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Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Georgia Southwestern Student Life

Georgia Southwestern is on a 250-acre campus in the small town setting of Americus, Georgia.

Georgia Southwestern Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Georgia Southwestern students to join – including chorus, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? Georgia Southwestern has fraternities and sororities.

Georgia Southwestern has several thriving National sororities and fraternities. In fact, more students participate in the National sororities and fraternities than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Georgia Southwestern include Black Student Union, Enactus, Exercise Science and Wellness Club and Educators Rising.

The Georgia Southwestern community comes together each year for Homecoming, Student Appreciation Block Party and Blue & Gold Week.

Georgia Southwestern Housing

This table offers information on housing at Georgia Southwestern.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing No ––
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 25%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 950
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 623
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 60%

Georgia Southwestern offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year.

Most Georgia Southwestern students live off campus. In 2022, 25% of undergrads at Georgia Southwestern lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 60% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Georgia Southwestern. There are 950 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,467 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 623 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 30% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Georgia Southwestern offers coed housing.

Georgia Southwestern Athletics

At Georgia Southwestern 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 Southwestern:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

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

Georgia Southwestern offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Georgia Southwestern has Emergency Alert Notifications.

Plan a Visit to Georgia Southwestern

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 Southwestern, take U.S. Highway 19 to Americus, GA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany Municipal 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.

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