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Georgia State University is a public institution situated in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

456 Undergraduate Degrees
191 Graduate Degrees
$34,885 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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Georgia State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Georgia State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Georgia State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Georgia State University?

Location of Georgia State University

Contact details for Georgia State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 33 Gilmer St, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
Phone: 404-413-2000

How Do I Get Into Georgia State?

You can apply to Georgia State online at:

Admission Requirements for Georgia State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Georgia State?

70% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Georgia State is 70%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to Georgia State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia State University  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia State University  ( 510 to 600 )
Georgia State received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Georgia State University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Georgia State University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Georgia State University  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Georgia State University?

$34,885 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Georgia State is $34,885. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Georgia State, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,885 a year. That adds up to $23,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia State is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Georgia State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

21,958 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,961 undergraduate students at Georgia State, with 21,958 being full-time and 6,003 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Georgia State

There are also 7,080 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,958 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Georgia State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgia State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Georgia State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,417
Black or African American 8,654
Hispanic or Latino 2,777
White 4,811
International Students 781
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,518

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia State University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 138 countries are represented at Georgia State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Georgia State University

291 Took All Classes Online
9,411 Took At Least One Class Online
58.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,411 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Georgia State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Georgia State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia State University was 58.1%. This is the #262 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Georgia State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Georgia State University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 237 1 106 4 348
Computer Science 219 0 50 14 283
Computer & IS Security 0 0 16 0 16
TOTAL 456 1 172 18 647


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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