Public 4 Year

Southern Polytechnic State University

Marietta, Georgia

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Southern Polytechnic State University overview
Location Marietta, Georgia
Online spsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Southern Polytechnic State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), located in Marietta, Georgia, was a public, co-educational, state university part of the University System of Georgia. The campus was situated approximately 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, offering a suburban setting well-integrated with the region's technological corridors. Before merging into Kennesaw State University in 2015, SPSU specialized in science, engineering, technology, and related fields. The university had a history rooted in technical education dating back to its establishment in 1948 and was recognized for its hands-on and practical approach to higher education. Prospective students encountering a moderately selective application process could choose from a range of popular majors including engineering, engineering technology, and computer sciences. On-campus living accommodations were available, designed to support the academic and personal development of students. While SPSU provided a variety of club and intramural sports, it was not particularly noted for its intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 1,535 prospective students applied, and 1,212 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 790 enrolled in the school.  3,851 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,933 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,417 plus fees of $1,422.












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Admission Standards

Southern Polytechnic State University overview
SAT 1110/1300
ACT 22/26
Estimated GPA 3.45

Applications Accepted

Southern Polytechnic State University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Southern Polytechnic State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$1,422
Room and Board $8,390
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$15,929

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Southern Polytechnic State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$1,422
Room and Board $8,390
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$27,234

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

34% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Polytechnic State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering Technology 40%
Business 20%
Computer and Information Sciences 16%
Engineering 6%
Architecture 6%

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