Georgia College and State University

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia College and State University, founded in 1889, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health Sciences. Its 666-acre campus is located in Milledgeville, 30 miles northeast of Macon.

Website: www.gcsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,958
Undergraduate
Students
(62.9%) 3,750 Women
(37.1%) 2,208 Men
1,031
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 4,329 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
608 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,536
Out-of-state: $47,250
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,346
Out-of-state: $28,060
Room and Board
$12,964
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$11,224
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,402
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
331
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Milledgeville Population
19,401
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bobcats
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.3% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
0.5% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
231 West Hancock Street
City, State, Zip
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone
(478) 445-1283
Fax
(478) 445-6795
E-mail
admissions@gcsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Proof of immunization required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 4,329 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 2,853 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 1,476 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,854 (55%) of 3,367 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,063 (47%) of 2,246 admitted students enrolled
Men
618 (55%) of 1,121 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
78% of 2,424 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
94
Students Accepting Wait List Position
45
Students Admitted From Wait List
8

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
608 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,536
Out-of-state: $47,250
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,346
Out-of-state: $28,060
Room and Board
$12,964
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$4,726
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001602
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,316 (89.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
757 (61.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
748 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
195 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$11,224
Need-Based Gift
Received by 239 (34.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,901
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 379 (55.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,529
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 718 (94.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
28 (1.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,537

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,220 (77.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,759 (65.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,692 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
555 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$11,058
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,018 (39.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,765
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,649 (64.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,799
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,297 (82.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
213 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,098

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,402
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
331
Part-Time Faculty
85
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
65%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
822,896
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
900
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Management Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Music Education, Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Master's Programs of Study

  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Milledgeville Population
19,401
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
680 acres

Weather

Temperature
34.2 average low in January, 90.2 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Macon
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
64%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bobcats
School Colors
Navy blue and hunter green

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha lambda delta, circle k, gamma beta phi, swipe out hunger, wesley foundation of campus ministries
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,958
Women
3,750 (62.9%)
Men
2,208 (37.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,410
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.3% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
0.5% from 27 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,031

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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