Overview

Applicants
1,535
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.28

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 600
SAT Math
540 - 635
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19.2:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Michael D. Garrett
retired Pres. and CEO, Georgia Power

Dale Heatherington
co-founder, Hayes Microcomputer Products

Suzanne Sitherwood
CEO, The LaClede Group

Jim J. Hills
President, Applied Technical Services

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,775

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,117

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,100

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$6,850

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,178

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,256
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,704
Required Fees
$1,422
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,402
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
51

Demographics

18% female
82% male
72% are full time
28% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
95

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
109
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
6

6% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Hornets)
3 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Women's Sports (Lady Hornets)
1 Sports

Basketball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology

Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
35

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Rebecca Tuck
Administrative Assistant

Address
1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060-2896

Phone
678-915-3521

Email
rtuck@spsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Activities Center
Health and Wellness Center
Library
Gym
Administration Building
The X-Dining Hall.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Buckhead
GA Aquarium
Little Five Points
Lenox Square Mall
CNN Center

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Monday-Friday
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House-4 times per year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@spsu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, Bus, Amtrak, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions From I-75 North, take exit 263 (120 Loop/Southern Polytechnic). Follow the west ramp towards Marietta. Merge onto South Marietta Parkway. Take Technology Parkway one mile on the left, which leads onto campus. From I-75 South, take exit 263 (Southern Polytechnic/120 Loop). Turn right onto South Marietta Parkway. Take Technology Parkway one mile on the left, which leads onto campus. From I-85 North, take I-285 West to I-75 North (Chattanooga/Marietta) and follow the directions for I-75 North. From I-85 South, take I-285 West to I-75 North (Chattanooga/Marietta) and follow directions for I-75 North. From I-20 East, take I-285 North to I-75 North (Chattanooga/Marietta) and follow directions for I-75 North. From I-20 West, take I-75N/I-85N Connector to I-75 North (Chattanooga/Marietta) and follow directions for I-75 North. Public Transportation (from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport) Take the MARTA train, northbound to the Arts Center Station. From there, board CCT Bus #10 Marietta, to Southern Polytechnic State University, near the CCT Marietta Transfer Station. (From the Marietta Transfer Station, turn right and walk 1 ½ blocks to the SPSU campus West Entrance) MARTA CCT

Local Accommodations
Call Recruitment Office 678-915-7778
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Key Stats

1,535
Applicants
5,402
Size
79%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists