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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Georgia State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303
Website

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%
SAT Scores Range
960-1180
ACT Scores Range
20-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Georgia State University

Cost

Net Price
$15,609/ 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
    $13,854/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,943/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,233/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,772/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,834/ 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.331 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.331 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,982Undergrads
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 201 responses
Report
  • Varying
    29%
  • Dedicated and Determined for Success
    23%
  • Unique, progressive and socio-politcally aware
    14%
  • Unnique
    11%
  • Not enough words the describe the diversity
    8%
  • Trying to succeed
    6%
  • Looking to transfer/Mediocre
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.387 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.458 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 239 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    75%
  • Cultural meltingpot
    10%
  • Constantly improving itself in the right ways
    6%
  • Average
    3%
  • My dream
    1%
  • Ghetto
    1%
  • HBCU
    1%

After Georgia State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
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

Georgia State University Reviews

4,582 reviews
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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.
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I entered Georgia State University as a transitional student and the students here were very helpful with finding class locations and with providing resources about the school. The professors I had were really nice and available whenever I needed additional help or to discuss course material that am not able to discuss in-class or through email. Though I did not stay on-campus, Georgia State has a wide range of campus events - entertainment, sports, career-based, improve your skills events, joining a club event, etc - that draws everyone close whether you stay on-campus or not. Do not let the large, open campus deter you away from visiting or attending Georgia State. You will learn new things and meet new people from various cultures. Love this school!
I'm grateful that I chose Georgia State. The University offers a variety of programs and organizations. Each of my professors have contributed to my intellectual knowledge as well as my preparedness for the real world. In the heart of the city, everyday has the potential to provide a new experience. I have had the opportunity to meet people from different regions across the world, from this I feelI've obtained my greatest lesson. I've been able to experience and learn first hand of cultures that differ from my own, their lifestyle, and, their views on politics, education, music, family, and food! Making friends to share my college journey with has been so rewarding and if given the choice, I would undoubtedly chose Georgia State.