Georgia Southern University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Georgia Southern University
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Successful applicants at Georgia Southern tend to have good grades and test scores, although the school also takes other application factors into account. GSU requires SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts along with a completed application. Campus visits are strongly encouraged, and students should contact the admissions office about scheduling a tour, and be sure to check the school's website for updated information. 

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Admissions Data (2016)

Georgia Southern University Description

Georgia Southern University is a public research university located in Statesboro, Georgia, about an hour from the coast. Students come from all 50 states and 86 countries, and they can choose from over 110 degree programs across Georgia Southern's eight colleges. Among undergraduates, business fields are the most popular. The university has a 21 to 1 student/faculty ratio. The school has more than 200 campus organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Georgia Southern Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. The football team has won six national championship titles.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 20,673 (18,005 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,273 (in-state); $16,847 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,800
  • Other Expenses: $5,654
  • Total Cost: $22,927 (in-state); $33,501 (out-of-state)

Georgia Southern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,351
    • Loans: $6,255

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

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

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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