About Georgia Southern University

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern 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 18,005 full time undergraduate students, and 2,668 full time graduate students.

The Georgia Southern University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 781 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Georgia Southern University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1030-1190
ACT Range22-26

Admissions at GSU are considered Selective, with ,185% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 37 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Georgia Southern 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”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    324 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    204 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    347 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    355 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    355 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    355 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    355 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    355 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

Georgia Southern University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Georgia Southern University?

163 Students rated Georgia Southern University

Trevor - 05/02/2024

So far in my experience with the University I can't say I'm particularly pleased. Your freshman and sophomore years are inundated with filler classes that are easy enough to make your gpa look good but are a burn on your tuition. I've been here for awhile and tuition has only gotten higher with no marked improvement to compensate for it- but at least it's a relatively stable environment.

Hattie - 03/19/2024

As a Latina woman, my opinion of Georgia Southern University is shaped by several factors, including its academic offerings, campus culture, and inclusivity. Georgia Southern University has made strides in recent years to enhance diversity and foster a welcoming environment for students from all backgrounds, including Latinos like myself. One aspect that stands out is the university's commitment to providing opportunities for underrepresented minorities, including scholarships, mentorship programs, and cultural organizations. This proactive approach to inclusion signals a willingness to embrace diversity and support the success of students from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Georgia Southern's academic programs offer a range of opportunities for personal and professional growth. From STEM fields to the humanities, there are ample resources and support systems in place to help students excel in their chosen fields of study. As a Latina woman with aspirations in education or perhaps a STEM-related field, I appreciate institutions that prioritize excellence and provide the necessary tools for success. Furthermore, the campus culture at Georgia Southern appears vibrant and engaging, with a variety of extracurricular activities, student organizations, and cultural events. This enriching environment fosters connections and encourages students to explore their interests outside of the classroom. Overall, while every institution has its strengths and areas for improvement, Georgia Southern University appears to be making commendable efforts to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, including Latinas like myself.

Brian - 03/03/2024

The campus is great - like a big park. The people I've met have been super nice and helpful, answering tons of questions and giving us behind the scenes tours. There are over 800 freshmen on the waiting list for the dorms, which is awful, but the nearby apartment complexes have been very helpful in providing great rates and decent apartments.

Kristine - 02/09/2024

I have loved every single part of my first year at GSU. I live in a dorm with 3 other girls who i met and interacted with prior to moving into our dorm in August. Next year, for our Sophomore year, we will all be sharing an apartment together. The professors are great and i was even assigned a coach to assist me with my grades since my first semester in college and away from home was a little distracting. I love the football games, the atmosphere of the campus and the surrounding areas, the whole City is into GSO and wears their GATA gear with pride wherever they go and no matter what their age. I truly look forward to my next three years.

Georgia Southern University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Georgia Southern University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Georgia Southern University is 64%. 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 have learned many things during my college experience so far. I have learned to become independant as well as financially independant. I have learned the value of paying for school. Even though it took me a while to figure out, I finally know what I want to do as a career choice once I graduate.

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

    The worst thing about Georgia Southern University is the lack of minorities. In hig school you take a lot of things for granted. One of those things is the diversity within the student body. At Georgia Southern there are many white and black students, but when it comes to other races we lack. You start to miss the conversations in spanish you would hear walking the halls, and the sounds of asian instruments coming from the chinese club. If Georgia Southern accpeted more minorities, then it would seem like more of a melting pot .

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is looking for a great academic environment, extra curricular activities and a nice and friendly atmosphere. I think Gergia Southern has something to offer for everyone. Staff is helpful, although Statesboro is a small town, there is lot to do for the students, and getting involved is very easy too. But one of the best things about Georgia Southern is that anyone feels welcomed, and it is easy to feel like home -even for international students!

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the size because the classes aren't too big and I can get to know my class mates and profesers! By getting involved in class, it is much easier to learn the subject of study.

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

    Georgia Southern is the best lkept secret in the South - giving you a premier "big city" education, but with just the right amount of a "small town" feel.

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

    Georgia Southern has a beautiful campus and class sizes are never too big. At Georgia Southern, you can get to know your professor and trust me, you want to.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    These are students full of energy, eager to further their education, and come from diverse backgrounds which is awsome. They work very hard, but also know how to have fun. School spirit and hosting school events are very important to students as well. The ability to express oneself and it be safe is very important to myself and peers. The size of the school is great as well, not too big or too small. My peers and I have greatly enjoyed ourselves, and I encourage you to consider this school as one in your top five.

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

    Someone who cant keep up with their classes.

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

    The beautiful campus, how easy it is to get from one building to another, and all of the activities offered to students to get to know each other. Plus, our new gym equiptment is awesome!

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    social life

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

    The most frustrating thing about Georgia Southern University is the fact that so many individuals classify our school as a major party school; every Univeristy you attend will have partying of some form, it all depends on the students.

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

    I wished I knew how expensive college was and I wish I had decided to life off-campus because it is cheaper and nicer.

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

    Very smart and arrogant

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Great school and campus

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Students at Georgia Southern University are labeled with all different kinds of stereotypes. Many years ago, GSU was ranked the number one STD university in the nation. In addition, given we are located in south Georgia, most people assume the school is made up of mostly rednecks. That one, i'll admit, is pretty accurate. There are all different kinds of students who attend classes here, but there are a lot of rednecks. We have lots of athletes, lots at fraternity guys and sorority girls, but once you look past the greek life, sports clubs, and social groups, there are a bunch of them. The first assumption I mentioned however, no longer is true. The STD rate here had dropped dramatically and the SAT requirements to get into GSU have risen just the same. We need to get more credit for that!

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


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  18. What are the academics like at your school?

    Above a 3.0

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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.

89% of students attending Georgia Southern University receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 58% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

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