#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia State University overview
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Online gsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Georgia State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Georgia State University, a notable public research institution established in 1913, is situated in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Its urban campus extends across multiple blocks downtown, integrating the city's varied architecture into its campus aesthetic, from historic buildings to modern facilities. With a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs, the university is recognized for strong offerings in business, law, and healthcare. Georgia State provides on-campus housing options, though many students choose to live off-campus amidst the vibrant metropolitan setting. While the university maintains a relatively inclusive admissions policy, it has achieved acclaim for its innovative approaches to improving graduation rates and closing the achievement gap. The school's sports teams, known as the Panthers, compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference, with focus on sports such as basketball and football.

In the most recent statistical year 26,050 prospective students applied, and 17,396 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,479 enrolled in the school.  27,020 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 9,496 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,158 plus fees of $1,320. Georgia State is ranked 762 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Georgia State University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.












Georgia State is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Georgia State University overview
SAT 1020/1250
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

Georgia State University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Georgia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,320
Room and Board $13,816
Budget for Other Expenses$4,663
Total One Year Cost$28,957

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Georgia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,320
Room and Board $13,816
Budget for Other Expenses$4,663
Total One Year Cost$44,188

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Georgia State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Social Sciences 12%
Psychology 8%
Education 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139940 IPEDS survey data for Georgia State University.

Current students may use the Georgia State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.