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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Georgia State

Georgia State University Overview

Georgia State University is a public, state school in an urban setting in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia State was founded in 1913 and presently has around 36,979 students per year year, which includes 28,990 undergrads. Georgia State offers housing for up to 5,169 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is April 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by June 15.

Student Involvement at Georgia State

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Thinking of pledging? Georgia State has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Georgia State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%
In-State Tuition $8,948
Out-of-State $27,986
Percent of Need Met 37%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,256

Is Georgia State a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Georgia State offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

Georgia State Acceptance Rate 2022

Georgia State is moderately difficult to get into. Around 69% of applicants get into Georgia State each year. Last year, 27,029 students applied to Georgia State and 18,734 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia State

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 73% of students who start at Georgia State return the next year. Georgia State's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 60%. 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 Outcomes for Georgia State Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Georgia State by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 44% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Georgia State grads have an average starting salary of $54,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Georgia State 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 State University's endowment was $234.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Georgia State spends about $7,246 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgia State

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 State meets 37% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Georgia State full-time are awarded $12,256 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $28,047 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 awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 State.

Based on this information, is Georgia State the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Georgia State a good school for you?

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Where is Georgia State University Located?

Georgia State is located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, less than an hour from Atlanta.

If you want to see Georgia State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75/85 and Interstate 20 to Atlanta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

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

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College Info

33 Gilmer Street Atlanta, GA 30302-3083

Campus Setting: Urban

Georgia State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgia State is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgia State is Jul 1.

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

Georgia State ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


19 to 27


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Georgia State is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Georgia State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Georgia State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1210


Math SAT Range

490 - 630


Reading SAT Range

485 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


990 to 1210


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia State students is 1099. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia State, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Georgia State.

Georgia State Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Georgia State is like? There are approximately 36,979 students enrolled at Georgia State, including 28,990 undergraduate students and 7,989 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from GA and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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