Georgia State University

33 gilmer st, Atlanta, GA

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Georgia State University (GSU) is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It is a leading urban research university in the U.S., with a well-respected research faculty, many top-ranked programs, and opportunities to get involved in innovative research projects. There are also many community service programs available at GSU. Georgia State University offers 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 62 fields of study through its six colleges.

GSU is interactive via social media, and students can access video podcasts, lectures and university performances via Apple's iTunes and other applications.  Those wishing to learn more about GSU can visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter for news, updates and information about programs, events and more.


Georgia State University was founded in 1913.


Both day and evening classes are available at Georgia State University, which follows the semester system.  The GSU academic calendar includes a fall, spring and summer semester, as well as shorter "mini-mester" schedules available within each full semester.

Colleges and Schools

The six colleges at Georgia State University are:

  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Law
  • J. Mack Robinson College of Business

GSU has many different centers and institutes of study within each of its colleges.

Student Life

GSU offers its students many services and amenities, as well as many events and opportunities for connecting with other students and becoming involved through student clubs and organizations.  Many fraternities and sororities are available at GSU as well.

The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University offers performances to students and the public that range from theatre to dance and spoken word, film and music.  Students also have access to many state-of-the-art facilities like GSU's Advanced Biotechnology Core Facilities, a health center, art gallery and several libraries, among others.

Apartment-style living is available on campus, which makes GSU feel like home for its many and diverse students.


Georgia State University's colors are blue and white, and its school mascot is the panther, nicknamed "Pounce."


The Georgia State "Panthers" athletics teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Community Life

Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta, with all the culture and recreational diversions a metro center offers within easy distance. GSU has a selection of apartment-style residence buildings on campus, providing a home environment for students within the comfortable surroundings of the university.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Georgia State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Georgia State University has a total student population of about 32,000. The student body is made up of 78% undergraduate students and 12% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $60 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,800-$8,200
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $21,000-$25,700
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $290-$340 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $890-$1,100 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$9,318
Receiving Student Loans55%$5,911

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Georgia State University may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Georgia State University is around 53%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years23%
Graduating in 6 Years9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Georgia State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Basketball (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Track and Field (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Football (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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