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  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 5,410 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Georgia College acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Marketing, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 64% of students, Georgia College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference

Georgia College & State University Rankings

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GCSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1110-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,823/ 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
$7,660/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,410Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
548
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Friendly and outgoing
    45%
  • Open-Minded and Friendly
    17%
  • White, friendly, outgoing, upper-middle, female
    12%
  • Figuring this place out day by day
    9%
  • White, ignorant, spoiled rich sheep.
    6%
  • 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.107 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Small, but comfortable
    51%
  • Community and Academically Driven
    16%
  • I like the one on one connection & it's beautiful
    7%
  • Challenging
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Homogeneous
    5%
  • Quaint
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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GCSU is a wonderful school! In my experience, the professors are all very kind and willing to help. There are tons of resources available to students to help us succeed (such as free tutoring). The library is wonderful, the food is pretty good, the residence halls are very nice (I stayed at Adams Hall), the classes are challenging but fair, and everyone you meet is incredibly kind! What more could you want in a college? I'm so lucky to call GCSU home!
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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!
Georgia College & State University is wonderful school with professor's and faculty who truly care about the students success! It has a wonderful atmosphere filled with families and friends from all over who loves and takes care of their community. I would recommend anyone to apply, tour, and ultimately become an alumni of such an amazing college!