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Georgia State Student Life

Georgia State is on a 109-acre campus in an urban setting in Atlanta, Georgia. There are many activities and organizations for Georgia State students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Georgia State also has fraternities and sororities.

Georgia State has a thriving Spotlight Programs Board. In fact, more students participate in Spotlight Programs Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Georgia State include Fraternities/Sororities, Service Organizations, Academic Organizations and Sports Clubs.

Georgia State students' favorite campus traditions are Welcome Week, Panther Prowl and Homecoming.

Does Georgia State Offer Student Housing?

Georgia State offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Georgia State students live off campus. In 2021, 15% of undergrads at Georgia State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 85% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Georgia State. There are 5,513 spots available in on-campus housing for all 28,772 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,615 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Georgia State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Georgia State Athletics

At Georgia State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Georgia State:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Is Georgia State Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Georgia State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Georgia State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Georgia State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Georgia State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Georgia State, take Interstate 75/85 and Interstate 20 to Atlanta, GA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Georgia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Georgia State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Georgia State Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

41%

21%

15%

13%

6%

3%

1%

0.06%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

28,772

Graduate Students

7,571

Non-Resident / International Students

751

Georgia State Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

36,343

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,076

Out-of-State

$30,114

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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