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Georgia College & State University is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,635, its setting is city, and the campus size is 602 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Georgia College & State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 30. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,618 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $26,082 (2012-13).
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As the state's designated public liberal arts university, Georgia College & State University(GCSU) is committed to combining the educational experiences of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. GCSU is a residential learning community that emphasizes undergraduate education and offers selected graduate programs. The faculty are dedicated to challenging students and fostering excellence in the classroom and beyond. GCSU seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for achievement, a lifelong curiosity and an exuberance for learning.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Georgia College & State University, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Georgia College & State University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.2 percent and an early acceptance rate of 78.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.2%|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Georgia College & State University is 17:1, and the school has 37.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Georgia College & State University include: Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; English Language and Literature, General; and Marketing/Marketing Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.0 percent.
Georgia College & State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,635, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 36.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64.0 percent of students live off campus. Georgia College & State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Georgia College & State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Georgia College & State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Georgia College & State University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Georgia College & State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Georgia College & State University, 51.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,424.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,618 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$26,082 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,268 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data