Not difficult, compared to the top universities in the state
(GT, Emory, UGA). However, it is definitely harder than high
school. You actually have to work, read, and study hard.
The teachers are overall very nice and try to help
you if you go up to them.
Social Life: Eh,
it's not the greatest. But like many people say, College
is what you make it. If you make an sincere
attempt to meet people and socialize, you'll definitely be make
plenty of friends and find your “circle of friends” that
many entering freshman are anxiously searching for. No parties are
allowed for the Greeks. Most people go to clubs, house
parties, or take Marta up to Tech. It's Atlanta; make
the most of it!
Housing: The Commons is the best,
by far. Piedmont North used to be a hotel, and
the rooms aren't the greatest, but they do have a
dining hall. Freshman hall is the most social, but you
do have to share a room with someone else. I
don't know much about the Lofts. All of them are
relatively safe. One thing that is unappealing is that whenever
you bring guests, they are required to obtain a guest
pass. Those lines can take forever during the weekends. This
is especially inconvenient for people living in the Commons.
Campus: There is no campus. Not a traditional campus. It's
all spread out. The buildings are kind of randomly placed.
But there's no two points on campus that will take
more than 15 minutes to walk to. The buses are
very inconsistent, and the bus drivers can sometimes be rude.
Campus police make a valid attempt to make the campus
safe. There will be an occasional homeless person ask for
money, but that's the worst I've run into. You do
have to be careful especially at night. There's at least
one campus alert once a week, but most of them
are robberies. Just don't be stupid and walk around alone
at night with your iPad in hand. Stay in well-lit
Sports: GSU is not a very school-spirited school.
But if you wanna support the panthers, go for it!
Recreation Center: Pretty nice. 5-6 full-length b-ball courts. Above-average weight
room. One running track. Racquetball courts. Rooms for yoga/self-defense/dance/etc. Game
room. Climbing-wall. Three stories.
FLC: Kind of a waste of
time. You do make friends, but a couple classes you
take aren't needed.
Student population: There's around 30,000 students.
It's crazy. It can get pretty crowded in the plaza/courtyard.
I don't know the official stats, but this is what
I personally see: 50% black, 35% white, 15% everyone else
(asian, middle-eastern, hispanic, etc.) It's a very diverse community, so
come in with an open mind. 60% female, 40% male.
Overall, I like GSU. One thing remember for college
(or life), is to keep a positive attitude. People with
negative reviews are generally those people that complain about everything.
Don't be that guy/girl. Please.
***Also, if you are
interested in a Christian community/church/and also don't mind hanging out
with a lot of Asians, check out the Journey Church
of Atlanta! I'm so glad I found this church. This
was the biggest highlight of my first semester. :D