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Located in Statesboro, Georgia, Georgia Southern University is a public institution. The location of GaSou is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

313 Undergraduate Degrees
53 Graduate Degrees
$26,839 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
68% Acceptance Rate

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Georgia Southern University Rankings

GaSou holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#56 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’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 GaSou.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#56 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Georgia Southern University?

Location of Georgia Southern University

Contact details for GaSou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460-8126
Phone: 912-478-5391

How Do I Get Into GaSou?

You can apply to GaSou online at:

Admission Requirements for GaSou

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
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 GaSou?

68% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at GaSou is 68%, 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 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to GaSou submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 560 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 540 to 600 )
GaSou received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 25. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Southern University  ( 22 to 26 )

Can I Afford Georgia Southern University?

$26,839 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GaSou is $26,839. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GaSou, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,543 a year. That adds up to $26,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GaSou is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Georgia Southern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,172 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,715 undergraduate students at GaSou, with 19,172 being full-time and 3,543 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  GaSou

There are also 3,339 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,172 full-time undergraduates at GaSou, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GaSou

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GaSou Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 433
Black or African American 4,747
Hispanic or Latino 1,352
White 11,430
International Students 299
Other Races/Ethnicities 911

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia Southern University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 73 countries are represented at GaSou. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Honduras, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Georgia Southern University

2,652 Took All Classes Online
9,378 Took At Least One Class Online
9.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at GaSou. In 2017-2018, 9,378 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 3rd most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of GaSou

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia Southern University was 9.9%. This is the #887 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GaSou regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GaSou majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 7%
Registered Nursing 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GaSou ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GaSou.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing #5
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #34
Registered Nursing #226
Nursing #285

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 Southern University Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 312 0 47 4 363
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 2 0 0 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 1 0 0 0 0 1
Nursing Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nursing Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 312 2 47 4 366


*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.

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