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Georgia Southern University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

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Georgia Southern University Description:

Georgia Southern University is a public research university located in Statesboro, Georgia, about an hour from the coast. Students come from all 50 states and 86 countries, and they can choose from over 110 degree programs across Georgia Southern's eight colleges. Among undergraduates, business fields are the most popular. The university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school has more than 200 campus organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Georgia Southern Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. The football team has won six national championship titles.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,574 (17,993 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,071 (in-state); $16,137 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,348
  • Other Expenses: $5,650
  • Total Cost: $22,269 (in-state); $32,335 (out-of-state)

Georgia Southern University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 77%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,653
    • Loans: $5,953

Scholarships for Georgia Southern (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, General Studies, Information Science, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 36%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Georgia Southern University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/about/mission.html

"Georgia Southern University is a public, Carnegie Doctoral/Research university devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. The University's hallmark is a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Georgia Southern's nationally accredited academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare a diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service as world citizens. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Georgia Southern faculty are teacher-scholars whose primary responsibility is the creation of learning experiences of the highest quality, informed by scholarly practice, research, and creative activities. The University offers a student-centered environment enhanced by technology, transcultural experiences, private and public partnerships, and stewardship of a safe residential campus recognized for its natural beauty.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering baccalaureate through doctoral degrees and a variety of outreach programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development. "

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