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.

Website: www.gsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
25,790
Undergraduate
Students
(59.3%) 15,284 Women
(40.7%) 10,506 Men
7,058
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 18,971 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
524 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,060
Out-of-state: $46,634
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,858
Out-of-state: $29,432
Room and Board
$14,692
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$12,541
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,167
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,157
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
4.1% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.0% Asian
43.1% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
24.0% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
2.4% from 124 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.4%
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 not 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 March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
33 Gilmer Street
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA 30302-3083
Phone
(404) 413-2500
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@gsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
May 1
Accept Offer of Admission
July 15
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
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College preparatory curriculum as specified by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, combined SAT of 830, minimum Freshman Index of 2500 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
52% of 18,971 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 11,608 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 7,363 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,740 (58%) of 9,898 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,303 (55%) of 5,962 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,437 (62%) of 3,936 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
64% of 3355 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.43
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
524 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 87%
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: $28,060
Out-of-state: $46,634
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,858
Out-of-state: $29,432
Room and Board
$14,692
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$910
Payment Plans
 

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
April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001574
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,717 (95.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,275 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,154 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
193 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$12,541
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,096 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,276
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,869 (59.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,574
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,846 (90.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
22,320 (87.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
19,350 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
18,821 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,104 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$10,626
Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,095 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,109
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,846 (62.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,342
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 17,735 (94.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,167
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

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

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
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
Not reported
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
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • International Economics
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, 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
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
1,157
Part-Time Faculty
390
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
69%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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
2,636,239
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2040
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, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Information Science, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Actuarial Science, Master of Taxation, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Religious Education, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Heritage Preservation, Master of Public Administration, Global Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of International Business, Executive Master of Science, Master of Science in Health Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Nursing
  • African-American Studies
  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Information Science
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Executive Doctorate in Business

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Information Science
  • Insurance
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Campus Size
109 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
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
Emergency Notification System

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
School Colors
Royal blue, white, and red

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
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
rugby, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, spotlight programs board, fraternities/sororities, service organizations, academic organizations, sports clubs
Sororities
4.1% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
25,790
Women
15,284 (59.3%)
Men
10,506 (40.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
19,909
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.0% Asian
43.1% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
24.0% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.4% from 124 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
7,058

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
46.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.0%

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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