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Study at Georgia State University

Founded in 1913, Georgia State University or GSU is an urban research university, located in downtown Atlanta. The university serves over 28, 000 students, and is one of the four research universities in the University System of Georgia. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through its six academic divisions which include:

  • andrew Young School of Policy Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Law
  • J. Mack Robinson College of Business
The University boasts of five student-run media organizations. They are:

  • GSTV, closed-circuit television
  • New South, literary journal
  • Rampway Online, online magazine
  • The Signal and Urbanite, weekly newspaper
The sports teams of GSU are known as the Panthers.

Profile of Georgia State University

Georgia State is found in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Georgia State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in photography and commercial art and business and management.

Georgia State Selectivity

Admission to Georgia State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Georgia State is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 27, 134 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Georgia State values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Georgia State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 624business, business management, finance, accounting, marketing, insurance, actuarial science, international business, . . .
Liberal Arts1, 061sociology, political science, English, history, economics, urban studies, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, . . .
Education and Teaching755kindergarten/preschool teaching, school Counselling, physical education teaching, middle school teaching, education of disabled, social studies teaching, English teaching, teacher education and development, . . .
Therapy and Counselling428psychology, physical therapy, school psychology, educational psychology
Science381biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy
Media210journalism, communication studies
Photography and Commercial Art208drawing, film studies
Computer Science and Engineering180computer science, computer and info science
Family and Social Work140social work, public administration, public policy analysis
Nursing and Emergency Medicine117registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement111criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy87sports and fitness management, dietitian, vocational Counselling, parks and recreation management
Religion and Philosophy72philosophy, religion
Real Estate and Construction Management61real estate
Hospitality53hotel management
Medicine47health professions, public health, gerontology
Music45music performance
Medical Support and Technology42respiratory care tech
Drama and Performing Arts18drama
Transportation15aviation operations
Medical administration12health care administration
Engineering5operations research
Fine Arts2art history and criticism

Contact: Georgia State

Georgia State University

33 gilmer st

Atlanta, GA 30302-3083

General Phone: (404) 413-2000


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