Georgia Southern University campus

Overview

Applicants
9,679
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
889
with Terminal Degree
695

456
Men
433
Women
208
Minority
65
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • European Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Administration of Special Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Writing, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General
  • Public/Applied History and Archival Administration

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dan Cathy
President and CEO of Chick-Fil-A

Hala Moddelmog
President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber

Tony Townley
Onwer/CFO and Founding Partner of Zaxby's Restaurants

Adrian Peterson
Former NFL Player for the Chicago Bears and motivational speaker

Luis Aguilar
Commissioner, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Elizabeth Cook
Country music singer/song writer

Luke Bryan
Award winning country music artist

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 20

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,927

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,347

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,765

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,201

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,796

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,226
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,444
Required Fees
$2,092
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,636
Transportation for Commuters
$2,550

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Hope Scholarships, Federal Work Study, TEACH Grant
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,004
Out of State
3%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
65

Demographics

1.39%
Asian
26.99%
African-American
4.57%
Hispanic
63.10%
Caucasian
1.43%
Unknown
1.42%
International

50% female
50% male
3% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Wayne Akins

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational Evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
280
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
24

13% join a fraternity
16% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

62% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Eagles)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: The Gay-Straight Alliance exists to provide a safe space for networking, support, and education. We are open to any gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, questioning, or supportive straight member of the Georgia Southern Community. We host meetings, educational forums, social events, movies, community service events and more. Please contact us if you'd like more information.

Minority Support Groups: See the web at http://georgiasouthern.orgsync.com/ and then click the Multicultural link.

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Georgia Southern University emphasizes renewable energy and environmental science research. A newly established Academic Center for Sustainability and Sustainability Coordinator position highlights this dedication. Nowadays, opportunities for students to submit proposals and to participate in sustainability research abound on campus. Indeed, Georgia Southern is home to many laboratories, including a new Renewable Energy Laboratory, which gives students the chance to participate in applied research on energy initiatives such as converting Georgia-grown agricultural products into marketable fuel. Significant biodiversity conservation research is conducted campus-wide through the biology department, and two labs are engaged in “green chemistry.” In addition, the center hosts student-led sustainability action projects such as participating in “No Impact Week,” every day of which was dedicated to a different way students could take on eco-responsible habits, such as reducing consumption, trash, and alternative transportation. The percentage of buildings undergoing energy-related upgrades and efficiency retrofit projects has increased to 37 percent over the past seven to ten years. Other student organizations on campus doing green work include: Green Ambassadors, Geo Club, and Student Alliance for a Green Earth (SAGE). Everyone gets involved; a four-credit environmental course is a requirement for all graduates. A proud moment at Georgia Southern was the implementation of the Water Reuse Project. Working with the city of Statesboro and EPD officials, GSU was able to import reclaimed water from the city of Statesboro’s treatment facility for use in its irrigation needs.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
8%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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
90

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
93

Average Number of PC's per Lab
33

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

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
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, and Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mr. Amy Smith
Director

Address
P.O. Box 8024
Statesboro, GA 30460

Phone
912-478-5391

Email
admissions@georgiasouthern.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Russell Union
Recreation Activity Center
Center for Wildlife Education
Georgia Southern Museum
Paulson Stadium
Performing Arts Center, Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center, Georgia Southern Planetarium, Gallery 303, the Georgia Southern Botanical Gardens, Eagle Cinema, College of Engineering and Information Technology, and centennial place

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Statesboro
Statesboro Mall
Savannah
Hilton Head
Tybee Island
Statesboro has small town charm. The city has a renovated downtown area with historically restored buildings. This area hosts many unique shops and is undertaking a large scale project for the enhancement of community arts. For more general shopping needs, Statesboro has a mall complete with a Carmike theatre. Statesboro is also only an hour away from beautiful Savannah, GA and is within easy driving distance of many other coastal vacation spots.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m
912-478-5391

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The nearest airport to Statesboro is Savannah International. Shuttle service is available from the airport to Statesboro. Taxi service is available in both Statesboro and Savannah.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-75 South/I-16 East/Highway 301 North (Atlanta/Macon): Take I-16 East to exit 116 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a left onto Highway 301. Drive approximately 10 miles. You will pass through three traffic lights. The main entrance to Georgia Southern will be on your right. **As a point of reference look for the Best Western on your left. Southern Drive (main entrance drive) will be on your right shortly after passing the Best Western. Take a right onto Southern Drive. Upon reaching Sweetheart Circle take a right. You will reach a fork in the road, take a left and continue around the circle. Lewis Hall will be the first building (on the circle) on your right. From I-95 North/I-16 West/GA 67 North (Savannah/Florida): Take I-16 West to exit 127 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a right onto Highway 67 North. Drive approximately 10 miles. Upon entering the Statesboro city limits you will pass through six (6) traffic lights. **As a point of reference, look for the East Georgia Regional Medical Center at the third light**. At the 7th traffic light take a left (Tillman Road). Follow this road to the next traffic light. Take a left onto 301 South. The next left you come to will be the main entrance into Georgia Southern (Southern Drive). Take a left here until Southern Drive becomes Sweetheart Circle. Take a right. Follow the circle around, when you come to a fork in the road take a left. Lewis Hall will be first building (on the circle) on your right. Visitors’ parking is in the front of the building. From Augusta and other routes on Highway 25 and Highway 80: Come into Statesboro to the fourth traffic light. Turn right at this traffic light onto Highway 301 South/Main Street. Continue through Statesboro until you reach the main entrance to Georgia Southern on your left. Take a left onto Southern Drive. Upon reaching Sweetheart Circle take a right. You will reach a fork in the road, take a left and continue around the circle. Lewis Hall will be the first building (on the circle) on your right.

Local Accommodations
There are many area hotels available to the public. For a full listing visit http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu/hotelinfo.htm or contact the Statesboro Visitors Bureau at www.visitstatesboro.com