376 reviews
  1. Americus, GA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Georgia Southwestern State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
880-1060
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Georgia Southwestern State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,047/ 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
    $10,503/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,998/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,133/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,676/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,974/ year

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.26 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,752Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Hopeful for a bright future(at least I am)
    58%
  • Just trying to get through and out of here.
    33%
  • Work hard, play hard!
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.32 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • They are devoted to each student's success
    73%
  • A let down.
    13%
  • More focus on STEM departments.
    7%
  • They help you get involved with the other freshman
    7%

After Georgia Southwestern State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Georgia Southwestern State University Reviews

376 reviews
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The professors are generally interested in their students' successes, and the faculty to student ratio is really nice; there is a lot of opportunity for one-to-one interaction. However, campus-wise, a lot of the buildings need updating still, especially the English building. This building is not even ADA compliant, as it lacks an elevator. The buildings that have been updated are very nice, however, and the nursing and psychology department buildings are gorgeous. Overall, it is a very good college to attend if you want to be closer to home, or if you're looking for that small town college kind of feel.
Most of my courses have had wonderful professors, with engaging teaching styles that made me want to learn more about the course. However, I have had some professors that have been very hard to learn from, as they are often inconsistent or even outright hostile at times to their students. The variety of courses leaves much to be desired; the course rotation that is offered can at times be very difficult to navigate and make sure that the courses you're taking are what you need. The class sizes are usually pretty good, often with maximum 40 to a class, but sometimes as few as four students.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at GSW. The professors are amazing, and the school is small enough that you are able to develop close and meaningful relationships with them. I feel that I grew and learned so much during my time there. There is not a lot to do on campus or in Americus, though. If you are looking for a good and affordable education, I would highly recommend GSW.