Georgia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 150 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 32,058 (25,140 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,004 in-state; $24,502 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

pros include the it's convenient to my work and the environment is multicultural; cons include unaccessible teachers outside of classtime.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Doctor of Physical Therapy program (wasn't an option but is in the school of nursing).
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently an entering first year graduate student. Meeting with the program directors I have learned a lot. Some pros are, the school seems to be very helpful in just about all areas from jobs to housing. Also the communication is very well on point. Some cons are for entering graduate students it seems like you are left on your own as far as finacial support
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

The religious studies program at Georgia State University has strong individual faculty, but seems to lack direction as a unified program. I was lucky to develop strong relationships with a couple faculty members who took a concerned interest in the development of my academic strengths and in preparing me for my next steps in academia. However, GSU is a state school with a mediocre reputation, so it's difficult to stand out among other students with more recognizable alma maters when it comes time to apply to other graduate programs. That's when having strong recommendations becomes important. Atlanta is a very cool city with neighborhoods for every kind of person. Public transportation is poor in the city, but there are two stops on MARTA that are right on the GSU campus. The campus is downtown, so there is some crime-- muggings, mostly.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors really care if you learn and will do what they can to help.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of attending graduate school for nursing at Georgia State University are that there is a web-based teaching and classroom experience. Classes are held once a month inside a classroom and all other classes are done virtually through the internet, which makes the program extremely adult friendly and flexible. Professors are extremely nice, understanding and helpful. The downside of Georgia State is campus safety the campus is an open campus located in downtown Atlanta. Although the university offers a shuttle they do not run all night and public transportation is at a minimum in Georgia.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

My negative assessments really have nothing to do with the program, merely the tuition costs (set by the university board of regents), the state of public transportation in the City of Atlanta (something beyond the control of the program), and my choice not to apply for other forms of financial aid (i.e. student loans). Campus diversity is, again, a university issue and not a program issue. Hence, the cons have really nothing to do with the sociology program, but mainly the structure of higher education in general (nationwide) and the poor infrastructure within the City of Atlanta.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The continued support from faculty and career resources
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros -diverse science classes -flexible classes and class times -advisor super helpful Cons -no separate grad facilities
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- faculty always willing to speak with you outside class; career services office has many opportunities for employment, internships, etc. Cons- very limited scholarships available
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