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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Georgia College is an above-average public university located in Milledgeville, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,442 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Georgia College acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Marketing, and Nursing. Graduating 66% of students, Georgia College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
About Georgia College & State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Website

Georgia College & State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
1100-1260
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$20,055/ 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
$7,252/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,442Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
545
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Friendly and outgoing
    47%
  • Open-Minded and Friendly
    14%
  • Figuring this place out day by day
    10%
  • White, friendly, outgoing, upper-middle, female
    10%
  • White, ignorant, spoiled rich sheep.
    7%
  • White Anglo-Saxon Protestant...Greek
    5%
  • If you're white, you're good, if not, well....
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.101 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Small, but comfortable
    53%
  • Community and Academically Driven
    18%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Homogeneous
    6%
  • I like the one on one connection & it's beautiful
    6%
  • Quaint
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at GC. I got involved in a non-greek sorority which helped me make friends I will have for a lifetime. I think my first two years I did not get out and do enough because I felt bored at times but as time went on I think I got more invovled and enjoyed what downtown had to offer and the campus events. Academically I think the class sizes were great other than the large science classes. I was very thankful for the one-on-ones I had with my professors during their office hours. I was able to build great student-teacher relationships. I would definitely recommend GC to anyone looking for a more personal academic experience and who doesn't mind a small campus. I know that since I have graduated the school has grown and developed so much and it seems like they have even more to offer thier current and prospective students!
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I have immensely enjoyed my time here at Georgia College. I have created friendships and memories to last me a lifetime. The atmosphere this university provides the students with is so uplifting and although it is college all of the professors I have encounter thus far are SO WILLING to help you better understand concepts. They truly take the time to invest in you not only as a student but as a individual as well and I believe it is very hard to find that in today’s society especially within the college setting!
My absolute favourite thing was how everyone was so friendly here! All the staff were very nice and helpful whenever I had any issues, which wasn't often in the first place because everyone was so helpful. Lots of my teachers seemed genuinely invested in how I was doing in their class and at GCSU in general.
The only thing I ever had an issue with was the mathematics department. Most teachers in that area did seem to care, but oftentimes I found they weren't able to teach the material quite as well as teachers in other areas. It would either be extremely difficult, with teachers going completely over my head, or very, very easy, with the teacher practically going back to basic high school math. It'd be nice to see some more focus on that area and to see it improve some.
But overall, this college has a very welcoming and warm environment and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good start to college. Just maybe don't come here if you want to be a math major.