About Gainesville State College

Founded in 1966, Gainesville State College. is a college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 8,659 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Gainesville State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Gainesville State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate99%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range17-23

Admissions at GSC are considered Less Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Gainesville State College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Gainesville State College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    4 Students rated on-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    7 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    10 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    13 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    13 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    13 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    13 Students rated local services 4.8 stars. 85 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    13 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Gainesville State College?

2 Students rated Gainesville State College

Nancy - 04/08/2019

I believe the University of North Georgia (how it’s called now) is a growing multicultural University that deserves more recognition, the environment is very welcoming and I believe Proffesors, Factulty and staff are very good motivators for students!

Lisbet - 11/27/2017

It is a very good school with many different opportunities to have fun but learn. Everyone around you isn't mean and they help each other out, as well during class with the professor engaging everyone to learn. There are always events happening to enjoy some entertainment and have some food. Gainesville State College is a very good school to go to!

Gainesville State College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Gainesville State College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Gainesville State College is 99%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to have faith in and believe in myself; i'm smarter than I give myself credit for. When I was a senior I didn't believe I was smart enough for college, so I waited until I was in my twenties to enroll. I have learned that I am so much smart than I give myself credit for. College has opened up so many doors for me but it has also given me the opportunity to find a belief and self worth in myself. College requires alot of hard work and determination but it can be so rewarding; not only has it helped me to brighten my future by providing new possibilities but it has helped me to learn to have faith in my own thoughts and beliefs and given me the courage to express them.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I chose Gainesville State College because I knew the transition from high school to college would have been greater than I could have expected. Many high school teachers do prepare their students for the world beyond high school, but it all depends on the student. With Gainesville being a smaller college, teachers are able to help their students as much as possible more than the bigger colleges and/or universities. Fewer students to one teacher helps with the adjustment of satisfying certain assignments; therefore, students are more capable of receiving their maximun potential with the grade system.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are a lot like my high school's students. It's very laid baick at Gainesville College.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    My professors that really care about me. I love the challenges that are placed before me, but my professors really care about me and my future. If they feel like I can do better that I put forward they let me know and they push me to do my best. If something is going on with me or I'm having a bad day they let me know that they care. I love the feeling that I get at my school I feel like they are here to help me with anything and everything that I strive for.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who isn't serious about getting an education. It is important to attend every class and work diligently not goofing off like in high school.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The majority of the faculty is tremendously student oriented that sacrifice their time to counsel and advise students on their current classes, career choices, and various life situations.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    When you are trying to contact the school via phone, you hardly ever get anyone to answer!

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is a good school if you go by the academics but they are not helpful with financal aid.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I did a lot of work in high school that prepared me for college. There's not much that i wished i would have learned about college that i didn't, except the price of the books. They are so expensive, and hard to pay for, but i guess thats the real world for you.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Low cost, small class sizes, transition school to a larger university

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Gainesville State College is that it does not have child care on campus. I am a single mother of a 3 year old and it would be much easier for me if there was child care. I love the school other than that!

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that wants to take college slow and/or prepare themselves mentally and financially for a future university.

    Read all  3 answers

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

73% of students attending Gainesville State College receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 32% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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