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- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
Clayton State is a public university located in Morrow, Georgia in the Atlanta Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,870 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clayton State acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Community Psychology. Graduating 30% of students, Clayton State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Peach Belt Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Clayton State University Reviews
I love this school! Its campus is very beautiful and peaceful. Classes are medium sized, depending on the course. Some courses may have ten students, while others may have around 30 students. I have been in both. Smaller classes are brilliant because it gives the student the opportunity to speak to the teacher one-on-one. Also, teachers' office hours are very flexible, so you can speak to them on your own time. Clayton State University has multiple buildings that are very decent. They have an Arts & Sciences building; a laboratory building; a College of Business; and another building, James Baker University. It's easy to speak with your advisor on your courses needed for graduation as well. The courses are also not very expensive compared to other universities. There is a diverse student body with numerous student activities to choose from.
Clayton State University might not be a very prestigious school, but the quality of education definitely shows that it is a quality school. All of the professors know and have experience in their field. Plus, there are many amazing programs such as the Dual Degree program they have with Georgia Institute of Technology! There are many opportunities to network and increase in professionalism. Not only that, Clayton State University has over 37 countries within the student body. For instance, I have met soccer players from Finland, Spain, Venezuela, Nigeria, and Australia (just to name a few)! Every personnel you meet is friendly and enjoy sharing their experiences with students. I do not regret my decision of becoming a Clayton State Laker. You can be one too! GO LAKERS!!
There is always room for improvement. Overall it all depends on your professor how they choose to run their online learning. Your professor could be the type to post all you assignments at once and it up to you to complete them by the deadline or have schedule meetings twice a week on zoom or Microsoft teams and you have to follow along with their lecture through the meeting, hoping its recorded. There is not sure way to explain my experience because I've experience both examples. It really up to you to decided do you have the patience and have enough responsibility to manage your own schedule. Considering with online classes it based off your time management skills and the effort you put towards study during your free time. Compared to going to an in-person class your schedule to be there during that time slot, therefore it already planned.