Georgia State University

33 gilmer st, Atlanta, GA

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Questions and Answers about Georgia State University

Markayla M.
3 months ago
How does receiving financial aid from Georgia State University work after applying to the FASFA?
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Does Georgia State University have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?
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3 months ago
Is there something you are doing for low income students?
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4 months ago
Does Georgia State University have a checklist for transfer students to complete before applying?
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Does Georgia State University offer any tuition discounts to students from surrounding states?
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Majors offered at Georgia State University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Biology, General
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Academics at Georgia State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Less Selective (71% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Georgia State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Georgia State University Students9%58%23%15%1%2%1%
All College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Georgia State University Students
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Georgia State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer77k
Senior Accountant71k
Software Developer70k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)69k
Human Resources (HR) Manager63k
Data Analyst62k
Financial Analyst60k
Based on 22,309 student responses
52kAvg. Early Career Pay
90.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
18%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Georgia State University

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Student reviews of Georgia State University

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Recommended by

93% of students

Known for

Close to activities in a city
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Welcoming student body
LGBTQ+ friendly



I think that if you enjoy city living and are very independent then Georgia State is the school for you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Since there are so many students, the advisors barely have time to help you.

Drew Gaither
Meditation and Mindfulness
Nutrition and Health
Yoga + 16 others



For me, the proximity of the GSU campus to the Georgia State capital is one of the most important aspects of my education experience. As a political science major, it offers the greatest amount of opportunities for internships and hands-on learning experiences for my future career and activist endeavors. While being in the heart of downtown Atlanta does have some stressors, if you're looking to expand your purview and get immersed in a wide array of cultures, Georgia State University is the school for you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus size can feel somewhat overwhelming and you might fall into the feeling of being "just a number." There are some risks associated with being in a densely populated area as opposed to a smaller city or town and that can cause more worry depending on who you are and where you came from. The school's technology and online systems could still use improvement, and it is sometimes hard to get connected to the resources you need given the size of the college.

Lillian Fernandez



What I liked the most about Georgia State were the professors. Many of my professors would go out of their way to help any of the students that they believed put effort into their classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

In all honesty, I have no complaints about Georgia State.

Leigha Hughes
Hiking And Backpacking
Cooking + 1 other



When I came to Georgia State University, I was a transfer student coming from Chicago. I wanted to come to the school for a specific class, Surgical Anatomy. At the time I wanted to be a Trauma Surgeon. As time went on, I realized I wanted to have a better work-life balance, and being a surgeon would not give me that option. I found an organization called the Pre-Physician Assistant Association at GSU (PPAA) that really opened my eyes to a new profession within the healthcare community. This organization and the professors that were associated with this organization really helped me in my last four semesters at GSU. The professors in the upper-division classes are extremely helpful and like when students go to their office hours since most times they are just sitting in their office waiting for a student. No one really goes to office hours unless it is midterms or finals, so I suggest students go to office hours throughout the entire semester to get all the help they can get and develop that professor-student relationship. Sometimes it works in your favor for letters of recommendation or knowing what is going to be on the test in advance of your peers.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of the laundry rooms and the different roommates you can possibly have. Sharing a dorm will definitely force a person to handle situations in a more mature way and not run to mommy whenever someone hurts their feelings. GSU police are not your friend. FYI ladies, watch out at night at the Racetrac gas station across from the Commons. There are creeps.

Natalia Noriega Talavera
Makeup and Beauty



My favorite thing about Georgia State is hands down and the diversity. I met so many people from different backgrounds and fields of study who were terrific and very passionate. At the beginning of my college experience, I was scared that this would be too big of a shift, but after almost 2 years, I can say it's been great.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think that future students should be made aware that while there are a lot of resources at Georgia State, most of the navigating will be your responsibility. Participation in activities, creating a schedule, and accessing resources all depend on the student. If you are someone who needs "hand-holding," getting used to Georgia State might have a learning curve.

maia nguyen



What I like about Georgia State is the diversity of the students on campus. It is easy to meet new people and make new unique bonds.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing I do not like about it is due to the location of the Atlanta campus, there are many every day or homeless people in the streets which obstruct actual students from getting to class safely or on time.

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