Georgia College & State University campus

Overview

Applicants
3,978
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.45

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 26

Deadlines


Early Action
November 1

Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

First Generation
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
411
with Terminal Degree
254

236
Women
175
Men
55
Minority
17
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Research and Experimental Psychology

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

With its “small town feel” and “absolutely gorgeous” campus, Georgia College and State University offers students the total liberal arts college experience “but without the private school price.” Indeed, a warm and welcoming vibe can be felt all around the grounds and it’s no surprise to undergrads that “everyone really strives to help you succeed and reach your goals, no matter what they are.” Just as important, students are grateful that GCSU provides “abundant opportunities for [both] internships and study abroad.” Within the classroom, undergrads find that their professors are “passionate about the subjects they are teaching.” Moreover, they “always ask for student input and try to be available at whatever time you may need them.” As this highly content undergrad further explains, “I love my professors. They really strive to give you one on one attention. I’ve eaten lunch with several of my professors. I know them on a personal level and they know me by name.” And as her peer succinctly sums up, “Overall, my academic experience here has been incredible so far.”

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Flannery O'Connor
Author

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,537

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,454

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,149

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,950

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,273

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,180
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$25,528
Required Fees
$1,990
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,488
Transportation for Commuters
$1,444

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,927
Out of State
1%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

1.39%
Asian
5.47%
African-American
5.12%
Hispanic
85.05%
Caucasian
1.40%
International

61% female
39% male
1% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Students Say

When asked about their fellow students, many undergrads at GCSU quickly described them as “white/Caucasian, usually religious…from [the] Atlanta suburbs [and] well-off [or] comfortable.” Fortunately, there’s far more to these students than race or socio-economic status. Indeed, the majority of undergrads also report that “the typical student is friendly, willing to meet new people, and is most likely in a sorority or fraternity.” Additionally, they are “committed to their education and lead a healthy social life outside of the classroom.” And another pleased undergrad pipes in to share, “The typical student at GC&SU is very kind and always takes the time to be courteous, whether it’s holding the door or simply saying thank you when you show kindness towards them. Students fit in really well. There is always someone you can find to talk to and make you feel welcome no matter the situation.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Students Say

Undergrads at Georgia College tend to agree that life at school is, above all else, “busy.” As one student elaborates, “We have a hundred things going on all the time, Greek organizations [host] lots of events people can get involved in, there are community service projects, and events going on on Front campus. For fun we go to the greenway near the school [or] to the river, we volunteer with the local animal rescue, and go to cookouts and things. Sometimes we go to school plays and advertised events.” What’s more, “intramural sports are HUGE here and that’s where you see a lot of school spirit.” Of course, undergrads like to get off campus as well. However, GCSU is “located in a small town, so beside Wal-Mart there isn’t much to see or do here.” Certainly, that doesn’t stop students from “usually go[ing] out (downtown) on Thursday-Saturday nights.” And when undergrads do want a little more action or excitement, they often head “out of town to visit friends in better college towns (Athens/Macon/Atlanta).”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
10

6% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

41% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bobcats)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Tennis
Women's Sports (Lady Bobcats)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Gay-Straight Alliance To further bolster the Gay community at GCSU by bringing community members together for fellowship and educating community members as to their legal and social rights; to increase understanding of the Gay community among other students, faculty and staff who make up the GCandSU community as a whole.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: GA. Military College

Sustainability

Georgia College and State University has been making great strides in embracing and adopting ecofriendly practices. And with the establishment of the Georgia College Sustainability Council, you can rest assured that new initiatives are constantly being evaluated and implemented. More specifically, the college has teamed up with the Clean Air Campaign to promote both carpooling and alternative transportation methods. Students and faculty can use the Bobcat RideShare to find carpooling partners. Additionally, GCSU is investing in the construction of new bike paths between Main Campus and West Campus. And it’s also exploring the possibility of alternative fuels for campus shuttles. Outside of transportation initiatives, the school has agreed to participate in the Governor’s Energy Challenge. To that end, GCSU is pledging to reduce energy consumption to 15 percent below 2007 levels (per square foot) by 2020. In an effort to meet this lofty goal, the school has replaced heating and cooling systems with high energy-efficient systems. GCSU has also installed low-flow fixtures and is upgrading all lighting with either compact fluorescents or LEDs. And, finally, in an effort to get the GCSU community interested and excited in the green movement, the school hosts a handful of fun, annual events such as EarthFest, World Food Day, the Student Green Fee Symposium and Campus Sustainability Day. At these delightful programs, students and faculty can learn about local sustainable farmers, attend fashion shows with repurposed clothing, participate in a community bike ride, and investigate gardening in small spaces.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

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
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

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
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
20

Average Number of PC's per Lab
38

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
DELL, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Allyson Epps
Coordinator, New Student Programs

Address
Campus Box 35
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone
478-445-2007

Email
tours@gcsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Wellness and Recreation Center
The Centennial Center ( Gymnasium)
Cafeteria
Libary and Information Technology Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Milledgevile

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
GCSU.SID@gcsu.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
-shuttle bus around campus and to off-campus, college owned apartments. -taxis -Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta is the closet airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.gcsu.edu/about/directions.htm

Local Accommodations
Welcome Hotel, (478) 451-0050; Comfort Suites (478) 453-2212; Holiday Inn Express, 800-465-4329 / (478) 454-9000; Fairfield Marriott (478) 452-5202