Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern is growing—with a record enrollment of 20,500 from forty-nine states and more than ninety countries, it is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten most popular universities in the nation. That said, more than 50 percent of its students come from metro Atlanta. The university recently added civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering degrees. Recognized as being one of the most military-friendly universities in the country, Georgia Southern continues to expand its online degree offerings, which now include programs in business, education, healthcare, nursing, and IT.

Founded 1906

Undergraduate enrollment 17,904

Graduate enrollment 2,613


In-state tuition and fees $2,487/semester (more than 15 credit hours)

Out-of-state tuition and fees $8,778/semester (more than 15 credit hours)

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 61

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen 1639

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 1112

SAT score breakdown 556, critical reading; 556, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses NA

Popular majors accounting, art, athletic training, biology, chemistry, construction management, education, engineering, information technology, management, marketing, music, nursing, political science, psychology, public relations