Georgia Southern University (GSU)

Georgia Southern University was established in 1906. The school is organized into nine academic colleges and schools, which grant undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Popular majors include Business, Education, Engineering, and Health Professions. Through its nearly 300 student groups and organizations, GSU hosts numerous activities and programs for students. The Multicultural Center on campus is home to the Minority Advisement Program, which helps freshmen of color make a smooth transition between high school and college. The center is also a great resource for leads on minority scholarships, jobs and internships. Georgia Southern University is committed to its students’ success. It is the school’s mission to prepare students for positions of leadership and service.

Location: Statesboro, GA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,362

     • Out-of-State: $9,500

Size: 20,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 25%

Percentage of Men: 50%

Percentage of Women: 50%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 22:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, Public Health, Graduate Studies, International Studies

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Black Student Nursing Association, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Society of Black Engineers, Soul’d Out Campus Choir

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Mychael Knight 

City Life: Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, farmers market, vineyards, Mill Creek Regional Park, Botanical Garden, festivals, shopping, dining