Georgia Southwestern State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Americus, GA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

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

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$4,064

Avg in-state tuition

$14,786

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Georgia Southwestern State 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.

Georgia Southwestern State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Americus, Georgia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,634, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 73%. The university offers 30 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 36%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,064, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $14,786.

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.

73% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 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

66% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

36% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-22

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 940-1110

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

74%

Online student enrollment

17:1

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

59%

Black

25%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

53% 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

12

Total Online Enrollment

2,351

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

71% On-campus

29% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 50% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 20% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 50% online

Master's Check Bold 44% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,064 $14,786
Graduate $3,492 $13,806

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $8,420
On-campus other expenses $5,328
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $6,812
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,328
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $9,890

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $19,012 $29,734
Off-campus without family $17,404 $28,126
Off-campus with family $15,154 $25,876

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

90%

State Grant Aid

63%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

53%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,616
State Grant Aid $4,567
Institution Grant Aid $3,373
Pell Grant Aid $4,863

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.