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I am in love with Georgia Southern.Quite BrightArt & Design Department
I am in love with Georgia Southern. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the dorms are the best in Georgia. The professors are always extremely helpful and knowledgable. Diversity and community are emphasized. I think the two main factors people hesitate about attending GSU is the town. Statesboro is very small. If you are from a big city, you should definitely visit the school and the town before making the decision to come here or there may be some culture shock. As far as things to do on the weekends goes, there is a movie theatre, a tiny mall with a few stores, some cute shops downtown, and a bowling alley and putt putt golf. If you want to get out of town for the weekend, Savannah is about 45 minutes away. The second factor is that many people have labeled GSU as a "party school". Many kids do go out at night to the local bars and clubs but that will be found in any college you attend. Partying definitely doesn't dominate the student's lives here. There are plenty of other activities to get involved with such as intramural sports, clubs, or religious organizations such as the BCM, Wesley, and Chi Alpha. Overall, I love Georgia Southern and wouldn't consider going to any other school!
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Scholastic Success: B+
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Overall, I have really loved it in StatesboroQuite BrightNursing
Overall, I have really loved it in Statesboro at Georgia Southern. With the HOPE Scholarship in GA, this place like any other school in this state, has explded. So there have been some growing pains. However, there are some beautiful new facilities to accomodate this.

I feel this is a quality education and pretty challenging. Football and band is fun. There's partying like any other school, but the rigor of coursework forces you to curtail your partying or you won't last. So the reputation of GSU as a party school is outdated.

I do have some negative observations: the meal plan sucks! If you don't use your paid for meals at the end of the week, you lose them! Why is that? It should be at the end of the semester! Dining services is one area that needs a total plan overhaul & there needs to be more full-services places on this large campus. For what yuou get, it's very expensive compared to similar schools.

Also, housing is not only expensive comparatively speaking. Also, you are not guaranteed housing after your freshman year and are likely to lose if after your first year. This forces students into local rental houses. Lots of students get their parents to buy these houses for their kids & roomates, then they have to try and flip them after graduation or become absentee slumlords.

You have to get involed to get involved in something on campus, but there's plenty of stuff. If you don't, the campus is in the middle of nowhere and many fall prey to driving to Svannah for the beach or bars. Beware...many have paid dearly for that. Campus employment is great.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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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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