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Get the facts about Georgia Southern University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

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 landed the #842 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

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

Georgia Southern University has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for GaSou.

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 is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Georgia Southern University, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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

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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at GaSou, which is 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 22,715 undergraduates at GaSou with 19,172 being full-time and 3,543 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

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 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?

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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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 81 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 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 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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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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