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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.

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Web Sitewww.gsu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students24,665
   Women14,483 (58.7%)
   Men10,182 (41.3%)
Graduate Students7,427

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate57% of 12,774 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.33
SAT Math537 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading540 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,516
Out-of-state: $41,727
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,928
Out-of-state: $28,139
Room and Board
$10,204
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Freshman Award$11,196
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$21,817

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,174
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 14% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 21% of classes
50-59 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Atlanta Population416,474
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAtlanta
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing61% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPanthers
Sororities7% of women participate
Fraternities3% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.4% Asian
39.4% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.4% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students1.8% from 152 countries
First-Year Students Returning83.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
20.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.31 3.51 533 547 546 23
Low 2.10 2.39 350 330 350 15
High 4.00 4.58 770 770 770 34
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