Georgia College & State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

Georgia College & State University Bobcat
Georgia College & State University Bobcat. Kristin Moore / Flickr

Georgia College & State University Admissions Overview:

Three-quarters of applicants were admitted to GCSU in 2016; while the school is generally accessible to those who apply, successful students tend to have solid grades and above-average standardized test scores. GCSU requires an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a personal essay from all applicants. For more information, check out the school's admissions website, and feel free to email the admissions office with any questions you may have.

Admissions Data (2016):

Georgia College & State University Description:

Founded in 1889, the Georgia College & State University sits on a 43-acre main campus in historic Milledgeville, Georgia. The campus features attractive red brick buildings and white Corinthian columns. The school is officially designated as "Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University," and the school's approach to learning is similar to many more expensive private liberal arts colleges. Students can choose from over 36 bachelor degree programs, and professional fields such as business, education and nursing are extremely popular. The college has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and most classes have between 15 and 35 students. On the athletic front, the GCSU Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference. Popular sports include baseball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,915 (6,047 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,202 (in-state); $27,550 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,946
  • Other Expenses: $4,683
  • Total Cost: $27,331 (in-state); $45,679 (out-of-state)

Georgia College & State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,127
    • Loans: $6,736

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, Health Teacher Education, History, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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