Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Georgia Southern University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Georgia Southern University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Georgia Southern University was awarded 850 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is junior high/intermediate/middle school education and teaching.

Overall Quality

GaSou is ranked #567 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when GaSou held the #842 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

GaSou is also ranked #7 out of 80 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into GaSou?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 91%, Georgia Southern University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to GaSou submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 503 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 503 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 490 to 570 )
GaSou received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Georgia Southern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Georgia Southern University is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Georgia Southern University is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Southern University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Georgia Southern University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at GaSou is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Georgia Southern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,469 undergraduates at GaSou with 19,453 being full-time and 4,016 being part-time.

How Much Does Georgia Southern University Cost?

The overall average net price of GaSou is $15,536. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for GaSou

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,378 $13,651 $16,373 $18,255 $18,358

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of GaSou, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GaSou, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,503 a year. That adds up to $26,012 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GaSou is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do GaSou Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from GaSou make around $41,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Georgia Southern University make the most money.

Location of Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is a public institution situated in Statesboro, Georgia. Statesboro is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for GaSou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460-8126
Phone: 912-478-5391

Georgia Southern University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 84 majors graduated from Georgia Southern University. Of these students, 4,433 received undergraduate degrees and 1,193 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 303 $48,210
Health & Physical Education 286 $31,133
Nursing 285 $60,816
General Biology 281 $25,339
General Psychology 218 $27,334
Marketing 201 $46,478
Liberal Arts General Studies 190 $34,406
Teacher Education Grade Specific 190 $36,088
Mechanical Engineering 187 $64,946
Information Science 128 $50,856

Learn more about the majors offered at Georgia Southern University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at GaSou

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 21,050 students took at least one online class at Georgia Southern University. This is an increase from the 10,767 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 21,050 3,796
2018-2019 10,767 2,707
2017-2018 9,378 2,652
2016-2017 6,371 1,940
2015-2016 6,039 2,037

Learn more about online learning at Georgia Southern University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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