GSU

Georgia State University

75 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1150, Atlanta, United States
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  • Total Documents
    912
  • Class Notes
    553
  • Textbook Notes
    162
  • Study Guides
    197
  • Currently Enrolled
    910
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,017

Overview of Georgia State University (GSU)

About this school

Georgia State University, founded in 1913, is a public university. It is the South's premier urban research university, offering more than 200 fields of study in 50 accredited programs awarding bachelor's through doctoral degrees. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, and Law, and the School of Policy Studies. It is the second largest public institution in Georgia and the state's most diverse university. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, with residence halls and loft apartments nearby, its 57-acre campus is served by public transportation.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:25,790
    • Men:10,506 (40.7%)
    • Women:15,284 (59.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (GSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Georgia 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
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
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
33 Gilmer Street
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA  30302-3083
Phone
(404) 413-2500
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
May 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
July 15
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 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College preparatory curriculum as specified by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, combined SAT of 830, minimum Freshman Index of 2500 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
52% of 18,971 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 11,608 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 7,363 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,740 (58%) of 9,898 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,303 (55%) of 5,962 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,437 (62%) of 3,936 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
524 average |470-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530 average |500-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (GSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,858|Out-of-state: $29,432
  • Room & Board: - $14,392 (85.1496864276417%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (9.466335344929593%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $910 (5.383978227428707%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Georgia State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001574
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,717 (95.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,275 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,154 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
193 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$12,541
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,096 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,276
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,869 (59.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,574
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,846 (90.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
22,320 (87.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
19,350 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
18,821 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,104 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$10,626
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,095 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,109
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,846 (62.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,342
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 17,735 (94.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,167
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
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
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction (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


1,157

Part-Time Faculty


390

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


69%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

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
2,636,239

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2040
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 State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


46.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors (GSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • International Economics
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Taxation, Master of Actuarial Science, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Religious Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Master of Heritage Preservation, Master of Education, Global Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Health Administration, Master of International Business

Master's Programs of Study (128)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Nursing
  • African-American Studies
  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Information Science
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (GSU)

Location & Geography

Population


443,775

Nearest Metropolitan Area


109 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Atlanta

Weather


Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

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
Panthers
School Colors
Royal blue, white, and red

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Georgia State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, spotlight programs board, fraternities/sororities, service organizations, academic organizations, sports clubs

Sororities


4.1% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,909

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
25,790
Women
15,284
Men
10,506

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 14.0% Asian
  • 43.1% Black/African-American
  • 11.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 24.0% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


2.4% from 124 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


7,058

Student Resources (GSU)

Study resources