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Georgia Southern University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Statesboro, GA

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$4,371

Avg in-state tuition

$15,425

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Georgia Southern University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Georgia Southern University is a large public university located on a rural campus in Statesboro, Georgia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,527, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 91%. The university offers 95 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 22:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,371, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $15,425.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

91% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

72% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

54% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1200

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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27k

Students enrolled

65%

Online student enrollment

22:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

58%

Black

27%

Hispanic

7%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

42% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

33

Total Online Enrollment

17,560

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

84% On-campus

16% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 4% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 28% online

Master's Check Bold 29% online

Doctorate Check Bold 11% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,371 $15,425
Graduate $4,986 $19,890

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $10,012
On-campus other expenses $5,882
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,044
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,282
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,282

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $21,465 $32,519
Off-campus without family $20,897 $31,951
Off-campus with family $11,853 $22,907

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

67%

Institution Grant Aid

28%

Pell Grant

42%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,195
State Grant Aid $4,944
Institution Grant Aid $3,392
Pell Grant Aid $4,954

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FBS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined
  • Baseball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.