University Information

With seven campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 51,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. A national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Students, faculty and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.

#2 most innovative university in the U.S.**

#2 best undergraduate teaching in the U.S.**

#10 most ethnically diverse university in the U.S.**

#1 public or nonprofit university in the U.S. to confer undergraduate degrees to African-Americans***

#1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African-Americans, Asians and Latinos***

#1 economics faculty in Georgia****

#1 social work school in the U.S. (among those that do not offer a Ph.D.)**

#1 best value law school*****

Quick Facts

  • 7 campuses
  • 10 colleges and schools
  • 51,000+ students from every county in Georgia, every state in the U.S. and 170 countries
  • 3,000+ international students
  • 250+ degree programs in 100 fields of study at the Atlanta Campus — the widest variety in the state
  • 30+ associate degree pathways at five campuses and through the largest online program in the state
  • $2.5 billion annual economic impact on metro Atlanta*
  • 84 research centers
  • 72 study abroad programs in 45 countries
  • 400+ student organizations, including 31 fraternities and sororities
  • 9,500+ degrees conferred each year
  • A campus without boundaries in downtown Atlanta, the leading economic center of the Southeast with the world’s busiest airport and third most Fortune 500 companies of any U.S. city, where internships, jobs and connections to the world’s business, government, healthcare, nonprofit and cultural communities are just blocks away

Sources:
* BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
** U.S NEWS & WORLD REPORT (2019)
*** DIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION (2018)
**** SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL (2016)
***** NATIONAL JURIST (2018)