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Old 05-26-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I'm in the midwest but i want do my degree program somewhere else. Albany State has my degree program and it's accredited, which is cool. I have another option of where i want to go school, but ASU is one of them.

What is this campus like?

What is Albany like as a whole?

Any cheap/ reasonable priced/safe apartments near the campus?
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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What is this campus like?
The campus is actually very nice for an HBCU, and it's constantly improving. Plenty of shade trees and palms on the older part of campus, which is important because it can get HOT! The campus REALLY comes alive during Homecoming and the Greek-Weeks in the Spring.

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What is Albany like as a whole?
Being honest with you, unless you come from a smaller city yourself, you might not like Albany too much. Many people (mainly the Atlantans) complain that it's too slow and there's not much to do, but all the basics are covered (restaurants, bowling, clubs, movies, etc.). The same people who complain are the same ones who go home and are "ready to come back to Albany" because it's a tight-knit bond formed with the other students which makes it very fun. Just make sure you are involved in the many organizations on campus.

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Any cheap/ reasonable priced/safe apartments near the campus?
Not NEAR the campus per se, but the closest would be Ashley Riverside which is OK safe-wise. Hidden Oaks is about 3 miles away and MANY students stay there: reasonably priced, but could be safer.

The best apartments are over on the Westside of town across the river: Hilltop, The Gardens, Pinnacle West, the area around Friar Tuck/Costner Court, the area around 16th/18th/20th Ave, Westover Place, Westover Garden, & Meadowlark. A lot of students stay in these apartments from both ASU and Darton. Of course, you wouldn't have to worry about it immediately since you'd be mandated to stay on campus your freshman year.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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The campus is actually very nice for an HBCU, and it's constantly improving. Plenty of shade trees and palms on the older part of campus, which is important because it can get HOT! The campus REALLY comes alive during Homecoming and the Greek-Weeks in the Spring.



Being honest with you, unless you come from a smaller city yourself, you might not like Albany too much. Many people (mainly the Atlantans) complain that it's too slow and there's not much to do, but all the basics are covered (restaurants, bowling, clubs, movies, etc.). The same people who complain are the same ones who go home and are "ready to come back to Albany" because it's a tight-knit bond formed with the other students which makes it very fun. Just make sure you are involved in the many organizations on campus.



Not NEAR the campus per se, but the closest would be Ashley Riverside which is OK safe-wise. Hidden Oaks is about 3 miles away and MANY students stay there: reasonably priced, but could be safer.

The best apartments are over on the Westside of town across the river: Hilltop, The Gardens, Pinnacle West, the area around Friar Tuck/Costner Court, the area around 16th/18th/20th Ave, Westover Place, Westover Garden, & Meadowlark. A lot of students stay in these apartments from both ASU and Darton. Of course, you wouldn't have to worry about it immediately since you'd be mandated to stay on campus your freshman year.
thank you

i'm actually a junior. i wonder if that will change if all my credits wont transfer.

would you say it's hard to get in?
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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It is easy to get into. But I can't imagine it would be worth out of state tuition and taking on debt at all...
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta (Sandy Springs), by way of Macon, GA
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What is your other option?
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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What is your other option?
my other option is virginia commonwealth
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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It is easy to get into. But I can't imagine it would be worth out of state tuition and taking on debt at all...
yeah, i'm worried that my financial aid won't cover it
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Personally, I would choose VCU because Richmond is a much better place to live IMO. Either way, paying out of state tuition is rarely a good investment for anybody. The debt incurred cripples so many young adults for a decade or more. Just a thought.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta (Sandy Springs), by way of Macon, GA
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It all depends on what you want. Richmond is much larger with more amenities, but still Albany is large enough to have all the essentials as alco89 mentioned. Also, it depends on whether or not you just want to go to an HBCU or not, as Albany St. is one and VCU isn't. I honestly would described both as "mid-sized cities" but with Albany being on the very bottom of qualifying as "mid-sized" and Richmond being one of the largest mid-sized cities. It depends on if you want a bigger city or more laid back environment.

I will say this, for Albany to have such a bad rep, the area (or at least the immediate area) around Albany State doesnt look that bad at all. I have family who attend there.

I'm with midgeorgiaman on out of state tuition, I learned that from experience..
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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Go to VCU. Have you checked on the credibility of a degree from either school.
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