Georgia State University

Georgia State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Georgia State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Georgia State University was awarded 311 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is kindergarten/preschool education and teaching.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Georgia State is ranked #907 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 80 colleges in Georgia, Georgia State is ranked at #18.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Georgia State?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Georgia State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 70%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to Georgia State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia State University  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia State University  ( 510 to 600 )
Georgia State received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgia State University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Georgia State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Georgia State University, the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Georgia State University is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Georgia State 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  82 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 Georgia State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Georgia State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,961 undergraduates at Georgia State with 21,958 being full-time and 6,003 being part-time.

How Much Does Georgia State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgia State is $13,953. 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 Georgia State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,991 $12,661 $15,145 $17,290 $17,681

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 Georgia State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Georgia State, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,885 a year. That adds up to $23,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia State is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Georgia State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Georgia State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,300 in their early years. 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 State University make the most money.

Location of Georgia State University

Georgia State University is a public institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The city atmosphere of Atlanta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Georgia State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 33 Gilmer St, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
Phone: 404-413-2000

Georgia State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 80 majors graduated from Georgia State University. Of these students, 5,339 received undergraduate degrees and 2,485 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
General Psychology 482 $25,500
General Biology 328 $25,100
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 287 $31,900
Computer Information Systems 263 $55,800
Marketing 262 $41,000
Computer Science 260 $65,200
Business Administration & Management 233 $39,800
Political Science & Government 225 $27,900
Finance & Financial Management 218 $47,000
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 217 $21,900

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

Online Learning at Georgia State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 1,919 students took at least one online class at Georgia State University. This is a decrease from the 9,411 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,919 850
2017-2018 9,411 291
2016-2017 7,795 226
2015-2016 5,814 54
2013-2014 4,981 297

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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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