Georgia State University

Georgia State University


Georgia State, an enterprising public research university in the heart of Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. Ranked No. 14 by U.S. News & World Report for our Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching, Georgia State is a university committed to academic excellence, surrounded by the wealth of resources and opportunities of one of the country’s great cities, and dedicated to service and study here and around the world. With over 250 degree options, Georgia State offers students a challenging academic environment with opportunities for hands-on research and real-world problem solving. With the recent consolidation of Perimeter College, Georgia State has even more to offer. Through Georgia State’s Perimeter College, students can select from over 30 pathways to earn an associate degree at one of Perimeter’s five community campuses or online program.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Special Admissions Policy Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Perimeter College offers more than 30 pathway programs to associate degrees. Students can choose to pursue interests such as engineering, theatre or business, or can choose career programs in dental hygiene or radiologic technology. For more information on pathways, tuition & fees and applying, please visit Learn more about Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Scholarship & Financial Aid Georgia State Scholarships

Georgia State students are eligible for a number of scholarships, including: Centennial Merit- These awards range from $500 to $3,000. No application is required. Students who apply to Georgia State Atlanta Campus no later than March 1 are automatically considered. Goizueta Scholarships- These scholarships are for students of Hispanic/Latino origin who attend Georgia State University. Each year, 24 students from the Atlanta Campus will receive a $10,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years and 24 students from Perimeter College will receive a $3,600, renewable for up to two years. Students must first apply to Georgia State on or before February 6 and then apply for this scholarship on or before February 13. Learn more about Georgia State Scholarships

First-Year Experience & Transition Student Success

Georgia State has the staff, resources and systems to help students grow, learn and achieve their goals. See why U.S. News and World Report ranked Georgia State No. 4 in the nation, behind only Arizona State, Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the innovations it has made to give all students an outstanding learning experience. Learn more about Student Success

Student Life & Support Multicultural Center

Georgia State takes great pride in the diversity of its students and the many programs offered by the Multicultural Center to promote their success. Learn more about Multicultural Center

Student Diversity

  • 25,442
  • 41/59
  • 25%
    First-generation college students
  • n/a
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 14%
  • 43%
    Black or African American
  • 10%
  • n/a
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 33%
  • 6%
    Two or more races
  • 4%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 2%

Student Success

  • 83%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 53%
    Six-year graduation
  • 54%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 60%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 19%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 1,342
    Full-time faculty
  • 344
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 21:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Biological Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Nursing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Marketing, Political Science, Criminal Justice and Sociology

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    African Students Association, Chinese Student Union, Filipino Student Association, Haitian Student Association, Indian Student Association, Latin American Student Association, Progress Organization of Liberian Students, Saudi Student Association, Turkish Cultural and Student Association and more.


Cost of Attendance

  • $8,558
  • $8,558
    In-state Tuition
  • $2,128
    Required Fees
  • $9,182
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $10,017,314
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $13,690
    Average aid package
  • $29,985
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 53%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 73%
    Students with financial need
  • 94%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 82%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 13%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 17,479
    # of applicants
  • 53%
  • 3.50
    Average HS GPA
  • 23
    ACT Composite
  • 500—590
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 500—590
    SAT Math
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 3/1
    Regular application closing date
  • $60
    Application Fee
  • $60
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • yes
    Early action plan
  • 11/15
    Early action application closing date