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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
East Georgia State is a public college located in Swainsboro, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,999 undergraduate students. The East Georgia State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 11% of students, East Georgia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,000.
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA 30401
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference

East Georgia State College Rankings

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EGSC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$5,055/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,138/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
60%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,999Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
943
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.4 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.4 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • A best way to obtain your Associates Degree
    82%
  • Earning a degree that has no worth
    9%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
11%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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East Georgia State College Reviews

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I have been enrolled in East Georgia State College (Augusta Campus) for about a year and a half. EGSC, while technically listed as a four-year institution, is primarily a two-year college for students to progress in their core curriculum. I can say I have had a lot of ups and downs with this college. For the most part, I am able to receive a decent education at a cheap cost. Many of the staff, faculty, and students were even nice and welcoming. However, I have also gained some issues with my college that involve campus life and communication between each campus/college. There are currently three different campuses for EGSC: Swainsboro, Statesboro, and Augusta. With Augusta being the furthest away, our campus is sometimes excluded from certain events, such as Homecoming or general holiday events. Even certain processing times for financial aid or admissions may be slower as it must process through the main campus. Overall, it's not a terrible college, but it's also not the best.
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With East Georgia State College, my experiences vary from instructor to instructor. While some professors are very active online (active, meaning engaging with students or offering feedback on assignments in a timely manner), others may interact with their class every two to three weeks. Personally, it did not matter either way. The online classes I took, while somewhat difficult at times, usually had helpful and nice instructors to guide us when we had a question. Most of my issues, however, relate to the workload and price of textbooks. While I do not care about spending money to use learning software, such as Pearson, it was slightly irritating to know that taking some in-person classes will allow you to forgo buying the software. In addition, The workload for many of the online classes was more challenging to handle as some classes had different assignments (essays. quizzes, and discussions) due back to back. In short, my time spent in my online classes was simply okay.
The small student body and location (Swainsboro, GA) makes East Georgia State College a comfortable home for students to pursue their two year degrees. The friendly, accommodating staff is more than happy to help students find what they are looking for. Although the student body may be small, the access to great academic resources is not, as its library has a helpful staff ready to assist in tracking down information. However, East Georgia State College is not the perfect fit for those seeking to study in a large environment with an abundance of opportunity. If you love small town living, then this is the place for you!