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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
27,180
Undergraduate
Students
(58.8%) 15,982 Women
(41.2%) 11,198 Men
7,094
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 19,838 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
546 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,867
Out-of-state: $47,905
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,076
Out-of-state: $30,114
Room and Board
$14,908
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Freshman Award
$12,526
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,584
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,160
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
4.1% 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
14.6% Asian
42.6% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.4% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
2.6% from 129 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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