About Macon State College

Founded in 2013, Macon State College. is a college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,780 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Macon State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 374 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Macon State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate47%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range
ACT Range16-20

Admissions at MSC are considered More Selective, with ,2% 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 Macon 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”

Macon State College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    9 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    18 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    18 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    18 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    18 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    18 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    18 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Macon State College?

4 Students rated Macon State College


It is easy to find your way around the campus and people are friendly. The college name changed from Macon State University to Middle Georgia State University. In 2012, the Board of Regents voted to consolidate Macon State College and Middle Georgia College which incorporated all facilities and all five campuses of the two previous institutions. Athletic programs previously established in Cochran remained located there. Students at the new institution chose new colors purple, gray/silver and black and a new mascot The Knight. It went from a two year institution to a four year institution. It has housing for the students to live in that is gated


It's a very small institution, with an older student body.


It’s a great school. My only complaint is the cost but from what I hear it’s comparable to everywhere. I feel secure my education will excel from being a part of MGSU. The classes are tough but it’s not too hard to maintain a 3.7 gpa as I have. It’s a great school for nontraditional students especially.


My overall rating of Macon State College and campus is very good. Macon State College has been a two-year college for several years; in recent years Macon State College transitioned to a four-year program in 2013 and is now Middle Georgia State University. This is a good thing for transient students and those students who would otherwise have to go to another school to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Middle Georgia State University offers master's, bachelor's and associate degrees, as well as some certificates, to students on five campuses in Middle Georgia, and online. More housing has been constructed for students. Now, there is adequate housing for students; there are a number of support activities to help students succeed in college; there are tutors available for the students; there are various workshops and seminars available to help students in their majors; there are intellectual organizations that help students in their program of study. There is adequate parking on campus for students. There is also adequate handicapped parking for students, educators and visitors. There are five campuses for taking available classes within your degree program. This makes the commute and degree completion more available for non-traditional students and off-campus students. The online resources for financial aid, admissions, class registration, and online classes are very user friendly. If a student should have a problem with using the online portals, a phone call to the school is answered quickly and efficiently to assist the student. Middle Georgia State University also offers scholarships to assist students and potential students financial support to help fund their education.

Macon State College FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Macon State College is 47%. 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 began attending Macon State College after I had my daughter. I've learned that with great support anything is possible. Since chosing to attend this college I have had a happier life. My institutional GPA is a 3.49. I have wonderful instructors who try their hardest to meet your needs while making sure you learn what they're teaching. They're also very active in future advancement, whether thats career, educational, or both. I've done lots of volunteer work and leadership work with a campus organization. I've learned that I can do much more than I thought possible. I'm more focused. I know now that the sky's the limit. I plan on using all that I've learn to enroll in a MBA program and advance in my career.

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

    The worst thing is just getting all of your paperwork correct and turned in at the proper times so that you can get registered and get financial aid.

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

    The English professors will do everything they can to help the students pass. They are patient and willing to take their time to teach. I have never been good in my English classes but when I took the compass exam I made a perfect score of 99.

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


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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the location and tuition the best because it is close to my family and friends and it is very low cost

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I'd say this school is best known for being the better college in the middle Georgia region. The Warner Robins/Macon area lacks many colleges but what there is Macon State is the top. Despite the title of "state" it is actually a university by every standard.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very mature for their age. They are willing to learn new things and accept new ideas from others. Most of them are artistic; however, others are at my school to prepare for the journey to a new one.

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

    What is unique about Macon State College is that has five campuses. This provides students all over Georgia and around the country a variety of options of where they would like to live and attend. Each campus has a variety of facilieties that are beautiful and allow the students to feel at home. Macon State is place that feels like home.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students that have a genuine desire to learn. Macon State College is not easy and will teach willing students skills they will need to succeed in the work environment. A person attending this school needs to be a focused individual with ambition and a willingness to achieve a higher education.

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

    It's not a university so everyone makes it out to be a bad school when it's really accomadating and efficient.

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

    What I wish I would have known about Macon State College is how helpful the school was in offering tutoring and the interest this school has had in the success of their students. I also wish I could have known how comfortable I was going to be and didn't have to be worried about verbal abuse of the staff and faculty.

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

    Macon State is a fun, but strict school. The professors believe in helping the student get their education if the student is willing to cooperate. This college is not for the person that is a procrastinator. The work here is neither simple nor easy so waiting until the last minute will get you a failing grade. Slackers will realize very soon that Macon State is nothing like high school. Everything is fast paced and straight to the point. So if you come here planning to do nothing, then this is not the school for you.

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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.

87% of students attending Macon State College receive some sort of financial aid. 54% were awarded federal grants. While 45% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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