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Georgia Southern University Data & Information Overview

431 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
91% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Georgia Southern University Ranked?

#588 Best Colleges in Nation
#13 Best Colleges in GA
Teacher Development & Methodology Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 431 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher development & methodology.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, GaSou is ranked #588 out of 2,238 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

GaSou is also ranked #13 out of 68 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into GaSou?

91% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores

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 23% 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 500 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 490 to 590 )
GaSou received ACT scores from 16% 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

22 to 1 Student to Faculty
84% Full Time Teachers

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 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Southern University

72% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Georgia Southern University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 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

19,453 Full-Time Undergraduates
40.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.6% Percent Women

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?

$15,571 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$24,292 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of GaSou is $15,571. 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 +
$12,637 $13,653 $16,181 $18,056 $18,472

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 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,073 a year. That adds up to $24,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GaSou is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do GaSou Graduates Make?

$47,913 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $47,913 in their early years. This is good news for future GaSou graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Georgia Southern University

Georgia State
19,453 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

84 Majors With Completions
4,550 Undergraduate Degrees
1,185 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 84 majors graduated from Georgia Southern University. Of these students, 4,550 received undergraduate degrees and 1,185 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 337 $46,285
Nursing 321 $60,311
General Psychology 274 $26,411
Health & Physical Education 246 $28,592
Teacher Education Grade Specific 222 $36,111
General Biology 210 $23,953
Marketing 200 $44,194
History 199 $23,470
Liberal Arts General Studies 199 $30,292
Mechanical Engineering 197 $61,923

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

Online Learning at GaSou

65% Take At Least One Class Online
15% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 17,560 students took at least one online class at Georgia Southern University. This is a decrease from the 21,050 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 17,560 3,981
2019-2020 21,050 3,796
2018-2019 10,767 2,707
2017-2018 9,378 2,652
2016-2017 6,371 1,940

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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