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Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA

At A Glance

Main Address

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive

Americus, GA 31709-4693

www.gsw.edu

Admission Office

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive

Americus, GA 31709-9957

(229) 928-1273

Fax : (229) 931-2983

admissions@gsw.edu

Contact : Jonathan Scott

Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5250

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : July 21

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 38.0%

Total undergraduates : 2,498

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 392

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 67.0%

Average financial aid package : $11,048.00

In-State Tuition : $6,516.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $19,918.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jul 21

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 3 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 21

SAT subject score report due : Jul 21

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 15

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 21

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jul 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 17 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 38.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 69.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 40.0%
Education : 13.0%
Health Professions : 12.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Parks And Recreation : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B M
Information Technology B

Education
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Mathematics Teacher Education M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Internships

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

125 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : observatory, glass blowing studio

Geographic Location : 135 miles south of Atlanta.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,498

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 392

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,144

Graduate enrollment : 452

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 94.0%

Out of state students : 6.0%

Part Time students : 24.0%

Percentage of males : 36.0%

Percentage of females : 64.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 28.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 6.0%

White : 60.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

11.0% Men who Join Fraternities

10.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Sou 'Wester

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 68.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 30.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Hurricanes

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Additional application fee information: Paper application fee may be waived for applicants with financial need

Total applicants : 1,783

Admitted : 1,040

Enrolled : 392

Somewhat selective 58.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Class Rank

Considered

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record, standardized test scores most important.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 16.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 23.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 21.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 8.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 699 : 17.0%

500 - 599 : 52.0%

400 - 499 : 31.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 9.0%

500 - 599 : 44.0%

400 - 499 : 46.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

24 - 29 : 11.0%

18 - 23 : 63.0%

12 - 17 : 26.0%

ACT Math

24 - 29 : 13.0%

18 - 23 : 37.0%

12 - 17 : 50.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 13.0%

18 - 23 : 51.0%

12 - 17 : 34.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: GSW offers advanced placement for beginning students in several fields. Each academic division determines how credit in that division shall be granted. Official copies of test scores must be received before credit can be awarded. Additional information about advanced placement may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

High school Coursework

High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

4

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 79.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 42.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

460 - 540

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

480 - 580

ACT Composite

17 - 21


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ARTF 2061

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1107, 1107L

All

5

4

BIOL 2107, 2107L

All

Calculus AB

3

7

MATH 1113 and MATH 1120

All

Calculus BC

3

11

MATH 1113, MATH 1120 and MATH 2221

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1211, 1211L

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CSCI 1301

All

Drawing

3

3

ARTF 1010

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1102

All

Environmental Science

3

3

ENVS 1100

All

European History

3

3

HIST 1112

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FREN 1001

All

5

6

FREN 1001,1002

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2105

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2106

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSC 1201

All

Physics B

3

4

PHYS 1111

All

5

8

PHYS 1111, 1112

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

4

PHYS 2212

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 2211

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 1001

All

5

6

SPAN 1001, 1002

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 2204

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 1101

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 2111

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 1111

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

3

French II

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

--

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 46.0%

% of loans / jobs : 54.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 89.0%

% Judged to have need : 81.0%

% that were offered aid : 80.0%

% that had need fully met : 16.0%

% of need met : 67.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $11,048.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,641.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,258.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,405.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $26,445.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 15

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 15

Contact Information

Financial aid office phone : (229) 928-1378

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$6,516.00

$6,516.00

$6,516.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$19,918.00

$19,918.00

$19,918.00

Room and board:

$8,280.00

$6,616.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,426.00

$2,426.00

$2,426.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,506.00

$1,506.00

$1,506.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$19,928.00

$18,264.00

$11,648.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$33,330.00

$31,666.00

$25,050.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 595

Transfers admitted percentage: 73.0%

Transfers admitted: 435

Transfers enrolled percentage: 41.0%

Transfers enrolled: 247

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jul 1

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $19,918.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,280.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $6,616.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 69

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students