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Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA

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Overview

Georgia Southwestern State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Americus, GA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA  31709-4693
United States
Contact Jonathan Scott
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Email: admissions@gsw.edu
Phone: 229-928-1273
Fax: 229-931-2983

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Long Term Care Administration/management Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,940
Applied
1,420
Accepted
2,472
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

1,330
Females Applied
975
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

610
Males Applied
445
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.22
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: College preparatory curriculum

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 15th Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen July 21st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 555 520 600
SAT Math 522 490 560
ACT Composite 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,080
In-state
18,482
Out-of-state
4,064
In-district
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Fees

1,400
Full-time student fees
8,978
Room & board
4,400
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

13,953
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,694
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,379
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,271
Avg. Loan Aid
5,463
Avg. Grant Aid
6,137
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
20%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,472
Total Undergrad students
6%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.22%
Black or African American 27.37%
White or Caucasian 54.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 2.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 2.78%
Other 0.86%

Gender

Male (35.96%)
Female (64.32%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 28%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Student Appreciation Block Party and Blue & Gold Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
National sororities and fraternities, Black Student Union, Enactus, Exercise Science and Wellness Club and Educators Rising

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Emergency Alert Notifications

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

165
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 119
Part-time - 46
Male - 64
Female - 101
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