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I've lived in Atlanta for awhile and thought I would post regarding some negative aspects just to play devil's advocate.
First and foremost traffic is horrendous in Atlanta. The downtown area is also highly populated with homeless people, as I believe it is one of the largest havens for the homeless in the US. GSU is located in downtown which I'm sure you know. They did just make panhandling illegal but it still happens very often. Watch yourself at night downtown!
Regarding GSU's campus, it is spread out over the city. It's not interconnected like a campus would be in a smaller city. I'm sure you can see how it's laid out on the maps they have on their website.
I'm not sure if you're going to live on campus or not butI believe they have new dorms, however some of their dorms are all the way out near the Georgia Tech campus and a bus ride through the city is required to get to GSU.
GSU is a good school, and I echo the same sentiments as the above posters have posted regarding its strengths. However - I just wanted you to realize that there are some negative things associated with going there
I have a friend who's a lawyer for a local firm here and he has told me repeatedly that GSU is very highly looked upon locally. He mentioned it as the 'ol boys club' for lawyers in Georgia.
Also - if you are a sports fan there are tons of sports to watch in Atlanta.
Hope this helps.
Good to know about the requirements...I decided not to get the lenovo over the weekend, but I'm not worried anymore--now they are having a father's day sale which is the exact same as the memorial day one.
Has anyone received a housing packet from Georgia State yet? I know they were supposed to mail one out, but I haven't gotten anything. I'm going down the beginning of July to hopefully find an apartment--I think being close to a MARTA station is my best bet.
Oh--and if there are any Dave Matthews Band fans going to Georgia State (or any other school in Atlanta for that matter)--they are putting on a HUGE benefit concert in Piedmont Park with the Allman Brothers Band on Sept. 8th. Tickets are $45, and go on sale to the public soon.
The mere fact that you think you will have a social life as a 1L is hilarious...