Georgia College & State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Georgia


Founded in 1889, the Georgia College & State University sits on a 43-acre main campus in historic Milledgeville, Georgia. The campus features attractive red brick buildings and white Corinthian columns. The school is officially designated as "Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University," and the school's approach to learning is similar to many more expensive private liberal arts colleges. Students can choose from over 36 bachelor degree programs, and professional fields such as business, education and nursing are extremely popular. The college has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and most classes have between 15 and 35 students. On the athletic front, the GCSU Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, Health Teacher Education, History, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6506
Total Grad Students: 791
Undergraduate Students: 5715
Faculty: 280

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville Georgia 31061


Main Email:

Main Phone: 478-445-2770

Additional Campuses:
Macon - Graduate Programs
433 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31206

Robins Graduate Center
620 Ninth Street, Ste. 113
Robins AFB, GA 31098-2232

Admissions Contact:
Stacey Milner
Advisor, Transfer Student Association

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Wendell Staton
Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirement for transfer admission consideration is a 2.5. Applicants to the Generic Nursing Program must have a 2.75.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
GCSU does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
The successful transfer applicant will demonstrate his/her potential for success by having earned 30+ transferable semester credit hours (or 45 transferable quarter hours). A max of 80 transferable semester hours may be applied toward a degree at GCSU.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter), you must apply as a freshman and submit official SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the Nursing Program must also submit official scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letter of Recommendation are not required; however they are suggested, as is a resume.

Essay(s) required:
Two mandatory essay questions (200-400 words) are included on the application.

Application Fee:
The non-refundable application fee is $35 for an electronic application or $40 for a paper application.

Other Requirements:
The College of Education, College of Health Sciences, and some programs in the College of Arts & Sciences have separate and competitive admissions application procedures beyond admission to the university.

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 26
English 22 26
Math 21 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 520 610
Math 520 610
Writing 510 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 70%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -70%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 3871

Room and Board: 8714

Tuition and Fees: 25382

Total Cost: 39267

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8344

Total Cost – In-State: 22229

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5045

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 40%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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