Georgia State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (26)
The Andrew Young School at Georgia State University is an excellent program for students seeking degrees in Public Policy. The program combines both theory and practical education very well. The internship course is an added benefit for students, allowing them to get real-world experience while earning college credit. I greatly enjoyed my time at GSU and recommend it to others.
Georgia State University has a very diverse student body. The campus is situated in center of a vibrant city with secure parking areas. The teachers in the art department are truly amazing. They are passionate about their professions and have been on faculty for many years. Their commitment to their students and school is evident.
I enjoyed Georgia State thoroughly because it was in the city of Atlanta with plenty of nearby events and opportunities. For instance being in a business oriented city when it's time to find internships for your final semester there were plenty to choose from . The school has great lasting relationships with many places also giving the students more opportunities to grow. They have grad school fairs , job fairs, internship fairs. Anything you need as far as continuing towards your career path they have a fair that brings hundreds of companies in one place for you to reach out to them. I personally chose my degree because it had a lot of prerequisites for graduate school . I am now going to UAB Birmingham for Occupational Therapy. Georgia State career services helped me write all my papers and finish my applications. if I would've went earlier they could have connected me with different internships so I could receive more shadow hours for school .
Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta, that fact alone honestly scared me. Between the constant traffic and the hassle of finding parking, I knew that attending any major University would be a feat, however, I did not take into consideration the financial aid, housing, and counseling facets of school. This did not deter me from continuing my education, and I am glad that I stuck with this University. Although I faced some hardships I can say that my professors really cared about me and my success through out my matriculation. I absolutely loved my department, and the help they offered. I would recommend the speech department to anyone, you learn more about yourself and others, how and why majority of people interact and communicate, and it honestly helped me be more aware of myself, and the actions I take. There will be challenges in everything you do in life, but I can say that Georgia State University was worth the long waits in the financial aid line, and finding a parking space at Turner Field.
Georgia State University is an awesome school. I wish I would have gotten more involved on campus. It has many opportunities to succeed in your major and in your career. Taking advantage of the Career Center is one of the best things to do for building your resume to finding a job. The diversity of the school is comforting. I like being able to experience different cultures.
I attended Georgia State University and majored in Sociology. The overall experience was an average one. The Campus is scattered all throughout the downtown Atlanta. The buildings are often conveniently located near the subway station. Georgia State University is primarily a commuters school. On campus housing is good with quality living quarters. The detractor is the location in the inner city and the crime that come along with the locale. The professors are for the most part well trained and qualified professionals. Many of them have publications in scholarly journals and papers. The average classroom size varies. In the sciences be aware that the classroom sizes can be massive with 100 plus students easily in the lecture hall. The primary way to get to class is by foot. Georgia State offers a shuttle service as well. The Georgia State football and basketball teams are still fairly new but up and coming. The diversity at the school is very well mixed. You will find a true blend of many races and age groups throughout campus. Overall Georgia State University is a good school and its what you make of it that matters. You can participate in the greek life if you desire or you can focus on your classes and studies. Its an average/ good university. Just be ready to find you way around the inner city of Atlanta to get to your classes.
Georgia State is a research facility. This to say that each professor also has their own research. Because of this, they are very intelligent about their chosen subject. However, it also means that they are often more focused on their research than their students. If you are an introvert like myself and do not often go to office hours, this is a reasonable trade-off, but if you seek a more attentive set of faculty, I would recommend a smaller program.
GSU is one of the most unique schools in this country. There are no quads, there are no rolling hills, there are no ivy-covered buildings. There are simply students from every corner of the world working towards their education. A lower level of class structure means you can customize your learning experience; for example, I double majored in English education and film studies, but I easily and specifically focused those degrees on theatre and television respectively. Campus life is expanding rapidly as new dorms and facilities are built, Greek life is getting bigger and bigger, and our recent purchase of the Turner field lot is going to make us a force to be reckoned with in Atlanta. The big extracurricular activities are really exciting - our basketball team was the national darling, our football team stomped rival Georgia Southern on their own turf, our band marched in the Macy's day parade, we have a freaking beach volleyball team for Pete's sake - and there are clubs and groups for every interest under the sun. If you want that classic collegiate experience, Georgia State is NOT for you. If you want a unique urban experience in (literally) the middle of one of our country's fastest-growing cities, get your application in now.
Georgia state is a great state school however i recommend picking your major wisely. This school is best for business, law and nursing. This school is integrated in downtown aAlanta. Cons : campus safety is poor, huge campus that is not connected, huge student body, atypical college experience, hard to make connections with other students. Pros: you can walk anywhere, commuting is easy since there is public transit, great research university, very diverse student body, great education for the price
I completed the Flex MBA program which fit both my needs and my schedule since they had late classes I could attend after work as well as many different locations available that were convenient to work. The classes were useful and I was able to immediately apply what I learned to my everyday work.