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?
- 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
|Best Colleges for Diversity||209|
|Best Colleges for International Students||418|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||434|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||824|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,199|
Where Is Georgia State University?
Contact details for Georgia State are given below.
|Address:||33 Gilmer St, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Georgia State?
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.
Can I Afford Georgia State University?
Net Price by Income Group for Georgia State
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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
There are also 7,046 graduate students at the school.
Of the 19,882 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgia State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||8,174|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,189|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Georgia State has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Instructional Media Design||74%|
|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.
*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.