Georgia College & State University

2014 Quick Stats
231 W. Hancock Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: (478) 445-5004
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Apr. 1
application deadline

More Information


U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#29 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

More About U.S. News Rankings


Georgia College & State University is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,568, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 602 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Georgia College & State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 29. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,790 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $26,690 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $30,171,500


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 66.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 75.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.3%
Application deadline April 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

More About Applying

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Georgia College & State University is 16:1, and the school has 39.8 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; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; and Marketing/Marketing Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 36%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 9%
Business Administration and Management, General 8%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 8%
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 7%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 7%

More About Academic Life

Student Life

Georgia College & State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,568, with a gender distribution of 39.8 percent male students and 60.2 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus. Georgia College & State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,444
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

More About Student Life

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

More About Campus Info & Services

Paying for School

At Georgia College & State University, 50 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,163.

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 $8,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $26,690 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,426 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

More About Paying for School

* Overview details based on 2012 data

College Rankings

Best Regional Universities - Narrow your search with the U.S. News rankings of Regional Universities, schools that offer undergrad programs and some master’s.

More College Rankings & Lists

National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Colleges, Best Values, more

U.S. News College Compass - My Fit

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Sign Up Now

Calculating this school's fit to see if it meets your personal preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

College Search

Advanced Search

Students Also Applied To

Now Hiring

Now Hiring Powered by After College



See more jobs »

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Finding the Right School
Paying for College
Applying to College

Follow U.S. News Education