Clayton State University
Morrow, GA, USA

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Clayton State University
3.56 Average Rating

Alexa from Stockbridge, GA

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at Clayton State are so wonderful. They connect with the students on a personal level which encourages you to want to learn even more. They make sure you get your times worth in class and it's rare you will leave confused
Am enjoying being here
Clayton State was not my first choice, but I do not regret attending the University. It is a very nice, warm, and inviting environment. Everyone is nice and it is always something to do on campus. I absolutely enjoy it here
Bang for the buck
Clayton State is extremely cheap. Aim for the Hope Scholarship as an extra assistance. But you are able to pay for the tuition with or without small scholarships.
Tips for prospective students
Time management!! The freedom of college is WONDERFUL! But it can get in the way. Nobody is there to tell you what to do and when to do it. You're completely grown by college. Just stay focus. Don't party too much! But enjoy your college life!
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Nneka from Lithonia, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
They are very different from the rest, not big on sports, so not that big on school spirit but they do try to get you involved.
The teachers care so they work you hard so that you understand all the material you would need to succeed in your given field.
They try to make sure every student is a successful leader and they also do a lot of community service projects and that is one of the best aspects of the school.
Tips for prospective students
Be ready many students say CSU is the Harvard of the south.
Academic Rigor
Some majors are easy, of course anything dealing with Health-care (Biology, Nursing, Health-care Management) are the hardest. They really do prepare you for the real world.
Dorm Life
Never stayed in the dorm (only for freshman), but I have heard that it is not the best. The student apartments are better.
Food and Dining
The dining hall is not all that great; but the Pizza Hut station is pretty good and the little coffee shops they have are the best and those places make up for the dining hall.
What to do for fun
The student activities center is the place to be (you can work out and take great fitness classes and most of the seminars that are good for you tend to be in that building), and every week an organization is putting on something so you will always have something to do.
Bang for the buck
In terms of education and helpfulness yes, you are getting what you paid for. The teachers are there to help, center for academic success, the career service (to help you find a job, even after graduation), campus life (in terms of leadership classes and volunteering opportunities); they are all good places to go to get help and have fun. Especially outdoor adventure that is also through campus life. Outdoor adventure is hiking, skiing, caving; I would honestly say that is the best part.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The school does not have any traditions, it is about 15 minutes south of Atlanta.
Great for these types of students
The school is for people who can balance themselves between academics, (because the teachers are very rigorous and they hold a lot of midnight study sessions because of it) and those fun times when they do spring carnivals, have those trips for outdoor adventure and things of that nature.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of clubs and organizations that do so many activities it is very hard to choose what you want to do in any given night on top of doing your studying and your homework. But there is every club for every major so at least join your major's club.
Greek Life
It is very rare to see Greek life (like stomping the yard or parties) on campus unless you are a part of that Greek life. However, they do have informative talks, and community service projects at least once a semester.
Campus Safety
They pass out parking tickets like chewing gum but they keep you safe.
:) There are telephone polls all around for emergencies and they help you out in terms of needing a jump to start your car or if you are locked out of your car. Also a very important thing if you do not want to walk back to your car, dorm or apartment by yourself, they offer escorts for safety.
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Chardae' from Fayetteville, GA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I feel like I do learn at lot attending Clayton State Unversity. Since it is still a relatively small school, there are more opportunities to get to know professors and recieve more one on one help when needed. Also, most professors are willing to help give you sound advice about achieveing your career goals.
Am enjoying being here
Clayton State wasn't my first choice school, but I difinitely don't feel bad about being here. The faculty and staff here are amazing, the campus is very beautiful and there is something on campus for everyone to get involved in.
Bang for the buck
While the fees make up most of the tuition bill, it is still cheap for the quality education you receive.
Tips for prospective students
Always stay in communication with the people in admissions and financial aid until you have been fully processed into Clayton State's system. Also, don't be afraid to talk to any of the faculty or staff that you see on campus.
Great for these types of students
Any.
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Jaidyn from Covington, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Clayton State is amazing. The campus is great for transitioning students and even better for academics. Everyone is friendly. There are so many events that go on around the campus, there's no way that you can't be involved! The professors are helping and the staff are always there for you.
Tips for prospective students
Don't come here if you're looking for a party school. This is a small comfortable campus where the main goal is to study and succeed. The classes are a quick 5 minute walk from everywhere so this place is just the best for transitioning students!
Academic Rigor
The academic expectations at Clayton State are pretty high. They offer us great Professors who are always willing to help. They offer many study sessions, tutoring daily and there are three study rooms just for students in the dorm building! They give us many opportunities to succeed.
Dorm Life
The dorms are great, better than most of the dorms that I have seen. The rooms here have 4 bedrooms in them, along with 2 bathrooms and a common area. They have quiet hours that are pretty respectable. They give you a chance to connect with your roommates before you even move in so you can form a great bond. The thermostats are in the rooms so you can manually manage them if you so choose. It's amazing!
Food and Dining
The food is great. It's one of the extra pushes that made me come here. The food is always fresh and it's all you can eat! They offer a great variety of things and it's always healthy, so that's a plus. The servers are also so sweet and kind.
What to do for fun
There are so many events that go on around campus. The student government group offers up many events! The fraternities and sororities always have an event happening to raise awareness for so many different things. All the groups on campus are big on campus involvement so they're always trying to get students to get out of the dorm and do fun, exciting things!
Great for these types of students
This campus is great for students who aren't big on going out to parties. It's great for those who are actually at college for the real reason, to get an education and graduate. It's a small campus so not much goes on. Most of the events that everyone goes to is off of campus. This is the perfect place to stay focused.
Campus Safety
The Public Safety Department is amazing. There are always campus police cars rolling around. It's almost impossible to not be around one. There are many locations around campus where there are emergency telephones to call campus police if you're worried. You can also call an escort to follow you back to the dorm if you're not feeling very safe.
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Amber from Morrow, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Clayton State University is an unique school. This school offers a varies of programs and resources to that can be tailored to fit your needs and wants. Clayton State might be a small campus but it impact of the world is huge.
Tips for prospective students
For future students make sure you have a laptop, money for printing, and a game plan. College is not like high school. In a typical college day you might be faced with three tests, one projects, and five homework assignments to complete in one day so work hard and efficient . You have only 24 hours in a day so make each hour count at the academic success center and the sac. Enjoy college life but also remember you are also there to further education.
Academic Rigor
Clayton State is a difficult school but do not let that detour you from applying here. Clayton State offers one on one tutoring sessions, access to make different resources to accommodate all learning types, and an environment for success that can be seen as soon as you enter the campus.
Dorm Life
Laker Hall helps you to adjust to college life without leaving the comfort of your own home. Yes, you have to go to class but when you go back to your room you can relax after a long day. Clayton Place is beautiful apartments with many fun perks. A pool and your own room with your bathroom to name a few.
Food and Dining
When you enter the dining hall you are greeted by nice employees and excellent chefs. The food is excellent and you are given many different choice from salads, to subs, and home cooked meals. If the dining hall not you cup of tea then there is a pizza hut, a sub connection, and cafes to help you fight your hunger.
What to do for fun
Done with your work and bored out of your mind. Go to a a campus party,or attend poetry night, or even fits the game room. Do not just sit in your room when there is so much to do on campus
Campus Safety
The campus is secured from danger by the campus own police as well as the morrow police. They patrol the campus all hours of the night and day.
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Ty-Quanna from Mcdonough, GA

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I have only experienced one of the open orientations that they offer, but from that and from what current students have told me about the school; it is a perfect match for a person like me. I wasn't a star in high school and needed a school that would give me a second chance to do and be better and Clayton State is that school.
Tips for prospective students
Research all of your options and don't decide something this important on word of mouth. You need to actually do the research because what is right for some, isn't right for all.
Academic Rigor
Depends on what type of worker you are. I've seen a few assignments given to current students and it is doable, but make sure you come ready to work.
Dorm Life
Dorms are very spacious and apartment style, although not for everybody.
Food and Dining
Don't buy the everyday or almost everyday plan because there are other dining options on and off campus.
What to do for fun
Parties, make friends and hang out. You are right outside Atlanta and if you want to stay near campus, there's an AMC theater and South Lake mall is on the same exit.
Bang for the buck
Really cheap considering you have smaller classes, many majors to choose from and the amount of extras that your money pays for that are included
Great for these types of students
People that didn't do all that well in high school and need a school that will help them develop.
Clubs and Activities
Basketball and Soccer are doing really well.
Campus Safety
Those are real police aon campus nd they do not play around, a word to the wise.
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Yahara from Covington, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
clayton state university has been a big influence in my life choices for my future. throughout my attendance here at clayton state univ. i have found and developed my purpose for my field in sociology. this university provides the equitable services needed for success towards graduating to their entire student community with the add component, a healthy atmosphere for working staff members, which formulates a successful aurora for projected graduating students.
Tips for prospective students
stay within your limitations. do not overkill yourself with frivolous distractions, friends, parties, etc. always communicate with your professor no matter what the case maybe.
Academic Rigor
pro-work atmosphere for a pro-working community
Dorm Life
never lived in a dorm but i understand it to be good for some and not so good for others.
Food and Dining
multiple dinning facilities on campus
What to do for fun
depending on your style their are a whole slue of activities to enjoy on and off campus.
Bang for the buck
all types of programs on campus to save students money and for just being a student of clayton discounted perks off campus as well.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
out in any of the various parking area's for students you may find me in my car studying or in a peaceful meditation.
Great for these types of students
working class students, young or seasoned, looking for a quality education in higher learning with a reasonable price tag.
Clubs and Activities
a great variety
Greek Life
strong both female and male organizations
Campus Safety
very few incidents
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D TAYLOR from Riverdale, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at CSU are always available when you need additional help with class topics and they continuously encourage students to push themselves to learn and participate more - whether it is in the classroom, on the campus or within the community. Overall, I can't and won't complain as to how much I am learning.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone, from staff to students, is very polite, courteous, upbeat, and helpful at CSU. The campus is well maintained and classes are easy to find.
Bang for the buck
The cost is very affordable & reasonable, with the high level of education that you receive.
Tips for prospective students
Apply to Clayton State University ... you will not regret it!
Great for these types of students
All students that want to learn and meet a diversed group of people.
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Breanna from Thomson, GA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The orientation session was very helpful and the orientation leaders were very nice and encouraging.
Will enjoy being here
Everyone seems to be very upbeat.
Bang for the buck
I can trully say that CSU was one of my cheaper choices and the resources are easily accessible and worth more than you can get on any other.
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