Georgia State University (GSU)

Georgia State University was established in 1913. Through its eight academic schools and colleges, GSU awards undergraduate and graduate degrees up to the doctoral level in 100 fields of study. Popular majors include Business, Education and Psychology. GSU is home to more than 275 student groups and organizations, with more than 20 groups geared toward African-American students, including the Black Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Association and the African Student Association. There are also student chapters of the NAACP and the Negro Council for Women. As the only urban research university in the state of Georgia, GSU is committed to the success of its students. Georgia State University’s mission is to develop and spread knowledge and foster leaders of Georgia and the nation.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $4,832

     • Out-of-State: $13,937

Size: 32,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 37%

Percentage of Men: 41%

Percentage of Women: 59%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 21:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Honors, Public Health, Policy Studies, Nursing and Health Professions

Housing: On-campus housing provided


Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho

     • Others: African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, BlackOUT, Black Graduate Student Association, National Association of Black Accountants, NAACP, National Black Law Student Association, National Council of Negro Women, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Society for Minorities in Hospitality 

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Ludacris, Tamyra Gray 

City Life: Big city, museums, art galleries, television channels (TBS, Tyler Perry Studios), record labels, movie/music video shoots, shopping, dining, concerts and shows, professional sports: NBA (Hawks), MLB (Braves), NFL (Falcons)