Georgia State University Admissions

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

Plaza, GSU Centennial Hall, Atlanta
Centennial Hall at Georgia State University. Barry Winiker / Getty Images

Georgia State University Admissions Overview:

Georgia State is accessible; over half of those who apply each year are accepted. Students applying to GSU are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. In addition to test scores, prospective students must submit an application fee, an application form, and high school transcripts. Students interested in Georgia State are encouraged to visit the campus and meet with an admissions counselor. And, as always, check out the school's website for more information and contact information.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Georgia State University Description:

Georgia State University is a public research university located on an urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia. Students can choose from 52 degree programs and 250 fields of study across the university's six colleges. Among undergraduates, fields in business and the social sciences are most popular. The student body is diverse in terms both of age and race, and students come from all 50 states and 160 countries. In athletics, the Georgia State University Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 32,237 (25,228 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,974 (in-state); $23,542 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,084
  • Other Expenses: $2,430
  • Total Cost: $27,088 (in-state); $41,656 (out-of-state)

Georgia State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,484
    • Loans: $5,845

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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