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Just finished my first year and love itQuite BrightEducation
Just finished my first year and love it at JSU. It's known for being a great teacher's school, and I think it is. We just got a new President, so it will be interesting to see what direction the school goes. It really is a very friendly campus. Football and band are really great here. A lot of poor kids here on aid or working their way through school. Enrollment has been dropping with cuts to financial aid nationally so it's hard to keep students enrolled. That's sad because it's a great little school. They really need to market and build it up. But it's very nice here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B
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It is a regional school.Quite BrightPolitical Science
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.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: B+ Reputation: C-
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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.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: B+
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