A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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 University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
Brannen Hall, Room 2015, 2670 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460

Georgia Southern University Rankings

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

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Georgia Southern University

Cost

Net Price
$16,032/ 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
    $13,714/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,848/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,109/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,817/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,101/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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.226 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.226 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Balancing school and social lives
    33%
  • All of the above
    21%
  • Small-scale big feel research univesity
    15%
  • Work and Play somehow some way
    12%
  • Having a good time
    9%
  • Hardworking
    5%
  • Plays hard, works harder
    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.267 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.328 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to students
    28%
  • Hail Southern
    21%
  • Large scale, small feel
    17%
  • True Blue
    12%
  • Here to further your educatuon
    10%
  • A lot of hands-on experience
    7%
  • Here to further education and keep it fun
    3%

After Georgia Southern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses
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Georgia Southern University Reviews

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Georgia Southern University is a great school! The professors have the heart to get to know the students. There are great opportunities to network through student organizations. This school holds many job fairs throughout the year so students will be able to connect with companies for potential jobs and internships. Also, there are great opportunities to work with professors on undergraduate and graduate research. This is an awesome school and I recommend the university to all students. The one thing that I would like to see change is for the programs to have more electives in learning upcoming design programs that companies use today.
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I am a sophomore here at Georgia Southern University and for the most part I think it's alright here. You can believe the rumors about it being the huge "Party School of the South" but if you stay focused on why you're here in the first place(getting a degree and becoming successful in life), it's not hard at all to do well here. There are students here who are completely driven and are excellent students here. Don't want to brag but I believe I am one of them, I have a 3.7 GPA and I am also apart of Southern Leaders. GSU is one of the few Universities in the nation that have an organization that tailored to building current student's character to be a leader in the future. One of the main reasons why I like it here for sure, Southern has a long list of other organizations that can get you involved as well, I'm not going to go on and on about them but if you come take a tour of Southern; you'll see how nice this place is! HAIL SOUTHERN!
I am African American and I sort of went into Georgia Southern expecting to see a lot of racism from what I've heard. However I love this school! Everyone here is always so super nice to me and I made friends quicker than I expected, since I am sort of an introvert. Everyone has so much hospitality at this school and in this city as a whole that it's head spinning. They also have many activities you can participate in including the equestrian team and archery team, which I joined. It's an awesome diverse place really!