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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
    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
70%
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,350/ 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
$10,090/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
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.383 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.383 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,882Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,888
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 253 responses
Report
  • Varying
    26%
  • Dedicated and Determined for Success
    22%
  • Unique, progressive and socio-politcally aware
    17%
  • Not enough words the describe the diversity
    9%
  • Unnique
    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.439 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.510 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 291 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    74%
  • Cultural meltingpot
    11%
  • Constantly improving itself in the right ways
    5%
  • Average
    3%
  • Ghetto
    1%
  • My dream
    1%
  • HBCU
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    53%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    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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    Having just completed my first year at Georgia State University, I am so happy I chose GSU! I plan on pursuing a BBA in Computer Information Systems and GSU is one of the best institutions in the country for CIS. All of my professors so far have been extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their fields of study and are always willing to help students. As far as campus life, being in the heart of Atlanta is a major bonus! There are so many opportunities at our hands as students at GSU regardless of someone's major or intended study. As a business student, the location is ideal because we are surrounded by the Big Four and Fortune 500s. Additionally, recruitment at GSU is one of the best in the state and the location likely has a lot to do with this. Also, there's always something to do being in a city. My first year was an amazing experience and I am so excited for the next 3 years at Georgia State University!
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    I'm attending for my second Bachelor's, so my reviews are from comparing this to my Alma Matter. The school isn't terrible, but I wouldn't outwardly recommend it as a first choice. I will say, though, the Chemistry and Biology departments are great! The professors are very knowledgeable and the course work is rewarding. The campus however, is very lackluster. Although there are some new buildings (mainly science buildings), most of the building are old and worn. It's located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, so safety tends to be an issue from time-to-time.
    I love GSU! It is very important for anyone interested in going here that our campus is not at all a traditional college campus. If you want to like in the city then you would love GSU, but I strongly advise taking a college visit before making a decision if possible. Living in downtown Atlanta is pretty crazy and very different from suburban life so make sure to be aware of that. I personally really love the experience, there is always something to do because our campus is in the heart of Atlanta. GSU has a lot to offer and going here is definitely a really unique college experience!