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Georgia State University Overview

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia State University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Atlanta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Georgia State University Known For?

5,301 Undergraduate Awards
$34,885 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Georgia State is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Georgia State with a bachelor's degree make about $43,300 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Georgia State University Rankings

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#86 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Most Popular Doctor’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 Georgia State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Insurance Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Insurance Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular English Language & Literature Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Philosophy & Religious Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#15 Best Sociology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#24 Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#67 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#73 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#78 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Georgia State University?

Location of Georgia State University

Contact details for Georgia State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 33 Gilmer St, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
Phone: 404-413-2000
Website: www.gsu.edu

How Do I Get Into Georgia State?

You can apply to Georgia State online at: admissions.gsu.edu/how-do-i-apply/common-application/

Admission Requirements for Georgia State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
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 Georgia State?

70% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
Georgia State has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to Georgia State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia State University  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Georgia State University  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
Georgia State received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Georgia State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Georgia State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Georgia State University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Georgia State University?

$34,885 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Georgia State is $34,885. 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 Georgia State, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,885 a year. That adds up to $23,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia State is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Georgia State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

21,958 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,961 undergraduate students at Georgia State, with 21,958 being full-time and 6,003 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Georgia State

There are also 7,080 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,958 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Georgia State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Georgia State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,417
Black or African American 8,654
Hispanic or Latino 2,777
White 4,811
International Students 781
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,518

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia State University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 138 countries are represented at Georgia State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Georgia State University

291 Took All Classes Online
9,411 Took At Least One Class Online
58.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,411 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 49th 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 Georgia State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia State University was 58.1%. This is the #454 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Georgia State regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 13%
Instructional Media Design 74%
Social Sciences 2%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10%
Teaching English or French 1%

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 State University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 477 0 16 9 502
General Biology 0 307 0 77 15 399
Computer Information Systems 0 237 1 106 4 348
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 160 0 151 13 324
Accounting 0 203 0 85 2 290
Computer Science 0 219 0 50 14 283
Marketing 0 253 0 0 6 259
Nursing 0 147 17 67 23 254
Finance & Financial Management 0 250 0 0 3 253
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 239 2 9 0 250
Business Administration & Management 0 213 5 7 14 239
Journalism 0 237 0 0 0 237
Sociology 0 182 0 16 8 206
Law 0 0 0 0 200 200
Public Health 0 73 6 110 9 198
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 189 0 0 0 189
Political Science & Government 0 162 0 20 6 188
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 125 0 58 4 187
Economics 0 130 0 25 8 163
Fine & Studio Arts 0 145 0 17 0 162
Chemistry 0 95 0 36 20 151
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 138 0 9 3 150
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 139 0 139
Social Work 0 60 0 64 0 124
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 39 0 83 0 122
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 97 0 15 7 119
Communication & Media Studies 0 85 0 23 11 119
General English Literature 0 88 0 6 23 117
Teaching English or French 47 0 16 19 4 86
History 0 66 0 6 8 80
Music 0 49 1 30 0 80
Special Education 0 7 0 67 3 77
Hospitality Management 4 45 0 15 0 64
Philosophy 0 37 0 27 0 64
Student Counseling 0 0 3 56 4 63
Mathematics 0 34 0 27 0 61
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 20 39 59
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 16 36 7 59
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 51 7 0 0 58
Romance Languages 20 23 0 14 0 57
Geological & Earth Sciences 2 29 0 25 0 56
Business/Managerial Economics 0 51 0 3 0 54
Public Policy 0 50 0 0 2 52
Anthropology 0 28 0 21 0 49
Physics 0 31 0 8 7 46
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 45 0 45
Public Administration 0 0 0 45 0 45
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 40 0 40
Ethnic Studies 0 21 3 12 0 36
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 36 0 36
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 30 4 34
Taxation 0 0 0 30 0 30
Allied Health Professions 0 29 0 0 0 29
Instructional Media Design 0 0 7 16 4 27
Insurance 0 24 0 0 2 26
Educational Administration 0 0 1 12 13 26
Urban Studies 0 0 2 24 0 26
Religious Studies 0 16 0 3 0 19
International Business 0 0 0 17 0 17
Information Technology 0 0 0 16 0 16
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 16 0 0 0 16
Educational Assessment 0 0 10 5 0 15
Real Estate 0 14 0 0 0 14
General Sales & Marketing 6 8 0 0 0 14
Gerontology 0 0 0 14 0 14
Geography & Cartography 11 0 3 0 0 14
American Sign Language 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Education 0 0 0 0 10 10
East Asian Languages 9 0 0 0 0 9
Legal Research 0 0 0 8 0 8
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 6 6
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 5 0 5
Germanic Languages 1 4 0 0 0 5
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 5 0 5
Human Development & Family Studies 3 0 1 0 0 4
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 4 0 0 4
Other Statistics 0 0 0 0 4 4
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0 4 4
Writing Studies 0 0 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 1 0 0 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accounting & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 105 5,196 105 1,928 523 7,857

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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