Georgia State University is a public, research institution in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.

GSU has over 250 programs to choose from with degrees ranging from Associate’s to Doctorates. GSU students receive a uniquely urban college experience with the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical internships and co-ops with our surrounding businesses, including over 20 Fortune 500 companies! Over 51,000 students call GSU home, and we are excited to welcome students from more than 150 countries across the globe. GSU provides students with a network of connections and resources to prepare them for their future careers and beyond. #TheStateWay

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60%
  • Average ACT score: 22-26
  • Average SAT score: 1100-1450
  • Test optional?: Yes, for Fall 2021 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $38,000 for I20 purposes without scholarship


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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