is a school for those that want to transfer after
two years or to improve their GPA to go somewhere
else. Anything else is a lie. The school is trying
to improve their image, but it is all bullshit and
I'll explain why.
I went to a high school
that was considered to be good one, but was ignored
by the advisers and teachers, even though I got better
grades than those that sucked up to them, but would
later talk behind their backs. Sorry, but I have a
some thing called dignity. I even graduated with honors, but
was given no advice, so I chose GSU after getting
accepted elsehwere, but staying because of family issues. Bad decision!
Read the other comments! The campus is crap! It's is
ghetto and unsafe! And it's not about being smart and
keeping your had down, but people have been robbed after
coming out of the restroom! The campus is also a
bunch of buildings that have no unity. If you are
looking for a traditional campus and college experience, GSU is
not for you. And that's the truth! Anyone that says
otherwise is lying! Robberies are a common occurance that people
don't even blink an eye and most of it's from
the surronding people because the school is located downtown Atlanta.
The police don't do their job. You might be safe
in the main campus, but the moment you leave it,
be careful. And you will because the rest of the
cheap food is ten minutes away, along with the dorms
and another classroom building, Aderhold. You will walk through traffic
and meters that tell you to walk when the cars
are speeding by and where you will have to run
to the other side because the red light doesn't last
while the green light does.
Food is alright, but the
Student Center food court is not bad, but beware the
bagel store! It will rip you off with $6 sandwiches,
where you can get a better meal elsewhere. The food
near the school, besides Aderhold is okay and not worth
the price to too awful, while the University center with
the other food court is alright, but there only so
many hambrugers and sandwiches that you can take! Also, the
southern food they sale is another rip off with small
portions scooped by an ice cream scooper for almost $7!
The Panther Den sales pizza that has expired cheese, otherwise
why would it have a bitter aftertaste? Don't belive me,
the other coffee shop in the main library has been
rated an F by the food inspector and that says
something with their mold infested icebox.
GSU is mostly a
communter school, so a large portion of the school commutes.
I do and it takes two hours! So school spirit
is a bust. Again, they're trying to change that with
a football team that cost millions and yet they don's
fix the campus like Kell and Sparks Hall along with
the GCB building. I don't know if any one said
this, but Sparks Hall is a junk of irony. The
admission floor is nice, but compare it the rest of
the floors and you have to laugh because the rest
is crap and ghetto! Good luck trying to get water
to wash you hands in the nice part of the
Again, no school spirits and those that
have it are employed by the school. No one cares
about the sports, again it's a commuter school plus many
hated that parts of tutiton was used to pay for
a program that cost millions! I know I was upset.
I really didn't care and many don't as well, plus
to commute for that long and stay at downtown Atlanta
until night is a bad decision. The school is not
safe; it is not! I don't feel safe and I
am moving; funny that they don't tell you that at
orientation that was nothing, but bullshit where you had to
say in a threater for hours and listen to speaker
after speaker! Another thing, you will see the homeless, especially
near the parks and will have to pass by religion
nuts that scream that you are a sinner.
I have no idea how the dorms are, but I
do know that you have to sign-up fast or you
will be in the streets. The Panther Express that takes
you to it doesn't follow a pattern, so you might
as well walk though blocks that can only be described
as ghetto and unsafe. GSU is trying to label itself
as a research institute, which it's not. Go elsewhere or
come here and get the core classes done and transfer
to Tech. Also, don't join the FLCs. It is not
worth it and time consuming. I heard that they make
you take a class that really doesn't give you credit
and other places won't accept it. So you waste money
and time. Plus, they're a waste. I have tried to
sign up for classes, but can't because those classes are
reserved for them and the only reasonable times avaiable are
for small classes and by the time it is your
time to sign-up, no space is available unless you want
to go to class at 8 am or 8 pm.
Classes are not bad, but they're easy. Just read and
go to class unless the teacher is a wreck and
really out to get you, so avoid those. Real genius
is rare here and because the standards are not high,
almost anyone gets through. If you hear that someone didn't
or got wait-listed, people gasp in shock. I had a
class where 90% of the them could not understand “high
level” articles discussing social issues and problems. If people fail,
and the teacher is not the problem, they will still
blame them. Again, I took American Government and the professor
curved to 55 average because some got 10s; all you
had to do was open the book; in fact, it
was like an AP class. It was not heavy and
hard. Hints: there's a reason why getting a high A
as a freshmen is rare. Tutoring or SI is filled
with nothing, but people full of themselves who were got
an A, but can't tutor or graduare students that see
the material in a different light then a teacher and
really doesn't prepare you. I have seen many classmates go
to SI and get C and low B, while others
that don't go get A's. They don't care; they really
don't. They can't teach because then they get yelled by
their mentor, so they give handouts and sit back and
watch you ask your clueless neighbor all while getting paid.
Plus, SI is usually reserved for the social science. Good
luck getting help in math and science where you might
really need it!
The teachers are not bad, some
are really nice and helpful. So far, I liked them,
but I felt like I was in high school with
the level of material. I was really overprepared and if
you have alot of AP and IB, then go somewhere
else and be challenged. School is not meant to be
an easy ride because this will affect the rest of
your live, especailly if you go to graduate, law and
medical school. You need to build a good foundation and
work ethic that GSU doesn't provide as well as others.
Those that are challenged maybe weren't ever challenged in high
school or didn't bother to give a fuck because GSU
is not hard.
Piece of advice: check your major.
Some of the departments are not the best, ex. history,
political science (higher levels is filled with incompetent teachers that
are out to get you and can't teach), Eastern Studies,
language majors, music, drama and english, but education and business
are given attention. I know this school is not for
me. The courses are not the best or numerous for
me to really be an expert, especially on Africa.
factor: activities. This is downtown Atlanta and people make it
seem like events occur every weekend and you have so
much to do. LIARS! I have lived in GA all
my life and I can tell you that that is
not true. Cocal-Cola, GA Aq are here, but are you
really going to go there every weekend? Fox Threater is
2-3 train stations away, the Arena is another place that
might have good shows, but don't be pull in by
the lie. Greek doesn't matter, again commuter school and clubs
might have events, but all I see are them playing
music one a week in the square, but all you
do it walk by unless you want to see some
girls try to dance while failing horribly.
This is how
I see GSU and I think that it is an
honest portrayal. The school does have a reputation as a
back-up school. Check this school out before committing to anything.
Just go to Google and really do you research and
not go by what the GSU orientation and high school
advisers say. I guess my main argument is that it
is not safe. No campus really is, but GSU takes
it to another level with hobos, pimps, homeless and gangsters.
I don't want to get shot for walking by, which
had occurred this year, for trying to get an education.
This school is not challenging me and I don't want
to stay and be considered to third rate when I
can actually do something more.