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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
About Georgia State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
33 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30327
Website
From Georgia State University

Georgia State University was founded in 1913. For more than a century, our ambitious spirit has helped us shape our students into accomplished alumni, change the face of downtown Atlanta and rise as a dynamic research university. Today our 250-plus degree programs and welcoming culture attract more than 51,000 students from more than 170 countries, every state in the nation and every county in Georgia. Diversity is a defining part of our DNA.

We’re recognized as a national leader in student success. We are changing the way our students are learning, helping them graduate faster and save millions on the pathway to their degrees. It’s no wonder The Washington Post called us a “hotbed of growth and innovation.”

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.362 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.362 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,208Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 232 responses
Report
  • Varying
    28%
  • Dedicated and Determined for Success
    22%
  • Unique, progressive and socio-politcally aware
    17%
  • Unnique
    9%
  • Not enough words the describe the diversity
    9%
  • Trying to succeed
    6%
  • Looking to transfer/Mediocre
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.418 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.489 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 270 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    76%
  • Cultural meltingpot
    10%
  • Constantly improving itself in the right ways
    6%
  • Average
    3%
  • Ghetto
    1%
  • My dream
    1%
  • HBCU
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.235 responses
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Georgia State University Reviews

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Georgia State is very diverse and offers many different pathways and help finding the career that is right for you. The Atlanta campus falls right in the downtown area. Living in the city provides many resources to students and opportunities that might not come along at a school in a more rural area. If you’re worried about class size, don’t be! Though the classes can be pretty packed, the professors do a wonderful job of teaching and providing information to reach them personally. Tutoring is all over the place so you can always find time in your busy schedule to get the help you need to pass your classes! There are many different clubs and organizations at Georgia State so everyone feels involved. Being a panther is something to be proud of!
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My experience at Georgia State University has been one heck of a ride! The campus is filled with so many new faces, an abundance of smells, and lots of school spirit. If you enjoy the city and a fast paced environment, then Georgia State is the campus for you. Georgia State also offers some of the best professors, and student bodies, in comparison to most universities. Furthermore, Georgia State just recently became a full Division One university — which explains the amazing sports stadiums and fields in the area. The only thing I would say needs to be changed, is the safety. The school has been advancing and upgrading their security personnel on campus. I love that they care about the safety of their students, and locals around. All in all, I wouldn’t trade my school for any other university.
I am a commuter student, so I cannot speak fully to the experience of the college, but the curriculum and professors are amazing. It is a large college, but advisors and other staff are extremely helpful, which lends it a small college feel. Perhaps my favorite part is that the campus is nontraditional, seated in the heart of downtown, and sprawling for multiple blocks. If you are someone who thrives in urban settings, this is the college for you! In addition, it is incredibly diverse, and I, as a queer student, have felt incredibly welcomed.