Georgia State University
Georgia State is a national model for student success. We harness the power of data to help our students earn their degrees. We have had one of the most dramatic increases in graduation rates in the country and we have closed the achievement gap, proving that students from all backgrounds can succeed at the same rate.
The average ranges for admissible freshmen are as follows:
High School Core GPA 3.2 – 3.7
SAT (Verbal + Math only) 950 – 1160
ACT (Composite) 20 – 25
- Georgia State requires completion of the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) course units. Please refer to the table above for the average GPA range of accepted students.
- 4Any 4 English/Language Arts
- 4Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry & 1 Higher Level Math
- NATURAL SCIENCE
- 41 Life Science/Lab, 1 Physical Science/Lab, & 2 Science Electives
- SOCIAL SCIENCE
- 31 U.S. History, 1 World History & 1 Social Science Elective
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE2
- Both units must be the same language.American Sign Language is acceptable.
Tuition & Fees 2014 - 2015 Total
Out-of-State $21,058 $2,128 $23,186
In-State $6,490 $2,128 $8,618
Steps to apply
Step-By-Step Application Instructions
The optional essay portion of the application requires 250-650 words written on one of the following topics:
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience
- Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again
- Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
- Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.
For more on the optional essay, visit our Application Tips page.