Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15May 1
Fall Regular DecisionApril 1May 1
Spring Regular DecisionDecember 1
Test Optional
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Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
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Average ACT Composite: 23
Average SAT Composite: 1153
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 404-413-2500
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

Talk to your advisors within the first two weeks of class. They will help you decide weather or not the classes you are taking are actually necessary. Go to incept, it gives you a lot of helpful information about how things work at GSU. Finally, no matter what you think you want to major in take the Chemistry and Math placement test before you start your freshmen year.
Derrica from Doraville, GA
Apply early, get extra money so you can have extra money to spend on the weekends, apply for housing as soon as the application is available. Good Luck
Jayquan from hampton, GA
I have just finished my first semester at Georgia State University. As a freshman, I joined a Freshman Learning Community (FLC), a program that introduces freshmen to the college community, and helps students meet new people. An FLC consists of about 24 students who have similar majors or career paths, which makes it easier to make friends who have the same interests as you. There are several different types of FLCs; I am a nursing major, so I joined the Pre-Nursing FLC. I must say that I enjoyed being a part of the FLC. I entered GSU knowing very little about the nursing career, and I now realize that there are several awarding career paths one could take with a degree in nursing. Another benefit to being in an FLC is getting to know the campus, and having the opportunity to meet and interact with important faculty members such as members of the Advisement Center, and for me, I was able to interact with various nurses that visited from the School of Nursing at GSU. I was also able to meet people who shared the same classes with me, and we often formed study groups to study for tests, which help immensely for major exams.
Koushyllia from Alpharetta, GA
Okay so here are my tips:
1) Sit next to the smart people.... Not to cheat or anything but they are just as likely to teach you something as your professor is (assuming you are listening to them which brings me to...)
2) Listen to your professors. Classes aren't too hard as long as you pay attention. And not only listen to your professors but your classmates as well.
3) Make good use of the resources provided to you by the school. After all you are paying for them.
4) When signing up for classes check size of class to determine if it is going to be in a lecture hall or not (this may not matter to you but if it does it is nice to know before hand so you can plan for the class accordingly)
David from Peachtree City, GA
College is lots of studying and some work, depending on the classes you take. You get a fewer grades which carry more weight on your final grade and your teachers do not pass out progress reports, so you need to keep track of your grades yourself. Hold on to your syllabuses. They outline all the rules of the classroom, but more importantly, they tell you the percentages homework, quizzes, and tests are worth. Learn how to study and take notes before college so you know what to do in college.

Learn who your professors and how they teach. Pay attention to who is going to teach you when you register for classes; there is usually more than one choice. Go to and see their worth as a professor from the students' point of view.

It is in the city, so you will learn how to walk whether you like to or not.

As for music majors, practice practice practice! Practice your scales, practice your orchestra music, and practice your private lesson music. If you are easily distracted, find a practice room with no windows and no piano. Just reserve a time in the afternoon if you plan on practicing then because the practice rooms at that time are packed.
Vivian from Marietta, GA
1. Entering college is like moving to a new school in a different area; it's a brand new start where nobody knows who you are. So if you were the introverted, shy kid in high school, you can be the extroverted, funny kid in college. Nobody has to know. ;)
2. Don't be afraid to ask questions. People are always more than willing to help. Ask for advice and tips on classes and such from current students.
3. A great resource when planning out your schedule: Learn to LOVE it and cherish it; it'll become your best friend. Guaranteed.
4. Another great tip: go online and rent your textbooks. There are plenty of textbook websites that offer free shipping/returns for textbook rentals. It's a great money-saver as opposed to buying a textbook and trying to turn around and sell it.
5. Attend class. Just do it. Most professors base their tests and exams on their notes in-class. Just go. Students don't realize that it is YOUR money that YOU are PAYING to go to class. If you skip all the time, that's just a waste of your money.
6. School is still school. In college, though, you have to pay for books and classes. Be smart about your money and your time.
7. Enjoy the freedoms that comes with college but don't take anything for granted.
3rd Generation GSU Student from Doraville, GA
Come prepared to work! Read every night! MEET WITH ALL PROFESSORS! Listen. You need to make sure that you talk to your advisors each semester because you need to make sure that you are on the right path and on your way to a successful college graduation.
Jasmine from Stone Mountain, GA
Make sure you are about your business. While State may be exciting you have to prioritize ahead of time so you can actually enjoy these times. Time Management is KEY. If you can master that get ready to enjoy the next four years.
Jamal from Athens, GA
There is a university out there to fit every personality. Just find someplace that fits all the things you want in a university.
Veronica from Atlanta, GA