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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 Students25,315
   Women14,882 (58.8%)
   Men10,433 (41.2%)
Graduate Students7,227


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate57% of 12,518 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 GPA3.34
SAT Math528 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading527 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite22 average
20-24 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,798
Out-of-state: $43,008
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,686
Out-of-state: $28,896
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met63%
Average Freshman Award$12,138
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 20% of classes
50-99 students: 10% 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 56% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities4.3% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.8% Asian
41.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
29.4% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students1.8% from 136 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.3%
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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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.30 3.47 527 546 522 23
Low 1.64 1.64 200 280 240 14
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 750 34
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