Tuition & Fees

$6,296

$19,372

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 947
Declined + 442
Total Received 1,389
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Public

2,558

undergraduate students

396

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 5250
ACT 0824

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
56%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
31%
400-499
58%
300-399
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
61%
12-17
18%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
48%
12-17
33%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
67%
12-17
10%
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School Facts

Georgia Southwestern State University, founded in 1906, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computing and Mathematics, Education, and Nursing. Its 325-acre campus is located in Americus, 134 miles south of Atlanta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,954
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Americus, GA

325-acre campus in Americus (population: 15,854), 134 miles south of Atlanta. Major airport and train serve Atlanta; smaller airport serves Albany (38 miles).

Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 10% of male students
 
6 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
56%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
31%
400-499
58%
300-399
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
61%
12-17
18%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
48%
12-17
33%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
67%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
July 21
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 947
Declined + 442
Total Received 1,389

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Essay

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

David Jenkins
Assistant Director of Admissions
P: 800 338-0082
F: 229 931-2983
admissions@gsw.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,183,792
State
Institutional
Other external
Total $5,183,792

Non-need-based

Federal
State $3,281,214
Institutional $799,127
Other external $167,058
Total $4,247,399

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Peach Belt Conference
Mascot
Hurricanes
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dramatic Arts
Early Childhood Education
Education
English
Exercise Science/Wellness
Geology
Health/Physical Education
History
Human Resources Management
Information Technology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Nursing
Physical Education/Health
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Special Education
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Undergraduate

87%

2,558
students

Female
62%
1,582

Male
38%
976

Graduate

13%

396
students

Female
85%
335

Male
15%
61

undergraduateFull-time

69%

1,769
students

Female
62%
1,096

Male
38%
673

undergraduatePart-time

31%

789
students

Female
62%
486

Male
38%
303

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
26%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 21

Spring: December 10

Summer: April 25

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented China
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center

International Student Contact

Jonathan Scott
800 338-0082
jonathan.scott@gsw.edu

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