Georgia State University Review

Situated right in downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University offers 55 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 250 major subjects. A third of all degrees awarded are in business and law, with the arts and sciences accounting for another third.

Georgia State University Overview

With 20,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students, Georgia State is the second largest university in the state, with large business, law, liberal arts and education colleges. It's the only school in Atlanta to offer degree programs in creative writing, film and video, art and music.

This urban research university was established in 1913. Its College of Education was ranked 58th among graduate schools in the nation by U. S. News and World Report. It has 1,946 full-time faculty members of which over 72% have either received tenure or are on the tenure track.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Applicants to undergraduate programs should complete a high school college preparatory curriculum and take the SAT or ACT exam. Recent freshman classes averaged 990-1080 on the SAT or 21-23 on the ACT and finished high school with a GPA of 3.0-3.32.

State residents qualify for a significant reduction in tuition and account for 95% of the student body.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

Campus facilities can house 2,700 students in apartment and suite-style accommodations, but only 12% of undergraduates, including half of the new freshman class, live on campus. The Off-Campus Living office aids the rest of the student body in finding housing outside the university.

Georgia State is the state's primary urban research university. It is equipped with dedicated research computing resources, four medical research and testing facilities, an entertainment research and production laboratory and an instructional research center. The facility is dedicated to developing joint-venture business partners. The university recently launched an initiative to increase its faculty and resources in order to boost its research reputation to world-class levels.

The number of volumes and micro text in the university and law libraries is close to five million. Students are invited to write for the student newspaper, SIGNAL, the literary magazine, New South and the online magazine. Rampway. WRAS has the most powerful signal of all U.S. student-run radio stations, and Cinefest is Georgia State's innovative student-run cinema.

Schools and Colleges at Georgia State University

  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • J. Mack Robinson College of Business
  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
  • College of Law

School Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Gilmer St, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Phone Number: (404) 413-2000