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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.366 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.366 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 236 responses
Report
  • Varying
    28%
  • 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.422 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.493 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 274 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    75%
  • 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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    I'm in the honors college at Georgia State University and I'm having a really good time. My main complaint is the campus as it's an open, urban campus and not traditional but I know plenty of people who love that about GSU so it's definitely a matter of personal preference. I haven't enjoyed many of my large, general, core classes because of their sheer size but I've had a great experience with the vast majority of my professors. The honors college also affords the opportunity for smaller classes and early registration so getting awesome professors is much easier!
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    I am a non-traditional student who took a lengthy break between high school and college. I struggled at first to integrate back into school. My main complaint about GSU is that it seems like the people who are supposed to be able to help students navigate the application, admissions, and financial aid processes, often don't seem like they know what they're doing. I have gotten a lot of bad information from people over the phone and sometimes even in person. I assume that most of the people staffing phones are also students, and (by no fault of their own) are not well enough trained in their positions. Once I got the hang of school things made a lot more sense and everything has gone a lot more smoothly since then. Now I actually really enjoy school and the challenges that come with it!
    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!