Overview

Applicants
19,838
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

Regular — June 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
1,581
with Terminal Degree
1,322

822
Men
759
Women
467
Minority
183
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Insurance.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Policy Analysis, General.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • International Economics.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drawing.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ann-Marie Campbell
President (Southern Division, The Home Depot

Kevin W. Mooney
President, General Markets Business Unit, Blackbaud, Inc.

A.W. "Bill" Dahlberg
Former Chairman and CEO, Southern Co.

Richard Lenny
Retired Chairman and CEO, The Hershey Company

James E. Copeland Jr.
Retired CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Kenneth Lewis
Former Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

Mackey J. McDonald
Retired President and CEO, VF Corportation

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,470

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,626

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,584

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,730
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$27,304
Required Fees
$2,128
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,410
Transportation for Commuters
$1,970

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,392
Comprehensive Fee

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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 Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
27,190
Foreign Countries Represented
156

Demographics

6.90%
Asian
45.01%
African-American
12.59%
Hispanic
24.67%
Caucasian
2.90%
International

59% female
41% male
4% are out of state
77% are full time
23% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
21%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
52%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Teresita Warren

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
456
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
37

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Panthers)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Panthers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Sand Volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

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

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Students have the option to take advantage of several perks. See: http://www.gsu.edu/ist/information_students.html

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Welcome Center

Address
P.O. Box 3999
Atlanta, GA 30302-3999

Phone
(404) 413-2063

Email
tourguide@gsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center
Student Housing
Aderhold Learning Center
The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
The Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The CNN Center
The Georgia Aquarium
Historic Auburn Avenue
Phillips Arena
Olympic Centennial Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30am-5:15pm
(404) 413-2063

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. week days
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Parking Decks, Free parking at Turner Field with Shuttle Service. Marta Train Stations and Bus serices. Atlanta International Airport approximately 10 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-75/85 Northbound Exit #246 (Central Avenue/Fulton Street). Follow the signs to Fulton Street. At the light at the end of the ramp, turn right on Fulton. At the next light, turn left on Capitol Avenue. After crossing MLK Jr. Drive, Capitol Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue and passes through campus. From I-75/85 Northbound H.O.V. Lane Exit at Memorial Drive. At the first light, go straight and you will be on Central Avenue, which leads to the campus. From I-75/85 Southbound Exit #249A (Courtland Street/Georgia State University) is a one-way street that leads to the campus. From I-20 Eastbound Exit #56B (Windsor/Spring Street), go straight to the third traffic light. Take a left on Central Avenue, which leads to the campus. From I-20 Westbound Exit #58A (Capitol Avenue) and turn right at the light. Stay on Capitol Avenue, which changes into Piedmont Avenue and leads to the campus. MARTA Take the East/West Rapid Rail line to the Georgia State Station (E1). Exit the station onto Piedmont Avenue and turn right.


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