#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Student Population
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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
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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 16,681 prospective students applied, and 12,702 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,064 enrolled in the school.  26,157 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,159 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,158 plus fees of $2,128. Georgia State is ranked 691 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 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.



Georgia State is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Georgia State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1060/1250
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.34
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
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 $14,958
Budget for Other Expenses$3,481
Total One Year Cost$29,725
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 $14,958
Budget for Other Expenses$3,481
Total One Year Cost$44,956

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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.