Georgia State University

A major research institution, Georgia State in downtown Atlanta is the second-largest university in Georgia, offering sixty-two degrees in 250 fields of study. Georgia State has full- and part-time programs; day and evening classes; and satellite centers in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Dunwoody, and Henry County. Georgia State’s undergraduate enrollment is projected to reach 36,000 by 2015 as the university, once a commuter school, continues to expand programs for traditional students.

Founded 1913

Undergraduate enrollment 32,168

Graduate enrollment 6,3747


In-state tuition $3,900/semester

Out-of-state tuition $13,005/semester

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 74%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 1092

SAT score breakdown 543, critical reading; 549, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses 27-30

Popular majors accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, early childhood education, film and video, journalism, marketing, music, political science, prenursing, psychology