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Study at Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University, also known as GSW, is a public university located in Americus, Georgia, United States. It was established in the year 1906. The campus of GSW consists of more than 30 buildings which spread across an area of 250 acres. The international Student Enrolment comprises of students representing over 30 countries worldwide. The university offers a number of graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates in various fields of study. GSW is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
GSW's athletics department fields various men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and the Peach Belt Conference. They are nicknamed the Hurricanes, and they participate in basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, and softball, among other sports.

Profile of Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA is home to Georgia Southwestern State. Americus is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Georgia Southwestern State go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and computer science and engineering.

Georgia Southwestern State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 530. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Georgia Southwestern State has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Georgia Southwestern State has 2, 405 enrolled students .

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Georgia Southwestern State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Georgia Southwestern State values student athletics, and belongs to the Peach Belt Conference.

Georgia Southwestern State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Georgia Southwestern State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching159elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, middle school teaching, special ed, reading teaching, education of learning disabled, English teaching, social studies teaching
Business and Management125business management, accounting, marketing, human resources, MIS, accounting technology
Liberal Arts45history, sociology, political science, English
Therapy and Counselling41psychology
Computer Science and Engineering41computer science, information technology, web design, computer applications programming
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Science9biology, chemistry
Art Studies6art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4parks and recreation management
office and Administration2general office occupations
Mechanics and Repair2aircraft powerplant tech, electrical installation and repair
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Georgia Southwestern State

Georgia Southwestern State University

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.

Americus, GA 31709-4693

General Phone: (229) 928-1279


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