Georgia State University Reviews

  • 150 Reviews
  • Atlanta (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,517
87% of 150 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 150 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Larryn Farris
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at GSU. The faculty and supporting staff are exceptional! Also, Atlanta is an awesome place to live. I am in the final semester of completing my Master's degree and will miss GSU dearly. My classes were fantastic and I could not have asked for more. My time here will not be forgotten."
Blake Cherney
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"The graduate AEM program is a great program but there are still several problems that Georgia State failed to their help graduate students with. Georgia state doesn't give health insurance to its graduate teachers they have to pay $600.00 a semester to get the bare minimum coverage. Masters student that perform research in the lab don't get paid, so you have to teach in order to make money. GSU only pays $450.00 a month, which isn't even enough for rent. Even with student loans and teaching I still had to get a part time job to survive. Also there is a department at Georgia State called core facilities their job is to train students on how to use particular instruments such as the flowcytometry, autoclave and NMR. My experience as a graduate student I had to learn how to use flowcytometry and the lady that was head of core facilities sat me down in front of the Manuel and left me in the room for several hours. When I ask for her help she had no clue on what she was doing. She didn't even know what the instrument did when I questioned her about it. I only mention this because I know I am not the only student which this occured."
Ashwag Aljohani
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Great Program, diversity of classes,,everything is awesome"
Moon Han
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Pros- Campus is in downtown Atlanta, Cons- Campus is in downtown Atlanta"
Jenniffer Stetler
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Georgia State University's Biology program just needs to be more organized to handle there fairly large program."
Augustine Denteh
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"The program is located in the heart of Atlanta Downtown. It offers a diverse pool of renowned faculty working in many areas of immediate public policy significance. The faculty are nice and easily accessible. However, due to its location, it does not offer the typical campus-life experiences some might want. At any rate, some might view this as an advantage."
Tyra Washington
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2014
  • Degree: International Business
"The Georgia State University graduate school program is stellar. It definitely pushes me to my full potential while helping me enhance my skills. I would recommend this program to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Rubbish. Administrators are incompetent, labs are underfunded and there are way too many 5th year students with no publications. Also campus is quite dangerous as you have to worry about violent crime, aggressive drug-addled homeless and other GSU students. GSU has tried to up their research game by hiring PIs from Emory and other more prestigious programs but these labs quickly hollow out as old members jump ship for one reason or another. I'm in the latter category and left my program as I was having difficulty finding a quality post-doc or industry position that would even consider interviewing a candidate from GSU. If you've never experienced a world-class research environment you might be impressed by all the shiny unused equipment but you'd be missing out on the collaboration and networking that are essential for long- (and short-) term success. Avoid at all costs."
Hillary Doyle
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2014
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"The worst part about this program is that fees and health insurance costs are outrageous. However, there are way more pros than cons for GSU. For the most part, the classes are really great, the faculty are interested in making sure students are successful and everyone is willing to provide feedback and support."
Marisa Levy
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2014
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"I love GSU's neuroscience program. It's very collaborative and feels like a second home to me now. The faculty are very accessible and the research is superb."
Laura Diaz-Zuniga
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"Georgia State is a school which provides its students a very valuable education. The professors are usually available for students who need them, and are more than willing to help. My particular program gives me the flexibility I prefer when picking my coursework while still keeping me focused on a specific track. The professors are also extremely supportive of students submitting their works for publication, which is amazing."
Shakia Smith
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Georgia State University has a wonderful Masters in Public Health Program. The school and faculty members provide their students with the opportunity to maximize their time and benefits. They aid students with networking, career development, resume building, internships, fellowships, and tutoring if needed. Staff and professors take time to meet the needs of their students, and they geniunely care about the students' well-being, education, and career path."
Haniyyah Taufique
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"I absolutely love my graduate program. The faculty and staff are extremely supportive. The way the program is set up allows you to get to know the other students in the program really well which enhances the learning environment."
Yonte Burnma
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The one thing that I loved about GSU was the supportiveness of the faculty and staff. The only thing I would change about GSU is the student accounts office. Recieving and applying scholarships to my account was similar to pulling teeth."
Irma Navarro
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2014
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"In-state tuition makes the program affordable. Program Director is very approachable."
Andrew Reid
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"It's a very good program. I really like the research that is going on campus plus the professors are very accessible and willing to help."
Dominique Smith
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Georgia State is a canvas and as a student one must create the educational environment they choose. On orientation day a professor imparted to the incoming class that we should not just sit by and passively earn a degree but get involved with professors research and the programs taking place on campus. He was right. I have encountered - and have been on - both sides of the spectrum and can say that when you apply yourself and plan involvement, GSU can offer the best experiences and opportunities for graduate students."
Bramwel Kithuka
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"The graduate program in the biological sciences is very strong and academically challenge. I do enjoy the courses offered and the quality of the professors. I currently find advising to be a little difficult. I wish that there was an easier way for graduate students to access information and locations reserved for graduate students; so that we may mingle together, or just study"
Charity Gordon
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is a great school. I am receiving a quality education and working with amazing professors who are extremely accessible and helpful."
Deborah Delaguila
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"I have a nursing background and have always wanted to pursue my master's degree. Georgia State University has a great public health program. Its centrality in Atlanta gives it unique access to students at the university. Emory, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society are close to the school. The teachers really want you to do well and are very supportive. However, the only form of financial aid graduate students receive are loans. I applied for a graduate student assistant position but I did not receive it. I already have loans from my undergraduate program and would appreciate any assistance."