Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL, USA

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Jacksonville State University

3.68 Average Rating

Alexandria from Wedowee, AL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Jacksonville has an assortment of classes that will cater to any student's needs and wants. The teachers care about you as a person, not just as a number.
Am enjoying being here
Since I've stepped on campus as a student I have not regretted it for one second. I have met my best friends and bridesmaids, as well as those who have played a role, whether they know it or not, in the shaping of my life. There's not much to do around campus, but if you get involved you will never be bored if you that's what you choose!
Bang for the buck
JSU is a very pretty campus and has just as many ammenities, if not more, for its' students as far more expensive schools.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to see a smiling face everywhere you go as long as you remain on campus, I recommend you to come to Jacksonville State University. Though JSU is located in a small town, I still recommend you to get your priorities in order. It's great to have fun (and I definitely expect you to do so), but you always have to make yourself realize that school is your number one priority. It's your full-time job for at least 4 years.
Great for these types of students
Everyone! JSU has so much to offer to many different types of students. We have a variety of student organizations with different goals and aspects on life, but we all have one thing in common. We're Cocky and we work all work together to make sure everyone on campus feels at home.
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Ebony from Leeds, AL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Before I decided on Jacksonville State University, many people had told me that JSU meant just show up. Meaning all you had to do was just come to class and you would pass. Being here for almost a semester has proved their theory wrong. I have to attend all of my classes regularly to stay caught up with whats going on.
Am enjoying being here
I love the JSU campus. It is not as crowded and cluttered as most universities. The only thing that I do not like is that you have to drive about 20 minutes to get to fun. Though that may be to keep the students here more focused.
Bang for the buck
Being here has not shown me that I have gotten all of my money's worth. Although I can say...the semester that i have almost completed has been met at my standards.
Tips for prospective students
Do not come here if you think its all about the parties and the just show ups. Plan on doing a lot of studying because you are going to need it. Once here, I advise all students to get involved in some sort of activity/ organization, or your four years+ here will be the most boring years you've experienced in your lifetime. Also plan your schedule at times that you are most comfortable.
Great for these types of students
Jacksonville State University is a very friendly campus. JSU is a people campus. Once you are here the upperclassmen and faculty make you feel welcomed. This place feels like home. If you are just that country boy/girl...JSU is where you're going! After all, we are just good ole Southerners!
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Chanelle from Valley, AL

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I most definitely will learn a lot. This is such a great school. I've been there twice and learned a lot from my visit. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I think everyone is great!
Will enjoy being here
Of course. I love to eat and they have many different choices for me to choose from : Chick-fil-A to Burger King to McDonalds and so much more. Nail shops and hair salons as well. Many shopping centers like Walmart, Citi Trends, and a mall in Oxford. I get excited everytime I think about it!!!
Bang for the buck
Have fun in everything you do. Study hard and work first and you'll have plenty of fun time with friends later!!!
Tips for prospective students
Live on campus your first two years, make friends, go to the Orientations, Freshman Forums, and any other school events. You will meet many nice and helpful people. Join clubs that interest you. You wont regret it.
Great for these types of students
Nursing, Theater, Law, Home EC., So much more..!
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Andrea from MARIETTA, GA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Quality of programs & majors is high- much higher than I expected.
Professors are willing to help you do well. Don't skip classes and show respect and effort.
Am enjoying being here
Great family feel. Everybody is friendly and willing to help you in any way possible. The motto The Friendliest Campus In The South is so true! They live by this.
Bang for the buck
Trmendous value. You can even get in-state tuition if you follow JSU's instructions.
Tips for prospective students
JSU may not even be on your radar, but give it a serious look.
Great for these types of students
At about 10,000 students, it has all the perks of a large university but the feel of a smaller school Faculty are wonderful. Great athletics- the best band program anywhere! Greek organizations for the most part are also great. Not too snobby.
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Amanda from Jemison, AL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Jacksonville State University is, in my opinion, one of the best universities around. It has a friendly atmosphere as well as a big strive for academic excellence.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are ready to STUDY.
Academic Rigor
You must study. I do not believe that any class is just an easy A class.
Dorm Life
I absolutely love my dorm here at Jacksonville State University. The facilities are clean and the people are super friendly. There is also a good size living space.
Food and Dining
The food here is great. If you do not like the Dining Hall, there are many other options.
What to do for fun
Get involved. The main focus other than academics on this campus is the unity through organizations and other events. By being involved you meet people and form friendships that you might not have found otherwise.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get what you pay for if not more. This campus has really helped me grow as a person as well as academically.
Great for these types of students
Any student will feel welcome on this campus.
Clubs and Activities
Again, by becoming involved you make new friends and have great experiences.
Greek Life
I am actually in a sorority on campus. Greek life here is not like it is at other schools. Here we are like a family. We support each other in almost everything we do.
Campus Safety
Campus police are available 24/7. They are constantly patrolling the campus. Crime is not high on campus.
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Jeannie from Gadsden, AL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The school is very helpful when it comes to selecting my classes that i need. Unfortunately, they don't offer the classes that i need on a regular basis, so it's taking me longer to get my degree. They don't offer enough criminal justice-corrections classes on-line.
Tips for prospective students
Go to all of your classes, do all the class work and all of the homework assigned.
Academic Rigor
Jacksonville State University pushes me to my fullest potential. They challange me, and keep me on my toes, while the staff is very supportive.
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Andraya from Bloomfield, MI

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am enjoying being here
It's good for school, but you see the same people, not many places to go, but i love the school and the teachers.
Bang for the buck
tuition is AMAZING!! I came to the school from MI, and it was EXTREMELY easy to get in-state tuition!! All I had to do was get a bank account!
Tips for prospective students
DON'T LIVE ON CAMPUS!!!!!! THE RESERVE @ JACKSONVILLE, IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, IT'S NICE, AND SO IS THE GROVE. THE DORMS ARE DISGUSTING!!!
Great for these types of students
GET A CAR! LOL.. GOOD EXERCISE THOUGH. CAMPUS ISN'T THAT BIG, BUT STONE CENTER IS LIKE A MILE AWAY!
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Brooke from Jacksonville, AL

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Jacksonville is a great school where you get the one on one attention from your teachers that many big universities are not capable of. JSU offers a lot of different programs and major choices. Most likely JSU has the degree you want.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy this school. Everything you can walk to and now they have added a new transit system which will help students who have yet to get a car, especially on those rainy, cold days :) JSU has different activities from football games to fashion shows. They have activities for everyone interests.
Bang for the buck
From financial aid to scholarships to grants, you can apply and hopefully you will receive some financial help. You just have to apply yourself because nothing is given to you on a silver platter without a little effort.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips that I believe are highly important are to be on time to class, don't bum your first test, and have fun but keep your grades up so you dont have to end up dropping any classes or getting a NC (no credit) for the class. First off, being on time is important because some teachers don't allow tardys and you don't want to get an absence just because you were 5 minutes late. Second, I learned this the hard way. Aim high for your first test. Study, Study, Study!!! Some teachers only have 3 tests for the entire semester so if you mess up on one you may not be able to pull out with that A you wanted. So take the first test seriously and learn from the test so you recognize how the format of the tests are. Last but not least have fun and keep your grades up because college is fun and everything but remember you don't want to be in college for the rest of your life just because you goofed of in Biology class.
Great for these types of students
Anyone!!! Jacksonville is a great school that makes you feel good as a group and not a single number.
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Christopher from Douglasville, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here are great and are definitely willing to help you out with whatever needs you might have.
Am enjoying being here
It's a great place here. The campus here isn't too big or too small which makes places around town relatively easy to walk to.
Tips for prospective students
Be social. It will be a great way to meet new people and make great friends. I also recommend giving the dorms a try. They're not as bad as some people say it is.
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Heather from Alto, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are wonderful and are willing to help you in any way they possibly can.
Am enjoying being here
It is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus and the dorms are nice. When you leave for a break, you actually miss it. It's such a great school!
Bang for the buck
It is super cheap! I can actually afford it all with my financial aid. It's great.
Tips for prospective students
If you are looking for a great nursing, music, teaching, or computer science school, this is the school for you! We are well known for these majors!
Great for these types of students
Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Computer Science Majors
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