Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA

Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$6,336

$19,412

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
46%
24-29
11%
18-23
63%
12-17
26%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,040
Declined 743
Total Received 1,783
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Public

2,498

undergraduate students

452

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,950
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational

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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albany Municipal

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • National sororities and fraternities
  • International Student Association
  • Enactus
  • Exercise Science and Wellness Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Student Appreciation Day
  • Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Emergency Alert Notifications

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
46%
24-29
11%
18-23
63%
12-17
26%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline July 21
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.23

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,040
Declined 743
Total Received 1,783

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,950

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

2,498
students

Female
62%
1,552

Male
38%
946

15%

452
students

Female
86%
387

Male
14%
65

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

1,648
students

Female
63%
1,037

Male
37%
611

35%

850
students

Female
61%
515

Male
39%
335

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 19%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
27%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

247

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 21

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

Not Reported

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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