Georgia Southern University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Georgia


Georgia Southern University is a public research university located in Statesboro, Georgia, about an hour from the coast. Students come from all 50 states and 86 countries, and they can choose from over 110 degree programs across Georgia Southern's eight colleges. Among undergraduates, business fields are the most popular. The university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school has more than 200 campus organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Georgia Southern Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. The football team has won six national championship titles.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, General Studies, Information Science, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 17764
Total Grad Students: 720
Undergraduate Students: 17044
Faculty: 753

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Hwy 301 S
Statesboro Georgia 30460


Main Email:

Main Phone: 912-681-5611

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Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Samuel Baker
Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 cumulative on all work attempted.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grades that will be counted as transferable credits are C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
The minimum number of credits that you must complete at Georgia Southern to earn a bachelor's degree is 30 semester hours.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 30 transferable semester hours, you must submit standardized test scores with minimum of 1010 SAT or 21 ACT.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Eligible to return to previously attended institution is required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
The online application fee is a $30 nonrefundable fee.

Other Requirements:
Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum *4 English credits *4 Math credits *3 Science credits (at least 2 lab science) *3 Social Sciences credits *2 Foreign Language credits (same language

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 21 25
Math 20 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 580
Math 510 600
Writing 480 560

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1674

Transfers Accepted: 1341

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 80%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 56%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 24%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 5650

Room and Board: 9020

Tuition and Fees: 15240

Total Cost: 31110

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5659

Total Cost – In-State: 21529

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Financial aid does not transfer from one school to another. You must cancel aid at your current school and re-apply for aid at GA Southern, along with other forms of financial aid. Learn more here (

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4762

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 73%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 56%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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