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About Georgia State University
From Georgia State's days as a single building night school into the university it is today, Georgia State has built itself into the heart of urban Downtown Atlanta. Whereas the school's nickname—dating from the early 1960s—of "the Concrete Campus" was once a source of mild embarrassment, the name has been embraced by the university community. The university embraced the slogan, "a part of the city, not apart from the city" as its growth into Downtown Atlanta increased. This has led to the widening of sidewalks around the campus, and a focus on Decatur Street as becoming the "Main Street" of the campus.
Georgia State has the largest campus police department of any school in Georgia with more than 100 employees. The force is the only nationally-accredited and state-certified police force among the universities in Georgia. The school uses video surveillance, call stations, and escort systems to provide student safety. The department is composed of more than 67 state-certified officers, 35 full-time security guards, 15 part-time security guards, 10 communications dispatchers and eight staff members, making it the largest campus law enforcement agency in Georgia.
Perimeter College consists of five different campuses around the Metro Atlanta region. Campuses in Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton County each offer different amenities. The Alpharetta campus consists of two buildings, with students enrolled at that campus having free access to a nearby private gym, as well as access to the other Perimeter campus' amenities. The Clarkston campus is a full campus with athletic facilities, (tennis courts, soccer field, gym) and 14 buildings. The Decatur campus includes greenhouses, tennis courts, as well as six academic buildings including a Student Success Center. The Dunwoody campus includes a gym, weight room, soccer field, tennis courts, an observatory, a gazebo, and eight academic buildings. The Newton campus consists of a baseball field, a softball field, a health and recreation center, and two academic buildings.
Atlanta is home to more than a dozen headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and ranks third in America and fourth in the world for Fortune 500 headquarters. This business mecca provides students with unparalleled access to internships and jobs, as well as a wide variety of networking opportunities.
Georgia State students also can take advantage of the university’s easy access to Atlanta’s rich creative environment, diversity of cultures and lifestyles, and wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The Atlanta streetcar will soon travel through Georgia State’s campus, bringing more visitor traffic and offering students and other university members a new means of getting around Atlanta.
The world’s busiest airport is just minutes from campus. Atlanta provides Georgia State’s faculty and students with an urban laboratory, enabling them to draw creative inspiration and address critical societal issues locally and in cities around the world.
The synergy between Georgia State and Atlanta benefits area residents and visitors.
The university is central to the revitalization of downtown Atlanta. Georgia State’s growth and future plans, including the expansion of student housing and amenities, and a new law school building, are providing the impetus for private developers to invest in the area.
Georgia State also plays a major role in advancing the socioeconomic and cultural climate, education, health care services and other resources available throughout the city, as well as in communities across Georgia and beyond.
Many of the policies, regulations and laws that underpin the safety, health, and economic and social well-being of citizens in Atlanta and across the state reflect the university’s research, economic, analytical and evaluative capabilities.
Georgia State University is excited to announce a new housing facility, Piedmont Central, opening in August 2016. Georgia State University is adding 1,152 beds to our growing university. This new housing facility is part of Georgia State University’s continued mission to provide top-quality housing that enhances students’ personal and academic development by offering modern, safe and secure facilities and provides opportunities for intellectual and social engagement while promoting meaningful interactions between residents and staff. The new housing will allow Georgia State University to keep up with its significant growth while building a cohesive and unified campus community.
Patton Hall offers suite style accommodations for 325 residents. Two resident rooms are connected by a bathroom. The suite has a total occupancy of three residents. One bedroom per suite is a double occupancy room (151 to 178 sq. ft.), and one bedroom is a single occupancy room (106 to 124 square feet). The suites feature a lockable built in closet for each resident, wall to wall carpeting, an extra-long (36″ x 80″) twin bed, a three drawer dresser, and a desk and chair. Each room includes one or two windows with shades. There are limited ADA accessible suites available. Call and let us know if one of these suites would be best for you.
The Greek Housing community consists of nine fraternities and sororities housed in three-story town homes, which range in size from nine to 19 beds per unit. Each town home features a spacious living room, kitchen and furnished bedrooms. Greek organizations may uniquely decorate their town homes, so members have a sense of living in a traditional house with all of the convenience of living on campus.
The Lofts contains 231 apartments with a total occupancy of 550 residents, primarily undergraduate students. The apartments are loft style, blending urban style with modern-day conveniences, and have open floor plans, sealed concrete flooring and exposed duct work. All apartments are fully furnished. There are studios, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. The apartments include living areas, bedrooms, a full bath for every three residents and a full kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher and stove.
The Piedmont North complex consists of two buildings: A, which opened fall 2011, and B, which opened fall 2010. The complex houses approximately 1,200 residents and offers double and triple occupancy rooms. Piedmont North offers a traditional residence hall lifestyle with all the amenities one would expect from a premier housing program. Each room has its own bathroom and is equipped with an extra-long bed with mattress, a wardrobe, dresser and a desk and chair for each resident.
University Commons, a 4.2 acre complex of four apartment buildings ranging from eight to 15 stories, houses approximately 2,000 Georgia State University students, primarily freshmen, with designated space for upper class students. Georgia State University students have the option of choosing a private single room in either a two or four bedroom apartment style unit.
All units come with fully equipped kitchens, furnished bedrooms and living spaces. ADA accessible apartments are also available.
Courses available 10Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Law 1
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