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Over the past decade, Georgia State has increased our graduation rate by 22 points. We’re graduating 1,700 more students a year than just five years ago and we’ve reduced the time to degree by half a semester, saving students $15 million a year. We’ve eliminated achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity or income. Learn more about how we’ve come so far, so fast.
What is #TheStateWay? No college or university in the nation has gone further faster than Georgia State. Through its student success initiatives, its reshaping of classroom learning, its rapidly growing research impact and its contributions to Atlanta’s growth and development, the university has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most innovative institutions.
A group of seniors from Southwest DeKalb High School were presented full scholarships to attend two-year programs at Georgia State University’s Decatur campus. The scholarships were made possible with a $14.5 million gift from State Farm Insurance and are awarded based on applications, essays and grades.
Once a college dropout, Cary Claiborne now has two degrees from Georgia State. His unique insight into the university experience makes him exceptionally qualified to help lead and administer Georgia State’s Student Success initiatives at Perimeter College.
New Student Orientation, Georgia State’s orientation program for new students, is offered throughout the summer. Visit the website for dates, registration and more details.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts daily information sessions. Each 30-minute session is conducted by an admissions counselor.
Check out all 16 Georgia State athletic teams competing for Sun Belt Conference and national titles.
While convenience is often the number one reason for living on campus, you’ll find Georgia State offers our students much more than just a place to study and sleep.
View the list of academic programs offered by Georgia State and learn more about them.
Student blogs provide a closer look at the Georgia State experience. Get student perspectives and viewpoints on life in Atlanta.
Learn more about New Student Orientation, the official Georgia State undergraduate orientation program. It is required for new freshmen and strongly encouraged for new transfer students.
Learn more about cooperative education, which offers full-time, paid work experiences tied to students’ academic programs.
The school’s nationally ranked public affairs programs prepare students to strengthen communities around the world through policy research, scholarship and leadership.
The school prepares tomorrow’s health care professionals to provide optimal patient care and health education through classroom instruction, clinical practice and community outreach.
The college’s 24 departments and institutes, from Art to Astronomy, connect students to top-notch faculty, world-class facilities and all the opportunities available in a global city.
The College prepares educators to optimize student learning in urban and rural settings through its innovative programs, entrepreneurial research, leadership opportunities and community involvement.
Consistently ranked a top five best value school, the college prepares its students to make an immediate impact after graduation through an accessible, practice-based legal education.
The college engages a diverse and talented community of undergraduate scholars with experiences that prepare them for a lifetime of achievement.
The college prepares its students for success as global business leaders through our four MBA offerings, 20 specialized master’s programs and our undergraduate program.
The college offers associate degree programs at five campuses around Atlanta, offering access to higher education to thousands of students. The college also offers seamless transitions to bachelor’s programs at the Atlanta campus.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State fourth in the nation among Most Innovative colleges and universities, up one spot from the previous year. The university followed Arizona State University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology atop the list.
Georgia State ranked 14th among national universities cited for “an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” by U.S. News & World Report. The university also ranked 14th last year.
“When it comes to finding out what works for students and what’s possible when an institution transforms itself, (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) turns to Georgia State. That’s because your university is a powerful example of how—with the right strategies and the right support—students from any background and from every background can succeed.”
Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Georgia State commencement address
May 7, 2016
In a New York Times op-ed on curbing college dropouts, David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, praised the strides made by Georgia State to improve graduation rates, especially among minority, first-generation and low-income students. “The impetus for reform comes from academic leaders who insist that student success be regarded, not as an afterthought, but as a practical imperative and a moral obligation,” he noted.
New York Times
May 1, 2016
U.S. News & World Report ranked the the College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society 6th in the nation, between Georgetown’s and Harvard’s programs. This is the 10th consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by U.S. News. The college’s part-time program was No. 14 in the nation, and its clinical education program was the only one in Georgia to make the list, ranking No. 30.