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Located in Americus, Georgia, Georgia Southwestern State University is a public institution. Americus is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

53 Undergraduate Degrees
53 Graduate Degrees
$23,110 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
67% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Georgia Southwestern State University?

Location of Georgia Southwestern State University

Contact details for GSW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr., Americus, GA 31709-4693
Phone: 877-871-4594

How Do I Get Into GSW?

You can apply to GSW online at:

Admission Requirements for GSW

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into GSW?

67% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
GSW has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to GSW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University  ( 490 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University  ( 470 to 540 )
GSW received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 22. Composite scores were between 19 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University  ( 19 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University  ( 17 to 22 )
ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University  ( 19 to 23 )

Can I Afford Georgia Southwestern State University?

$23,110 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GSW is $23,110. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At GSW, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,389 a year. That adds up to $21,556 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GSW is 7.3%. 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 Southwestern State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,648 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,498 undergraduate students at GSW, with 1,648 being full-time and 850 being part-time.

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

There are also 452 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,648 full-time undergraduates at GSW, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GSW

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GSW Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 450
Hispanic or Latino 99
White 978
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 57

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia Southwestern State University. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 18 countries are represented at GSW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, India, and China.

Online Learning at Georgia Southwestern State University

748 Took All Classes Online
1,765 Took At Least One Class Online
3.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at GSW. In 2017-2018, 1,765 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 10th 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 GSW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia Southwestern State University was 3.7%. This is the #1,236 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GSW regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GSW 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 GSW.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #318
Nursing #388

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 Southwestern State University Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 53 53 106
TOTAL 53 53 106


*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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