Atlanta can be intimidating for kids that don't venture into the city very often, but there are so many neighborhoods and personalities that students are bound to find scenes that satisfy their interests. There are multiple concert and performing arts venues, as well as some of the city's and state's largest parks and shopping centers, all within walking distance of campus. The area is very accepting of the student crowd, and with so many different cultural, political, and ethnic groups, it's almost impossible not to find an area to be comfortable in. The campus itself is entwined with the city structures and landmarks that surround it, and students generally learn to embrace its unique urban features sooner rather than later.
While there are typically lots of events happening on campus (in large part due to the high number of student organizations), most students go outside of the University for entertainment. There are a ton of bars, restaurants, clubs, shows, galleries, and museums to go to and see that aren't affiliated with the school, and they're all too close to pass up. There are also several other colleges only minutes away from Georgia State, most notably the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University. Georgia State students are constantly going to these campuses for social events—and vice versa.