About Georgia College and State University

Founded in 1889, Georgia College and State University. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 6,047 full time undergraduate students, and 868 full time graduate students.

The Georgia College and State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 335 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Georgia College and State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate84%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range1030-1220
ACT Range22-26

Admissions at GCSU are considered Less Selective, with ,38% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 35 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 Georgia College and State University.

“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”

Georgia College and State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    111 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    81 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    111 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    114 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    114 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    113 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    113 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    114 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Georgia College and State University?

56 Students rated Georgia College and State University

Laura - 07/22/2023

I have experienced one year of Georgia College and State University and I am delighted to be entering my sophomore year. After facing some indecision in my freshman year, I wanted to change my major after experiencing a few core classes that I wanted to explore further, which led me to major in both Sociology and Spanish. The resources that the college offered were amazing and acted quickly, including a wonderful counselor that helped me through my indecision. Ultimately, I am very excited to continue my education at GCSU and cannot wait for another great year.

Jamie - 12/01/2022

So as someone who just recently had to choose a college, Georgia College is the one and only that really stuck out to me. Choosing the college you want to attend is a really big choice. There are lots of aspects that play into your choice. When I went and toured Georgia College I knew it was the one for me. The students who gave the tour were so down to earth and truthful about how they felt about the university. I got to tour all the different classes and facilities and really got a feel for the area. I can't wait to spend my next 4 years at Georgia College. Go Bobcats!

Edward - 06/24/2020

Just getting ready to get started. Was to begin in Summer and was delayed to Covid. Went on a few visits. Eager to get started and more involved. Mostly everything right now I have been experiencing is online. I will start this Fall full time and be able to provide more info.

Caroline - 06/09/2020

The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The diversity of students is easily seen with a quick walkthrough campus. The history of campus is preserved in the buildings and the staff are all very nice. There is plenty to do downtown and it is a safe environment. The school is also a short drive to Athens for those who like football.

Georgia College and State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Georgia College and State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Georgia College and State University is 84%. 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 prepare for college by studying more and not procrastinating.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Classmates are friendly and hardworking.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants individual attention to be challenged and succeed, access to supports like tutoring and career counseling, and an atmosphere that puts the person ahead of research or salary.

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

    The worst thing about my school is they need to open more classes for their students. There are so many classes in which students don't get to take because they end up filling up even before they get to register. This then can cause major problems later down the road.

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

    GCSU is very welcoming of anyone who sets foot on the campus, whether he is a visitor or student.

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

    We are all very proud of our school and have so much school spirit. We also are very involved on campus, and there is a very enjoyable environment on campus. The people are so nice and welcoming.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    It's very light and open and free. It's friendly and one of the best-known colleges in the United States. I would say we maintain a great reputation.

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

    You shouldn't attend this school if you don't like living in a small town, in a place where things can get pretty boring. Also I wouldn't go unless you're really interested in learning about lots of different things, despite your major the school will make you learn about a mulititude of things through events and activities. Also there isn't a whole lot of racial diversity which bothers a lot of people.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    my school is best know for the Governor's Mansiom.

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

    The teachers do no know anything about todays work environment. The people taht work in the offices are rude and not hepful. This is why Georgia's education is horrible.

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

    The more involved you are, the more fun you'll have

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

    Small class size, professors who care about individual students' performance, small-town atmosphere that emphasizes community

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There isn't exactly a stereotype here, but the students can be described as more toned down than UGA students

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I would say the best thing about this school is the small class size. Most classes range from about 30 students to about 60 students, and I currently have a class with 11 students. The smaller class sizes allow a better relationship with other students in your class and the professors as well. We also have a beautiful campus. The groundskeepers do a great job keeping up the beauty and elegance that our campus has to offer. One thing that I wish we had would be more on campus restaurants, but Chick-fil-A and Einstein's bagels usually get the job done. Milledgeville is definitely a college town; it would be a ghost town without GC and GMC. When people hear that I go to Georgia College, they usually bring up the mental institutions. We had the largest set of mental institutions in the country (now most of them are closed down which means it's even creepier driving around that area), and that coupled with the historic district make for a rich, interesting history.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    We have a lot of very good class choices here at Georgia College. Right now I'm in a Buddhism class, and coupled with my advanced learning of psychology course, I'm making connections to the world that I never thought possible. I'm a psychology major and I love it. I love the professors in the psychology department; they are kind and they will help you with anything you're struggling with. Because of the small class size, participation is required in a great deal of my classes (there is usually an attendance policy) and the professors usually know my name. I think there is a good balance at this school of learning for knowledge's sake and learning what you need to know to obtain a job. If you pick a major that requires electives, that is a great opportunity to take classes that will further your general knowledge of the world and society. I would have to say that nursing is one of our most competitive and prestigious majors. We have a really good nursing program that will guarantee you a job after school, but it is extremely competitive. Studying frequently to keep your GPA high is very important. Overall, I think we have a good selection of majors and classes that will help you get your degree and get a job while furthering your general knowledge and areas of personal interests at the same time.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek Life Latino Student Association Black Student Alliance SGA Spanish Club

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I made my decision to go to this school because of the education program that they have here. It is one of the best in the state. You apply to get into a two year program called a cohort and it that two years you are spending most of the time out in the field in the classroom so it prepares you so well to where when you do start teaching and have your own classroom it is like you are a three year teacher. I also made my decision on the size of the school, not too big and not too small.

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  19. Tell us about your professors.

    You can always either go to the professors office or contact them through e-mail and they will be more than happy to answer all of your questions! They actually care about their students and care if the students are in class or not. Most of the professors do take roll and have some type of attendance policy because they do want you to be successful in the classroom. Since this school is not too big you have that one on one relationship with the teacher and most of them will know you by name so that you are more comfortable talking to them and asking them questions.

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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.

97% of students attending Georgia College and State University receive some sort of financial aid. 18% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
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$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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