What Others Are Saying
“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.
The Washington Post called Georgia State “a perpetual laboratory for new ideas on using ‘big data’ to improve higher education,” noting the university’s innovative efforts to keep disadvantaged students on track toward a degree.
Oct. 1, 2015
Money Magazine lists Georgia State as one of “10 commuter colleges that give you a world-class education,” noting that top urban campuses that let students live at home can dramatically cut the cost of a degree.
Sept. 28, 2015
U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State 14th in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate teaching, among institutions such as Yale, Stanford, Duke and Michigan. The publication identified schools “where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State 5th in the country among the top “most innovative” universities, a list of schools nominated by college and university leaders. The list includes institutions that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.
The National Jurist ranks Georgia State’s College of Law No. 1 on its list of Best Value Law Schools in major metropolitan areas and the No. 3 Best Value Law School in the nation.
The National Jurist
Georgia State’s College of Law is one of Above the Law’s Top 50 Law Schools, based on outcomes. Georgia State Law is 33rd, up 12 ranking spots since 2014.
Above the Law