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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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Georgia State is an above-average public university located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,882 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Georgia State acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Finance. Graduating 53% of students, Georgia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
About Georgia State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
33 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30327
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
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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.395 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.395 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 265 responses
Report
  • Varying
    26%
  • Dedicated and Determined for Success
    22%
  • Unique, progressive and socio-politcally aware
    18%
  • 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.451 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.522 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 303 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    74%
  • Cultural meltingpot
    11%
  • Constantly improving itself in the right ways
    6%
  • Average
    4%
  • My dream
    1%
  • Ghetto
    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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It's very diverse and welcoming.Choosing to study at Georgia State University is a decision you wont regret! Not only will you have an enriching experience in the classroom, but youll also have plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn hands-on. Since the campus is located in the middle of Atlanta there are tons of opportunities for internships nearby. Furthermore, the university will help you find those opportunities. They have excellent career services for students. The campus is very lively. Georgia State University has a very diverse student body. Now that the university has consolidated with Perimeter College it is probably even more so. There are so many organizations and regular student events that there is something for everyone.
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My experience with Georgia State University is through Perimeter College. For the past two years, I have been commuting to and from both the Newton campus and the Dunwoody Campus. Throughout my time there, I have had a very pleasant experience with professors, administration, and the safety around campus. Despite the common misconception that some professors simply come to teach, I have had nothing but excellent professors who go out of their way to help their students succeed.
After this year, I plan on transferring to either the downtown campus or the University of Georgia. Georgia State Perimeter College has given me the confidence and the preparation to succeed in my next two years of college. Through the help of Georgia State faculty and staff, they helped me realize my potential and give me the ability to put in the work needed to succeed!
Going to Georgia State University is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, there are so many unique opportunities at your fingertips. I love living in the dorms, as the city views and accessibility to main campus make it worthwhile. Although safety may be a concern for prospective students, I have always felt safe with the precautions taken by the University to ensure student well being. Furthermore, the diversity and sense of community at GSU is unparalleled. It brings me so much joy to see people from all around the world united through education. Academically, my professors have allowed me to succeed to the best of my ability. One of my favorite things to do on campus is to attend Georgia State's football and basketball games. With a young and increasingly successful program, the Panthers are always fun to cheer on in the eccentric game day atmosphere. I love being Panther and I hope that you will consider becoming one too!