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Find out more about how Georgia Southern University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Georgia Southern University Ranked?

2021 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 55 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

GaSou is ranked #842 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

GaSou is also ranked #15 out of 56 schools in Georgia.

See all of the rankings for Georgia Southern University.

Is It Hard to Get Into GaSou?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Georgia Southern University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 65% 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 560 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 560 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 540 to 600 )
GaSou received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 22 to 26 )

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Georgia Southern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Georgia Southern University is 21 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 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Southern University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Georgia Southern University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about 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 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Georgia Southern University.

Good Overall Diversity at GaSou

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,759 undergraduates at GaSou with 15,755 being full-time and 2,004 being part-time.

GaSou Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for GaSou is 80.05 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.05 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgia Southern University Cost?

The overall average net price of GaSou is $15,795. 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 +
$12,940 $14,035 $16,615 $18,180 $18,396

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At GaSou, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,543 a year. That adds up to $26,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GaSou is 6.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from GaSou with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,900 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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. The surrounding location of Statesboro is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Georgia Southern University

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 92 majors graduated from Georgia Southern University. Of these students, 4,548 received undergraduate degrees and 1,196 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
Nursing 312 $59,200
Business Administration & Management 294 $41,900
Health & Physical Education 260 $28,000
General Biology 244 $24,700
General Psychology 226 $25,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 223 $31,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 215 $36,100
Marketing 195 $43,500
Mechanical Engineering 179 $62,400
Criminology 144 NA

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 9,378 students took at least one online class at Georgia Southern University. This is an increase from the 6,371 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,378 2,652
2016-2017 6,371 1,940
2015-2016 6,039 2,037
2014-2015 5,725 1,855
2013-2014 5,509 1,893

Learn more about online learning at Georgia Southern University.

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