Georgia College & State University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University sits on a 43-acre campus in Milledgeville, Georgia. Students can select from over 36 bachelor degree programs. The institution has a 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and most classes have between 15 and 35 students. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations.  The GCSU Bobcats play in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 6,989 (5,958 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male/63% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,530 (in-state); $28,710 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500
  • Room and Board: $13,052
  • Other Expenses: $4,726
  • Total Cost: $28,808 (in-state); $47,988 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,346
    • Loans: $6,138

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; and Biology/Biological Sciences

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Overview of Georgia College & State University Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                       

  • GCSU Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570/650
    • SAT Math: 540/630
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 23/27
    • ACT English: 23/28
    • ACT Math: 21/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

Suppose past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Georgia College & State University. In that case, it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Georgia College & State University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Georgia College & State University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission.

University of Houston, San Diego State University, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, Florida International University, Colorado State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Georgia College & State University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy

Applying to Georgia College & State University

Application Deadline: April 1

Undergraduate Admissions Website:

Undergraduate Application Link(s):

Graduate Admissions Website:

Graduate Application Link(s):

Choose your Reaction!