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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Public
studentType
Coed
27,969
Undergraduates
11,468
Men - 41%
16,502
Women - 59%
7,090
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 20,949 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
550 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
553 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,330
Out-of-state: $48,368
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,948
Out-of-state: $27,986
Room and Board
$14,958
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$12,784
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,864
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,178
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Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
15.3%
Black/African-American
42%
Hispanic/Latino
12.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
22.5%
Unknown
0.6%
International Students
2.9% from 144 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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