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

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2021 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 65 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

Georgia State landed the #728 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.

Out of the 56 colleges in Georgia, Georgia State is ranked at #13.

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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 23 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 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Georgia State University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. 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  83 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 Georgia State is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Georgia State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 25,770 undergraduates at Georgia State with 19,882 being full-time and 5,888 being part-time.

Georgia State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 94.08 out of 100, Georgia State is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.08 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgia State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgia State is $14,519. 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 +
$12,511 $12,965 $16,054 $18,002 $18,235

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

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 Georgia State, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,117 a year. That adds up to $24,468 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 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 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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Location of Georgia State University

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 89 majors graduated from Georgia State University. Of these students, 5,196 received undergraduate degrees and 2,451 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 477 $25,500
General Biology 307 $25,100
Marketing 253 $41,000
Finance & Financial Management 250 $47,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 239 $31,900
Computer Information Systems 237 $55,800
Journalism 237 $28,200
Computer Science 219 $65,200
Business Administration & Management 213 $39,800
Accounting 203 $44,900

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 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, 9,411 students took at least one online class at Georgia State University. This is an increase from the 7,795 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,411 291
2016-2017 7,795 226
2015-2016 5,814 54
2014-2015 5,863 129
2013-2014 4,981 297

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