Georgia Southwestern State University

2014 Quick Stats
800 Georgia Southern State University Drive

Americus, GA 31709

Phone: (229) 928-1273
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jul. 21
application deadline

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Georgia Southwestern State University is a public institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,749, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 325 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Georgia Southwestern State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,960 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,162 (2013-14).

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

Georgia Southwestern State University cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master's and specialist degree programs.Our small student to teacher ratio allows faculty to provide individual attention to students and student/faculty interactions are consistently mentioned as one of our greatest strengths. Located near the international headquarters for Habitat for Humanity and home to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development, GSW also offers students unique opportunities for community and service learning, in addition to more than 30 majors and special programs of study.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1906
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $521,870


When applying to Georgia Southwestern State University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 21. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 21. The application fee at Georgia Southwestern State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.4 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 66.4%
Application deadline July 21
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 21

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Georgia Southwestern State University is 19:1, and the school has 53.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Georgia Southwestern State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Accounting; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 23%
Elementary Education and Teaching 14%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 13%
Accounting 11%
Psychology, General 7%

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Student Life

Georgia Southwestern State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,749, with a gender distribution of 35.8 percent male students and 64.2 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. Georgia Southwestern State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,973
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

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Campus Info & Services

Georgia Southwestern State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Georgia Southwestern 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Georgia Southwestern State University, 74.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,538.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,960 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,162 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,834 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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