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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Georgia Southern is an above-average public university located in Statesboro, Georgia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,502 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Georgia Southern acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 50% of students, Georgia Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

Georgia Southern University Rankings

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Georgia Southern Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1060-1200
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,435/ 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
$6,854/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.222 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.255 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.255 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,502Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,628
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 159 responses
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  • Balancing school and social lives
    30%
  • All of the above
    24%
  • Small-scale big feel research univesity
    14%
  • Work and Play somehow some way
    13%
  • Having a good time
    9%
  • Hardworking
    4%
  • A mix of everything
    3%

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.296 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.357 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 167 responses
Report
  • Hail Southern
    25%
  • Dedicated to students
    25%
  • Large scale, small feel
    17%
  • True Blue
    10%
  • Here to further your educatuon
    9%
  • A lot of hands-on experience
    7%
  • Here to further education and keep it fun
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses
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As a first year student at Georgia Southern University, I was nervous about the campus because I never visited. Applying to the school was very last minute but once I got used to the school I am very proud of my decision. The campus is very welcoming to students of different backgrounds such as sexuality, religion, age and race. It was hard to get used to at first since it is a really big campus but after 2 months it was definitely easy to navigate buildings, classes and teachers. I would recommend coming to Georgia Southern University because the teachers, advisors and counselors are really hands on with all of their students. There are always fun activities going on campus so you won't always be bored! The departments are always helpful for their graduating students a job in the future. Georgia southern has changed my life for the better especially the clubs.
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I love Georgia Southern! It is a great school with a beautiful campus. The teachers I have had are committed to my learning and I have formed some great relationships. The higher level classes you take tend to have the teachers that are more involved with you, but there are some teachers who teach lower level classes that will form great relationships with you. There are many opportunities to get involved on campus if you are willing to put yourself out there. I joined a sorority on campus and also held a position within it, which allowed me to meet so many great people.
Hail Southern! Great college experience with a balance of school and social life. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering 3 years ago. College offers a lot of support for internships and other resume building opportunities. Engineering professors are very passionate about research and offers students active engagement in their research if one shows interest. Southern is also the best hands on school for engineers. Almost all of the courses revolve around real world applications and a lot of time is spent in the shop building what you design. College football is also very engaging with tailgating becoming a big part of southern and an important college experience. I would recommend Georgia Southern to anyone looking for a college degree.