other peers. The interactions you can make with the students grants a support system for classes as if they are your neighbors. The dorm life also teaches independence allowing you to burrow into adulthood and teaching you the importance of budgeting. Living on campus also provides you with a great ordeal of activities. A small walk away from the gym grants a big day of fun. Many upscale restaurants also inhabit nearby the campuses, allowing for a night of indulgence. If you're having a stressful semester, no problem! There is many stress control programs that make you feel comfortable and welcome once you enter the facility that effectively help you assess your stress levels. If you're a nightly person then don't worry if you're afraid they'll be nothing to do. The night time is always lively on campus. Night time events include movie nights and shuttles to various college events. There is almost always something to do on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not too incredibly difficult depending on your major, but no matter what school you should give your best effort! Nothing worth anything in life is achieved without hard work, morals, and innovative ideas. Within the first year of being enrolled at this school, I learned that having a positive attitude towards the workload allows for an easier path towards your goals. This school offers support even in the most difficult of classes because they strive to see all of their students succeed. They understand the rigorous workload and expected professionalism is a valued trait of any organization, paving the pathway for scholars to thrive within the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school wishes to grant individuals advancements in life in order to improve and create new ideas for their fellow man. Their vision is to surpass the traditional reasoning by today's common society, and accelerate to achievements once thought unfathomable. This school can provide experience with leadership roles and the duties that follow them to become a successful gear within society's diverse system. The people you meet, and the advice you receive allows for advancement to the world one step at a time by providing new ideas, inventions, and ambiguous solutions. It is clear GSU wishes to elevate students to a level of gratitude for the services they provide to those in their world through the progress they achieve within the school.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University provides the sui generis of all of Georgia's universities, branching out with an array of opportunities for new students entering the campus. This includes the school's broad selection of engineering, science, and math courses as well as the leadership skills that morally evolve an individual's mindset. Along with the opportunities provided at GSU, the stressful lifestyle of college in general is downplayed by the relaxing vibes echoed throughout the campus.

  • 12/14/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are so many food choices you can choose from but it is pretty decent meals such as chinese cafe, chick-fil-la, and a few other places.

    Dorm Life

    If you can't afford to live on campus then it is best to stay home if you don't live too far from the school and either drive or take the bus and/or train to school and back.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems fair, but best advice is to focus, take notes, and attend class daily and not miss no more than 3 absences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Depending on your classes but if it is a good amount of people you can get along pretty well with them once you get to know them.

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub Pounces nose before test

    What to do for fun

    Get Involved

    In three sentences

    I enjoyed my first-year here. Love the diversity. Students are very friendly.

  • 12/03/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I do not advise going out alone at night in Downtown Atlanta. It becomes very creepy at night. The good thing is that Georgia State does provide escorts to and from different events.

    Greek Life

    I have not pledged as of yet, but am definitely looking at the Deltas.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs on campus and off campus. Of course all of the regular fraternities and sororities. I was recently inducted into Georgia State's Chapter of the National Collegiate Honor's Society. They have been very helpful with providing me with scholarship information and community involvement.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for a student that is interested in expanding their horizon, and maximize their college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Due to congested traffic in Atlanta, it is traditional for most students to car pool. Also sometimes we have sleepover parties. (With people you are familiar with).

    Bang for the buck

    I think I am receiving a good bang for my buck. The Pros outweigh the cons.

    What to do for fun

    I joined different clubs. For instance, I was elected to the Board of the Pinky Promise Organization. I like to work out in the gym, and hang out in Downtown Atlanta on the weekends. I also serve on the Sound Committee at my Church in Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    The good is tasty, but becomes redundant after a period of time.

    Dorm Life

    You have to be open minded because different people hold different values. Must withhold judging others, but also must remain a leader at all times. I would definitely advice roommate matching.

    Academic Rigor

    My core classes were very challenging, provoking me to study at least 2 hours daily. They were relevant to my major and real life experiences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Narrow down major to at least three choices. Engage Administrative Staff with any questions or concerns. Come with an open mind as you will engage students and people from all walks of life. Be willing to share wisdom to help others.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University has challenged me to be more initiative and to become more goal oriented. Georgia State University's Administrative/Advisement team help me narrow down my curriculum and career choice without wasting time and money. I would rate G.S.U. as an A university because it provides an vigorous curriculum that challenges me to engage learning and new experiences wholeheartedly.

  • 12/02/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our Campus Police is amazing. During orientation, they come and give an explanation about what they do, how they can be reached, and how they help keep the campus safe. They offer escorts to vehicles, if a student feels unsafe going to their car at night. They work 24/7, and if there is an safety issue, they inform the school with a campus broadcast as soon as they can, usually within 2 days. They are also very dedicated to their jobs, and GSU's administration has the safety of the student as one of their highest priorities.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is very active, and rush week is amazing. If you're interested in joining a Fraternity or Sorority, you will definitely have a good time. All the Greek Life is very welcoming and they get everyone in their chapter heavily involved in all their events. Some of the Fraternities and Sororities also hold events such as dances and movie nights for their members and a date or friend.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are amazing! We have such a variety, and there is a club for every student. The club presidents are very involved, and make sure every member of their club has a chance to get involved. Our SGA is also very good at making sure the students' wants/needs are represented. They have a liaison for every grade level and college within the university, with bi-monthly meetings in which all concerns are voiced and taken care of to the best of their ability.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite unusual traditions is rubbing Pounce's nose. Pounce is our mascot, and we have a statue of him outside the student center, and people will rub his nose for good luck before games and tests, and other things they're worried about.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do, including the various things in Atlanta nearby, as well as sports events, and club activities. There are also different events, and special advance movie screenings every once in awhile. We also have our own movie theater, and the tickets are really cheap.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is outstanding; there is a lot of variety in the various food courts across campus, and the dining halls. The prices are reasonable and the quality of the food is very good, especially for the price, and the staff is very friendly!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I have friends who do, and they say it's amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm currently a Freshman, so the classes aren't too hard, since they're just core classes, but they are challenging and the professors have all started treating you like most high school teachers say they will. However I know that once you get into the degree-focused classes, the rigor increases and the classes can prove to be challenging if you don't study and spend your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend getting all your scores in on time, and accepting any scholarship offered to you immediately. Also, if you plan on applying for a scholarship, make sure you don't wait for the last minute. I'd also recommend doing a walk-through of your classes before the first day of classes, so you know where your classes are and don't get too lost on your first day.

    In three sentences

    GSU is an amazing school and since it's located in downtown Atlanta, there are many different activities to do during your free time. The layout isn't the best, with the buildings being spread so far apart, but the enthusiasm and caring of the professors makes up for that. It is a great school for any needs/desires including Greek Life, price, and quality of education.

  • 07/26/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Considering that it is not a traditional campus and the city of Downtown Atlanta runs through it, it is actually pretty safe. Of course you have to take the appropriated precautions such has not walking alone, especially at night and calling for a GSU escort if you feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities it gets a little overwhelming trying to keep up with them all. However, it makes the school very fun to attend.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is so diverse and so are the things the school has to offer. It really is a place for everyone .

    What to do for fun

    Numerous amounts of things, YOU LIVE IN THE CITY!

    Food and Dining

    It is not the best dining food but definitely not the worst. Way better than the food you get in high school. Also, I am kind of picky so take this lightly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are so fun. The RAs come up with great activities that allow you to meet a lot of people. Ex: Dodgeball/Soccer/Flag Football tournaments and yoga and zumba in the common areas.

    Academic Rigor

    My first year was not has hard as I thought it was. At times it was hard but the worst part is trying to not procrastinate and get caught up in college life. FOCUS! Pain is temporary, GPA is forever.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your first year it is best to stay on campus and preferably actually in campus housing. You get to meet so many people and get to know about all sorts of activities at school.

    In three sentences

    9/10. Georgia State was my first choice and my best choice.I am so glad I chose this school and it definitely chose me.

  • 06/22/2015

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Great dine hall and lots of choices.

    Dorm Life

    A little expensive to me personally but looked nice and well kept with plenty of options.

    Academic Rigor

    Great environment for people all around the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour. I was very skeptical of the school at first but I fell in love on my tour.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful atmosphere and great location i the heart and soul of ATL. Great student perks and well done lunch halls. Very college friendly town.

  • 04/04/2015

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    16 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Plenty of police, plenty of escort services to take you to your car when it's later at night, all residence halls have security, etc

    Greek Life

    Plenty offered, if that is what you're into. Nine of our Greek associations have townhouses on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    We have plenty of greek life and TONS of clubs. We have a whole website interface where you can register and check out each club that GSU has to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    Urban-Dwellers, Fun-Seekers, Hard-Workers, Explorers, Independent

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia State has a relatively low cost school with plenty of scholarships available. Just take care of your financials via Paws and Panther Pay asap!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the student center, go to the recreation center, walk around Atlanta, hang out with friends, attend on campus events

    Food and Dining

    It all depends on what day an whom is working in the dining hall, but my dining hall experiences were fantastic. Wide variety of food, including vegetarian and vegan options, and a desert bar, always! There are hundreds of restaurants around campus as well!

    Dorm Life

    Georgia State offers plenty of dorms for you to live in. All of them have plenty of security and relatively new rooms. Dorm life is what you make of it; meet new people, interact with everyone, attend dorm events!

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major - your 'major' courses will more than likely be difficult! Core classes are relatively easy to pass, it depends on your interest in the class, how hard you work, and the professor! Georgia State offers plenty of exciting courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of all of your financial requirements as soon as possible. Use all that is offered to you - professor's office hours, tutoring, the library, the recreation center, etc.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a Division I and top research school located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The university offers a wide variety of degrees all in an exciting environment spread out along downtown. With tens of thousands of students, you're bound to meet some interesting peers!

  • 03/02/2015

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

    17 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is really good. Lots of choices.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't visited the dorms, I just visited for a soccer camp.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a pretty good academic rigor.

  • 02/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Have fun! Dont stay in your dorm all day!

    What to do for fun

    You can join a club . GA state has a club for everything!

    Food and Dining

    Food is really good. Very wide selection.

    Dorm Life

    Im not on campus. I will be in the Fall.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not difficult as long as you pay attentiion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your classes beforehand because it is easy to get lost, but after a week you pretty much will know the campus like the back of your hand. Also review your professors before you so your final selections on picking which classes you are taking for the semester. GET YOUR TEXTBOOKS ON TIME! The bookstore line is ridiculous!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a great school. There is always something to do or fun event going on campus. The professors are very helpful.

  • 01/06/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 19 of 379

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many robberies, shootings, and muggings happen weekly on campus. There are GSU police but there are very few of them. I walk past some and they are usually dozed off in their cars. There are homeless people all over campus and the police never do anything about it. There is also a huge drug issue on campus and again the police just turn a blind eye. I try not to get classes in the evening, even at five o'clock the campus can become very frightening. I always carry pepper spray in my hand with me. Over all the campus is not that safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very small at GSU, but the people who are in Greek life feel like they are better than everyone else. They walk around like they own the campus. When you walk by Greek housing it smells like pot and alcohol.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are run very poorly as I have explained before. They are all run by students and usually are thrown together at the last minute. The website is not very helpful either. There is a small description of the club and when you try to get more information you come to a dead end. I joined one club that wanted me to work a tailgate until three in the morning... I didn't think it was a job for a freshman girl. The clubs are not very fun and there really aren't that many of them.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who are creative. It is in the city and provides some great inspiration for students. It is a very diverse school which is a huge plus. If you are looking to meet some new and different people this school is a great place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is spread out all throughout down town so you could have to walk through some very scary places just to get to class. Right next to one of my buildings is a park where all of the homeless people hang out. They usually keep to themselves but every once in a while you will get harassed by one and from time to time there will be a fight that will have to be broken up by the cops. There have been several shootings in this park during the day while classes are going on.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive for not a whole lot. I would recommend not being on the meal plan and finding somewhere cheaper to live than the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    I honestly haven't found anything on campus that is fun to do. It is all very unorganized and thrown together at the last minute. I like to go to the malls in Buck head or out to eat in midtown with some friends. But again you can not be out to late because it becomes very dangerous at night. I tried to join several sports clubs but some didn't even exist and others were not allowed to be talked about because they had gotten in trouble and were not suppose to be allowed to be meeting. It was all very sketchy and frustrating. I tried to get help from my consoler on what to do for fun and all she said was do something you like.... That wasn't very much help at all.

    Food and Dining

    We only have one dinning hall and I am told it is not that good. You would think that for as many students that attend GSU they would have the money to build a few more with better selections.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't personally live in the dorms because they are located in very bad areas, such as right next to the highway or by a homeless shelter. I didn't feel safe just walking past them let alone living in one. There are usually a couple break ins a month and a few shooting right outside as well. People that I know who live in them say that it is a good place to meet new people but that is about it.

    Academic Rigor

    I thought being in Atlanta the school would be harder than it is. Although the professors are great, the classes themselves are very easy and require very little effort put into them. Some people may like this but it is not that great if you actually want to learn something.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to attend Georgia State there are a few things to consider. First of all it is right in the heart of down town Atlanta, not the safest place to be. They tell you that there are always police around and you feel safe. There are some police but not as many as there should be. At night it is very dangerous to go outside. Where ever you are staying you are pretty much stuck there every night unless you have a car and can drive somewhere else safely. The teachers are very good here though. They usually have an actual job as well as being a professor. This makes the class more enjoyable because they actual know what they are talking about and actual enjoy it themselves. The consolers here at not the best, They just want to get you in and out as quick as possible. I have several friends who had to attend an extra year because their consoler didn't tell them that they needed to take certain classes in order to graduate. It can be very frustrating. The clubs and activities that are offered are the most frustrating. They are run by students and are very unorganized. Trying to find out what a club is about is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack. No one has any information, they just keep telling you to talk to this person but that person either doesn't know anything either or just doesn't respond. If you are looking to come here know that the campus isn't that safe, the teachers are great, the consolers and other help could care less, and the clubs are just a big heap of confusion.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is very unorganized, most of the clubs and activities are run by students who are not willing to help you find something you are interested in. The campus is not the safest, you have to be fully aware at all times and it is very dangerous to go out at night. The teachers are great here, but the consolers and other adults in charge act as if they could care less about helping fit in and find your way around.

  • 12/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe at when Iâ??m at school. Youâ??d be hard pressed to look around any given campus location and not see City of Atlanta Police, Georgia State Police, or the State Capitol Police (the state capitol building is a few blocks down the street) in the area. However, I will say that with it being an open campus and being deep inside a major city, there are always going to be random people around and sometimes out of certain technicalities they canâ??t legally be removed for that reason, so itâ??s important to stay aware of your surroundings. Donâ??t be walking down the street on your phone or with loud music playing in your headphones, because that can be very dangerous.

    Clubs and Activities

    To be honest, there are so many clubs and activities that it can kind of be hard to find them all, however, this is a good problem, and I guarantee you that if you have an interest in it thereâ??s most likely a club for it and if there isnâ??t I know people who have started their own and had success with them as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is the perfect place for open minded people, people who enjoy being around other people and enjoy being in big cities; it is also an excellent place for people who want a fresh chance and the chance to be whoever you want, even yourself. I know that will probably sound cheesy to most people reading it and you may or may not have caught the Drake allusion but it really is true, there are so many types of clubs and so many people that you can make your own name, itâ??s not like a Harvard type of school where names are generational and well established, you can make it happen for yourself here, make your own name, which to me is amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For unusual routines or traditions we do a thing every Tuesday and Thursday from like 12 to 1 I believe in which there is no class, for literally anyone in the entire school, itâ??s like a mandatory break and in this time frame thereâ??s always something happening, whether itâ??s a mini concert or an organization having an event. Also during Incept, the new student orientation, we were informed of the tradition of rubbing the nose of Pounce, our school mascots statue outside the Student Center, for good luck with the upcoming semesterâ?¦ it worked for me, so when you become a Panther, you might not want to neglect that tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    State is one of the most cost effective and financially reasonable schools that I have come across, definitely in the state and in general in the United States. The school is invaluable not only in terms of the crazy unlimited resources the school has to offer but to have the advantage of so many businesses and corporations in the city that allow for job opportunities and internship opportunities, opportunities that can help you get where you want to be in life. I also say GSU is incredibly worth the money because it legit is if you just strictly compare it by the numbers, for example, Morehouse College, one of my main choices costs about $40,000 per year, but at State it will cost about $40,000 for my entire 4 years here. That is â??Ludacrisâ?? (he graduated from Georgia State).

    What to do for fun

    As far as on campus fun, there is an incredible rec center which always has something going on like intramural sports, exercise classes, or air hockey and other games in the gaming room. There are also the many sporting events that go on during the week like basketball or volleyball, which are always fun. And there is a campus theater that shows a new movie every week with about 4 or 5 viewing times a day, they get pretty new movies too because at first I thought they would be old but not at all. However, outside of school, the world is at your fingertips. Being in the heart of one of the major cities of the country gives you basically every form of entertainment possible from clubs to malls to professional sports to animal exhibits and museums. The world is yours.

    Food and Dining

    Since Iâ??m a commuter, I donâ??t eat food from the dining halls much, Iâ??ve only had food from there like 3 times, granted those 3 times were pretty good, I still canâ??t really comment too much on dining hall food. I can however say that there are a lot of food options I there, thereâ??s fast food type stuff like burgers and fries, thereâ??s a salad bar, you can get customized stuff made like stir fry style and other options like vegan and gluten free, so that was cool to see. I usually just bring my own lunch from home every day, but when I donâ??t, I never starve because being Downtown you have the world of food at your fingertips, from large chain restaurants like McDonald's to smaller more personal and locals spots.

    Dorm Life

    I canâ??t speak from my own dorm living experiences because Iâ??m a commuter, but I have friends who stay in The Commons and Piedmont North, which are two of the housing options here. Piedmont north is more of a traditional cliché college setup where roommates are sharing a room and bathroom with roommates, in what used to be a hotel (you can tell thatâ??s what it used to be when you see it) and then there is The Commons, which in my opinion is much nicer because its set up like an apartment, with full kitchens and each roommate getting their own room. But all in all it is most likely more worth it to just get a non-Georgia State affiliated apartment in the city.

    Academic Rigor

    To be honest, since Iâ??m a freshman, Iâ??m basically just taking core classes, so I havenâ??t gotten into the really challenging stuff yet, but I will say that I feel like these classes required a lot more maintenance than my high school classes. In high school I never really had a legit studying routine nor did I have to make one, but since Iâ??ve been in college Iâ??ve definitely had to develop an actual studying regimen, because if not the material piles up very quickly. The way most of my classes were, I only had tests and projects/essays, in which I didnâ??t really have any quizzes to give me an idea of where I was in the material or what the tests would be like. So it was important to stay on top of it. But every single one of my teachers was wholeheartedly willing to help us when we needed it, which was reassuring because you really donâ??t know what to expect as a freshmen.

    Tips for prospective students

    To anyone wanting to learn more about Georgia State, I highly suggest that you make an actual visit to the school; they offer tours daily and even give you a free voucher for food in a dining hall at the end of the tour. I would also suggest that you apply as soon as you can because GSU is a very large school and space fills up really quick. I live in metro Atlanta, and knew very little about GSU, even my parents, who were actually born and raised in the actual city of Atlanta knew little about it because it has changed so much over the last 15 years, and so my best advice is to just go visit it.

    In three sentences

    For me, Georgia State has been the perfect fit for me so far. I am a freshman, who has just completed his first semester here, and in my experience it has given me everything I wanted and even things I didnâ??t know I would want or need. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate Georgia State somewhere between a 9 and a 10. The facilities are very well kept, and the resources are literally countless, but above all, Georgia State made me feel wanted from the very beginning, even before I was accepted, and that is something that I cannot say for all of the schools I visited.

  • 12/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is within the middle of an urban area, so crime is inevitable. The campus is patrolled by local and campus police 24/7. The level of crime is considerable low, considering the location.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia State University has many Clubs and activities. However, they are not well organized. There are duplicate clubs and activities that overlap.

    Great for these types of students

    Many of the programs offered by GSU are not widely advertised, so it requires research and effort to learn about the programs. GSU is best suited for, the adventurous, curious, self-motivated, determined, resilient, and persistent student. The staff and faculty are there very willing to assist student, however, finding out who to speak to can be challenging.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several homeless shelters close to Georgia State University, so students actively participate in community service.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU is underrated, there is a large and very diverse student body. In addition to diversity, GSU quietly has excellent research opportunities, internships, and programs throughout the state of Georgia. GSU also has excellent study abroad programs. GSU has tons of opportunities and programs for their students, however, these programs may not be widely advertised.

    What to do for fun

    GSU is in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, which is mainly a business area. GSU offers a lot of extracurricular function for their students, such as hiking and buss trips. There is not much to do for fun within walking distance of the college.

    Food and Dining

    The food options at GSU are pretty bad. All of the cafes serve some sort of fast food. Grocery shopping and cooking for yourself is a must.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of Academic Rigor really depends on the program you are enrolled in. Academics are taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school with leaders in the field, supportive faculty and staff, at a reasonable price, GSU is the school to choose. There are many extra benefits and services for students, such as free counseling, hiking trips around the world, tutorial and educational support services. However, as a student you must take the initiative to find the different services available to you, which is not always easy.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is one of the best, and underrated, research school in the country. The school offers excellent support for their students. However, the sports programs are not as robust as other universities in the area.

  • 12/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I came to state with such a paranoid state of mind, but I have yet to have a single unpleasant encounter. I definitely wouldn't wander unknown streets alone at night, but there's literally a police on every corner. Despite the lack of incidents I've had this semester, I never let my guard down.

    Greek Life

    Love it. So glad I decided to rush. In high school I never would have imagined myself going greek, but at a school this big and this diverse, it's tough to meet friends. This is the best way to meet people, become philanthropic, and have fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's definitely something for everyone. I'm in a dance organization there now and it's pretty decent.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I have hope scholarship, tuition is next to nothing. Housing, on the other hand, is obscene. My room mate and I are looking for apartments for next year, and it just so happens that the on campus housing is the absolute most expensive option. Also don't buy your books from the bookstore on campus. Either rent them or get them online, you'll save hundreds

    What to do for fun

    Depends on your idea of fun. The tabernacle is a 10 minute walk from campus if you feel like going to a concert, centennial park is a short walk away as well (where people usually go ice skate this time of year), there's the ferris wheel, a million and one awesome restaurants, clubs and parties depending on who you know, the list goes on. Atlanta is never not fun

    Food and Dining

    Other than the occasional over cooked chicken or fish, the food is delicious. They make really good omelettes and smoothies and the fruit is always fresh. And if you live in patton hall (which I do), the dining hall on the first floor is open 24/7!

    Dorm Life

    All of the kids on my floor seem to get along really well. The RA's will go above and beyond planning things that I actually never go to, but for the most part other people seem to enjoy it. My room mate is my best friend from high school and it's so great living with her. The dorms are pretty spacious too, considering the fact that you're living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Seeing as I am a freshman and I had to get some core classes out of the way my first semester, some of the material was less than challenging. At the same time, my biology professor was tough and the things we covered weren't the simplest. But he taught well and despite the challenge I made a great grade in the class.

    In three sentences

    If you enjoy the city life, then this school is for you. If you want to be emerged in an ethnically and racially diverse student body, then this is the school for you. If you want to learn and be challenged, but still have the opportunity to be involved and have fun, this is the school for you.

  • 12/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Bang for the buck

    Might have to work

    What to do for fun

    Just go out. There is a party almost every week.

    Food and Dining

    Dining food is alright. They have a different variety.

    Dorm Life

    Find good roommates or you will live in a forever state of awkward

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are top notch for a urban school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study!!!! Don't get distracted. Become friends with people in your FLC. Don't disrespect professors. Attend class as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    It's the city so be ready for the fast life but remember what you came here for; your education. The professor are very nice and understanding when it comes down to situations if you can't attend class so talk to them. All around it is a good school that will help your transformation from teen to adult.

  • 12/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of clubs to be a part of, you can take classes at the rec center for free, explore Atlanta-Underground is right there and Little Five Points and Centennial Park aren't too far. Go meet people and hang out. There's also a movie theater in the Student Center if you feel like having a chill day.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is fried, but there are healthy alternatives with fresh fruit and salads available every day. The quality of the food is still pretty good and Patton is open 24 hours Monday-Thursday if you need a late night meal

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and a great way to meet people. There's always something going on in the common areas and no communal bathrooms is definitely a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    This University encourages you to succeed and provides countless opportunities for you to do so with free tutoring, an eight floor library, and accessible teachers. Don't be afraid to ask for help because someone will be able to help you. If you put in the effort, so will they.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may seem overwhelming, but after a week the campus isn't all that intimidating. It is downtown Atlanta so be prepared for people to be out and about at all hours and get in on that yourself!

    In three sentences

    An incredibly diverse university that always has something to do and people to meet. The city keeps things interesting and there's always things to keep you busy on and off campus. I was tentative about going here, but my experience has been nothing but wonderful and I can't imagine myself anywhere else!

  • 11/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are lots of safety posts around campus. You have help no matter where you are. The school police and city police are close at hand when you are at Georgia State. Your safety is of importance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To me, the park in the middle of campus is a bit odd, but in a good way. You are likely to see a mini festival happening there, people just relaxing, enjoying the day or night. But don't let that be your excuse as to why you're four minutes late to a lecture. A tradition they have is rubbing Pounce the Panthers nose for luck. He's located in the student center courtyard. Between mid terms and finals, his nose is coddled.

    What to do for fun

    The movie center in the University Center plays popular movies that are out. The art center hosts magnificent shows and performances throughout the year. The student lounge is a cool place to catch up on your pool skills, and card skills!

    Food and Dining

    Georgia State has a ravishing diner, and numerous day food restaurants around campus. Not to mention that since it is located in a popular area in Atlanta, miscellaneous convenience stores and snack bars. You won't go hungry here. :)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are beautiful. You won't even feel like you're living in a typical dorm. It's like an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    When I attended orientation, I remember one of the host made it clear that this school is fixed on academics first. There are lots of activities to participate in. But make sure your assignments and projects are completed. This school is not soft on class work. It challenges you, it makes you think. The criteria on learning is astonishing!

    In three sentences

    This school is considered to be amongst the top 100 public universities to receive a doctorate from, so obtaining a bachelor's is amazing. You can always find an event of your liking in the General Classroom Building. The atmosphere and vibe at Georgia State is phenomenal, you'll always have something to smile about while you are here.

  • 11/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are some campus alerts every now and then, but the campus is relatively safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Be a volunteer for the Spotlight Programs Board!!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student. The is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub Pounce's nose for go luck. Participate in our burrito roll contests at events.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a basketball game, house party, or a show at the Rialto or our vey own theatre Cinefest.

    Food and Dining

    I don't go to the dining halls, so I can not accurately rate them, But there are many outside food options around.

    Dorm Life

    My roommate are easy to get along with, and we love where we live. However, it is very hard to get housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and have fun. It can become easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city and university itself.

    In three sentences

    It is a very multicultural school that offers its students many opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom. Being in the heart of Atlanta offers many opportunities for internships and jobs to the student.

  • 11/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    It is great at GSU. Students can involve in community service projects, have a chance to build leadership skills and build up networks.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for each and every students whether the student is pursuing or want to do graduate or undergraduate or PhD studies. And also for international and resident students both.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In GSU we can see diversity. There are students from different countries and from different states studying in GSU.

    What to do for fun

    I cannot count the activities in GSU ofr fun. Lots of activities goes on routinely in GSU and any student can take part in it like this week i.e. 11/17 - 11/21 is a International Education Week. There are lots of things going on in this week such as on 11/21 we have thanksgiving day celebration.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't compare universities on the basis of ranking alone. Look for research opportunity, financial aid, job prospects and professor and current students profile. GSU is very good in terms of all the above listed things and also in ranking. So, go for GSU without any hesitation.

    In three sentences

    George State University (GSU) is one of the most upcoming universities in terms of ranking. GSU is doing lots for students like ensuring proper safety, have online library, 24/7 open library, in providing financial aid. Thus, GSU is trying to help students in any manner possible for their bright future.

  • 11/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus has on duty security and blue buttons to press to alert authorities.

    Bang for the buck

    Good quality for your college tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Rec Center, Cinema, Climbing, Swimming, Basketball, Lacrosse, Tennis. Anything you can name.

    Food and Dining

    Various types of food ranging from sushi to vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. Dorm are clean neat and decently sized.

    Academic Rigor

    Top of the line science and liberal arts courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is very diverse and full of nice students. It is up to date and has amazing buildings. Furthermore there are many things to do at GSU.

  • 10/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Anytime students need an escort, they can call a golf cart or police officer to take them places.

    Greek Life

    I am not in a sorority so I would not know.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a multitude of clubs at GSU. You would never guess what types of clubs are available.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students who want to be involved and make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Almost everyday in the courtyard, a club plays music in the courtyard and markets themselves for recruiters. Its a great way to meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    You are definitely getting what you paid for. Especially if you take advantage of all of the resources available. We pay for access to discounts, free food, events, and recreational facilities so its definitely worth every cent.

    What to do for fun

    I like to explore the streets of Atlanta. I go to the recreational center and play games or work out. I go to the student center to watch movies or find out whats happening on campus. If I don't feel like staying on campus, I can take the Marta and go to different areas in Atlanta. There are a lot of options about what to do? at GSU. There is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls are delicious and healthy! One of our dining halls is 24 hours so students can grab fourth meal whenever they're hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean, spacious, and reasonably priced. We have reliable room advisors who are at our service whenever they are available.

    Academic Rigor

    As soon as I stepped into GSU, I could feel my brain cells stimulating like they never did before. I am one to all sorts of new thoughts and ideas. The students and teachers are so academically inclined that we can feed off each others intellect and continue to better our learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for the intense rigor. Study a lot, you never know what to expect from your professor.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is an outstanding academic institution. The multitude of resources available are beneficial and the culture and environment of the school is great. I would rate this school as definitely a 10/10.

  • 06/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe on campus! There are a lot of police and security guards spread throughout! The parking lots/garages are also covered with police watch, so its safe among those aspects!

    Bang for the buck

    I think for the tuition and fees you pay for, you definitely get your money's worth!

    What to do for fun

    GSU is in Downtown Atlanta, therefore you're close to a lot of things to do for fun! Whether that includes going to Centennial Park for a picnic, Georgia Aquarium, or the nightlife. There are so many places to visit and hang out in Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were a few more places on campus for dining, we have one general dining hall that includes a few fast food and popular places but I wish we had a couple more places to eat at! Besides that, its great!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, however from what I hear around campus I know they need more dorms and more cafeterias around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU has been awarded when it comes to academics, and after being a student at GSU you will know why! The classes and professors you come across during your academic career at GSU will be helpful for the future in your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was a transfer student, however I suggest for incoming freshmen to live at the dorms for at least the first year! It creates an easier transition into the college life! The campus is spread amongst a couple blocks in Downtown Atlanta, therefore be careful when selecting late night classes---don't get me wrong its a very safe campus, however it would be wise not to be walking alone late at night!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State has top of the line academics! The campus is easy to get around, and very safe! The social life at GSU is very inviting and fun!

  • 06/20/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    100% campus safety year-round. 24/7

    Bang for the buck

    The Georgia State education is definitely a smart and wise investment.

    What to do for fun

    A LOT! From fraternities/sororities, concerts, off campus dining, football games, basketball games, just the overall campus spirit is united. If you don't find anything you are interested in on campus, HEY, you're in the heart of one the greatest cities in the country! It's a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, they give a lot of different options. If you want something healthy, vegetarian then there are a lot of options for you. If you want something sweet then there are also options, plus they have an awesome gym for you to work it off :).

    Dorm Life

    There are options for every type of person. You have suites, loft, shared, single, double and everyone is updated and new!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor at GSU is very challenging sometimes since it is a big school and you are not as able to receive Professors help, as opposed to a much smaller school, however there are numerous resources to get tutoring or help for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early, especially if you are not a freshman! If you are a transfer apply to the school by December and apply for the scholarships! They do not just give you aid, you have to apply for it. Make sure you can adjust to the big city, living environment.

    In three sentences

    GSU is a very diverse, very big and very challenging. They are very big so its hard to receive individual help. Overall a great school.

  • 06/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Top security on every corner, nothing goes down without them seeing it.

    Greek Life

    Very involved, welcoming, and kind.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous amounts of activities and clubs for every and any type of individual.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, dedicated, and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Auburn Avenue is packed on Thursday's nights.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but worth it. There are so many amenities that come with it.

    What to do for fun

    So many clubs, activities, and events seeing that it's located in downtown Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, good chefs.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live. Overall, it's nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard and very competitive. Full of smart people who are doing well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for the easy way out then this school is not for you. It will definitely challenge you to your best ability.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is extremely diverse. It challenges your intelligence and makes you want to work hard. This school's faculty makes sure you have what you need to do great in the school.

  • 06/18/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The university has it's own police protection, so there won't be any waiting. There is also a button for students to push for immediate help. It's heard that the security is there in less than one minute.

    Greek Life

    I haven't gathered enough information to answer this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many extra-curriculum activities that I can't even speak on it. All I know is that there is a place for anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Everything is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know anything about any unusual traditions or locations.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, the university is full of success opportunities. The students can be put in areas where they can learn what they came to the university for. They can eat all types of foods. There isn't a time to be bored with the gym, movie theater, and volleyball court. This place is great for anyone who is willing to be focused, but still wants a little fun.

    What to do for fun

    Students could go watch a movie or go to the gym. The gym includes basketball, track, karate, etc. There is also somewhere to play volleyball, even when it's not even summer.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many restaurants around campus! Students will definitely never even have a chance to starve. It's good the gym is part of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Students will be able to meet new people, or have time to themselves to study. The dorms are very roomy, so students won't feel cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    Everything is placed where students can easily access.

    Tips for prospective students

    You always go into something you enjoy. You have to be your own person; only you can make your dream come true.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazingly broad. The students are very focused, however, they seem to be having fun. The extras such as the gym and movie theater, are what seems to keep the students interested, along with the food restaurants surrounding the campus.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being in the middle of the city Georgia State is very strict about campus safety. There are numerous Georgia State police call boxes that you will be able to call the police from in case you feel you are in danger. There is also a number you will be able to call for safety escorts that are available for you to call during night hours.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the city you are always gonna have something to do! Georgia State campus is walking distance from Underground Atlanta and Centennial Park. There are numerous Marta stations on campus that you can go to in order to go to other places for fun also.

    Food and Dining

    One thing about on campus housing that I will have to complain about is the dining hall. the beginning of the year the food will be great but as the year progresses the food they serve won't be as good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Georgia State is great. It's an easy way for you to meet new people and its highly suggested for your first year especially, that way you will be able to get used to living downtown and get used to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many places that you will be able to go to get homework done and study. You have many resources available to you as a student that you should take advantage of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would offer for prospective students is to be extremely careful of your surroundings. Going to a school where campus is in the middle of the city there are many homeless people you can encounter just by walking to class. Just be cautious and aware of your surroundings and you will be fine.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is an excellent school it has some professors that really care about the success of their students. This school is extremely diverse which allows many students to be comfortable attending school here. The only downfall of going to Georgia State is the location of the campus being scattered through out the city of Atlanta.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are unlimited things to do for fun while attending GSU. It is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. There are clubs, theaters, tourist attractions, and even sports arenas to go to. Not to far away is the Atlanta zoo.

    Food and Dining

    GSU only offers an all you can eat meal plan. This is good because both dining halls have exceptional food and varied choices. If you don't have the meal plan you are still in the heart of downtown which gives you access to various eateries and grocery stores.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at GSU are great. They allow you to be downtown and meet a lot of other students. The best part is that most of the dorms are suite style

    Academic Rigor

    None of the classes at GSU are extremely hard. but the professors do expect work to be completed and do not except plagiarism. It's best sometimes to attend office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip number one be prepared to live in the city. Two always attend classes they help with your grades. Three, don't be distracted by the city of Atlanta and forget your coursework.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a fairly good public university in downtown Atlanta. The school offers a wide variety of course programs and extracurricular activities. Furthermore has excellent professors and centers for academic help

  • 05/23/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    Security is around the campus 24/7, enforcing the rules for everyone attending or visiting. Everything is safe, but of course, negativity has to show it's ugly head, but I can guarantee that your safety is very important.

    Food and Dining

    I've seen the dining area and I must admit that it's superb. They have a cafe known as the Centennial Cafe that offers coffees, both hot and cold, sodas and fruits. They have pizzas, Chik-Fil-A, sub sandwich restaurants and smoothies. The food is very diverse, not in an international sense, but it's not one main course for everyone to eat, like high school lunches.

    Dorm Life

    I really don't have any information on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Staying focus was the hardest thing for me in high school. My classes were full of distractions by my surrounding peers. Jokes are being told, people talk about things that may interest you and it can really get in the way of your academic success. If you could prioritize properly, academics could really be a walk in the park for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for prospective students would be to remain focus. Post secondary school is more serious than most think and time waits for no man or woman. I've experienced the ups and downs of my high school career and it's affected me in more ways than one, but because I wasn't totally distracted, I actually have a chance.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very fast paced, taxing campus, providing a profusion of fields of study and degree programs. Taking from my campus visit, Georgia State University provides students with a kinesthetic style of learning with up-to-date technology. I was recommended this college by a friend who currently attends Georgia State University and I would definitely relay the recommendation to many of my peers.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You're downtown so being safe is important. There are homeless people around the area, but GSU security is everywhere basically that they should be 24 hours, so just don't walk alone at night like you should anywhere and don't just have your phone out or walk in dark areas. Be cautious of your surroundings like you would anywhere!

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want! You are in downtown Atlanta, so you have transportation by foot, by MARTA, or even car because something that is 20 minutes away may be the farthest for anything that is far away. GSU always gives special discounts for places like Six Flags or even just the movies. So you have shopping, movies, park festivals, Phillips arena, GSU events such as the panther prowls, which are like festivals followed by a party! And of course clubs, bars, and parties downtown. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Being downtown, there are lots of food options. In Walking distance, you can go to Peachtree Center Mall food court, or the dining halls, or the food places in the University's student Center. With car access, not too far of a drive, like 5 minutes, on Ponce de Leon, you have zaxbys, chipotle, popeyes, taco bell, ihop, and more! Also there's the underground food court as well. The Dining Halls at Piedmont North and Patton Hall have decent food, but at like any college you go to...you willget tired of it. Luckily, starting Fall 2014 Patton's dining hal will be 24 hours, so if you buy a meal plan, this is very convenient for you.

    Dorm Life

    There are not a lot o housing opportunities at GSU, which sucks because everyone basically wants to live on campus or in an apartment which can be expensive living in downtown Atlanta. The best dorm opportunities are the Common and the Lofts, but for freshmen they do have Patton Hall which is only for freshmen.Piedmont North isn't the best, but if you have lived in the same room with a sibling or get involved enough you don't have to be there. Also, eventually if you are interested Greek Housing is always an option if you pledge.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college, the harder class may depend on your professor, and also the class. None of the classes are particularly easy, they all require work and dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to balance school, social life, and personal life because being at Georgia State University you get all three aspects at a full blast. Keep up good grades and look for ways to get involved if end up attending this school.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful college with lots of people, places, and activities around you. Connections will be automatically made with the people there and you will find yourself never bored. You will feel independent and get a full dose of the college life.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, on-campus, off-campus, between campus. Get involved in on-campus events, pay attention. There is usually something going on in the library plaza, on Tuesday/Thursday at noon.

    Food and Dining

    The world is literally your oyster. GSU is located in the center of downtown, so you are not obligated or subjected solely to on-campus dining which is actually satisfactory.

    Dorm Life

    As mentioned earlier, it is what you choose to make it -- so do not choose Peidmont North. Sorry. Commons or the Lofts only.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course and more importantly the professor, difficulty ranges from sleep-and-still-get-an-A to Dear-God-take-me-now. However, ratemyprofessor.com is always there. Saved me much heartache.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, it is up to each individual student to take full advantage of the time spent at GSU. You are solely responsible for shaping your path and encouraged to excel.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is one of the most prominent public research universities in the Southeastern USA. In my opinion, the key selling point of GSU is location. The heart of metropolitan Atlanta, a diverse and exponentially growing corporate environment.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have a recreation center where you can do everything from working out, playing basketball, climbing rocks, swimming, and more. There are different clubs that host events on almost everyday of the week. Free access to all sporting events that occur at home. Simply walking with friends downtown to a restaurant is considered to be fun. There is so much more here to do downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is ok. It is a diverse school, so you would not expect to see necessarily all of the foods you see cooked at your home. But hey, try new things. They cook food for everyone with different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are not top notch, but they are worth living in. This is a great way to meet new people. There is privacy to the extent in which you want it. You are able to pick which room you want at your preference.

    Academic Rigor

    The work here at GSU is not hard, but it isn't easy either. Most of the tests are multiple choice on all levels. The professors here are great, and they are there to help you. Please visit office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to meet new people. Georgia State is a very diverse school, and there are lots of people here to interact with. The people are very friendly.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a great school to attend. I have to say it was not what i expected, but I quickly adjusted. I would definitely attend.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do since the school is located in Atlanta. Every Thursday there's a club open for Ga State students. There's a hookah lounge where you can smoke hookah and eat. You can visit places such as the CNN building, Centennial Park, and Underground Atlanta. Every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, Ga State has plaza where entertainment is provided. Once a month Ga State have a themed school party where you can win free things, and entertainment and food is provided.

    Food and Dining

    Since I had a kitchen I didn't have a meal plan, but I heard that the dining hall food was okay. If you don't know how to cook and you're not on a meal plan there's food places around such as McDonald's, Wok n Roll, Mr. Hibachi, Popeyes, Burger King and etc. that are around campus. Georgia State has restaurants also such as Einstein Bagels and Chik-Fil-A. Food is not that expensive either.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live and if it fits your needs will tell you if you enjoy the dorm life. Being a student who lived in the University Lofts for two years, I can give you my perspective from that. The Lofts is actually one of the cheapest dorms. Not only that, but the Lofts has a kitchen. Only two of four dorm buildings has kitchens. When I first moved in, I did not like the Lofts because it was dim, there was no carpet, some of the walls are concrete, and there is no ceiling lights. The lofts resembled a jail cell to me. However I grown to love the lofts. If you decorate you can make the place look more homey. You can bring chalk and write on the concrete walls, and also bring rugs if don't like looking at the bare floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are pretty challenging. However you can still pass these and other classes if you attend them. Attendance is correlated with grades. The person that usually shows up to class have a higher grade than the student who shows up less or not at all. If you have a lecture class, make sure you take notes so you can study from them. Do not procrastinate on projects or papers. So in short you can pass challenging classes if you show up, take notes and study, and do not procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students of GSU should not take their studies lightly just because they feel like they have 3 more years after freshmen year to pull up their grades and GPA. Too many students done this, and lost the HOPE scholarship their freshmen year. Also I would say be active at GSU. Attend the school events, join clubs, and make friends. GSU is too big for you to exclude yourself.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is located in the heart of Atlanta, so you'll see people from all backgrounds and walks of life. The school is very diverse when it comes to race/ethnicity and sexual orientation. Because the school is located in Atlanta, you'll always find something to do outside of academia.

  • 05/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus maybe in the city. It is a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs are offer.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth your money.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers tickets to attractions of Atlanta. Often Georgia State has concerts and famous bands and artist visit the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of locations to dine around the city.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are well educated and obtain a master degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering in entering the field of arts. I would suggest to come to Georgia State. It is cheaper and worth it. Art schools are great but will leave you in debt for the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University a diverse campus. The professors are understanding and willing to work with you. There are plenty of majors and minors to chose from.

  • 05/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Simply put, Come onnnnnnnnn. We're in Downtown Atlanta, so the possibilities are endless!

    Food and Dining

    Here we have two dining halls, Piedmont North Dining Hall and Patton Hall Dining Hall. The food is generally okay, however the staff is lazy and have attitudes. Because of that, we usually end up with dirty dishes, ewwww.

    Dorm Life

    The Commons is the best! Do not stay at Piedmont North. POINT BLANK PERIOD.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors usually will help you get the grade you want in the class as long as you show the determination and drive to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a current student, I am one to attest that I got lost a few times in the beginning. Don't let the size of Downtown Atlanta frighten you. Take some friends with you to walk around a bit, and conquer the beast!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University completely exceeded my expectations. The professors that I have encountered are knowledgeable and the campus presents a retrospective view of reality. I give Georgia State University 4 stars.

  • 05/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sporting events, clubs, parties, downtown events/concerts

    Food and Dining

    The food was great! There's so much variety. but after a while you do kind of get tired of eating there.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were great as they have the dining hall in the same building as the dorms, making it convenient for stopping to eat. Also the view of the city of Atlanta is great when your in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    GSU has a challenge that I feel like no other school has. It's a great up and coming university and it's best to get in sooner rather than later.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved on campus, it really helps to meet new people & potential friends. They'll also help to make your experience better!

    In three sentences

    The campus was great! I liked how it has the university feel to it, but then you realize that you're in the city of Atlanta. It's great that you can have both a great education in a great city.

  • 04/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is Campus Police, City Police, and Marta Police always round either on motorcycles, cars, bikes and on foot.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is always around and about promoting themselves and recruiting. Theres so many you're bound to find one that fits you easily.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia State has multiple clubs, organizations and activities that you can do within you're spare time its hard to get bored here on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love the City and need motivation to stay in school; Georgia State would be the best seeing people on the streets begging pushes you to work harder plus if you love to be complemented then take a walk around campus and when someone acknowledges you smile and say thank you- I promise their harmless.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Theres a Diner behind Mama Mias that hardly nobody knows about. Its cute and moderately priced you get an amazing size for what you pay; Ive never seen anyone finish what they order.

    Bang for the buck

    Wok N' Roll- A chinese restaurant down Auburn Ave. You can walk or have them deliver. You can get full meals for $5.55 student specials plus they're open all night. If you're not in the mood for chinese late at night there is Mama Mia's and italian restaurant/ pizza parlor. The Cafe at the corner across from Mama Mias is an amazing cafe serving coffee, teas, frappes, muffins, ect. that taste as good as Starbucks; Only cheaper with bigger sizes.

    What to do for fun

    For fu you can go to centennial Park they have ice skating in the winter, you could go to the pool at the gym, Georgia State is always holding events and concerts. The Phillips arena is five minutes walking from Georgia State; where you can go see a game, a show, or a concert. Take a ride on Marta and go to Perimeter mall (Marta stop-dunwoody) or Lenox (Marta Stop-Buckhead or Lenox) or Atlantic Station (Marta Stop- Arts Center). Make sure you visit Connect and Peacock Lounge the clubs for students.

    Food and Dining

    If you are not a picky eater and don't get tired of the same food for almost a year then have at it at the dinning hall its all you can't eat and you can enter and leave as many times a day you like. Theres two dining hall Piedmont and Patton; Patton's dining hall is nicer and cozier while piedmont you feel rushed and its always packed because the food is normally better and there more of a variety. There is a public down the road to buy groceries and on campus there are 3 Mcdonalds, a burger king, Moes, Subways, Indian Food, Pizza places, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants and cute coffee cafes. Plus a 5 minute walk from Patton hall is the CNN Center with multiple fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life...... The dorms are nice. Avoid Piedmont... its weird especially building A the motel. however I shared my first year and I hated it, Id rather have my privacy; its worth the money. I hated the guest limit, and the entire check in process. It stops people from wanting to come see you. The elevators in Patton i.e. Freshman hall are always broken and the washers do not wring your clothes out only certain ones.. The dryers eat your clothes.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic here are no joke, maybe because Georgia State is a research school, however you'll have a moderate workload and teachers are pretty understanding if you speak to them. Especially if you visit their office hours. The teachers are really laid back allowing you to call them by their first name, and understand that they are not your only class. They also try to find cheaper book alternatives for their students. I still have a social life and can manage the school work load and sleep while working two jobs

    Tips for prospective students

    1.) Although its tempting to explore the city and ride Marta; you have to go to class in order to know what is going on. 2.) The homeless are homeless and harmless; be careful in deciding who you'll give your money too there are many fake scam artist posing as homeless everyday. 3.) Georgia State is safe, not only do you have the schools police around you also have the city police, and Marta Police. 4.) Take a walk to de-stress. 5.)There is no way to gain the freshman 15 here, you walk so much; you have to try to gain weight in order to do it. 6.) Freshman learning Communities (FLC) are not necessary to make friends. 7.) The dining hall is a good option if you are not a picky eater; if you are like me you'll eat salad, sandwiches, fries, pizza, and fruits all the time. 8.) Go to the Office hours of your teachers; and visit your academic advisor often

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is beautifully located right downtown close to three Marta Stations; on a one to ten scale id give the location a 10. Georgia State is still expanding and adding more buildings and dorms however there is still racism in such a diverse environment. The teachers are all amazing there are those select few that will teach and you won't understand anything.

  • 04/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite the robbery that took place earlier this year, I would say the campus security is efficient. If you need someone to walk you home at night there are escorts. There are go-carts that start at 6 everyday so students have the opinion to ride the shuttle or ride the go-cart rather than walk in the evening. Also you will always see a Georgia State policeman around. They are everywhere! When you go to Incept (orientation) the Georgia State police will give you their contact number, how to deal with emergencies and how to deal with homeless people, in regards to safely interacting with them.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very much present here but it's not overbearing. Every Tuesdays and Thursdays select fraternities and sororities step and/or stroll in the courtyard on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm only involved in two clubs but I gave this section 5 stars because there are a countless number of clubs that are available for students to join.

    Great for these types of students

    I recommend Georgia State to students that want to attend a school where academics are definitely a priority but still a laid-back environment where partying is an option (not the only option) for fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As I mentioned there is Panther Prowl which is a school sponsored monthly party that you pay for in your tuition. There is a different theme every month. There's also Panther Palooza it's another school sponsored party that happens at the end of the year. A singer or rapper performs at the event. This year Childish Gambino was supposed to perform but couldn't. Instead B.O.B. performed.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Georgia State! There is always something to do, so get involved even if it cost money. The good thing, though, is that a lot of stuff is paid for when you pay your tuition. You pay for your classes as well as school events like Panther Prowl and athletic games. You also pay for access to the library and rec center (which has rock climbing, racket ball rooms, exercise equipment, free daily exercise classes, a running track, basketball court and pool).

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I hang out with my friends who happen to be my roommates. I dormed with my best friend. The experience has been great and brought us much closer. We have one other roommate and we connected with her as well. We do a lot together, like exploring downtown, going to the rec center pool. We've gone to a few parties but mostly kickbacks.

    Food and Dining

    The hours of the dining hall weren't that great this year. Since only Piedmont's dining hall was open on the weekends and it closed at 7 (2.5 hours earlier than normal) students usually ended up buying food. Luckily, next year Patton Hall's dining facility will be open 24 hours! I do warn you though, most of the food is processed since it's at a dining facility. It's basically like school lunch 2.0. It's not all bad because there's breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. It's one of the best decisions I made. Since Georgia State is downtown you will always have places to go and things to do. You just have to do the research sometimes. No worries, though, if you would rather stay in. If you choose the right dorm (Piedmont B or the Commons) you won't regret your decision. You will meet lifelong friends and have tons of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say depending on what you major in, your undergraduate classes may or may not be harder than mine since I'm a journalism major. Regardless, I say that your work ethic will determine how well you perform. No matter what the class, do not procrastinate. In college procrastination is not an option and since you make your own schedule you control how much free time you have to do work. Utilize your time. Give more time to your harder classes, but don't neglect the easier classes either.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student I recommend that you get in the mind set of being independent. At any college you attend, you will be by yourself. The teachers don't hold your hand and baby you, instead they do their jobs. If they give you work it's up to you to remember when it's due and to get it done. I've learned that success in college depends on one's own independence and responsibility.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University has a very diverse, friendly student body. GSU is in the heart of Atlanta, which means there are plenty of things to do for fun, but more importantly there are numerous places for educational and job opportunities. Since I've been a Georgia State Panther I would say I've learned a tremendous amount of information about the world and myself.

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe!!

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The dinning hall

    Bang for the buck

    If you become involved, your college experience Will be awesome

    What to do for fun

    Get involved

    Food and Dining

    It's ok!!

    Dorm Life

    Commons Lofts Piedmont north Langdale Hall

    Academic Rigor

    Worth the money

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus!! Do anything because if you don't by your sophomore year you will regret it.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is very diverse. GSU is one of the best schools in Atlanta and they care for their students. Georgia State University is the best school for networking.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You're in the heart of downtown Atlanta, what can't you do is the better question.

    Food and Dining

    Great selection of food in downtown Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    Expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to get lost in this large school system and campus, make sure you sign up for one of their guides where they teach everything about the school and campus.

    In three sentences

    A large school in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Great opportunities in a large variety of offerings. Focused more toward younger full-time students who are not working full time jobs.

  • 04/10/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but there are a lot of food choices in the area.

    Dorm Life

    I have seen a few of the upperclassmen dorms and they were very nice and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    I have talked to my academic adviser and she was very knowledgeable about the classes that I needed to take and I have also spoke with some of the professors and they were very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University seems to be a very interesting cool. It was very close to Spelman College so I met a lot of individuals that loved the institution. I love Georgia State because it is close to a lot of popular sites in Atlanta Georgia.

  • 04/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are over 100 police officers that are assigned to different aea on campus. There are emergency call boxes that are staged in specific areas. Not recommmeded to walk around campus at night

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many to take part in.

    Bang for the buck

    Alot of amenitites avaialable. In the RCB there are many service available to you and for you.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting activities available. The student center is a fun place to hang out and the recreation center has alot of activiies any one can find somthing great to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dinning place areound here. Again GSU is in the heart of downtown Atlanta. There are also many dining services available on campus and in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    There are great lofts available. A bit pricey though. A lot of competition to get a space on campus its like a first come first served.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is demanding and requires to think analytically and outside the box. It challenges you to think creativly and come up with ideas that with improve business

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the many activities on campus, apply for scholarships and use the resources that are available to you.If you are looking for a school that is highly recognized by business in Atlanta then GSU is a place for you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state is a diverse campus with many activities available. Its located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. It is a school with a vision to continue to grow and excel.

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walking around Centennial is fun or over to the Varsity.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans will always get repetitive over time. Make sure you go an hour before they close or it will be super busy and/or not a lot of food left.

    Dorm Life

    The Commons and Freshman Hall have floor common rooms which is great for meeting lots of new people. Piedmont North doesn't, but there are lots of rec sports played out in the small courtyard at night.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your teacher, but not very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    One Stop Shop is a joke, so expect problems. Make sure you photocopy EVERYTHING and make sure your transcript was received!! I had to send mine in 3 different times.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is good for city-lovers who love Atlanta. There isn't a lot of transportation options and everything costs money. Personally, I like clean air and forests, so this wasn't the place for me.

  • 03/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have 5 police departments including our own police working to make campus the safest it could be.

    Greek Life

    Its amazing. I love going to the probates.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of organizations for any and everybody.

    Bang for the buck

    Underground Atlanta Perimeter Mall

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with friends and be adventurous in Downtown Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    I like it.

    Dorm Life

    The roommate process is random unless you get somebody you know.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes have some type of challenge to it even the easy ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work and not be so absorbed in Atlanta. Learn time management, its easy to get side tracked.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. It fits my needs as a student. I would recommend this school for those who want to learn and have opportunities.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    dining hall food isn't all that bad, it's a few steps up from cafeteria food. And most on campus dining is good to. Downside? everything on or around campus closes at 5

    Dorm Life

    What dorm life? GSU has four housing facilities and over 32,000 enrolled students. Georgia state doesnt even have enough housing for freshman alone.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on the course, most professors are lenient and understanding. Though GSU science courses are harder than you'd think.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to enjoy Georgia State and use your resources wisely then go study abroad office and use their scholarships and tips to learn in another country.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a great diverse campus, campus being a loose term considering it's not really a campus. The professors can be interesting and great, or horribly boring just like any school. Admission is easy.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The best! They have officers that escort of you if you don't feel safe. Or you can call them and they will come and pick you up and take you wherever you need to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    250+ organizations, there is something for everyone

    Bang for the buck

    If you want a great education, I highly suggest the school.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, movies, go to the park, its so much to do the options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    Great! All the desserts you could ever dream of. Breakfast is my favorite part of the day. Awesome, salad bar..

    Dorm Life

    Awesome! I love living on campus, everything is right there. I highly recommend it, if you're considering it.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are range all over the place. It all depends on who your professor is. If you want to find a great professor use the website, ratemyprofessor.com. You can find reviews on that professor and that class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend this school, keep up with your work, don't slack, it will catch up to you. Get to know your professors and visit there office hours, they want to help you if you allow them. Have fun! Try not to stress out and just stay focused.

    In three sentences

    The panthers have the most school spirit I've seen, we love our school! You're in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the city is so beautiful. The diversity is awesome, you will meet people who've come from all across the world.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is taken very serious. there is an officer on call at every corner ready to help any student in need of assistance.they take the safety of the student body and staff very seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    with a variety of clubs to choose from it is impossible for you to feel as if there is nothing to do.

    Great for these types of students

    for those type of students who like to go to events and clubs basically those who want to be apart of something this is a great place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing to unusual from what i have seen is at the school each event is different and better than the last so many things to do you will never be bored.

    Bang for the buck

    with what is provided to you for a very reasonable price among other colleges, you get what you paid for and then some!!

    What to do for fun

    during my free time i go the gym where the game room, rock climbing and many other activities and classes are held.

    Food and Dining

    they have a vast selection of food for the picky eaters or those who only eat certain types of foods. they do their best to appeal to all types of eaters.

    Dorm Life

    i personally have not lived in the dorms, but from what i hear dorm life is amazing and should be considered.

    Academic Rigor

    academics are taken very seriously over Georgia State University. if you are unable to keep up with the pace of the classes and work given it will be very hard to catch up.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to to walk! It is a big school that continues to grow. the academics are somewhat difficult depending on your major. overall it is a lot different from high school but you will learn a lot.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is an amazing school with wonderful academic standards. it is a place i would recommend to anyone thinking about attending college after high school. this school is diverse and makes you feel welcome the mintue you walk through those doors.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is of the upmost priority. That being said it is in the city of Atlanta so it is wise to use precaution at night and in areas that are off campus, near some school facilities. Always be with a friend or someone you know and you will be fine for the most part!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't as prevalent on this campus as on a traditional campus nonetheless, they are still very involved. Our greek row is actually in the growing process so if you wanted to become a part of the building process as a founder this is the perfect opportunity.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs you can find here are basically your standard clubs, and then about a hundred more! Theres a club for most anything and if you cant find a club here then you can make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is great for the type of student who is self motivated and striving for the best.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are the customary greek shows in the middle of the campus in where the members of fraternities and sororities step and dance to their beats. Also, we have a great cultural awareness around campus for all ethnicities!

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I would have to say this: If you are looking for a traditional campus, then Georgia State may not be the best option for you...that being said, if you want a diverse and cultured experience, along with a challenge as well as the adventure of living in the city, then Georgia State is the place for you. You will learn so much more here than you will in any textbook just by experiencing first hand on what it is like to be on your own in the city. Experiences and possibilities for success will be everywhere around you, and as long as your motivated and determined, you will succeed! I strongly recommend this school to any student!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things you can do to have fun on campus. This college is very good at always having something going on. Whether your the sporty type or the musical type, there are numerous ways to stay involved and active. The recreational center is four stories, each floor having different things to do. There is a greek row around the campus if your interested in that. We also have a movie theatre, live entertainment sometimes, and pretty good sports teams if you like going to football games or basketball games!

    Food and Dining

    Georgia State has a very wide selection of on campus and off campus dining. There are your conventional shops (pizza, salad bar, etc) and then there are your exotic places like indian cuisine, greek, and asian all around the campus. Its an adventure every day finding new places to stop by and try! You will get the true international experience and you will never say there is nothing to eat around here. Honestly, some of the food is a little different, so what i recommend doing is trying a bunch of different laces and picking a few good one and just keep going to them and trying different things on the menu. Most places have customer loyalty cards so the more you go to them, the better the deals you get! I did leave out one star for a reason, the options within the schools student center are not cheap. Most of the items you buy are slightly overpriced but that is expected at any university system. Other than that, the selection, most of the quality, and the tastefulness of the food are all great!

    Dorm Life

    I cant say from experience but the dorms are said to be very comfortable and the dorms are surrounded by dining options and other amenities. Their are plenty of people for you to meet by living in the dorm, and the places are all new and renovated to the comfort of the students. There are places to play recreational games like pool and ping pong, and there are really cool staff around the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers as well as the curriculums are very challenging and will stimulate even the most advanced learners! We have a strong business and law department, and our foreign language department is also extremely efficient. If you are a strong learner or a slow learner, the teachers are very understanding and respond to most of your needs. Lecture classes with over 300 students in them obviously wont be like a class filled with 30 people, so choose your classes accordingly and you will be fine. I suggest you research your professors before enrolling in any class, just to make sure you know the kind of style the teacher will use in his or her class.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip would be to always be aware of the weather! Georgia States campus is very spread out throughout the city, so if its a rainy day, you dont want to be cut without an umbrella!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a very diverse college with culturally engaging people everywhere you look. The teachers are wonderful and the learning potential for an active and engaging student is unlimited. All in all, this campus is very fun and exceptional in its diversity.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU is in an urban setting so it goes without saying to be careful and aware of your surroundings, especially if you're wandering far away form campus. I always feel safe because I see the GSU campus police as well as Atlanta Police presence. I also have the GSU police number on my phone and they can escort me from one part of campus to another if I don't feel safe- although I have never had to do this. There are self-defense classes taught at the GSU Rec Center if you would like to take that. In addition, the dorms have high security. Unless you have a GSU student ID, you cannot get in. Finally, there is a Panther Alert system in place to notify all students, staff, and parents( if they are on the list of contacts) about any events involving safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is at GSU if you want to join, however, the majority of students are not in sororities or fraternities so do not feel like you have to do it. If you want to, that's great, and if you don't, that's great too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities! Take advantage of them and be involved on campus. You will get more out of your experience.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU was recently rated in the top five most diverse schools. There is something for everyone here. In addition, GSU has wonderful programs in law, business, nursing, and the arts & sciences if your are interested in those fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of our mascot, Pounce the Panther, on campus and students rub his nose and/or ears for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    GSU has been rated as one of the top schools giving you the biggest bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of events happening on campus like Panther Palooza, Blue in the Zoo, GSU Night at the Aquarium, and Panther Prowl. Be sure to attend a couple of the distinguished speaker series events. Jane Goodall and Steve Wozniak came last year and Nikki Giovanna came this year. There are also a lot of sporting events to attend like basketball, baseball, volleyball, and football. The GSU Recreation Center is an amazing gym with all the basic facilities plus fitness classes ranging from dance to martial arts. The Rec Center also has a Touch the Earth program which provides trips outside of the city for hiking, camping, fishing, horse back riding, and even white water rafting. GSU also has Cinefest which is the campus movie theater. Don't forget, Atlanta has a lot of stuff going on as well such as festivals, museums, shopping, etc. And of course, there are so many clubs which have there own events going on as well.

    Food and Dining

    Being in the city, there are a lot of food options available to you. The dining halls in the dorms have a lot of options as well. I have eaten there multiple times and am satisfied with the selection and quality of the food.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. I commuted, which a majority of GSU's student body does. I have visited the dorms and there are a variety of different set ups; apartment style, lofts, traditional dorm-style. GSU has one of the largest dorm buildings in the country which is really nice called the Commons. The other dorms are Patton Hall(only for freshmen), Piedmont North, Greek Housing(which are town house style), and the Lofts.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never attended another university so I cannot compare GSU in that regard, however, I find the classes to be appropriately challenging. The higher level courses take more time outside of class (studying and reading) than the lower level courses. Professors have office hours and there are tutoring centers if you are struggling. This is college, and not high school so be prepared to spend more time on your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the opportunities! GSU has a lot of diversity in the courses offered, clubs and activities available, and students attending the university. Go out of your comfort zone and try classes, clubs, activities you normally you wouldn't do. You will get the most out your experience at GSU by being involved.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia State because it is a diverse, leading research institution set in an urban setting with so many opportunities academically and professionally. The resources for doing research are available as well as the opportunities for landing a great internship, potentially with a fortune 500 company! Finally, there is always something going on at GSU whether it is on campus or in the city, Atlanta is your backyard!

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. There are security call boxes, and cops always on patrol. Since you're in the city just be smart and avoid wandering down sketch areas by yourself.

    Greek Life

    There are a bunch of different Greeks. You will typically know one when you see one by the way they're dressed.

    Clubs and Activities

    I feel like there aren't that many clubs. I always seem to hear about events at the last minute but there are a good amount of fun activities and events; just keep an open eye and ask around.

    Great for these types of students

    Unique students who are open to diversity and a not so traditional college environment. Make sure the city is right for you. No one likes the kids who decide to go to school in the city and end up complaining about how city like the city is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never walk down Auburn Avenue on a Thursday or Friday night alone.

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of the programs available to you and definetly seek advisement. Research the department you want to study in and make sure it is a good fit for you.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a lot to do. To get in on frat and sorority parties join a Greek or just befriend somebody on the inside. Some students travel to UGA and Southern for fun. There are a lot of kickbacks held in the Common housing. Most students go to clubs for fun. If you're not into the partying scene then just take advantage of the different museums and businesses in the area.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants around and near campus which can cause a major hole in you wallet especially since the dinning hall food isn't anything special. There are some times when the food is really good but there are times when it is bland and boring. There are two dining halls. Piedmont dining can get a bit predictable. Patton Dining Hall is good during breakfast but it closes on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    I live on Piedmont North and it is pretty fun. I made some amazing friends but I also encountered some major assholes. One of my roommates was a psycho but I learned how to cope.There are some pretty strict RA's so don't expect crazy college parties in the dorm. The walls are pretty thin so it can be a bit annoying hearing your neighbor play video games and screaming with their friends. For the most part though living on campus allows you to meet some amazing people. Piedmont North had a 200 person snow ball fight during the snowpocalypse and it was amazing and intense. Patton Hall and Piedmont Hall require a meal plan. The Commons includes a kitchen but it is very expensive with most options being over 4 grand a semester. The lofts is pretty hard to get into as it is reserved for families and student athletes.

    Academic Rigor

    Attendance depends on the professor.The classes can be very challenging at times but there are programs designed to help you succeed, you just have to take advantage of them. If you went through high school without studying much and never learned how to study properly then you will have a difficult time academically. If you study and keep up with the material as well as attend class then you most likely will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the advisers! You will most likely need them! There are a lot of different free helpful services such as paper editors, math tutors, and resume builder that you should definitely utilize. Living on Campus allows you to feel more connected and makes it easier to make friends. Owning a car on campus can be aggravating but useful as well, be warned that parking is expensive. As for the experience, I thoroughly enjoyed my first year of college but I was aware that I WAS NOT going to a traditional school. If you like uniformity, a closed campus and huge frat parties then GSU is probably not for you.

    In three sentences

    It's an extremely diverse school with a very unique vibe. Living on campus can be quite expensive but there is always something to do and explore. The Piedmont dining hall can be pretty repetitive.

  • 03/07/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Go look at the menus. One word: Yum!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early. What I mean by that is, beat the crowd. If you are a Regular decision student, don't wait for the deadline to submit everything. No matter your GPA or SAT score, you will be denied if they have already accepted as much students as they can house.

    In three sentences

    I'm very excited to attend GA state this Fall. It's a research school, which makes it more appealing.

  • 03/05/2014

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Campus is great for people who want to go to college thats in an urban setting.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus. From frat life to many clubs at GSU. The campus is always having events such as GSU day at the aquarium, zoo, Six Flags, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are different cafes in different building and you also have a lot of places to eat being that the campus is downtown. The food can get kind of pricey though.

    Dorm Life

    Have not checked out the dorm life yet but I know a couple of them was just recently built and there are more in the making.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken so far from dual enrollment are not that bad. However it does depend on the professor you have.

    In three sentences

    I like the fact that the campus sits right in the heart of Atlanta. You get the experiences of many places in downtown Atlanta. Plus its very convenient because of the universal train station that goes to every train station in Atlanta.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere; on bikes and segways. They patrol all areas of GSU and if any crimes are committed they are quick to act. Be smart and don't be by yourself at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of organizations that fill all your interests!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone wanting to broaden their horizons and meet new people everyday.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Courtyard outside of the library has a dj playing music every Tuesday and Thursday encouraging people to dance and get a mental break from school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is definitely worth the money! Countless opportunities to find jobs, internships, great friends, and good food.

    What to do for fun

    There's always events happening throughout the day. Some are just for entertainment and fun but there are also workshops offered to those who need help studying or learning to deal with stress. There is always a dj on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the courtyard encouraging frats and soros to step and compete. There are also planned events like GSU day at the zoo and GSU night at the aquarium. There are also events at the Fox Theater and other parts of Atlanta, but go to anything that's free because your fees pay for it!

    Food and Dining

    There is food EVERYWHERE! Sooo many choices are given throughout the school and in Atlanta. Some places even offer discounts. Dining areas are always clean and there's a wide variety of choices from burgers to sushi to deli sandwiches.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do your work inside and outside of class, you will get an A. All teachers are thorough in explaining every concept and love questions. For most classes you'll have to read chapters outside of class to grasp what's going on in class but the work isn't ridiculously hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with your advisor the first week of school and make sure you have all the right classes for your selected major. If your not sure what you want to do career wise or are uncertain about a major, go to career services and meet with a career advisor that can help you find a variety of careers that interests you and may not have known it.

    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely worth the money ! There are countless oppurtunities for students to make themselves successful while having a memorable college experience. Safe and welcoming environment, and numerous events in the city to attend.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food choices are amazing and ever changing.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I have seen the growth of the residence programs around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes are challenging, preparing you for your specific career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for independence! You will have to navigate on your own in order to take advantage of resources offered.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a large campus in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The school is large and full of resources for students of all interests to take advantage of.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, RA programs, tons of sports ( Division, Club and Intramural), GREEK life, School organized parties!! (like homecoming every month!)

    Food and Dining

    Food is mostly really good and dining halls have themed days where the food is exciting, but one of the halls is closed on weekends and the other is only open from 11-7

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are nice size and bathroom sharing is a max of 3 people!

    Academic Rigor

    Some Classes can be hard but not if you use all the resources available!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend and Complete everything early (forms, loans, class work, applications) first come first serve is a big thing. Be open to new people and things.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a college of diversity. There so many different experiences to take part in and events to attend. Easily one of the easiest places to find new friends and connections.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who love the city!

    Food and Dining

    I love eating the food. Definitely top notch!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at GSU is fun. I honestly miss living in the dorms with all my friends time to time. The commons you live with 3 other people, but you have your own room! There is a freshman building with traditional dorm style rooms, and Piedmont North, which is a renovated hotel!

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia State is like any of college. Show up to class, pay attention in class, do your homework and study. All things you should already know how to do from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia State is in the city! You're getting a whole different college experience than most. But I wouldn't trade city life for anything!

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is cinefest for movies. Down the street from campus is a mall for shopping. You can never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food. There is international days which is when we can sample the different culture's traditional food. The dining hall staff are amazing at what they do.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is nothing special. Living in the city for the first time, I like the environment. You can see the buildings from your windows. It's beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, but the professors try their best to make it easier. The grading scale may be a little harsh with a plus/minus system. There are many supplement classes to go to if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get behind in your classes. Your attendance means everything here. Keep up with your advisor to be on track.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State has a big city campus that I love. There are over 32,000 students here and all of them are friendly. The professors really know what they are doing.

  • 01/02/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Being in Atlanta provides many options. There is always a club or party to go to, collegiate or professional sporting event to attend, or a music artist on tour. Recreation at Georgia State includes intramurals, fitness, and other sports clubs.

  • 12/30/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat at around downtown. Who needs a meal plan?

    Dorm Life

    I love the Commons, I plan on staying there if I am accepted.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard from a lot of students that the classes are challenging, however, I think that professors are very helpful and that if you work hard enough, you'll really succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should do a lot of research and construct a plan for being accepted.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State seems like its going to be a wonderful experience for me. I enjoy talking to the students who attend GSU and I love hearing their stories. I am going to love Georgia State!

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People that live in an urban community.

    What to do for fun

    I go swimming or participate in on campus events.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a very diverse school. Students are given so many resources here. This school always have new events for students to participate in.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere on campus because the building are so scattered.

    What to do for fun

    GSU is right downtown in Atlanta so there is plenty to do! There will always be something to do in Atlanta whether it be a game or concert at the Georgia dome, park events at centennial, social gatherings on campus or events at local bars and clubs, there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Has a chick-fil-a and other good dining on campus but if your preference is off campus dining there are local restaurants not far from campus (within walking distance). Food is priced well and openness of campus allows you to walk your food to the park and eat.

    Dorm Life

    I honestly wouldn't know because I live off campus but I hear the location of the dorms are great. I honestly would recommend off campus if you can afford it. westmar student lofts is a good one. Westmar is in a convenient location from GSU, offers shuttles to save on gas and also shuttles to walmart and Atlantic station, and is gated with 24-hour guard services and free parking. Look around for deals because some are cheaper than on campus living in the long run, especially if you have a partner to split rent with!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as your putting in the effort, you will succeed. But when in doubt, www.ratemyprofessor.com is always a good guide!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's best to find a roommate to live with if your looking for something off campus because rent can get pretty expensive. Also try to find something close to campus in order to save on gas and to avoid the heavy traffic. Also, every campus has a downside and for GSU it's the openness of it which allows you to also share sidewalks with the homeless, however there are PLENTY of cops and security in between the routes.

    In three sentences

    Georgia state university is a great school for those looking for a large school with diverse individuals. The campus is located downtown in Atlanta so you are able to intermix with everyday people. There are many local shops and eatery places nearby for a quick retreat in between classes and there is always something happening on campus so you will never be bored. If you are looking for something different and exciting, then GSU is for you.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is in downtown so be aware of your surroundings especially at night. But not to worry you should be fine if you use common sense walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    Not big on Greek life but it is there if you want to join. But if that's what you're really looking for, you should probably look at another school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to do but you have to go out and look for these activities.

    Great for these types of students

    I think it's great for students not looking for the traditional college experience and want to be in the city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well some people rub pounce's nose for good luck,so there's that.

    Bang for the buck

    Here on hope and pell and that covers most of my tuition. So it's not too much out of my pocket to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Really up to you and your personal preferences. But normally there will be events going on around Atlanta that you can do.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is alright nothing horrible nor amazing.There's a lot of restaurants to choose from in the Atlanta area but not many that are in walking distance. If you're looking for restaurants on campus broad street is a good bet. There are also small dining places to choose from in campus like chickfila and Einstein bagels.

    Dorm Life

    Physically decent dorms for the most part but they are on the pricier side.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall pretty easy but nothing that's too hard to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work. Attend class as much as you can. Buy textbooks once you start because not all teachers require you to buy textbooks.

    In three sentences

    Great school that's close to a lot of things. Lots of different people from different backgrounds to meet. Don't forget it's in the city, which is one of the few reasons that make this school great.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    -Athletic Events -Concerts

    Food and Dining

    Good local food spots!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new and exciting things Explore campus and the surrounding area

    In three sentences

    I love the campus atmosphere. It has a really diverse student body and offers a ton of opportunities!

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, exercise room,and several libraries.

    Food and Dining

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Great studying groups, meditation therapy, and makes learning interesting.

    In three sentences

    They have great teachers to support you. They help meet the requirements of what your studying. They have a great meditation room to help ease the tension.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything in the city

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    There is a lot to see because it is in the city. There are many programs for people to get involved in. It is overall as great school with many opportunities and events to be a part of.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Energetic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition is to rub our mascot Pounce's nose for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Great way to start off your college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Explore Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    Wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    Noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging and eye-opening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure not to get hit by a car and DO NOT give homeless people money or food. They will follow you. There are safe ways to help them through volunteer opportunities.

    In three sentences

    It's very lively and loud. Lots of cement and homeless people. It's exciting...definitely an experience.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are parties and shopping places such as Underground.

    Food and Dining

    At first the food was good, but as the weeks went by the food wasn't as good, but it's not bad. I wish they had healthier food options.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great since the dorms are not too far from classes but the elevators do malfunction quite often which has caused problems for me while going to class because I live on the highest floor in my building and sometimes I would have to take the stairs which caused me to be late sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty challenging but I wish they had a better computer science program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your professors know you by name and go to their office hours.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Surprisingly, despite the location of GSU, the overall safety of is pretty up to par (7/10). The campus officers will willingly escort students and faculty to their vehicles if needed and when something does happen the student body is quickly notified of updates.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone. There are about 30K students, each with interests and hobbies. There are a lot of friendly people ready to welcome a fellow Panther with open arms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courtyard is where everyone meets up.

    Bang for the buck

    Credit hours are really expensive out of state, but the education received is completely worth it. A semester for 16 credit hours will cost one about 5000 (instate), but with help of hope costs can be greatly minimized.

    What to do for fun

    The Recreation center is beautiful. It has a game room equipped with ping pong tables, air hockey tables,and so much more. There are rooms for those who want to practice tennis, an indoor track, and a lounge area. There is also a gym and a pool, and a lot more I haven't explored. In the courtyard, adjacent to library North, is where many students hangout and catch up with one another. The libraries are huge; Library South has a whopping seven floors, while library north has 5. There are also many parks, like Woodruff and Hurt for relaxing. If all neither of those things do it for you, remember your'e downtown, in Atlanta there's always something fun going on.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive downtown. There are restaurants located on every corner, waiting to take every last penny in your pocket. Spending ten bucks a day on lunch is no joke. Commuters bring lunch, but if you're on campus a lot a meal plan, would not be a terrible idea. I'd never thought I'd be the one to say it, but the cafeteria/Panther Diner's food is pretty awesome!

    Dorm Life

    I wish I made the choice to stay on campus! The dorms (especially the lofts) are beautiful, quite pricey, nevertheless, beautiful! Even being situated downtown, I give the safeness an overall 8/10. Picking roommates sees relatively easy, and there is an option to switch rooms/ dorms if you encounter a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt like I was actually learning what my professors were lecturing and it was enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Commuters, Marta is you friend, get to know it, love it, embrace it! Flexible schedules = a lot of free time, don't waste it all with friends or down at the Rec, study! My professors so far have been awesome, but they do not just pass you because they are awesome, work for it. Having a campus in the middle of downtown has its perks, but it is always important to be contentious of your surroundings and who you choose to engage with! And freshmen do your summer reading (I am not joking there is seriously summer reading) and lastly get to know your advisers!

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia State! It offers flexible schedules, convenient transportation (MARTA and a plethora of parking decks), amazing professors, and a diverse and active student body! BLEED BLUE!

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus does the best it can to monitor such a large population of people. You have to have your access card and/or student ID to get into the housing facilities, school events, and the games (to get in free). There are call boxes all over the campus to contact the school police. Also, the police can escort you at your request if you feel scared to walk home or something. They patrol the campus often and the Atlanta police are available as well.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for students who want to get out there and aren't afraid of the world. If you are really shy you can still have fun, but people who are go-getters will flourish in this environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you go to INCEPT, there is a tradition that you should rub Pounce's nose for good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    I think that the tuition and housing are definitely overpriced. You get a lot of discounts and other free stuff, but it is because you already paid for it in the tuition! The good thing is that you don't have to pay every time you wash clothes or go to the gym because it's already covered. But, I guess it kind of worth while.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of parties! Also the school host a lot of events that are pretty cool. You can take the MARTA to the Atlantic Station or other places. If you know someone with a car you can go to Lennox. The school has things such as Blue at the Zoo, where GSU grants students access to the Atlanta Zoo for the whole day for like 10 bucks. If you get involved in clubs and other things, I'm sure there is even more!

    Food and Dining

    If you live in the Commons you normally have to buy groceries. However, in Patton and Piedmont you have to have a meal plan. I heard that the dining facilities are not that bad and some days they have really good food. Because GSU is in the city, there are commercial food places around the campus (Chic-fil-a, Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut, and other places).

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Commons. I know people who live in Piedmont and Patton who say it is not that bad but I also know some people who have had some bad experiences. In the Commons everyone has their own bedroom, in Piedmont or Patton it depends on what you pay for but most people share a room. The Lofts are similar to the Commons and Greek Housing is only for people in fraternities or sororities.

    Academic Rigor

    They place Freshmen in something called a FLC. They are Freshmen Learning Communities which means you take the same classes with the other people who are in your FLC. Also there is a GSU 1010 course which almost all freshmen have to take, it can be difficult depending in your teacher but it is not that bad. The other classes difficultly level depends on the course and your instructor.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT get caught up in the parties! There are parties literally every week and while is definitely fun to go out you have to prioritize. Also, do not procrastinate! It becomes very easy to put off something until the last minute. You're probably going to be taking at least 4 classes a semester so you have to find a balance. Also, keep a calender or dry erase board on your wall so you can keep track of upcoming due dates!

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy Georgia State University. The tuition is kind of expensive but it as a student you get a lot of stuff for free or discounted. It is in the heart of Atlanta so there is TONS of stuff to do!

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining is good but options are limited and dining halls close early on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Many international students as well as students from all across Georgia.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your work and Everything will turn out fine. Professors give ample time for office hours and can help you with any situation you may come across.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are staying on campus SOCIALIZE. Half the experience is meeting people who are different from what you have come to know. Don't pass up an opportunity to try something new, even if it is out of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a fun cultural college in Downtown Atlanta. This university recently became an NCAA school. This University works hard to accommodate students.

  • 12/17/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Eat with my friends and go to the recreation center where they have a game room, rock climbing, and a gym.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of restaurants around campus that cater to different cultures. Near campus the food isn't as great as farther off near the classes around aderhold ( a building that contains classrooms for georgia state farther off campus).

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not hard but the teachers grade harshly depending on who the teacher is of course. Most teachers have calendars in which they follow with each standard or chapter they wish to teach through out the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look at the reviews online for each teacher for your classes in order for you to be prepared for their teaching methods. Not all the teachers fit every student so you must make sure you get others opinion. Make friends who are on the same track of success you are so you won't fall into the practice of having too much fun and not enough studying.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a large school where there is plenty of room to study and concentrate on your school work but also a couple of places to unwind It offers study rooms in which you and a group of your classmates can study together or do projects together. The classrooms are large but they do not prevent you from learning.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent. There are blue call boxes all around the campus if a student has an emergency. The campus police response time is just over two minuets, and there is an escort service number students can call if they need to be escorted back to their dorms or driven back to their dorm rooms in a golf cart.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do - sports, clubs, newspaper, student tv... the list literally goes on and on! Academics is the number one priority, but don't forget to participate in some fun, stress-relieving extracurricular activities; that's what the entire college experience is about.

    Food and Dining

    I don't have a dining plan but I have heard mixed reviews about the food provided. Once you go into the dining hall, it's almost in a buffet style, but it's really costly and I found that buying my own groceries for my dorm room at The Lofts was going to be cheaper in the long run.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The RAs are always available for students to go to if they have any concerns or complaints, and Georgia State really tries to make a great effort to keep their students secure and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all universities, there will be professors that are hard, but know exactly what they are doing, and there will be easy professors that don't know how to teach well - it is all about pre-planning and making sure that you sign up for the best classes on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a transfer student, the transition can be a little unsettling, but after a couple of weeks you will feel right at home. Prospective students should always make it a point to meet with their professors directly after class, as well as during their offic hours - it helps them get to know you on an individual basis and they like students that take the initiative to be engaged with their academics.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a really interesting and exciting university to attend. There is always something going on around campus, as well as within the dorm halls i.e. Piedmont / the Lofts. If you want to experience the full college experience in an urban setting Georgia State University is your match!

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I live at Piedmont North and I don't have a lot of complaints. The dorms are in walking distance from all the class buildings but shuttles will stop in front the dorms to take you.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not an ivy league school, but the work is hard. It also depends on your professor. Some try to help you improve your grades and others not so much.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school provides phone boxes all across the open campus to ensure the protection of each individual. The student in need of an additional officer or police will be able to be personally escorted. The dorms and buildings are heavily monitored at all times to make sure the students are safe and protected.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many active clubs that are located in the Student Center of the university. This ranges from religious to academic and each are friendly and welcoming to all. The clubs offered hold many events and the clubs all come together for specific projects and activities.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the heart of Atlanta, there are seldom chances for the student to become bored. The school is equipped with a gym, which is free for the student. This includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, a track field, rock climbing and many more. The school also provides a free theater, which alternates the movies weekly and shows many new movies. There are many parks nearby as well, such as Woodruff park and Centennial, which are open for outdoor recreational use. The CNN building is within walking distance as well so students can experience the livelihood the area has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    As Georgia State University is in the heart of Atlanta, there are many food opportunities in campus as well as off campus. The rich diversity opens to many food options available for all students' needs as well as many franchises open within the school's buildings as well. This includes breakfast and dinner options as well in order to provide the most for the student.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm experience is safe and affordable for the average college student. It is safely monitored on the outside as well as on every floor to ensure the students' safety. The students are friendly and communities are welcoming to the student body.

    Academic Rigor

    The school differs in programming. Having come from a nursing experience, the school offers a competitive and efficient nursing program. Students should not take their courses and work lightly yet the work is still manageable depending on the individual. If the student needs additional help in a specific class, additional help and workshops are available and free of charge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take advantage of the academic services and free tutoring the school provides. The school also offers seminars for ariving students to understand college life as well as navigating through the open campus. Freshmen Learning Communities are designed and set up for incoming students to transition into college smoothly without affecting their GPA's so students should take advantage of the many free services the university has to offer.

    In three sentences

    It is a culturally diverse and excellent school to attend. I enjoy the rich atmosphere as well as the services they provide for the students. The community is friendly and open, while still maintains a safety environment for the students.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a gym along with the rest of downtown Atlanta to explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food is meh.

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm, slightly run down.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers usually like their job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Treat school like its a job.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State has a good learning environment. It has a lot of good places to eat. Commute is terrible, so live close to campus.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is this great thing called a recreational center which is covered by some of your student fees. There are free weights, exercise machines, treadmills, stationary bikes which you can peddle to as you watch one of the 6 flat screen televisions they have displayed in front of you. You just put your earphones into a slot by your machine and you are off peddling and watching the news at the same time. There is also a game room for the pool, air hockey, ping pong, and wii lovers. There is an indoor track and baskestball court(below indoor track) for people who want to run or shoot some hoops. We also have a huge pool area for the ones who can swim and there are free classes for swimming and cardio exercise classes. Last but certaonly not least my favorite is the indoor wall climbing. It's exhilarating, dangerous, and scary but once you make it to the top you have gone very far.

    Food and Dining

    Having a meal plan is awesome, but the food is only awesome sometimes. But hey, its better than nothing.

    Academic Rigor

    More often than naught, you will write an essay and score lower than you initially thought yourself capable of scoring but fear not, just take time to adapt to the teacher's writing style and you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to talk in class. Be open to a new type of scenery because there are diverse amounts of people there. Do not be afraid to talk to teachers. They are there to help you especially because you are paying for it. Find a balance very quick in the semester and you will be able to balnce your business and pleasures.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a diverse school. The professors and/or instructors that I have had are helpful and friendly. I have made many individualistic friends at Georgia State.

  • 11/25/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Long distance learners

    What to do for fun

    I live in FL.

    Food and Dining

    I live in FL.

    Dorm Life

    I live in FL.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gather all the information you need before you start the application process.

    In three sentences

    I am an online students. The support has been great and registering has been simple. I have been very pleased so far.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to eat both on and off campus means you'll never go hungry. You can find most of your favorite eateries in Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus yet, but I have seen the housing facilities and they're pretty amazing. Hopefully I can live in one of them soon.

    Academic Rigor

    Thus far my classes haven't been too hard, but there is definitely a step up on academic difficulty from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is huge, so visit the college and get yourself familiar with the campus before your first day to avoid a confusing first day.

    In three sentences

    Full of all sorts of opportunities to learn, gain new experiences, and grow, Georgia State University is by far the most interesting and fun place that I've been to. The campus is very diverse in terms of students, staff, and activities. I can't wait to see what the next few years have in store for me at this incredible school!

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't walk the streets at night alone, and since we are in the middle of the city make sure to always walk with someone you trust.

    Greek Life

    Greeks are not all that here, but we are working on that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, spontaneous, open minded, leaders

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Parking Lot under Piedmont B has the best scenic views at night.

    Bang for the buck

    The area is under construction now, so we enjoy the area a little less than we did last year. With the new trolley system here in Atlanta it will be a sight to see how the area changes when it is up and rolling.

    What to do for fun

    There is always events happening in Atlanta, almost everything is in walking distance!

    Food and Dining

    Patton hall has a good selection, they make burgers and phillies to order and a host of other things. Piedmont Dining Hall has great made to order breakfast and pretty much all you can ask for for breakfast. The good thing about having two dining halls you can choose which one you want to go to, you can switch it up whenever you like.

    Dorm Life

    Campus Safety is about the only issue, there should be more security. The dorms are nice, Piedmont has no single rooms but it is a great experience. The Commons and the Lofts are the nicer dorms for upperclassmen and Patton Hall is a freshman hall that cater to the needs of freshman so that they are well equipped for classes and finals.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on how you learn, what professors you have and your memorization skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip #1: Be open minded to the different cultures that you will find at Georgia State University, remember college is where you develop from learning and growing this is a great opportunity to show someone else a thing or too as well. Tip #2: Always go to events, balls, and speaker's series when they are held. These events are always free for students and they feature very successful people in the world. No matter what your major is, come out and join in because it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Tip #3: Talk to your RA! The staff is great, the RA's are phenomenal and so are the housing coordinators, and they are always there when you need to talk!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is a great university to attend for majors such as journalism and business. Georgia State is very involved with the community, from coat drives, and volunteering at homeless shelters to doing work for causes such as Women's Rights, Civil Rights and causes that raise awareness. Georgia State University also has a lot of opportunities almost daily for you to get involved on campus, there are events hosted for certain interests and internship programs, study abroad fairs that give you the opportunities a student would need to make their college years very successful.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GSU police is always around campus. If you do not feel safe, call an escort! They will walk or drive you to your destination.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved, but from the outside looking in it seems like a lot of fun! There are so many different sororities and fraternities to join. Do not hold back!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities are available! My favorites are rock climbing at the free recreation center and going to Pre-Law meetings.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love city life will love Georgia State! It is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Plaza there are fraternities and sororities performing and free food and music for all.

    Bang for the buck

    Come open minded! Georgia State is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State students get into all athletic games for free, so sports fanatics like myself have a blast! They also have free events for those with other interests.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. I have a meal plan and it is unlimited from 7am-9pm on weekdays.

    Dorm Life

    5 stars! I love my apartment styled suite and you can choose your roommate if you act early enough.

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars! It is challenging but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself study hard! It is fun but it will not be easy if you do not focus on your goals.

    In three sentences

    It provides students with many internships because of its advantage of being located in the city. The professors really invest in your education! It is so beautiful and prepares you for the real world outside of school.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The sorority and fraternity life here live up to the expectation of what a real sorority and a fraternity should look and be like. I recommend students to at least go through the recruitment process because it is a great experience to consider being in a sorority.

    What to do for fun

    The university is so live. There is always something to do. We hold events almost every week. The football games are located at the Georgia Dome and it is always fun when you attend.

    Food and Dining

    Whatever you are craving, it is already here! If you never tried greek, vietnamese or even chinese food it is located right behind one of the university buildings. The food here is delicious and at a fair price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at GSU range from just a room to a big four room dorm. You get to choose if you want to be alone or be with other students who are similar to you. It is also a great walking distance from the university.

    Academic Rigor

    There is no such thing as perfect, but the academic here is close to it. The academic at GSU isn't hard nor is it easy, but it is possible to pass all of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best part about GSU is being located at the heart of Georgia because there are many opportunities for everyone. There are opportunities from jobs, internships and many more. Any student will have a great time and to also experience so much here.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is one of the most diverse schools in Georgia. The students and professors are helpful and friendly. GSU is a great university for anyone in state and out of state.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one of the main priorities at Georgia State University.The on campus police take safety very seriously and they are on campus at all times. When ever you feel that you are in an unsafe environment you can call the on campus police hotline and they will come to your exact location immediately. In majority of the buildings at Georgia Sate they have cameras in the buildings monitoring the students and faculty at all times to ensure there safety! As well as the on campus police they have the escort that you can call at any time and they will pick you up from anywhere on campus and take you to your destination. You should always make sure your never by yourself late at night because it could be dangerous considering that we are in downtown Atlanta, but safety precautions are enforced and you wont have to worry about being safe on campus! Safety always comes first!

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia Sate University has over 300+ clubs and organizations ranging from Bible groups to Leaders of the world groups. If you have always wanted to be in a club but couldn't find anything that interest you it will not be a problem once you attend Georgia Sate. All the variety of clubs consist of everything you can think of and each organization is friendly and open to new members! If you take out your time to actually check out the organizations everyone could find at least 5 of them that interest them.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia State is a very diverse campus seeing that we are located in downtown Atlanta therefore it is good for all students. Everyone on camps is extremely friendly and social. People who are interested in coming out of their shell would fit right in at Georgia Sate because of all the social events that we offer and well as the friendly students and faculty members! Any one who is willing to make a change in society will fit in as well due to the several clubs and organizations Georgia Sate has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best place on campus is over by the �?�¢�?�?�?�?Aderhold�?�¢�?�?�?�? building. This is where all of the restaurants are located! As college students we all like to eat so grabbing a bite to eat other than the dining hall and taking a simple walk with a friend is very entertaining over here. There are at least over 20 restaurants and each has their own type of food! It is interesting over here as well because you can sit down and have a nice lunch date too while observing the sites of downtown. This is very close to underground a very poplar mall in Atlanta so you will get to see the sites that are there as well!

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of things to do around campus for fun! First off we are located downtown Atlanta so it never gets boring. On campus they host different events like having movie nights in the court yard or having parties and social gathering after the football games. There is always something to do on campus whether be that be just hang out with your friends or go for a walk downtown to see the sights. Much like all other colleges there are always parties on campus, but they are safe the police are always their watching! If you�?�¢�?�?�?�?re not a party person you could get involved with a club or activity and if that does not interest you every event that Georgia State has is automatically sent to our Georgia Sate email so you will never miss out on the fun! The football games are already placed in our tuition so go to the games they are already paid for any way! In the dorms they always have little events that your RA�?�¢�?�?�?�?s will inform you about. The best part of this school is you will never get bored simply because our location!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great in the dining hall! They have a variety of different courses that change daily so you will never have to worry about getting the same things. The best part about our dining hall is they have different days for different events such as �?�¢�?�?�?�?International day�?�¢�?�?�?�? which is where they may serve different food than American food, not only does this only last a day it can be in there for several different occasions. It is open week days from about 9 am to 9 pm so you wouldn't have to worry about making it for dinner at 6 you can go at the time that suits you best! On the weekends though it is only open until about 7 pm which is a little inconvenient but you will adjust to it. If you are vegan or vegetarian you need not to worry to they have an amazing salad bar and different options for people who do not eat meat or fish. It is always kept very clean and all the workers are extremely friendly. The dining hall is a big plus because they have every food you could think of and more plus it saves a lot of money seeing as we are college students! When picking the dining hall you will never have to worry about getting a healthy decent meal between classes!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good at Georgia State. Obviously there are some places that are better than the others but all of them are suiting. Regardless to some places being more preferable than the others all the dorms are kept well up to date and clean. There are four on campuses dorms which are: The commons, Piedmont, Paton Hall, and the Lofts. Each of the dorms has positive experiences that can be gained from them. For example in Piedmont you have 2 roommates and you all share a room. You will learn to get along with others and be considerate of them as well. In the commons there are 4 roommates to a room, you each get your own individual room and you share a living room and a kitchen. This way you get your own personal space but you still can make new friends and be social with your roommates. Paton is where all the freshman stay so you will become familiar with your class and hopefully meet some people in your class so you can study together! The lofts are mainly for graduate students and older students. It is more of a mature environment as appose to being around all the under clansmen 24/7! Living on campus is a wonderful thing at Georgia State! If you ask around though I�?�¢�?�?�?�?m sure most people would recommend the commons, regardless of where you stay it will be a great experience!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Georgia State are pretty tough and challenging. It is nothing like a small institution they will push you to your limit and if you don�?�¢�?�?�?�?t study and prioritize you will fall behind. Although the course work can be rigorous they have a numerous amount of resources that can help you through this. They have the writing lab which is available to help you through any essay revisions or advisement you need. As well as the writing lab they have the math lab where students will help you through your course work and assure you the help that you need. The reason Georgia State academics may seem so difficult is because there job is to prepare us for the next level so whatever it takes to complete the task at hand will be completed here! It is not as if the academics are too much to handle as long as you as a student are studying and staying on task you will be able to have good grades and balance the rest of your life. The only reason that the rating for Georgia State rigor is four starts instead of 5 is because we have many opportunities to help our students as oppose to other colleges that do not. If you take full advantage of each of the opportunities you will still find the work challenging but it will be a lot easier with the available help at hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be nervous to try new things when switching over from high school to college. Make sure you ask questions and that you fully understand all the aspects about your college of choice. Once that college is chosen do research making sure that they have good programs for your selected major and possibly some clubs and activities you might be interested in. Meet with your professors and get to know them, don'Ã??t be shy to ask questions and explain to them when you don't fully understand something. Make sure you participate in as many events your school provides you with, but keep your academics first! Start practicing good study habits now because once youÃ??r'e in college there is not easy way to just Ã??breeze byÃ?? and not study; your options are you either study or fail! Don'Ã??t be afraid to take advantage of your resources, make sure you use the library, recreational center, and any other on campus resources they may have. Do not let the Ã??freshmanÃ?? hit you, just because youÃ??re in a new environment be sure to maintain a healthy life style. Be sure you are eating right, exercising, and getting proper rest. Do not look at school as a fashion show as some people did in high school, you are here to learn and you did not do all this hard work for nothing! The main thing is to have fun from the experience! You just have to realize balancing your time and staying on top of your work is the key to success.

    In three sentences

    A diverse and extraordinary upheld school that has excellent programs. Georgia Sate is fun filled with never a dull moment with numerous opportunities to meet new people. An advanced university preparing us students for the next steps in life.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You're fine (as long as you're aware) if you're within the chirping crosswalk lights. I still wouldn't advise being out after dark if you're alone. You should be aware of your surroundings, your belongings, and where the police call boxes are. Don't be afraid to use your phone to call the police escort number - they're really nice!

    Greek Life

    No clue. Seems to be a lot of frats and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for almost everyone, although country music is hard to find and you should just join Tech's swing dancing group.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter and non-traditional students seem to do well, as do those who want to go all the way to graduate at one school. I think more freshman seem to be arriving, too.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I'm getting a solid education for the money, although the student fees jumped ridiculously high after getting a football team.

    What to do for fun

    Umm... don't go out after dark. You can hang out in Woodruff Park and Hurt Park if homeless don't bother you. The Student Center is a good place for information on GSU-sponsored activities.

    Food and Dining

    Forget the meal plan unless you plan on eating three square a day - PantherCash is the way to go! The food is good, the variety is good if you're willing to walk, and some restaurants actually take PantherCash.

    Dorm Life

    It's been 5 years since I lived on campus, but the suite-style dorms were pretty, well, sweet. I think it'd be cool to pick your roommates, but be aware that best friends may not be so after living together.

    Academic Rigor

    There's an incredible mix of class difficulty, so try and make friends with older students in your major who can give you teacher reviews.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not very handicap accessible. Really. Don't test out of too many classes - the teachers have high standards for higher level classes. There are a lot of fun activities - get involved! (But seriously, study.) I would suggest living on campus for at least one year.

    In three sentences

    Great range of majors and classes. Lots of non-traditional students. Crappy but developing football team and marching band.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia State has on campus police who not only patrol but offer services like escorting you to your car at night. You will often also see Atlanta Police cars passing by on the street. If one practices common sense safety as in do not walk alone at night or having expensive electronics out easy for snatching., then you will have no problems.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who naturally excel and for those who are good at socializing. The campus is relatively large and meeting new friends may be difficult for some.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia State has a panther statue and it is said to have good luck if you rub her nose.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have the HOPE Scholarship, you are practically set. You will have to pay a little extra for tuition and books but this university is a steal compared to others in state.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia State offers a lot of on campus activities for students to do. The Student Recreation Center has rock climbing, billiards, ping pong, foosball, basketball courts, gyms, workout equipment, pools, sauna, and free fitness class. There is also an on-campus theater called Cinefest. World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, and Centennial Park are all places that a student can walk to. If one has a car, you can explore many more places off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia State does offer on campus eats. The burgers at Panther Plaza are to die for they also have Chick-fil-a available. The Downtown Atlanta food however is the best. One of Georgia State's building, Aderhold, is surround by places to eat. There are Moe's, Subway, Jimmy John's, and Tin Drum. My favorite no doubt is Blossom Tree which is a great Korean eatery near there. Downtown Atlanta's Peachtree Street is also within walking distance from Aderhold. Along the street there is Hooters, Hard Rock Cafe, and the Peachtree Center food court which has a lot more food eats. You will definitely never stay hungry here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too difficult for most students. Professors are often very good at what they do, but students should always rely on themselves to truly stay ahead in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia States campus is literally in Downtown Atlanta. It may take time to get used to navigating, but Georgia State has signs on everything guiding students to where you need to go. Also every student you meet is extremely helpful in pointing you to the right direction If you are commuting, you should investing a parking pass or a MARTA pass to save money. Pack lunch if you don't have a meal plan. You will be extremely tempted to eat all of the delicious food that Downtown Atlanta has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is an exciting campus set in Downtown Atlanta. It has diverse student and faculty. It is a great school to go to for any in-state or out of state students.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because we are in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GSU takes safety very seriously, and they take every precaution to ensure the safety of all students, 24/7/365. They're all really nice and willing to help too, which is always a plus.

    Clubs and Activities

    GSU has over 350 Student Organizations, so their is always at least one thing for someone to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    GSU is great for students who want to expound on their leaderships skills while pursuing their education. There are opportunities for students to become leaders within the student body, and throughout the greater Atlanta community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At GSU's Unity Plaza is a 750 lb Bronze Statue of our mascot Pounce. It was donated to us by the Alumni Association in 2001, and dedicated to the university in 2005. It a huge tradition for students to rub pounces nose, not only for good luck on a test or exam coming up, but also for good luck throughout the general day. It is something that we like to encourage new and perspective students to do to wish good luck throughout their first semester.

    Bang for the buck

    You utilize every penny that you pay for at GSU if you take the time to become involved and make use of the many resources and activities that the university has to offer. For instance, all of our football games (that are all held at the Georgia Dome) are free for students throughout the semester because you pay for it through your student activity fees. All you have to do is show your Panther ID and we have access to the game, the dome, and anything that the Dome has to offer at that time.

    What to do for fun

    What can't we do for fun? The institution is in the middle of downtown Atlanta! Aside the common attractions, like Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, and the Georgia Aquarium, organizations are always putting on programs and celebrations to bring the student body together. For example, we have Panther Prowls, which are monthly themed parties held in our Student Center. It's a great way to meet new people, network, and have fun all at the same time!

    Food and Dining

    Because we are located in the heart of Atlanta and have over 32,000 students, we need a lot of eating options. The dining halls serve food that's pretty alright, but it's the restaurants around the city that make eating so fun! On Broad St., there are a plethora of places to choose from. What's even better is that Broad St. is commonly used as a set for popular TV series and movies like The Vampire Diaries and Anchorman 2. It's common for students to spot a celebrity and possible take a picture with them.

    Dorm Life

    The University Commons, an award winning residence area, is one of the coolest places to be on campus. The other residence ares, like our Lofts and Patton Hall, are just as welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at GSU are some of the nicest educators I have ever come in contact with. With all the classes that I have had, my professor has always had a passion for what they do, and try their best to express their passion to inspire us to do better. It is truly something to want to be a part of. It makes the rigourous work load seem worth the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Attend Incept: New Student Orientation. It is a great way to meet friends and become familiar with the campus, and gain knowledge on the many resources offered by the University. - Come with an open mind. You never know what opportunity may present itself to you. - Learn to balance your time. The attractions of the city can sometimes deter you from your main purpose. Don't lose track!

    In three sentences

    Georgia State University is one of the most diverse and opportunistic universities in the country. Because it is located in the heart of Atlanta, you will have no boundaries when it comes to accomplishing your goals, and having fun along the way. The environment and aura of the campus is a great way to foster leadership skills and make an impact on the greater Atlanta community while pursuing your dreams.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is the best anytime of the night you'll see at least six security driving around campus. If you're coming from the library, party, or anywhere and it's late, they have these police boxes where you can press a button and a security guard will escort you to your destination.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 pm there is this place called Plaza where it seems like the entire school meets up and enjoys music, fraternities and sororities, learn about different clubs, and sometimes taste new food. Plaza is just a another fun and chill way to meet new people. PS: Don't skip class to go to plaza, you'll regret it!

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of times in the downtown Atlanta area they have free events. Or events that are really cheap to attend. You'll definitely get the feel of the city life without spending a ton of money.

    What to do for fun

    The real question is What is there not to do for fun? They're is absolutely something every single day! Either it's a step show, or a mini cookout, plaza (mini party/gathering between classes), dorm room social, Georgia State is really good at hosting events to unify its student body, and they're always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Eh, the dining hall is OK. They're going to trick you into thinking the food is always good. The first 2-3 weeks the dining hall is going to be the BEST. They're going to have so many options you won't be able to choose. However, after those 2-3 weeks that's when you see the dining hall isn't all that. Even though in my opinion the food quality decreases, the dining hall is still a great place to network, make friends, or even have your first lunch date.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus was the absolute best! You get the chance to meet so many new people because you're always passing them in the hallway. Living in the dorms is a great way to network; you already have something in common -- living in the dorm. However living in the dorms can be a little bit distracting, make sure you get your work done! You or your parents didn't pay for college just so you could party and slack off.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are fun and challenging at the same time. You're going to have your terribly hard classes and then of course your easy ones, but in the end you always come out smarter then what you did when you first went in. Most classes teach you academic knowledge and life knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take it from me, it's easy to get distracted with all the activity going on around you, so I suggest you \really learn how to plan. Plan the times you're going to do homework, the times you're going to have fun, and the time you're going to sleep (trust! it's easy to forget about sleep).

    In three sentences

    Honestly Georgia State is a fun school to go to. There's always something to do whether it be on campus or not. There's no such this as not fitting in, it's too diverse in social groups.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    Exploring the city of Atlanta. Cinefest. Touch the Earth trips.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive meal plans. Not a lot of healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher, but I have found that with diligence, class doesn't have to be that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, get motivated, and explore majors that interest you. Take different classes and see what piques your interest.

    In three sentences

    Georgia State is a wonderful college, with lots of diversity and a wide variety of classes. The campus is located downtown which is a perfect opportunity to explore the city of Atlanta. Lots of learning experiences to be had.

  • 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

    Live on Campus!!! The dorms are brand new and clean! Compared to the rent of off campus living dorm life is the way to go. Find the hole in the wall dining. You wouldnâ??t believe how good it actually is! Join an FLC! It makes your first semester less stressful and helps you navigate college life with ease.

    In three sentences

    Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is a fantastic place to enter the life of city living. Fantastic shopping, amazing hole in the wall dining, and wonderful views GSU is the place to be. Campus is spread out across Downtown but the numerous dining halls and shuttle service make it all worth it.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 08/23/2013

    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.

  • 08/21/2013

    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.

  • 08/19/2013

    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.

  • 08/16/2013

    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.

  • 08/16/2013

    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 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.

  • 08/08/2013

    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.

  • 08/07/2013

    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.

  • 08/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 07/25/2013

    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.

  • 07/24/2013

    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!

  • 07/23/2013

    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.

  • 07/22/2013

    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!

  • 07/20/2013

    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.

  • 07/16/2013

    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.

  • 07/15/2013

    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.

  • 07/13/2013

    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.

  • 07/12/2013

    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.

  • 07/10/2013

    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!

  • 07/05/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 06/16/2013

    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.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/27/2013

    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.

  • 05/22/2013

    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.

  • 05/21/2013

    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.

  • 05/18/2013

    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!

  • 05/18/2013

    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.

  • 05/17/2013

    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.

  • 05/14/2013

    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.

  • 05/13/2013

    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.

  • 05/11/2013

    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.

  • 05/11/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 04/09/2013

    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.

  • 04/05/2013

    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!!

  • 04/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 03/21/2013

    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.

  • 03/19/2013

    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.

  • 03/17/2013

    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.

  • 03/17/2013

    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.

  • 03/10/2013

    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.

  • 03/06/2013

    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.

  • 03/05/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 02/23/2013

    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.

  • 02/21/2013

    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.

  • 02/18/2013

    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.

  • 02/11/2013

    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.

  • 02/11/2013

    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.

  • 02/08/2013

    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.

  • 02/06/2013

    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.

  • 02/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 01/10/2013

    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.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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!

  • 01/09/2013

    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.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 01/06/2013

    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.

  • 01/02/2013

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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.

  • 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.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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

  • 12/26/2012

    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 .

  • 12/20/2012

    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.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 12/16/2012

    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.

  • 12/14/2012

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

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    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.

  • 12/14/2012

    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.

  • 12/08/2012

    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.

  • 12/07/2012

    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.

  • 12/06/2012

    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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 11/14/2012

    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.

  • 11/08/2012

    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.

  • 11/07/2012

    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

  • 11/06/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/13/2012

    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.

  • 10/08/2012

    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.

  • 10/08/2012

    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.

  • 10/04/2012

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 09/05/2012

    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.

  • 09/05/2012

    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.

  • 09/04/2012

    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.

  • 09/04/2012

    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!

  • 09/02/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/28/2012

    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.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 08/23/2012

    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.

  • 08/22/2012

    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

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 08/20/2012

    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

  • 08/17/2012

    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.

  • 08/15/2012

    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.

  • 08/13/2012

    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

  • 08/12/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 07/31/2012

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

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    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!

  • 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!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 07/26/2012

    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.

  • 07/25/2012

    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.

  • 07/25/2012

    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.

  • 07/24/2012

    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.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 07/21/2012

    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!

  • 07/21/2012

    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.

  • 07/19/2012

    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.

  • 07/18/2012

    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.

  • 07/17/2012

    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.

  • 07/17/2012

    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.

  • 07/15/2012

    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.

  • 07/14/2012

    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.

  • 07/13/2012

    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

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 07/10/2012

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 07/06/2012

    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.

  • 07/06/2012

    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 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.

  • 07/05/2012

    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.

  • 07/04/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/23/2012

    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

  • 06/21/2012

    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.

  • 06/20/2012

    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.

  • 06/20/2012

    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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    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.

  • 06/18/2012

    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.

  • 06/17/2012

    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.

  • 06/11/2012

    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.

  • 06/10/2012

    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 pl