GS, GSU

Georgia Southern University

1332 Southern Dr, Statesboro, United States
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  • Total Documents
    76
  • Class Notes
    56
  • Textbook Notes
    10
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    83
  • Previously Enrolled
    153

Overview of Georgia Southern University (GS, GSU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,759
    • Men:8,804 (49.6%)
    • Women:8,955 (50.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (GS, GSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Georgia Southern 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 not 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
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
May 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
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
1332 Southern Drive
City, State, Zip
Statesboro, GA  30458
Phone
(912) 478-5391
Fax
(912) 681-5635
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
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
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
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
68% of 9,202 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 5,063 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 4,139 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,521 (72%) of 6,284 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,202 (66%) of 3,343 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,319 (79%) of 2,941 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
575 average |540-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
67%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
596 average |560-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (GS, GSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,890|Out-of-state: $19,022
  • Room & Board: - $9,650 (58.47067377605429%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.270964614638875%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,654 (34.25836160930683%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Georgia Southern University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 20
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001572
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,357 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,243 (66.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,179 (97.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
336 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$10,636
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,998 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,434
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,628 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,931
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 56 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
156 (4.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,734

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
14,429 (90.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,324 (71.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,015 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,098 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$10,410
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,506 (84.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,837
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,980 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,636
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 161 (1.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
389 (2.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,734

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,724
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Hope Scholarships, TEACH Grants, Zell Miller Scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Public Servants, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,671

Academics & Instruction (GS, GSU)

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


781

Part-Time Faculty


85

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


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 17% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

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
1,522,883

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3743
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Georgia Southern University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


44.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.0%

Programs & Majors (GS, GSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (80)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study 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, Parks and recreation, Biological/life sciences, Liberal arts/general studies, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Applied Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (55)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Systems Engineering

Campus Life (GS, GSU)

Location & Geography

Population


29,937

Nearest Metropolitan Area


900 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
38.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Savannah
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Statesboro
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Savannah

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


28% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


72%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Georgia Southern University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, campus religious ministries, student government association, club sports and recreation, greek life

Sororities


20% of women participate

Fraternities


13% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,755

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,759
Women
8,955
Men
8,804

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.9% Asian
  • 24.6% Black/African-American
  • 5.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.6% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 73 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,659

Student Resources (GS, GSU)