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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Georgia Southwestern is a public university located in Americus, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,779 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Georgia Southwestern acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Accounting, and Nursing. Graduating 25% of students, Georgia Southwestern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
About Georgia Southwestern State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709
Website

Georgia Southwestern 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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1110
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$12,585/ 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
$7,296/ 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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,779Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
827
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Hopeful for a bright future(at least I am)
    50%
  • Just trying to get through and out of here.
    33%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Work hard, play hard!
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • They are devoted to each student's success
    76%
  • A let down.
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • More focus on STEM departments.
    5%
  • They help you get involved with the other freshman
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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I have had an okay experience at GSW. The administrators are literally AMAZING, but the professors are average. Their Biology department is terrible, it's like some of the teachers are only there to get paid and aren't really helpful to their students. Other professors are okay, they try to work with their students. The cafeteria is terrible, the food is not really good. I only eat in two sections and that is the salad/ fruit bar and the grill. They do have Boar's Head, Chic fil-a, and the pod which are all good alternatives if you have flex cash or dining dollars.
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Georgia Southwestern State University is a very clean and beautiful school. In my experience so far, everyone is very welcoming. The professors show that they care about your education, but do more than just teach, they also form bonds with their students, which builds a feeling of trust and security in the school.
My overall experience here is pretty good, the students here are friendly and the professors are so engaging. I love that the school offers free tutoring and that they're able to work around your schedule to get the help you need. Not to mention they inform the first year students of practically everything, there's no need to worry this school supports you along the way and never hesitates to help.