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Georgia Southern is pretty decent if you considerQuite BrightChemistry
Georgia Southern is pretty decent if you consider the relative dirt-cheapness of the tuition. I'm a Chemistry major and have been pretty happy with the program so far. The classes have been challenging and students have an opportunity to do research under the wing of a faculty member. It'd be naive for me to speak for all the programs, but I guarantee that you will have learned a lot after gaining any science degree down here. I'm set to graduate soon and head to a professional program.

The social life at Georgia Southern is OK. I did my fair share of partying and other things that I probably shouldn't mention on this website. Outside of partying or hitting the bars, Statesboro is DEAD at night. My advice to Freshmen is to keep an open mind and hang out with all sorts of people. Be careful to keep your head on straight amongst your less-bright peers. I've seen so many fail out.Last, I'd like to mention that the campus overall is absolutely gorgeous. The landscape is well-kept and quite a few of the buildings still look brand new. Some of you may never step into this building more than 5 times, but the library is state-of-the-art. It completed renovations not too long ago and now has tons of computers, comfortable study areas, and private rooms for groups to get work done. You have to visit campus to get the full gist.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: C
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Because of the recent increase in enrollment andBrightUndecided
Because of the recent increase in enrollment and competitiveness of the highly desired University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University as well as other public college and universities throughout the Georgia higher education system, has grown exponentially over the past 10yrs. Georgia Southern has been able to benefit from this enrollment tremendously with its addition of many programs and the updating of its campus. This being said GSU has developed a solid academic foundation, changing its previous reputation as a "party school with a college problem." GSU is medium sized school with a bit of a small college feel. Its not so large that students feel like a number but still large enough to offer the resources of a big school but I'm almost sure that as the enrollment increases GSU will lose some of its small time charm.

The student population is growing in diversity with an increased number of students from the metro Atlanta area, but still a large number of students are from south Georgia. As you can imagine the overall feel of this school is very "southern." Racial diversity is increasing but somewhat limited. Racial minorities make up about 28% with about 25% being Black/African-American.If you are a racial minority the school is very self segregated and unless you seek to meet people who are different from you be prepared for this. There is limited overt racism but a definite separation with in the school. If your from a large city or have very eclectic taste this might not be the place for you. The student population is pretty homogeneous with an influence but exclusive greek life and the surrounding city of Statesboro, is a bit of a joke. Partying is still a major factor throughout this University and after a year you will have pretty much gotten the jist.Savannah is less than an hour away and this is definitely a refreshing atmosphere from the drag of Statesboro.

The academic background of most students is about C+ B-. So its not super competitive, If you're a slacker there will plenty of people to relate to, but if you're a driven motivated student you wont have too many problems finding students like you as well. Overall to be successful at GSU you must have the initiative to become involved and seek out the plentiful resources available to you. If not you just get sucked into being there way longer than you need to or dropping out into the abyss.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Surrounding City: F
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Great school!BrightEducation
Great school! Large enough for the major university perks, but a manageable size just under 20,000. Some beautiful new buildings and a really nice campus feel.

Meal plans aren't great. And the new policy of not being guaranteed campus housing after your freshman year really sucks. But I'm trying to stay on campus.If you played in high school band, join the Southern Pride marching band. Loads of fun! Doesn't take too much time and you will meet your best friends in there.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
Scholastic Success: A+, Faculty Accessibility: A-
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