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
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Georgia College & State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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
76%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1220
ACT Scores Range
23-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Georgia College & State University

Cost

Net Price
$17,015/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,847/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,069/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,027/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,278/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,813/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,522Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly and outgoing
    56%
  • Open-Minded and Friendly
    14%
  • Figuring this place out day by day
    6%
  • White Anglo-Saxon Protestant...Greek
    6%
  • White, friendly, outgoing, upper-middle, female
    6%
  • If you're white, you're good, if not, well....
    4%
  • White, ignorant, spoiled rich sheep.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Small, but comfortable
    60%
  • Community and Academically Driven
    20%
  • Challenging
    5%
  • Homogeneous
    5%
  • Quaint
    5%
  • I like the one on one connection & it's beautiful
    3%
  • Mixed
    3%

After Georgia College & State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Georgia College & State University Reviews

1,115 reviews
All Categories
Everyone have been extremely wonderful, sweet as can be and helpful in more ways than one. The professors actually care for you if you prove tot them that you're putting in the effort to learn too. Overall I enjoy gcsu a lot. The only problem I would have is that there's not that much diversity. Even if I had the chance to pick another school, I'd pick gcsu any day. Did I mention that the campus is beautiful?! It's legit out of a movie especially in the summer when everyone is outside soaking up some vitamin D!
Review Georgia College & State University
After one year at GCSU, I am so glad I chose this college! The student body is smaller than most colleges in the area, and as a result, the class sizes are smaller, and we get more personal time and attention from our professors. There is a great family feeling between the students and teachers and even among the student body. I feel that upon graduation, I will have a broad knowledge of my field of study, mass communications, and that I will be able to find a job in that field. I attribute the knowledge I will gain to my professors and to the college philosophy.
Georgia College is not conducive to people of color. This school wants to diversify its student body by appealing to potential students during tours and the like. But it neglects the students it has already recruited. Meaning the retention is poor. This is due to the culture of the campus and the ignorance of some of the non-minority students coupled with the lack of attention from the rest. All of the students need to be exposed to dealing with colorism, racism, prejudice, privilege, and gender identity. Just to start. All of this could definitely make this school one that is more tolerable and inviting on the inside and out. Other than that. The academia is top notch, housing has its perks, and student life keeps you busy.