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
520 - 590
SAT Math
510 - 590
ACT Composite
22 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
895
with Terminal Degree
682

460
Men
435
Women
174
Minority
52
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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 Arby's Restaurant Group

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

Donald Howard
Chairman & CEO of Bank of North Georgia and Reg. CEO of Synovus Atlanta

Lee Berger
Internationally Recognized Archaeologist and Paleoanthropology Professor

Andy Corley
Senior Consultant at Bausch & Lomb

Luke Bryan
Award winning country music artist

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
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
$7,029

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,098
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,994
Required Fees
$2,092
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,600
Transportation for Commuters
$2,550

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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
68

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

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
94

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.

Green Rating
90
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

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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
Interim 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 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
lanellv@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
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Key Stats

9,679
Applicants
18,004
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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