Georgia State University, founded in 1913, is a public university. It is the South's premier urban research university, offering more than 200 fields of study in 50 accredited programs awarding bachelor's through doctoral degrees. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, and Law, and the School of Policy Studies. It is the second largest public institution in Georgia and the state's most diverse university. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, with residence halls and loft apartments nearby, its 57-acre campus is served by public transportation.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
28,772
Undergraduates
11,538
Men - 40.1%
17,235
Women - 59.9%
7,571
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 24,457 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,458
Out-of-state: $50,496
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,076
Out-of-state: $30,114
Room and Board
$14,958
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$13,723
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,988
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,178
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Atlanta Population
512,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
15.7%
Black/African-American
42.3%
Hispanic/Latino
13.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
21.5%
Unknown
0.6%
International Students
2.6% from 132 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
39%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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