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Colleges / Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University Overview

Georgia Southern University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Statesboro, Georgia. Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 and the school currently enrolls around 27,091 students a year, which includes 23,542 undergraduates. Georgia Southern University offers housing for up to 5,694 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Georgia Southern University for Fall 2023 is May 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Georgia Southern University!

Interested in music or performing? At Georgia Southern University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Georgia Southern University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Georgia Southern University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Georgia Southern University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Georgia Southern University on the Student Life page.

2022 Georgia Southern University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
In-State Tuition $5,464
Out-of-State $19,282
Percent of Need Met 58%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,640

Is Georgia Southern University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Georgia Southern University offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Georgia Southern University Acceptance Rate 2022

Georgia Southern University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 91% of applicants get into Georgia Southern University each year. Last year, 18,701 students applied to Georgia Southern University and 16,933 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Southern University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Georgia Southern Universitycome back the next year. Around 55% of students who started at Georgia Southern University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Georgia Southern University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Georgia Southern University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Georgia Southern University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Georgia Southern University's endowment was $89.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $4,630 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgia Southern University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Georgia Southern University meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,640 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $25,609 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgia Southern University.

Based on this information, how does Georgia Southern University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Georgia Southern University a good school for you?

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Where is Georgia Southern University Located?

Georgia Southern University is located in the small town setting of Statesboro, Georgia.

If you are interested in seeing Georgia Southern University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 301 to Statesboro, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Savannah Hilton Head International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Georgia Southern University and Statesboro are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1332 Southern Drive Statesboro, GA 30458

Campus Setting: Small Town

Georgia Southern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgia Southern University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgia Southern University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Georgia Southern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Georgia Southern University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Georgia Southern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Georgia Southern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1190


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


1010 to 1190


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia Southern University students is 1093. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia Southern University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Southern University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Georgia Southern University is like? There are approximately 27,091 students enrolled at Georgia Southern University, including 23,542 undergraduate students and 3,549 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from GA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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Application Deadline

May 1
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