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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University, founded in 1913, is a public university. It is the South's premier urban research university, offering more than 200 fields of study in 50 accredited programs awarding bachelor's through doctoral degrees. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, and Law, and the School of Policy Studies. It is the second largest public institution in Georgia and the state's most diverse university. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, with residence halls and loft apartments nearby, its 57-acre campus is served by public transportation.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students25,455
   Women15,059 (59.2%)
   Men10,396 (40.8%)
Graduate Students7,009


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate53% of 17,467 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.40
SAT Math521 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading527 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing508 average
ACT Composite22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,042
Out-of-state: $43,252
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,686
Out-of-state: $28,896
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met62%
Average Freshman Award$12,561
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 15% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 19% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes


Atlanta Population443,775
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAtlanta
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 57% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities4.1% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.7% Asian
42.7% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students2.2% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.49 3.70 563 603 23
Low 1.89 1.89 420 450 17
High 4.00 5.00 750 750 33
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