Georgia State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Georgia


Georgia State University is a public research university located on an urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia. Students can choose from 52 degree programs and 250 fields of study across the university's six colleges. Among undergraduates, fields in business and the social sciences are most popular. The student body is diverse in terms both of age and race, and students come from all 50 states and 160 countries. In athletics, the Georgia State University Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Drawing, English, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 28229
Total Grad Students: 4746
Undergraduate Students: 23483
Faculty: 1103

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

33 Gilmer St
Atlanta Georgia 30303


Main Email:

Main Phone: 404-651-2000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Lynette Forte-Reid
Transfer Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Cheryl Levick
Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.5.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken at regionally accredited institutions where a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits - 30 credits. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 60 credits. Maximum credits from a four-year institution - 81 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 30 credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $60 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Applicants should have completed all College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) and Learning Support coursework required by any unit of the University System of Georgia (USG) previously attended. Additional requirements vary based on college/department.

Fall Deadline:
February 1 - Priority Date

Spring Deadline:
October 1 - Priority Date

Summer Deadline:
February 1 - Priority Date

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 21 26
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 590
Math 500 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 6651

Transfers Accepted: 4236

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 64%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 52%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 12%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 2398

Room and Board: 11390

Tuition and Fees: 27620

Total Cost: 42408

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 9410

Total Cost – In-State: 24198

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships - Presidential Scholarship, Berner Scholarship, Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund Award, Honors Out-of-State Tuition Waiver. For Financial Aid complete a FAFSA. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 404-413-2400.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5134

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 86%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 47%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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