Georgia Southern University Reviews

  • 46 Reviews
  • Statesboro (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,539
100% of 46 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 46 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 2/1/2021
"Georgia Southern was a college when I attended, but so many of my family and friends attended right after me, and even way beyond, and they had a similar experience to me: The mid or early 80s was great, the school was small and people cared, but later on, the school just became too much about size, about pretending to forget what made it great, the personable touches it once had. My scholarship was a joke, the former honors program I was a part of was just a chore for all of us involved, really. It's nonexistent now but was run by an egomaniacal, narcissistic idiot who wanted the rest of us to feed his self esteem. So many people dropped out of the program. I am concealing my own info and grad year because that program was small and I don't want retribution, but half of us who were part of it hated the program! I had a ton of friends, excelled in my major, but I didn't really feel most classes were a boost in any way to how I got a job and moved up in the world as time went by--most of that I could have done with a piece of paper from anywhere that said I had a degree. Maturing was a great thing to do during college, but to be honest, I think I was light years ahead of the programs offered at the time. The football, the Erk Russell years, those things were wonderful, as was the small-town feel of Statesboro then. However, the alumni outreach is also lacking over the years and it's sad to not have anything that resembles a true and caring alumni office. They don't do anything except ask for money these days or send things out about the great sporting programs or how far Georgia Southern "has come" in "diversity"...please! I feel like I don't know my alma mater, and I think we were all plenty diverse at the time, too!"
Jammie Armstrong
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"While attending Georgia Southern University I learned not only academics, I learned respect for the great educational institution it is. The best of the best educators reside at Southern. There is no stopping you as you grow. You will feel the love, the support, and the pride as you soar through your Major and completion of graduation."
Casey B
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Georgia Southern University is an excellent school in the great town of Statesboro, GA. The location with the first thing that was a huge plus for me. It is only about an hour and a half from Augusta, GA, and forty-five minutes away from Savannah, GA. It was close enough to home to feel secure, but far enough away to get a full college experience. The classes were really great! The school of nursing ran like a well-oiled machine. I enjoyed the clinical experience I received at both the local hospital and at the hospitals in Savannah, GA. The behind the scenes work and time commitment to set up those clinical experiences are extensive, and they were essential for my degree. I felt like a was prepared to go into the medical field with the knowledge I received at GSU."
Ariel Flugum
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
"Georgia Southern is a great university! I had the time of my life in school. The campus is welcoming, and beautiful. There is a wide variety of food options to use your meal plan, and they are all delicious. The library is massive, and an incredible resource right in the heart of campus to allow you to study between classes and even on the weekends. The sports are fantastic to watch, especially football, the stadium is huge and the environment is unbeatable. There is a large fitness center as well that has all of the amenities you could want. Savannah is less than an hour away if you need an escape from campus life, and Hilton Head Island is just over an hour. I felt so at home during my time there, and I have life long friends that I met along the way. I also had incredible professors who taught me so much, and I still keep in touch with many of them."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"It's a great place to learn. Professors are easy to talk to and when times are hard there is someone to help."
G. Medina
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Writing
"I currently attend Georgia State College of Law in hopes of becoming a capable asset in the legal community. Thus the Writing and Linguistics degree that I obtained at Georgia Southern University has been essential to the path I chose. Legal writing is a huge and often scary part of the legal profession. While it is a very different style, the fundamentals and techniques I learned through my undergrad majors courses made it significantly less terrifying. Georgia Southern enabled me to reach for more. I truly enjoyed my years at the University because the campus simply hummed with opportunity and edification. The University catered to each student as an individual by offering a variety of organizations, jobs, and internship programs. And the Writing and Linguistics department always went out of their way to help me choose my desired paths. Furthermore, the professors were an integral part as they mentored us students based on their experience and genuine investment in helping us grow. I truly had a memorable experience in Eagle Nation."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I love it here. the classes are small and the teachers are great and helpful"
Stephanie G.
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"Georgia Southern is a beautiful campus in a small town that's a reasonable distance to Savannah. The campus offers many opportunities to be involved with clubs, Greek Life, Student Government, Sports and community events. The professors are diverse and interested in the success of the students. My advisor offered her students the opportunity to attend networking events for exposure. She assisted in the job search prior to my graduation. My experience at Georgia Southern was a great one."
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Georgia Southern has a beautiful campus. The amount of greenery and sitting areas throughout the entire university provide great opportunities to take a breather after a stressful test, to meet up with friends, or just to take a moment to yourself. I can only recall ever disliking two professors (one in my freshman year and one in my senior year) but, as with any school, there are bound to be some professors you like, some you love, and some who make you wonder why and how they're even still teaching. Every professor that I had in the psychology department was outstanding, though. My favorite professor for psychology was Dr. Locker because he just made Psychological Statistics and Advanced Psych Stats so so SO very easy to understand. (& this is coming from someone who DOES NOT math because no). There's a Starbucks on campus, which is essential, and a bunch of other eateries too. They even recently added a sushi place in the nursing building. It's VERY easy to get lost in the first few weeks of classes. I honestly didn't figure out some shortcuts to places until my senior year, so don't feel bad if you still can't find Herty or Rosenwald. Last, but not least, the busses. If you haven't had the bus doors close in your face at least once, you deserve an award. Some of the drivers will see you, open the door, & say sorry, but then you have those ruthless ones who will see you, keep the door shut, sit there with the door closed, & then drive off. Whether you get left by a bus or not, remember that GA Southern isn't all bad and the experience is what you make it."
Madison Jones
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Georgia Southern is the best combination of a large and small school. Classes vary from 12-300 students. This gives students the experience in a variety of settings, as well as extra help when needed. Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro Georgia and the small town is very welcoming to the students."
Jade Rogers
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"Georgia Southern University has great professors who have strong networks with people in their profession. The courses will challenge you and most majors require you to complete an internship before you graduate. This school tries very hard to give you a great college experience. I loved my school."
William Gallman
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Georgia Southern University caters to a broad student population, offering a wide variety of degree programs that suits many professional fields. Specifically, the College of Education provides a top-notch degree in Education where it equips educators for the real world of teaching. Not only do you learn pedagogy and researched-based strategies to help students obtain world-class academic success, but educators in the College of Education are actively involved in the community surrounding them by participating in student intern opportunities all throughout the program. The College of Educations helps make the practice practical!"
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"As an out-of-state student, GSU had plenty of resources available to help me adjust to my new surroundings. The faculty were always friendly and eager to help. The resources available to all students, including the 24 hour library, health services, advisors, excellent housing, and on-campus activities, truly enhanced my college experience and made my four years incredible. The Recreation Activity Center (gym) is absolutely incredible with everything to offer from machines to basketball courts to classes to an indoor rock climbing wall! The housing options at GSU are great too, I thoroughly enjoyed living on campus all four years."
Rebecca Burchette
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"As a psychology major, you must go in with the knowledge that a bachelors degree is not preparing you for a job, but a career. You must be prepared to attend graduate school. The Georgia Southern University Psychology program is great for that, if you want it to be. I know many people who feel unprepared for graduation and are worried about their future. However, I know many people, including myself, that are fully prepared to graduate. Georgia Southern will not hold your hand and guide you step by step through how to train yourself for graduate school, but there will be plenty of opportunities. The psychology professors are more than happy to get to know you, they love when you ask questions, and will help you when you ask. They get excited when you ask to help them with their lab work or even do a study with them. Personally, I can vouch that every psychology professor here wants to see you succeed. I had the advantage of sitting down with my professor of choice for my masters. We got to discuss my future plans for research, and I could not feel more ready to start out in graduate school. In sum, if you are the kind of person that is ready to take advantage of the opportunities available to you, then the Psychology program and Georgia Southern is right for you."
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"One of my biggest frustrations was the advisement process. It changed after I graduated so hopefully it is better now. One of my professors was my advisor but they didn't put too much effort into knowing what I needed to graduate. I think they wanted to focus on their classes and students which is great but I needed an advisor who knew what they were talking about. One of my favorite things about my degree program was my professors. They really cared about the students and went out of their way to be available for assistance outside the classroom."
Alexis Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"I could not have imagined a better college experience than Georgia Southern. My degree program was challenging, yet prepared me to be successful in my graduate studies. My academic advisors guided me throughout my course work. My professors were always there when I needed assistance. I excelled throughout my degree program and will continue to excel in my graduate studies. I have Georgia Southern University to thank for providing me with the tools I need to succeed in all my future endeavors."
Kendra Cooper
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2016
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The Anthropology department faculty are amazing. They are always willing to help you with your goals, whether it's passing their class or figuring out a a future career. Georgia Southern is a big school, but has a small school feel to it. Once you are in your program, the class sizes are small and the professors know you by name."
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"This program is what you make it. There are some very helpful professors who understand the need to be able to apply the concepts learned in the program, so they give you opportunities to practice the IRB process, research and analysis, lab research, and study abroad. However, you have to be proactive to get the most out of this program. Do more than just the classwork, get to know the professors, make connections for research and interests. The professors who understand that this is a training program and not just a checklist to get a degree truly want you to succeed, to reach your potential, and to do more than you believe you can do yet. Challenge yourself and you will be very happy with the personalized education you can receive here. The campus culture is fantastic and the COPH is very colleagial and tight-knit, so it is ideal for someone moving from far off, as you quickly make friends and colleagues for life."
Malika Humphries
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2016
  • Degree: Network Security
"Georgia Southern has a great Business program that prepares students well for the real world. I strongly encourage students to put as much of your learning into practice as you can to avoid graduating without experience. Work to be creative in having a choice of using different technologies to submit assignments. Tools such as OneNote, project schedule and a host of apps are widely used in the workplace. I was fortunate enough to land a work study job in the computer lab and get acquainted with Career Services. As a result of constant following up and keeping track of interview opportunities, I received a 2-year co-op which landed me a permanent job right out of college. Again, I cannot stress enough to carve out time to shadow, intern, etc in order to get real world experience. GSU continues to grow and become a staple school in Georgia with a great reputation of academics and recreation. There was also a plethora of organizations to hold leadership roles which is a good idea to take advantage of. I know I continue to put emphasis on critical skills and job experience which is what was required when I graduated in 2001. Its the same today. Many college students are struggling with graduating and obtaining a job in their major. Unfortunately, many end up settling with the first offer just to have a job for income flow. Remember to be as proactive as possible way before you graduate. Use the summers to get real field experience in your career of choice. Dont let such a great college experience be in vain."
Cacille Heyward
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Fashion
"I really enjoyed attending Georgia Southern University! It is located in Statesboro, GA which is about one hour away from Savannah. Statesboro is a small college town that didn't have much happening outside of the college. However on campus there were many activities that you could get involved with. I joined a number of organizations and loved it! They have a beautiful campus and the professors were awesome."