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I graduated with an Associate's Degree in NursingQuite BrightNursing
I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Nursing in 1991 and chose GSU to complete my BSN (2011), and am now enrolled in the MSN program at GSU. I decided to attend GSU because of the competitive tuition costs. What I found was very helpful and attentive staff and faculty, a cirriculum that was challenging but not impossible, and information that is completely relevant to my career. The financial aid department has been a little disappointing because of disorganization, but not more than other universities.

Overall, I am very happy with my experience at GSU. Recent trends in healthcare demand that nurses obtain a BSN to work in hospitals. Some of my fellow students were there just to get a BSN and weren't motivated to challenge themselves. Other students (like myself) were there to expand my knowledge base and further my career. Opportunities exist to excel, but you have to look for them. Basically, you get out of GSU what you put into it.The MSN program is excellent so far. The faculty are health care professionals who actually work in the field. They have a lot to offer, and have learned a lot from them. I'm certain this will absolutely advance my career.

4th Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C-
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I am a secondary science education major atQuite BrightChemistry
I am a secondary science education major at GSU. I must first say that i was expecting much more from this university in the way of academic difficulty and professionalism from the administration and faculty. The overall faculty which I had the pleasure of taking classes under were sub-par in their performance. I understand the university is a commuter one, but that does not give it the right to lower its educational standards. My physical chemistry courses (both semesters) have thus far caused me to forget what I have learned in past courses. I have not learned anything useful in either semester and I would not call myself a science major once I graduate, simply for the fear of meeting another science major and having to test my knowledge (or lack there of). The secondary education program is filled with naive and idealistic imbeciles who do not actually teach usefull information, but tell of how to place students into groups and have them lead the class. They do skim over legal issues, psychology, and other imperitive topics to prepare students to be effective teachers. There are just too many negatives to list.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: B+, Education Quality: F
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If I could pick one word to describeQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
If I could pick one word to describe GSU: mismanaged
This university has a history of screwing over students and staff and it shows! The also have problems with accreditation for certain programs - so BE CAREFUL.

They would rather cut programs than re-evaluate their overhead costs. I don't think that 'workflow' is a term that many of the departments are familiar with - again, it shows. Many students have had files 'go missing' or credits disappear depending on whether the professor liked them or not.

The Provost's office, the department which should serve as an advocate for the students, is anything but that. There are no student advocates at this campus.

GSU also has a history of violating the first amendment rights of students. Is this really the environment you want to learn in?

Oh sure, if you don't care and you want to get in and out quickly, this may be the school for you. If you actually care about what they do with the money you pay in fees, and you want to ensure your degree is taken seriously, I would avoid GSU at all cost. This school is like playing Russian roulette.

The BOG program is nothing but a money maker for the school. They jerk you around and leave you with a worth-less degree.

The majority of the students take this abuse because they are afraid to talk (since the majority of them have families to care for and jobs to worry about). GSU banks on this mindset.

Your admission to any university is a business contract.BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

2nd Year Female -- Class 2007
Friendliness: C, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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