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Georgia Southern University Overview

Georgia Southern University is a public institution situated in Statesboro, Georgia. The location of GaSou is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Georgia Southern University Known For?

4,569 Undergraduate Awards
$26,839 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at GaSou.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from GaSou makes roughly $41,900 a year. This is 3% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Georgia Southern University Rankings

GaSou is ranked #10 out of 59 schools in Georgia.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

GaSou has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#120 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GaSou.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Online Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards GaSou has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#24 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#47 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#47 Best Health & Physical Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#52 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#94 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#119 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Georgia Southern University?

Location of Georgia Southern University

Contact details for GaSou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460-8126
Phone: 912-478-5391
Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaSouthern
Twitter: http://twitter.com/georgiasouthern

How Do I Get Into GaSou?

You can apply to GaSou online at: admissions.georgiasouthern.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for GaSou

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into GaSou?

68% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 68%, GaSou does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to GaSou submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 560 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 540 to 600 )
200
800
GaSou received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 25. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 21 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 22 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Georgia Southern University?

$26,839 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GaSou is $26,839. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At GaSou, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,543 a year. That adds up to $26,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GaSou is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Georgia Southern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,502 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,130 undergraduate students at GaSou, with 19,502 being full-time and 3,628 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  GaSou

There are also 3,278 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,502 full-time undergraduates at GaSou, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GaSou

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgia Southern University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GaSou Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 424
Black or African American 4,844
Hispanic or Latino 1,293
White 11,685
International Students 334
Other Races/Ethnicities 922

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia Southern University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 73 countries are represented at GaSou. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Honduras, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Georgia Southern University

2,652 Took All Classes Online
9,378 Took At Least One Class Online
9.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at GaSou. In 2017-2018, 9,378 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GaSou has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of GaSou

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia Southern University was 9.9%. This is the #1,339 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GaSou regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GaSou majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 10%
Computer & Information Sciences 11%
Computer Science 25%
Health & Physical Education 12%
Health Professions 12%
Information Science 7%
Instructional Media Design 2%
Nursing 7%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 11%
Public Health 23%
Social Sciences 36%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GaSou ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GaSou.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Economics #10
Information Science #30
Computer Science #32
Management Information Systems #38
Health & Physical Education #57
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #66
Instructional Media Design #72
Social Sciences #102
Teacher Education Subject Specific #106
Accounting #133
Teacher Education Grade Specific #144
Educational Administration #150
Computer & Information Sciences #198
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #242
Liberal Arts General Studies #242
Nursing #285
Education #363
Business Administration & Management #442
Health Professions #472

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Georgia Southern University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 215 26 303 0 544
Business Administration & Management 0 0 294 0 94 1 389
Nursing 1 0 312 2 47 4 366
Health & Physical Education 0 0 260 0 80 0 340
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 46 223 0 0 0 269
General Biology 0 0 244 0 13 0 257
General Psychology 0 0 226 0 17 0 243
Accounting 16 0 123 1 83 0 223
Marketing 0 0 195 0 0 0 195
Public Health 0 0 98 4 76 14 192
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 179 0 0 0 179
Criminology 0 0 144 0 9 0 153
Allied Health Professions 0 0 118 0 7 0 125
Information Science 0 0 121 0 0 0 121
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 111 0 0 0 111
Educational Administration 0 0 0 8 83 12 103
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 79 0 20 0 99
Computer Information Systems 0 0 90 0 4 0 94
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 88 0 0 0 88
History 0 0 64 4 12 0 80
Civil Engineering 0 0 71 0 2 0 73
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 72 0 0 0 72
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 68 0 0 0 68
Electrical Engineering 0 0 61 0 5 0 66
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 31 0 0 35 66
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 59 0 0 0 59
Writing Studies 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
Mathematics 0 0 33 0 23 0 56
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 56 0 0 0 56
Political Science & Government 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
General English Literature 0 0 48 0 6 0 54
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Management Information Systems 0 0 48 1 0 0 49
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 37 2 10 0 49
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 14 31 0 45
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 41 0 2 0 43
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 4 20 12 6 42
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 40 0 40
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Communication Sciences 0 0 17 0 20 0 37
Chemistry 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 35 0 35
Sociology 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Journalism 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Special Education 0 0 24 1 1 0 26
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
International Relations & National Security 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Public Administration 0 0 0 2 16 0 18
Music 0 0 13 0 5 0 18
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 16 0 16
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 16 0 0 16
Anthropology 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Economics 0 0 10 1 5 0 16
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 3 12 15
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Other Health Professions 0 0 9 1 0 0 10
International Business 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Philosophy 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Physics 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Geography & Cartography 0 0 6 0 1 0 7
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 3 0 1 0 4
Taxation 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Gerontology 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 21 46 4,502 109 1,112 84 5,874

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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