Georgia Southwestern State University is a 4-year public institution and part of the University System of Georgia. GSW is home to five colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic areas of study. Additionally, Georgia Southwestern offers dual-degree programs with South Georgia Technical College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. For students interested in the fine and performing arts, the GSW campus hosts two art galleries and a theater.
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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.
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.
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.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
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.
Average Aid Per Year
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.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
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.
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.
because the average class size is about 20-30 students, the professors can get to know the student on a personal and individual level to help you achieve your goals. it is a small town so you make friends quick too! also, no friday classes! :)
Nichole from Americus, GA
GSW has a beautiful, safe, and friendly campus. All of the staff are equipped with the knowledge and willingness to help you with whatever you need. There is a wide variety of courses and majors to chose from.
Chelsea from Shellman, GA
Georgia Southwestern is a has a small, but beautiful campus. At first glance, you might think the classes are easy, but most of them are very rigorous. Although Americus is a small town, there is something to do everyday on campus or in the community.
Victoria from Fortson, GA
GSW is a wonderful school to attend. It is a relatively small, yet beautiful campus. The faculty and staff go above and beyond to provide you with the best advice as well as instill the knowledge in you that will last a lifetime.
Gloria from Ellaville, GA
Georgia Southwestern has a great feel to it. It's like it's own tight-knit community. There is always something to do on campus.