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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?

19,882 Full-Time Undergraduates
$14,519 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Georgia State.
  • 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.

Georgia State University Rankings

College Factual ranked Georgia State as #728 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Georgia State also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Georgia State has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Georgia State

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 209
Best Colleges for International Students 418
Best Colleges for Veterans 434
Best Colleges 728
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 824
Best Colleges for the Money 1,199

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

Can I Afford Georgia State University?

$14,519 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Georgia State is $14,519. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Georgia State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,511 $12,965 $16,054 $18,002 $18,235

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

19,882 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,770 undergraduate students at Georgia State, with 19,882 being full-time and 5,888 being part-time.

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

There are also 7,046 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,882 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State, 40% are male and 60% 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 2,836
Black or African American 8,174
Hispanic or Latino 2,189
White 4,538
International Students 630
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,515

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Georgia State University awarded 10,392 undergraduate degrees and 4,902 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 203 85 2
Allied Health Professions 0 29 0 0
American Sign Language 0 12 0 0
Anthropology 0 28 21 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 40 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 4
Business Administration & Management 0 213 7 14
Business/Managerial Economics 0 51 3 0
Chemistry 0 95 36 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 36 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 85 23 11
Computer Information Systems 0 237 106 4
Computer Science 0 219 50 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 138 9 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 6
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 16 0 0
Economics 0 130 25 8
Education Philosophy 0 0 5 0
Educational Administration 0 0 12 13
Educational Assessment 0 0 5 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 21 12 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 189 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 250 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 145 17 0
General Biology 0 307 77 15
General Business/Commerce 0 0 139 0
General Education 0 0 0 10
General English Literature 0 88 6 23
General Psychology 0 477 16 9
General Sales & Marketing 0 8 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 29 25 0
Germanic Languages 0 4 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 14 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 36 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 30 4
History 0 66 6 8
Hospitality Management 0 45 15 0
Information Technology 0 0 16 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 16 4
Insurance 0 24 0 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 5 0
International Business 0 0 17 0
Journalism 0 237 0 0
Law 0 0 0 200
Legal Research 0 0 8 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 51 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 39 83 0
Marketing 0 253 0 6
Mathematics 0 34 27 0
Music 0 49 30 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 97 15 7
Nursing 0 147 67 23
Other Health Professions 0 0 45 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 239 9 0
Other Statistics 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 37 27 0
Physics 0 31 8 7
Political Science & Government 0 162 20 6
Public Administration 0 0 45 0
Public Health 0 73 110 9
Public Policy 0 50 0 2
Real Estate 0 14 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 20 39
Religious Studies 0 16 3 0
Romance Languages 0 23 14 0
Social Work 0 60 64 0
Sociology 0 182 16 8
Special Education 0 7 67 3
Student Counseling 0 0 56 4
Taxation 0 0 30 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 125 58 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 160 151 13
Teaching English or French 0 0 19 4
Urban Studies 0 0 24 0
Writing Studies 0 0 2 0
Total 0 10,392 3,856 1,046

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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