Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

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Georgia State University is on the move and on the rise.

Ranked as the #2 “Most Innovative University” in the country. Washington Post called Georgia State University a “hotbed of growth and innovation.”  Over 15 years, GSU has increased our graduation rate by 13 percentage points. We’re graduating 3,000 more undergraduates annually than we did in 2010, and we’ve reduced the time to a degree by half a semester, saving students a total of $18 million a year. Additional impressive accolades include our research expenditures increasing by 150% since 2010 and our annual economic impact on the region topping $2.8 billion. Georgia State is even the largest institution to compete in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).

A national leader for student success, Georgia State has pioneered the use of predictive analytics for academic performance and proactive advising interventions to: 
• Raise graduation rates by 13 percentage points over 15 years—the most dramatic increase of any national university
• Reduce the time to a degree by almost half a semester
• Award more than 15,600 Panther Retention Grants, helping students with unmet financial need to stay enrolled
• Save students more than $18 million total per year in tuition and fees by helping them avoid unnecessary classes and graduate faster 



Ranked #1 (tied) public university for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” in the United States | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #2 “Most Innovative University” in the United States | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked the #6 best university for “First-Year Experiences” in the United States | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Named a top 10 performer for “Learning Communities” in the United States | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked among the top 10 “Best Value Law Schools” in the country | National Jurist, 2021


Ranked #51 for “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” in the United States | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked among thee top 100 for “Best Global Universities for Economics and Business” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

GSU At A Glance

Enrollment: 54,000+ undergraduate and graduate students representing all 50 states and more than 100 countries 

More than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 100 fields of study offered through 12 colleges and schools at the Atlanta campus 
• More than 30 associate degree pathways offered at five metro Atlanta Perimeter College campuses and through the largest online program in the state 
• More than 10,000+ degrees conferred each year 

Location: A 110-acre urban campus seamlessly integrated into the historic, cultural, and financial hub of downtown, plus five community campuses spread throughout the metropolitan region 

Points of Pride:
• $2.8 billion annual economic impact on metro Atlanta (Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, 2020)
• 150% increase in research expenditures since 2010 

Student-Faculty Ratio: 27:1

Study Abroad: 80 faculty-led study abroad programs and exchanges in 40 countries 

Student Life:
More than 400 student organizations covering a variety of interests and specialties, including leadership, activism, arts, politics, academics, religion, recreation, and more
• 31 sororities and fraternities
• 16 NCAA Division I varsity sports teams competing in the Sun Belt Conference 

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