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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: You learn a lot, do a lot of reading, and have to answer long essays on tests, but there isn't any "practical application". Very rarely did I work in groups. I wish the curriculum allowed us to apply what we learned in the real world.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The school offers many different options for students in all areas.

2 College Senior

Academics: Advisors have no idea what they are talking about. Professors thinks they are better than you and some treat students very poorly and unfair.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academics at this school are great; professors are very patient as well as helpful when it comes to the students academic needs. The curriculum that I have taken has been helpful and also very informative. Some classes have a large workload but it is easy to get through if you work in groups or get help when needed. The registration process, though very competitive, is very informative when helping to choose classes for the next semester. The college has popular study areas such as the library and courtyard on campus, or even your own dorm. The library offers great study options such as the Learning Center and Writing Center as well as math labs and extra study rooms to study and do homework.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Workload is extremely manageable if you are focused and not partying every night. Registration is impossible for freshman because the advisors do it ( which is a nightmare). Popular study areas include the library, study rooms in the library, dorm, and community rooms in the dorms.


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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
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Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
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Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Business/Commerce, General: 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 75 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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 often do you:    Based on 45 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 44 responses

  • 20% This was my dream school.
  • 59% This was one of my top choices.
  • 20% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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