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Georgia State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Georgia State University

Georgia State University

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Georgia State University Description:

Georgia State University is a public research university located on an urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia. Students can choose from 52 degree programs and 250 fields of study across the university's six colleges. Among undergraduates, fields in business and the social sciences are most popular. The student body is diverse in terms both of age and race, and students come from all 50 states and 160 countries. In athletics, the Georgia State University Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 32,087 (24,656 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,368 (in-state); $22,936 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,126
  • Other Expenses: $2,754
  • Total Cost: $24,448 (in-state); $39,016 (out-of-state)

Georgia State University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,875
    • Loans: $6,050

Scholarships for Georgia State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Drawing, English, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Georgia State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://sacs.gsu.edu/2-4-institutional-mission/

"As the only urban research university in Georgia, Georgia State University offers educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by blending the best of theoretical and applied inquiry, scholarly and professional pursuits, and scientific and artistic expression. As an urban research university with strong disciplinary-based departments and a wide array of problem-oriented interdisciplinary programs, the goal of the university is to develop, transmit, and utilize knowledge in order to provide access to quality education for diverse groups of students, to educate leaders for the State of Georgia and the nation, and to prepare citizens for lifelong learning in a global society."

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