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Georgia College and State University

Milledgeville, GA

At A Glance

Main Address

231 W Hancock St

Milledgeville, GA 31061-3375

www.gcsu.edu

Admission Office

Campus Box 23

Milledgeville, GA 31061-0490

(478) 445-1283

Fax : (478) 445-1914

admissions@gcsu.edu

Contact : Gwen Chretien

Director of 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: 5252

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : April 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 64.0%

Total undergraduates : 5,844

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,481

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 63.0%

Average financial aid package : $11,603.00

In-State Tuition : $9,530.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $28,710.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Courses offered in Macon at upper and graduate level.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Apr 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : --

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Apr 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Jul 1

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 : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 17 to 1

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

Graduating in 6 years : 64.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 86.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 21.0%
Health Professions : 14.0%
Communications/Journalism : 7.0%
Education : 7.0%
Parks And Recreation : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 5.0%
English : 5.0%

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

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
European Studies/Civilization C
Latin American Studies C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B
Business/Commerce, General M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Information Resources Management M
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster B

Education
Curriculum and Instruction D M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Music Teacher Education B M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching M
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist M
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Special Education and Teaching, General B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B M
Rhetoric and Composition B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Art Therapy/Therapist M
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Community Health and Preventive Medicine B
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health and Wellness, General M
Music Therapy/Therapist B M
Nursing Education C
Nursing Practice D
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration B M

Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography C
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production C
Documentary Production C
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

English as a Second Language (ESL)

External Degree Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

900 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : art galleries, greenhouse, challenge/ropes course, planetarium, education museum

Geographic Location : 95 miles from Atlanta, 30 miles from Macon.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,844

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,481

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,764

Graduate enrollment : 1,187

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Part Time students : 7.0%

Percentage of males : 36.0%

Percentage of females : 64.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 6.0%

White : 83.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : First-Year On Campus Requirement for all students under the age of 21(as of the first day of class of their entering semester), which requires all first year students to live on campus for 2 consecutive semesters. Only pets allowed are fish in 10 gallon or smaller tanks.

8.0% Men who Join Fraternities

13.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Colonnade

Student Newspaper URL : www.gcsunade.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 98.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 36.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $235.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bobcats

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intramural

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse 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 visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

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

Y

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

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

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 Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Other Sports : bass fishing club, clay target, e-sports


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $40.00

Application fee notes: Paper application (reduced fee for online application)

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 4,391

Admitted : 3,495

Enrolled : 1,481

Less selective 80.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : 911

Admitted early action : 541

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive

Offered place on waitlist : 88

Number accepting place : 86

Accepted from list : 86



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

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

First generation college student

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

Class Rank

Geographical Residence

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Total student portfolio and demonstrated potential for contribution to the university and probability for success. In the application review process, GC strives to discover students who will bring academic and creative achievements, elements of diversity, a proven commitment to community service and who have the potential to make significant contributions to society.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 26.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 20.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 16.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 5.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 52.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

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 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 35.0%

500 - 599 : 57.0%

400 - 499 : 4.0%

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

30 - 36 : 10.0%

24 - 29 : 60.0%

18 - 23 : 30.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 52.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 24.0%

24 - 29 : 46.0%

18 - 23 : 29.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

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: An original College Grade Report must be sent from AP directly to Georgia College (CEEB 5252) in order to receive credit. This request may be made when students register for the exam. A "K" grade will be awarded for AP credit. This grade will not affect the student's grade point average but will count toward total hours and will fulfill degree requirements.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

4

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 57.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 43.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

540 - 620

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

570 - 640

ACT Composite

23 - 28


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ARTS 1200

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ARTS 1201

All

Art History

4

3

ARTS 2800 or 2810

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 1100, 1100L

All

4

8

BIOL 1100, 1100L, 1120, 1120L

All

5

8

BIO 1107, 1107L, 1108, 1108L

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MATH 1261

All

Calculus BC

4

8

MATH 1261, 1262

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1151, 1151L

All

4

8

CHEM 1151, 1151L, 1152, 1152L

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

MFLG 1002

All

4

6

MFLG 1002, 2001

All

5

9

MFLG 1002, 2001, 2002

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 2401

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSCI 1301

All

4

6

CSCI 1301, 1302

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

ARTS 1000

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

5

6

ENGL 1101 & 1102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

5

6

ENGL 1101, 1102

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ENSC 1000, 1000L

All

European History

4

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FREN 1002

All

4

6

FREN 1002 & 2001

All

5

9

FREN 1002, 2001, 2002

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GRMN 1002

All

4

6

GRMN 1002, 2001

All

5

9

GRMN 1002, 2001, 2002

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 1101

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

ITAL 1002

All

4

6

ITAL 1002, 2001

All

5

9

ITAL 1002, 2001, 2002

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

MFLG 1002

All

4

6

MFLG 1002, 2001

All

5

9

MFLG 1002, 2001, 2002

All

Latin

3

3

MFLG 1002

All

4

6

MFLG 1002, 2001

All

5

9

MFLG 1002, 2001 & 2002

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2105

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2106

All

Music Theory

4

3*

MUSC 1500

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHYS 1111, 1111L

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHYS 1112, 1112L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHYS 2212, 2212L

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 2211, 2211L

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 1002

All

4

6

SPAN 1002, 2001

All

5

9

SPAN 1002, 2001, 2002

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPAN 1002

All

4

6

SPAN 1002, 2001

All

5

9

SPAN 1002, 2001, 2002

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 2600

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 1150

All

United States History

4

3

HIST 2111 or 2112

All

World History: Modern

4

3

HIST 1131 or 1132

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Literature

55

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

3

College Composition

50

3

English Literature

55

6

French I

50

3

French II

56

9

German I

50

3

German II

56

9

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

55

3

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

54

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

58

9

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 55.0%

% of loans / jobs : 45.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 78.0%

% Judged to have need : 62.0%

% that were offered aid : 61.0%

% that had need fully met : 20.0%

% of need met : 63.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $11,603.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,435.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $4,673.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,847.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,402.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Shannon Simmons

Financial aid office phone : (478) 445-5149

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

Trustee Scholarships: $6,000 per year for four years. Presidential Scholarships: $4,000 per year for four years. Vincent Scholarship: $3,000 per year. Goizeuta Scholarship: $4000 per year. All based on superior academic accomplishments.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$9,530.00

$9,530.00

$9,530.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$28,710.00

$28,710.00

$28,710.00

Room and board:

$11,126.00

$14,054.00

$5,600.00

Books and supplies:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,192.00

$3,192.00

$3,192.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,581.00

$2,214.00

$1,496.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$26,929.00

$30,490.00

$21,318.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$46,109.00

$49,670.00

$40,498.00

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

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

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: 80

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 80

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 40

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 405

Transfers admitted percentage: 86.0%

Transfers admitted: 349

Transfers enrolled percentage: 57.0%

Transfers enrolled: 234

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Must have a 2.5 gpa or higher transfer gpa to be considered for admission to the University. Some programs require a higher gpa. Nursing and Education require a 2.75 gpa.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $28,710.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,126.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $14,054.00

Additional estimated expenses: $1,900.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $64,036.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 11

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 84.5

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 69

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser