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Georgia Southern University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

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Surrounding City
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University Resource Use
He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Jun 30 2010
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
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.

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