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Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
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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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 25,455
   Women 15,059 (59.2%)
   Men 10,396 (40.8%)
Graduate Students 7,009
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 17,467 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 521 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 527 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,042
Out-of-state: $43,252
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,686
Out-of-state: $28,896
  Room and Board $10,972
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $12,561
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,219
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 15% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 19% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Atlanta Population 443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 57% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Panthers
Sororities 4.1% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.7% Asian
42.7% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 23.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported