Gordon State College

Barnesville, GA, USA
3.34 Average Rating

Founded in 1852, Gordon State College is a public institution located in the rural town of Barnesville, Georgia. It is a member of the University System of Georgia and home to several athletic facilities that  include walking trails, racquetball courts, and a ropes course. The school provides a curriculum rooted in service to the community. Many students choose to study nursing, liberal arts and humanities, or human services.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
99%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
50%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 924
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
3,986
Total Number of Undergrads
3,986
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,074
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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.
$3,667
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.
$10,405
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.
$8,408
Books and Supplies
$1320

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.
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,288
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.
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,969
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,612

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.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,239
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.
$8,250
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.
$189
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Highlanders
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Macon
Athens
Columbus
Jacksonville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.34 Average Rating
A great school for a beginning college student. Living on campus is a great way to meet new people and study partners. Gordon is also a nice head start to being on your own.
Clinesha from Atlanta, GA
Come to this place if you indeed want to feel at home. This college is the heart of the community and the heart will always be well treated and cared for. Great professors who are down to earth and can relate well with their students and grat people so friends can be made that will last a lifetime. Here people take care of each other stand by us and we will stand by you is what I see.
Andrew from Marietta, GA
Gordon is a wonderful starter college; here you are able to dertermine whether or not "college is for you". The courses aren't too demending, and the professors are always willing to help! You certainly won't get an experience at a University quite like you will at Gordon.
Melissa from Milner, GA
Gordon State College is a wonderful local college that provides a nice buffer between high school and a large university. It also provides a wonderful experience for those seeking a smaller college experience, such as myself. This school is a solid four out of five stars in my book!
Skyler from Griffin, GA

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