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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GaSou.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards GaSou has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Georgia Southern University?
Contact details for GaSou are given below.
|Address:||1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460-8126|
How Do I Get Into GaSou?
You can apply to GaSou online at: admissions.georgiasouthern.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for GaSou
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into GaSou?
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.
Can I Afford Georgia Southern University?
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
There are also 3,339 graduate students at the school.
Of the 19,172 full-time undergraduates at GaSou, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgia Southern University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,747|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,352|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GaSou has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Computer & Information Sciences||11%|
|Health & Physical Education||12%|
|Instructional Media Design||2%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||11%|
|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|
|Management Information Systems||#38|
|Health & Physical Education||#57|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#66|
|Instructional Media Design||#72|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#106|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#144|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#198|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#242|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#242|
|Business Administration & Management||#442|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Richardelainechambers at English Wikipedia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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