It is a regional school. Undergrad life is local and quiet. However, many folks are able to make friends. As a grad student, I lived near campus (extremely cheap) and got to know a few undergrads. Most grad students work full time and take night classes. I liked my classes and profs. The admin is a bit out of touch and really focuses on the football stadium. This is an inexpensive school. As such, they don't have a lot of resources. In general, it will carry you as far as you let it.
“I have to agree with most other reviewsBrightCriminal
I have to agree with most other reviews here. I've been very happy at JSU. It's not a fancy campus, and I expect the endowment and funding is low. But the people make it great. It is challenging, and I'm getting a better education for a better price than more "prestigious" mega-universities. Great quality of life, smaller classes, not too many really poor professors. There's always exceptions, but there's more to JSU than initially meets the eye.