Georgia Southwestern State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Americus, GA

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How much is the GSW tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, GSW's tuition & fees is $4,980 for Georgia residents and $15,702 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $20,110 for Georgia residents and $30,832 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

GSW Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$4,980
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,702
Books & Supplies Costs$1,240
On-campus Room & Board$8,978
On-campus Expenses$4,912
Off-campus Room & Board$8,098
Off-campus Expenses$4,912
2023-2024 Estimates
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$4,539
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,232

How Much Does it Cost to Go to GSW for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $62,808 at GSW. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $116,405. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $92,569.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$15,702$29,393$23,434
Sophomore (2024-25)$15,702$29,197$23,238
Junior (2025-26)$15,702$29,003$23,044
Senior (2026-27)$15,702$28,813$22,854
4 Years Total$62,808$116,405$92,569
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$15,702$29,197$23,238
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,702$29,003$23,044
Junior (2026-27)$15,702$28,813$22,854
Senior (2027-28)$15,702$28,625$22,666
4 Years Total$62,808$115,637$91,801
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,702$29,003$23,044
Sophomore (2026-27)$15,702$28,813$22,854
Junior (2027-28)$15,702$28,625$22,666
Senior (2028-29)$15,702$28,439$22,480
4 Years Total$62,808$114,880$91,044
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$15,702$28,813$22,854
Sophomore (2027-28)$15,702$28,625$22,666
Junior (2028-29)$15,702$28,439$22,480
Senior (2029-30)$15,702$28,257$22,298
4 Years Total$62,808$114,133$90,297
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$15,702$28,625$22,666
Sophomore (2028-29)$15,702$28,439$22,480
Junior (2029-30)$15,702$28,257$22,298
Senior (2030-31)$15,702$28,077$22,118
4 Years Total$62,808$113,398$89,562

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, GSW' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $10,033.
In-StateOut-of-State
Georgia Southwestern State University$4,980$15,702
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between GSW and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Georgia Southwestern State UniversityAmericus, GA$4,980$15,702
Albany State UniversityAlbany, GA$5,934$16,656
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA$5,392$16,114

Financial Aid and COA

At Georgia Southwestern State University, 2,343 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,959.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at GSW is $24,873 for students living on-campus and $23,993 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 375 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,472 and the average amount of student loans is $5,285.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,110$30,832
COA (off-campus)$19,230$29,952
Tuition & Fees$4,980$15,702
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,130$15,130
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,250$14,250
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,151$24,873
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,271$23,993
Average Financial Aid$5,959$5,959
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,34395%$5,959
Pell Grants95439%$5,036
Federal Student Loan91137%$6,168
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid375100%-
Grants or Scholarships375100%$9,472
Federal Grants375100%$5,028
Pell Grants22861%$5,468
Other Federal Grants374100%$1,708
State/Local Grants19853%$4,626
Institutional Grants15040%$5,003
Student Loan Aid20154%$5,285
Federal Student Loans19753%$5,004
Other Student Loans82%$9,561
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level252235$7,528
0-30,000121120$9,196
30,001-48,0004949$8,293
48,001-75,0003937$5,398
75,001-110,0002115$3,929
110,001 or more2214$3,860

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

GSW's acceptance rate is 85.58%. A total of 1,651 applicants applied to and 1,413 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 385 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 27.25%.
To apply to GSW, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Recommendations.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,651500$1,150
Admitted1,413428$984
Enrolled385138$247
Acceptance Rate85.58%85.60%85.57%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.25%32.24%25.10%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to GSW. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,080 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0809901,170
National Average1,168
Georgia Average1,112
SAT EBRW560510610
SAT Math520480560
ACT Composite211923
National Average24
Georgia Average22
ACT Math201822
ACT English221924

Student Population

Georgia Southwestern State University has a total of 3,070 students including 2,473 undergraduate and 597 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,033 male students and 2,124 female students attending GSW. The school offers online degree programs and 1,089 students enrolled online exclusively (35.47% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,157 1,0332,124
Undergraduate2,466 8811,585
Graduate691 152539

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr., Americus, GA
Phone877-871-4594
WEBhttps://gsw.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered43 Programs
Online Program Offered13 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered8 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate73.18%
Yield34.18%
Student Population3,070
Graduation Rate36%
Transfer-out Rate42%
Retention Rate60% (Full-time), 10% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties116 (Full-time), 53 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs297 (Full-time), 89 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,066
Average Staff Salary$50,311