Tuition & Fees

$6,480

$19,882

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
54%
400-499
28%
600-699
10%
500-599
51%
400-499
39%
30-36
4%
24-29
12%
18-23
56%
12-17
28%
24-29
13%
18-23
47%
12-17
40%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
62%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 889
Declined + 394
Total Received 1,283
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Public

2,467

undergraduate students

440

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Management
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 5250
ACT 0824

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Location

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 and Computing, Education, and Nursing and Health Sciences. Its 325-acre campus is located in Americus, 134 miles south of Atlanta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,907
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)

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Americus, GA

325-acre campus in Americus (population: 15,400), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
61%
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 11% of male students
 
6 sororities 10% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
54%
400-499
28%
600-699
10%
500-599
51%
400-499
39%
30-36
4%
24-29
12%
18-23
56%
12-17
28%
24-29
13%
18-23
47%
12-17
40%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
62%
12-17
21%

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 Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 889
Declined + 394
Total Received 1,283

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

Jonathan H. Scott
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
P: 800 338-0082
F: 229 931-2983
admissions@gsw.edu

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,680

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,080
Room $4,110
Board $3,760
Additional fees $1,400
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $15,350
Average Financial Aid - $9,680
Total with Avg. Aid $5,670
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 229 928-1378
F: 229 931-2061
finaid@gsw.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Angela Bryant
Director of Financial Aid
angela.bryant@gsw.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Michael Leeder (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Christie Ward (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Management
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Internships

2,907

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

2,467
students

Female
64%
1,582

Male
36%
885

15%

440
students

Female
85%
374

Male
15%
66

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

1,674
students

Female
64%
1,064

Male
36%
610

33%

793
students

Female
66%
518

Male
34%
275

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented Colombia
India
Mexico
South Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes

International Student Contact

Tyler Pennington
Admissions Counselor
800 338-0082
tyler.pennington@gsw.edu

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