B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Georgia State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Georgia 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
59%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$14,573/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,820/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,204/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,542/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.335 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.342 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.342 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,813Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 212 responses
Report
  • Varying
    28%
  • Dedicated and Determined for Success
    23%
  • Unique, progressive and socio-politcally aware
    16%
  • Unnique
    10%
  • Not enough words the describe the diversity
    8%
  • Trying to succeed
    6%
  • Looking to transfer/Mediocre
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.398 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.469 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 250 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    76%
  • Cultural meltingpot
    10%
  • Constantly improving itself in the right ways
    6%
  • Average
    3%
  • My dream
    1%
  • Ghetto
    1%
  • HBCU
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.235 responses
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I transferred from Savannah State University to Georgia State University in the Fall of 2017. Upon my arrival the first day of school the professors in all my classes have been amazing. There is no shortage on the number of friends, I have made so far and the University Housing has many amenities to offer for from my own room, study areas, organizations geared toward students in housing and much more The on campus housing representative and the college allow companies such as Amazon, Atlanta Braves and Chick-fi-a to come in to speak with the students for possible internships! I recently joined an organization in which I can participate with community service projects and fundraisers. I could not ask for a better experience with Georgia State University the past few months!
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I do not regret my decision to attend Georgia State University. I chose this school because of the huge diversity among the students. The professors here are amazing, they are very encouraging and they make sure that we as student stay focused and do well in class. There are many resources available on campus to help students get engaged, help students who struggle in certain subjects, and make sure that students are dedicated to graduate!
I have been a student at Georgia State University for four years. I have had an overall good experience with this university. As a transfer student, I feel that GSU gives new students the opportunity to take tours and get to know the school & campus so that they are not overwhelmed their freshman year. The Academic Advisement centers have been very helpful to me as I am a student who often has many questions! I have also had some really wonderful teachers that have inspired me in many ways as a student. If I could suggest improvement in any way, it would be to employ more people in the Office of Financial Aid. A university of this size would benefit from a bigger financial aid office as to reach every student when they have questions regarding student aid. Overall I would rate my experience as a student at Georgia State University as a four out of five.