Georgia State University-Perimeter College
Atlanta, GA, USA

Reviews

Georgia State University-Perimeter College
2.73 Average Rating

Anastasia from Alpharetta, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
I am making all good grades and the classes are interesting.
Am enjoying being here
The teachers are very helpful and it's nice to stay to close to home. It's a good way to transition from high school to college.
Bang for the buck
The cost is the best part about perimeter. You can get all your core classes done at a fraction of the cost of other colleges and universities. Then once finished with your associates degree at Perimeter, the credits are easily transferred a larger school of your choice.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to save money and want to do well in school with out all the distractions of a large university, this is the place for you.
Great for these types of students
Do your work. Respect your teachers. Get involved in as many extra curricular activities as possible.
Sign in to rate & review

Deanna from Atlanta, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
If you pay attention and attend class regularly, you will learn.
Tips for prospective students
Join activities, get involved, make friends.
Great for these types of students
Students who don't wont to attend a four year but still want a semi college experience, an education and a degree.
Sign in to rate & review

Brooklynn from Lithia Springs, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Georgia Perimeter is a great school for all students especially if your transitioning from High School to College. Georgia Perimeter College offers a great atmosphere to test the waters before plunging into a university setting (often with higher tuition rates). For me Georgia Perimeter has built my confidence by having great teachers who interact with their students and provide one on one attention.
Tips for prospective students
A few tips I would enjoy giving to prospective students is if you don't know the answer to a question you have, ask someone. There is always guidance out there you just have to take charge and obtain it. Attending Georgia Perimeter College, I have gained mentors that will be there for a life time. Just remember to come ready to learn, also stay focused, don't be afraid to network, ask many questions, and build professional relationships with your advisors and professors.
Bang for the buck
The Bang for the Buck for me has to be the learning and tutoring center.
Campus Safety
Has great security
Sign in to rate & review

Samir from Lawrnecville, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
georgia perimeter college is a very good college. the teachers really care about there students and they make sure that you are on the right track. georgia perimeter college has a very friendly environment.
Tips for prospective students
one of the most important tips i would give to prospective student will be, not to be late for school, study really hard, and make sure you have agenda.
Academic Rigor
georgia perimeter college teachers supply you with everything you need to know to pass the class. most of the classes are hard but the teachers help you so they make it easier.
Dorm Life
georgia perimeter college do not have dorms.
Food and Dining
georgia perimeter college has chick-fa-la and blimpie there food is very good. they also have a lot of vending machines
What to do for fun
you can join clubs that are very fun and also go to the gym.
Bang for the buck
georgia perimeter college is a diverse school that is why this school is so unique you can learn all about different cultures
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
they host a international show every year where so many people gather around.
Great for these types of students
georgia perimeter college is a good college for student that are just graduating from high school.
Clubs and Activities
active minds, african culture student association,alpha beta gamma club ,american chemical society student,art club,badminton club, business club, chemistry club, chinese language club,communication club,health science club,rugby club, outdoor adventure club,play crafters ,dental hygiene club,
Campus Safety
georgia perimeter college is all about campus safety there is a officer at every corner of georgia perimeter college if you have any question they will be answered
Sign in to rate & review

Francisco from Austell, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Georgia Perimeter College is an affordable alternative to big-name universities that offers a great education nonetheless. It's conveniently located to many standbys and has easy access to the Metro system for commuters.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early. Do not postpone any documents missing, and don't be afraid to ask for advice considering any questions you might have.
Academic Rigor
Professorial are strict, and let the student know that right off the bat. The workload is heavy at times, but never to the point that the student wants to give up entirely. Encouragement is key.
Dorm Life
Do not have a dorm yet, but they appear reasonably priced and conveiniantly located.
Food and Dining
There are a few local eateries near the Dunwoody campus, but most of the best restaurants are located further in Atlanta.
What to do for fun
There are always a plethora of events happening in downtown Atlanta, so quick access to the Metro means plenty of opportunities for fun outside of the college. Also, there are frequent activities occurring around campus, meaning there's rarely a dull moment. White Water Rafting? Yes. On-Campus Water Slides? Yep. Hiking and movie nights? Yes.
Bang for the buck
Classes are affordable, and there are financial aid options directly from the college.
Clubs and Activities
Even for a new student stepping on campus for the first time, the activity level of Clubs was immediately noticeable. There are a wealth of options for students to join and activities to participate in throughout the year.
Greek Life
In my short time here, I have not seen much in the way of Greek Activities and the like.
Campus Safety
The Dunwoody Campus has a dedicated Campus safety building, which watches over the student body to ensure the well-being of the students. Officers are well mannered and often can be seen engaging with the students. All in all, a safety conscious college!
Sign in to rate & review

Christin from Suwanee, GA

a past student here
12 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Did learn a lot
I started attending this school the semester after I graduated high school and believed that it was relatively easy. The first semester, based on what you take, is a big review of high school. I did learn some new things but most of it was a reminder.
Did enjoy being here
The campus was very pretty. They just now rebuild a new building that is where the bookstore is and where kids hang out. The reason I did not enjoy being here was because it didn't have the college feel. Although, it is a community college!
Bang for the buck
I believe you get a great deal for going to this college. You are basically paying less than half of what other people are paying to go to a state school and learn the same thing.
Tips for prospective students
Become involved in activities that excite you. Be assertive in making friends because in college, no one is making you create a community for yourself. Get to school early enough to find a good parking spot, or any parking spot at that.
Great for these types of students
Homebody's, Likes smaller crowd setting, Likes to get school done and get off campus, Likes a very diverse setting, and someone looking for a cost effective college.
Sign in to rate & review

Gabrielle from Atlanta, GA

a past student here
6 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Did learn a lot
I learned a great deal. From experience I had some wonderful, weird yet interesting teachers. LOL!!! In college period, regardless of 2 year or 4 year, you will learn a lot. For those of you who make the best out of your college experience. It is also best that you take notes and get familar with your professors. I.e, their methods of teaching, what they tolerate and going above the call of duty. Pays off in the long run.
Did enjoy being here
At first I didn't enjoy being at GPC due to the fact I felt I should've been enrolled at a University. : P. Yet I can say looking back that it helped shape who I am today. What did I know then, I was only 18. Didn't really feel I got the college experience that I wanted. Since its a community college.
Bang for the buck
A plus for those who may not be ready for the $15,000+ tuition, that you would get at a 4 year. In state students save a lot. Example, a semester I was $1,117. Talk about savings!!!!
Tips for prospective students
It will feel like a review (for those of you who paid attention in high school) with some of the courses you take. Yet don't slack off just because you know the information. You can easily fall behind in class especially in college. Teachers don't give you scantrons, you will have to buy them from the vending machine (I know it's a bit much). All teachers aren't the same *key. Make friends, get involved, GPC ALWAYS have something going on so participate.
Great for these types of students
Students who are preparing to transfer to a 4 year instituition. Difficult Nursing Program, Dental Assisting and Associate Degree.
Sign in to rate & review

Lydia from Duluth, GA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
GPC is a great school for non-traditional students. I don't feel like I stick out as a student in my 30s. Also, they offer a [credit] transfer admission guarantee program for when I transfer to my next school to complete my degree.
Tips for prospective students
Get invovled! There are so many different organizations and clubs at GPC, there is bound to be one that fits. Employers take into account how a student is involved as well as academic performance.
Academic Rigor
College is hard, any way you slice it. But smaller classes at GPC making learning it a little easier and more personal. It's a lot more realistic to get help from the professor in a class of 30 versus 300.
Dorm Life
No dorms here....
Food and Dining
The college cafe has decent food and there is vending everywhere on campus. I like that the vending machines take cards because I never have cash! :)
Bang for the buck
It is certainly more cost effective to take at least core courses at GPC. They are the same courses a student must and will take at any college, except it's greatly reduced tuition.
Great for these types of students
Non-traditonal, foreign exchange/transfer, and students that aren't entirely sold on the college route yet. ;)
Sign in to rate & review

Rayana from Snellville, GA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
A lot of the work is review from high school, but don't let that get to you. The professors move at a fast pace and they expect you to keep up. They have no mercy, even if this is your first semester in college. It's easy to make friends here, and you will meet people from every part of the world and of every age.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy my time at Perimeter, more or less. I had my choice of several other schools, but I could not afford them so I was stuck with GPC. In the long run, I know I made the better decision instead of taking out a loan. There's not a college feel to it, but there's always something to do.
Bang for the buck
DEFINITELY. There's no way that you can find a better deal. It's a great plan for someone who plans to transfer to a 4 year school (like me). Take your prerequisites or get an associate and transfer out. They even have the TAG with many schools in Georgia and even a few out of state. That TAG will save you! The money that you could be spending to learn the same things you would be at another 4 year university will be in your pocket.
Tips for prospective students
Stay on top of things, stay organized with dates. Go to class! You won't have massive lecture halls to hide in, the class sizes are very small. Make friends with the people around you, it makes things a lot easier. Keep an open mind when you talk to people. Your classmates are the most diverse you can imagine, ranging from age to ethnicity to background. Everyone has a story to tell, listen to them.
Great for these types of students
Cash-strapped students, those with a family, looking to meet a diverse crowd, focused on education and education only
Sign in to rate & review

Sara from Norcross, GA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Experiencing it for the first semester was great. I am doing much better in college than I did in high school so it is better.
Am enjoying being here
The campus I am currently at is nice and quiet on most days and lively on campus on some days.
Bang for the buck
Since I do not have much money at the moment, it has help me by being good price on the tuition and on my books.
Tips for prospective students
Just because it is a 2 year college does not mean you can slack off. Its still college and it needs to be taken seriously.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who needs a way to go to college and won't have to worry as much when it comes to tuition costs.
Sign in to rate & review

Similar Colleges