#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Student Population
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

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 20,409 prospective students applied, and 16,814 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,518 enrolled in the school.  27,827 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,533 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,158 plus fees of $2,128. Georgia State is ranked 676 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 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.

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Georgia State is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
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SAT 1030/1260
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.48
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very 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$2,128
Room and Board $15,592
Budget for Other Expenses$3,424
Total One Year Cost$30,302
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Georgia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$2,128
Room and Board $15,592
Budget for Other Expenses$3,424
Total One Year Cost$45,533

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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.