About Georgia Southwestern State University

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern 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 2,558 full time undergraduate students, and 396 full time graduate students.

The Georgia Southwestern State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 112 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Georgia Southwestern State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range870-1060
ACT Range19-23

Admissions at GSW are considered Selective, with ,14% 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.

70% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 36% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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

    40 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    31 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    44 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    46 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    46 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    45 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    46 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    46 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

Georgia Southwestern State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Georgia Southwestern State University?

20 Students rated Georgia Southwestern State University

Angel - 12/11/2022

It is treated like a high school; not many people put in effort, and the environment still feels like a high school with the carefree attitude. Along with this some students often do drugs leaving the smell inside building letting you see and smell it in all the lobbies.

Brianna - 01/25/2020

I feel as though it is a good school. I do feel as though the professors could appear to be more caring. It can get kind of hard sometimes. Overall though the school is good. You are sure to learn if you go to class and you do the assignments that are provided to you.

Kyira - 01/10/2020

Good school. Has a nice suburban area around it. Everyone is involved in the school. Professors are nice people who care about there students. School offers a verity of scholarships that are super easy to receive. I recommend attending this school if you’re looking for somewhere that has nice weather and amazing people

Morgan - 09/29/2019

My favorite part of Georgia Southwestern is the amount of campus involvement and social interaction. There is something for everyone at GSW, such as sports, Greek life, student government, and plenty of clubs to join. I also truly enjoy the campus size. It is just perfect so you can see someone you know every day, but also get to meet someone new at campus events. Go Canes!

Georgia Southwestern State University FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Georgia Southwestern State University is 68%. 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?

    If I could go back in time to when I was a high school senior, I would tell myself to start learning good study habits. College is nothing like high school. In high school there was no need to study because the teachers went over exactly what was need for the tests, but in college they require you to do must of your learning in your own time. Therefore if I could go back in time I would tell myself to be prepared for this challenge. That would lead me to being able to study more efficently and know how to do my assignment well before they are due. I believe that me going back in time would change my whole freshman experience completely, and I would be thankful for that.

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

    Georgia Southwestern State University is a highly, well developed university that not only focuses on academics, but also on both individuality and teamwork improvement which I think serves as an immense building block for future success!

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


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

    I brag about my schools academics and how must of it students go on to higher education and becoming experts in their fields.

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

    The worst thing about my school is all of the hidden expences. I am an art major, and I understand that it can take alot of supplies, but I had absolutely no idea as to what my professors wanted me to buy. As another set back, the university has been sending me suprise letters that state that I owe them $900 for adding on two more classes when I have been told that i would not have been charged if I took more hours. There are just way to many suprises where as money is concerned.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    We've just started our classes so I dont really know them well, but I would say that they are prepared or getting prepared and ready to start working. I don't mean to say that everyone is the same because everyone is different, but the majority seem prepared to make the best of class.

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

    The cost of your tuition, is very cheap, and considering what you pay for, you get a lot in return.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Georgia Southwestern State University would have to be the friendly and nice atmosphere that you get adjusted to. A diverse campus is a better campus to understand, learn, and become adapt to life from different perspectives. Here at Georgia Southwestern, students not only get a chance to grow physically, mentally, and socially, but they get a chance to become someone who will be remembered for their good deeds.

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

    If you love the big city life I would advise that you do not attend. If you are looking for large classes. If you are not open minded about going to a small school in a rural area.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    This school is best known for academic acheivement and community service.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    There is a large diversity in the students attending GSW. There are many foreign students that bring insight to the rest of the world. Acceptance is commonplace.

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

    There is a large shortage of technological improvements that hinder the students' ability to effectively learn . Compared to the number of students that attend Georgia Southwestern, the number of available computers and printers is lacking. Even if one had his or her own computer to use, wireless internet is scarce. A student must either live in the dorms or go to the campus coffee shop. It is impossible to do research in the classroom due to this lack of internet service.

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

    -Fraternities and Sororities -Orientation Team -Resident Assistant

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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.

95% of students attending Georgia Southwestern State University receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 57% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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