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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
27,969
Undergraduate
Students
(59.0%) 16,504 Women
(41.0%) 11,465 Men
7,090
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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
59%
Average Freshman Award
$12,784
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,864
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,178
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
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.3% Asian
42.0% Black/African-American
12.8% Hispanic/Latino
6.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
22.5% White
0.6% Unknown
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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