#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

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Georgia Southern University overview
Location Statesboro, Georgia
Online georgiasouthern.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Georgia Southern University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Georgia, approximately an hour's drive from Savannah, stands out for its sprawling campus, characterized by classical and contemporary architectural styles, and a setting that combines both pastoral and modern elements. Founded in 1906, this public research university boasts a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs but is particularly noted for its emphasis on business, engineering, and nursing disciplines. The university provides a combination of on-campus housing options, including residence halls and apartment-style living, catering to a significant portion of its student population. Georgia Southern is classified by the admissions process as selective, taking into account various factors of an applicant's profile. The institution also has a distinct presence in intercollegiate athletics, competing in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference under the moniker Eagles, with football being one of the sports for which it is well-recognized.

In the most recent statistical year 14,680 prospective students applied, and 13,049 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,357 enrolled in the school.  19,418 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,063 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,371 plus fees of $2,114. GS is ranked 939 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












GS is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Georgia Southern University overview
SAT 980/1150
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.36

Applications Accepted

Georgia Southern University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Georgia Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,114
Room and Board $10,316
Budget for Other Expenses$7,474
Total One Year Cost$25,475

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Georgia Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,114
Room and Board $10,316
Budget for Other Expenses$7,474
Total One Year Cost$36,529

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Georgia Southern University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 10%
Engineering Technology 7%
Health Professions 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139931 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Southern University.

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