Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA, USA
4.02 Average Rating

Founded in 1906 as a land-grant college, Georgia Southern University is a public research institution and part of the University System of Georgia. GSU’s main campus at Statesboro is situation on 900 acres of land and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors across eight colleges, plus an online program. It features a 110,000-square-foot interdisciplinary academic building, 300 clubs and organizations, a botanic garden, an archeological repository, a military science building, museum, and center for wildlife education. The university also maintains two other campuses, one in Savannah and one in Hinesville, and all together they offer more than 141 bachelor’s and graduate degree-granting programs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
57%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1089
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
26,721
Total Number of Undergrads
24,040
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
26%
20-39 Students
53%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,963
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,356
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,142
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,650
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,648
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,571
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,351

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,612
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$238
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
358
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sun Belt Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Savannah
Augusta
Macon
Jacksonville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
42%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
georgia southern is a wonderful school for students that want to have a home away from home. although the course work is tough at times, the professors and staff work extremely hard to make sure students are on track and have plenty of assistance. all in all, gsu is definitely one of the best schools in the south!
Jessica from Suwanee, GA
Georgia Southern is definelty a big scale, small feel university. The resources here are great, you get a great education here, and the campus is beautiful. I am really glad that I chose Southern
Ashley - Alpharetta, GA