Georgia State University

Georgia State University Admissions and School Information

Georgia State University is a public, 4-year educational institution located in downtown Atlanta. The university offers 52 undergraduate and graduate degrees in health and human sciences, policy studies, education and the arts.

About Georgia State University

Georgia State University was founded as the Georgia School of Technology's Evening School of Commerce in 1913. Since its founding the school has grown to serve a student population of 28,229. The student-to-faculty ratio at Georgia State is 19:1.

The university has gone through several phases of expansion since its founding and most recently in 2009 opened new housing for freshman. The university's colors are blue and white and its mascot is Pounce, the blue panther.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Application requirements differ depending on the type of applicant. First time applicants are required to submit either an online or paper application with a nonrefundable fee. ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts must be submitted electronically. Once the completed application has been received by Georgia State University, applicants can check the status of their application online by using a Panther ID number. The application procedures are the same for transfer students with one exception. A transcript of all post-secondary schools must be submitted with application materials.

Georgia State University Colleges of

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is comprised of the Department of Public Management and and Policy and the Department of Economics. The school is also home to eight research centers and programs. The Domestic Programs initiative is funded by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Sciences, Housing and Urban Development and Commerce as well as several independent foundations. The goal of the Domestic Programs is to more clearly understand why the poor are affected by issues such as low-birthweight babies, unemployment and ineffective transportation systems.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences has over 40 graduate and undergraduate degree programs in social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, fine arts and natural and computational sciences. The college also houses 26 programs and centers. The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, which was founded in 1999, is an interdisciplinary research center gathering over 150 neuroscientists. Some recent research topics include brain signaling systems relationship to obesity and the search for a brain chemical that has the potential to cure autism.

College of Education

The College of Education comprises six departments in areas of educational policy studies, educational psychology, early childhood education and special education. Research is a key component of the education programs and the college has an Educational Research Bureau dedicated to helping students develop proposals for grant funding. The Bureau also provides instructional support and consulting services in the area of research design.

College of Health and Human Sciences

The College of Health and Human Sciences has degree programs in nutrition, nursing, criminal justice, public health and many other areas. The college also sponsors a number of projects and centers. Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) is a research project that seeks to improve the quality of life for grandparents raising grandchildren in homes with absent parents. PHG gives grandparents support by providing legal assistance, access to community resources and social, work and health services. The goal of the program is to increase stabilization of intergenerational families.

College of Law

In addition to offering the J.D. degree, the College of Law also houses various centers, programs and clinics. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic focuses on providing assistance in federal tax resolution to low-income taxpayers throughout Georgia. The Criminal Justice Clinic gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with cases and client representation. A recent partnership with the Georgia Justice Project focused on combining social services, job training and drug counseling with legal representation.

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in areas of real estate, computer information systems, international business, finance and many more areas. In addition to offering these programs, the college has an Economic Forecasting Center. Established in 1973, the goal of the center is to develop models that accurately forecast economic trends in interest rates, prices, international trade and many industries. The Economic Forecasting Center has a strong reputation and is ranked as one of the nation's best.

Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Gilmer St, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Phone Number: (404) 413-2000