GCSU

Georgia College & State University

231 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, United States
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    2
  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    53
  • Previously Enrolled
    84

Overview of Georgia College & State University (GCSU)

About this school

Georgia College and State University, founded in 1889, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health Sciences. Its 666-acre campus is located in Milledgeville, 30 miles northeast of Macon.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,987
    • Men:2,260 (37.7%)
    • Women:3,727 (62.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (GCSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Georgia College and State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
231 West Hancock Street
City, State, Zip
Milledgeville, GA  31061
Phone
(478) 445-1283
Fax
(478) 445-6795
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Proof of immunization required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 4,089 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 2,713 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 1,376 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,854 (57%) of 3,230 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,182 (55%) of 2,161 admitted students enrolled
Men
672 (63%) of 1,069 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.49
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
579 average |540-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
604 average |560-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
58%
• Score 18 - 23
35%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (GCSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,346|Out-of-state: $28,060
  • Room & Board: - $12,538 (66.78385000532651%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (7.989773090444231%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,736 (25.22637690422925%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Georgia College and State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001602
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,296 (89.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
790 (61.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
777 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
157 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,051
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 265 (34.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,679
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 428 (55.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,098
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 735 (94.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
28 (1.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,862

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,202 (77.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,818 (67.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,742 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
404 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$10,745
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,091 (39.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,577
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,769 (64.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,618
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,264 (82.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
197 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,258

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,407
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (GCSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


330

Part-Time Faculty


76

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


67%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
989,061

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
900
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Georgia College and State University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


64.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.0%

Programs & Majors (GCSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Music Education, Master of Music Therapy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Master of Management Information Systems

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Accounting
  • Art Therapy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Writing

Campus Life (GCSU)

Location & Geography

Population


19,401

Nearest Metropolitan Area


680 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
34.2 average low in January, 90.2 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Macon
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bobcats
School Colors
Navy blue and hunter green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Georgia College and State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, resident student association, alpha lambda delta, circle k, georgia college miracle, wesley foundation of campus ministries

Sororities


38% of women participate

Fraternities


22% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,442

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,987
Women
3,727
Men
2,260

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 5.3% Black/African-American
  • 5.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.3% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 34 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


965

Student Resources (GCSU)

Study resources