69%

Acceptance Rate

$7,284

Avg.Financial Aid

001573

FAFSA Code

About Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,907

Website

https://www.gsw.edu/

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SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. The Georgia Southwestern State University has over 3,000 residential and online students currently studying in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Georgia Southwestern State University has over 3,000 residential and online students currently studying in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Georgia Southwestern State University offers 40 undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, business and computing, and education and nursing, graduate degrees in English, education, business administration, computer science, nursing.

Specialist programs in education and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and various allied health-care professions.

Georgia Southwestern State University competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division II Peach Belt Conference as the “Hurricanes”, athletic teams of GSW include basketball, baseball, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, and cross country.

Former President of the United States of America and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and the late Griffin Bell, former U.S. Attorney General are some of the notable alumni of GSW.

Georgia Southwestern State University Accreditation

The institution is recognized and is nationally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer various degree programa.

Location & Contact

Address

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8778714594
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

69%

SAT Range

940 - 1120

ACT Range

18 - 22

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. Georgia Southwestern State University has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at GSSU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 940-1120 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Georgia Southwestern State University, must score 19 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 17 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr., Americus, Georgia 31709-4693, or call (877) 871-4594.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,653

Average Annual Cost

$3,965

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,416

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,120

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,923

Total One Year Cost

$19,424

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to GSSU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $24,457. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

62%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$48

Faculty Overview

47%

Male Professors

53%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

74 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

53 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

52 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

52 Graduates

Psychology, General

42 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

33 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

22 Graduates

Marketing

17 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

13 Graduates

Sociology

13 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

6 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates

Biology, General

5 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

5 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

3 Graduates

Political Science and Government

3 Graduates

Computer Science

2 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,467

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

43%

Full-time

68%

Part-time

32%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

65% White

0% Unknown

25% Black

5% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

5%

Out Of State

94%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$49,591 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,070/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,050/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,050/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Hurricanes

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by GSSU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $8,280 per year. The average meal plan at GSSU costs around $4,050 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At GSSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The university has enrolled around 38% male and 62% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$36,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,000

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,284

Students Receiving Federal Grants

48%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,707

Students Receiving State Aid

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,326

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,228

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,668

$30K - $48K

$8,438

$48K - $75K

$4,976

$75K - $110K

$3,509

> $110K

$3,070

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,127,128

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at GSSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,929, whereas the financial aid is $4,591. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,436, while the institutional aid is $4,591. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Georgia Southwestern State University amount to $4,127,128 per annum.

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