Academics

Location
Milledgeville, GA
Undergrads
5,131
Tuition (in-state)
$26,082 ($8,618)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Senior

Academics: I have just recently changed my major and have not gotten into the meat of the program yet. I am still finishing up my core classes.

3 College Senior

Academics: The registration process was a bit hectic because I didn't have much help. But it wasn't difficult. The workload that I usually take on is right up under a full load (3 classes). I couldn't imagine taking on 1 or more extra classes on top of that. But that is due to my individual circumstances. The curriculum is not particularly difficult and the professors are very helpful in getting you through the classes.

4 College Senior

Academics: There is plenty of places to study and be comfortable while you are studying. There is even a tutoring lab.

5 College Senior

Academics: The workload is never too much to handle even with being a science major.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Good program with great and helpful teachers

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 504th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 573rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 653rd
    Most Caring Professors
  • 698th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 924th
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Laura Thomas
Hometown
Canton, GA
Major
Business Management
Grad Year
2012
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A major advantage of Georgia College and State University is the small class sizes, boasting a 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. With this, professors are able to give more of their time to each student; professors will know you by name instead of simply your student ID number. All professors have office hours in which you can stop by and ask questions or ask for advice on classes. GCSU prides itself in having professors who love what they are doing, with nearly 80 percent of these professors having Ph.D.s from top universities. There are four colleges—arts and sciences, business, education, and health sciences—with more than 40 majors within the four.

GCSU also offers double majors, dual degrees, honors programs, internships, and evening courses. The pre-professional programs offered are: pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, pre-forestry, pre-engineering, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-physician assistant. Several graduate programs are offered, as well. At Georgia College and State University, you are guaranteed a one-of-a-kind learning experience with professors who want nothing more than to see you succeed in the classroom and the real world.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
305
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
91
Total FT Faculty
305
Faculty with Terminal Degree
79%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,888
Full-Time Retention Rate
86%
Part-Time Retention Rate
80%
Transfer-Out Rate
29%
Graduation Rate
57%
Programs/Majors Offered
50
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Semester at Sea
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Online Courses
There are usually not many online classes offered during regular semesters, but a larger variety is offered during the summer. Summer online classes can either be in June, July, or full summer. Most classes do not require you to be online daily, which is a huge plus during the busy summer months.
Best Places to Study
  • Blackbird Coffee
  • Front Campus
  • Jittery Joe's
  • Library
  • Starbucks
Tips to Succeed
  • Be able to manage your time. You have a lot more free time in college; it is up to you to decide how you spend it.
  • Be on time for class, meetings, presentations-anything and everything. There is nothing more disrespectful than being late!
  • Be sociable and make lots of different friends!
  • Communicate often with your professors; they have open-door policies for a reason!
  • Sit on Front Campus at least once a week, and de-stress and enjoy your time there!
  • Skipping a class will seriously make your grade suffer, and yes, your professor will notice!
  • Use the learning center often-it's free for students!
Did You Know?
Students register for classes for the upcoming spring semester in October and the upcoming fall semester in March.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 40 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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