Georgia State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
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.
Georgia State was an excellent experience. I met many different people, and my classes were rigorous, interesting, and fun!
Great program to build a foundation for a career as a CPA / Tax adviser. The majority of the professors are all professionals in the industry and have real world experience and practical knowledge to share.
It was great for a Master's Program! City life was much better for me as a graduate student, than undergrad. The professors were excellent in my program and current in all research.
I'm a first generation college student, so I wasn't aware of University of Georgia or Georgia Tech. The "campus" itself is weird, spread out among downtown Atlanta. Definitely doesn't feel prestigious now and clearly most of the students aren't from the best of their high schools. But I have a decent job now and glad I went here as opposed to a community college.
I had a great experience at Georgia State. Several of our classes were directly related to things I now use in my career. I met many of my closest friends in my classes at Georgia State.