Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern is known for its student-faculty interaction. Students can take part in more than sixty organizations or participate in the university’s NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference athletic programs. New residence halls provide suite- and apartment-style accommodations. Georgia Southwestern is also home to a nursing school, offering a new online master’s degree in nursing. Among the university’s notable alumni are former president Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, and the late former U.S. attorney general Griffin B. Bell. Georgia Southwestern is the home of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.

Founded 1906

Undergraduate enrollment 2,749 (fall 2012)

Graduate enrollment 224 (fall 2012)


In-state tuition $2,312/semester

Out-of-state tuition $8,413/semester

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 62%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen 1437

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 968

SAT score breakdown 492, critical reading; 476, math; 471, writing

Average class size for freshman courses 25

Popular majors business, education, nursing, psychology