Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University (GS or Georgia Southern) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its flagship campus is in Statesboro, and other locations include the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville. Founded in 1906 as a land grant college, Georgia Southern is the fifth largest institution in the University System of Georgia and is the largest center of higher education within the southern half of Georgia. The institution offers over 140 different academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs. The university has a combined enrollment of approximately 26,000 students from all 50 states and approximately 85 nations. Georgia Southern is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity" and a comprehensive university by the University System of Georgia.On the Statesboro Campus is the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center, an educational and research facility that is home to Georgia Southern's bald eagle mascot as well as 85 other birds, 67 reptiles, 70 amphibians, and eight mammals. The university also manages the Effingham Wetlands, some 1,400 acres donated by the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL). The George-Anne, the university's flagship publication, is published twice a week during academic semesters. There are also magazines published by students, such as The Reflector, a student interest news magazine of Georgia Southern University and, until 2016, The Miscellany, a literary arts magazine composed of submissions from the student body and university community. Georgia Southern University's intercollegiate sports teams, known as the "Eagles", compete in the Sun Belt Conference.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 17,062 students
  • 0.17 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Georgia Southern University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, and Journalism.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

6,284 students out of 9,202 applicants were accepted into Georgia Southern University. They had an average SAT score of 1174. 65% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 57% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Georgia Southern University was $17,142, while for in-state students it was $6,356. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,727.

The average financial aid at Georgia Southern University is $5,919. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $11,223 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Georgia Southern University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

67% of undergraduate students at Georgia Southern University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Georgia Southern University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Southern University was of $9,650 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at Georgia Southern University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017