GSW

Georgia Southwestern State University

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive, Americus, United States
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  • Total Documents
    23
  • Class Notes
    19
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    3
  • Currently Enrolled
    15
  • Previously Enrolled
    13

Overview of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW)

About this school

Georgia Southwestern, founded in 1906, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, and Nursing. Its 255-acre campus is located in Americus, 134 miles south of Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,606
    • Men:963 (37.0%)
    • Women:1,643 (63.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (GSW)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Georgia Southwestern 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 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
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 21
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
City, State, Zip
Americus, GA  31709-4693
Phone
(229) 928-1273
Fax
(229) 931-2983
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 21
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after 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
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
College preparatory curriculum 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
67% of 1,279 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 775 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 504 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
624 (72%) of 863 admitted students enrolled
Women
365 (71%) of 515 admitted students enrolled
Men
259 (74%) of 348 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.25
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
512 average |470-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
43%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
531 average |490-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
66%
• Score 12 - 17
12%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (GSW)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,332|Out-of-state: $19,408
  • Room & Board: - $7,910 (56.083380601247875%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (9.926262053318208%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,794 (33.99035734543392%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Georgia Southwestern State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15 | Final deadline June 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001573
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
415 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
327 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
323 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
46 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$10,015
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 213 (65.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,724
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 272 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,319
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 234 (72.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
31 (7.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,810

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,571 (89.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,281 (81.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,263 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
157 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$9,680
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 849 (67.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,700
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,063 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,053
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 675 (53.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
114 (6.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,083

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,775
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,868

Academics & Instruction (GSW)

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


119

Part-Time Faculty


47

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


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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


  • 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
276,466

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
260
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 Southwestern State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


21.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


25.1%

Programs & Majors (GSW)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • English Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (GSW)

Location & Geography

Population


16,359

Nearest Metropolitan Area


250 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 90.4 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
134 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Americus
Nearest Train Station
134 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

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
Hurricanes
School Colors
Old gold and navy

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Georgia Southwestern State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, national sororities and fraternities, african student association, enactus, outdoor club, international student association

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,779

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,606
Women
1,643
Men
963

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 26.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.3% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 33 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


446

Student Resources (GSW)

Study resources

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