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  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 1,674 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Georgia Southwestern acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 38% of students, Georgia Southwestern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709
About Georgia Southwestern...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference

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.

GSW Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
July 21
SAT Range
940-1120
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,904/ 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
$8,111/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    25%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,674Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
793
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Hopeful for a bright future(at least I am)
    56%
  • Just trying to get through and out of here.
    33%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Work hard, play hard!
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • They are devoted to each student's success
    73%
  • A let down.
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • More focus on STEM departments.
    5%
  • Strict
    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
38%
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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My experience at GSW is Excellent! The atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is so friendly. Staff and Professors are easy to locate and talk to when having trouble with an assignment or in class. The students are friendly as well, and everything is so close together. The sports are wonderful to watch in your free time on the weekends or even during the week. The president and the wife are lovely as well. My favorite experience at GSW is Waffles with the Weavers. This event takes place right before finals and the Weavers make waffles for the students at night, you can even win a free t-shirt if you show up early! Downtown is a fun place to explore and go out to eat after a long week!
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For a student who did not adapt well to online learning, Georgia Southwestern State University made my online class experience well accessible and provided thorough information for my courses. Their library, study lounges and dorms were well equipped with computers and programs that would be used daily. They ensured that the students were able to succeed regardless of any hardship. The online professors always made themselves available and their responses were prompt.
I am so glad I chose Georgia Southwestern State University to be my school home. There are many people on campus who are very helpful with whatever needs to be done. Whenever someone needs help, there is always someone near to assist in any way they can. At Georgia Southwestern, I have always been given a chance to show how much I love my school. Whether it's attending the club events or whether it's just showing school spirit by buying items from the book store. The professors are always helping us grow into the adults they know we can be by molding us into responsible adults and I believe that kind of stability is needed for many students. The campus has many activities that help introverts get into, like the food trucks and just simple club activities like tie-dye for example. Georgia Southwestern State University is an amazing school and I cannot wait to continue my next two years there.