Georgia State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Atlanta, GA

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How much is the Georgia State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Georgia State's tuition & fees is $8,478 for Georgia residents and $23,709 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 $28,957 for Georgia residents and $44,188 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Georgia State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$8,478
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,709
Books & Supplies Costs$2,000
On-campus Room & Board$13,816
On-campus Expenses$4,663
Off-campus Room & Board$14,891
Off-campus Expenses$6,369
2023-2024 Projection
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$9,670
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,440

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Georgia State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $94,836 at Georgia State. 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 $159,184. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $122,460.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$23,709$41,177$31,996
Sophomore (2024-25)$23,709$40,222$31,041
Junior (2025-26)$23,709$39,319$30,138
Senior (2026-27)$23,709$38,465$29,284
4 Years Total$94,836$159,184$122,460
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$23,709$40,222$31,041
Sophomore (2025-26)$23,709$39,319$30,138
Junior (2026-27)$23,709$38,465$29,284
Senior (2027-28)$23,709$37,659$28,478
4 Years Total$94,836$155,665$118,941
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$23,709$39,319$30,138
Sophomore (2026-27)$23,709$38,465$29,284
Junior (2027-28)$23,709$37,659$28,478
Senior (2028-29)$23,709$36,896$27,715
4 Years Total$94,836$152,339$115,615
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$23,709$38,465$29,284
Sophomore (2027-28)$23,709$37,659$28,478
Junior (2028-29)$23,709$36,896$27,715
Senior (2029-30)$23,709$36,175$26,994
4 Years Total$94,836$149,194$112,470
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$23,709$37,659$28,478
Sophomore (2028-29)$23,709$36,896$27,715
Junior (2029-30)$23,709$36,175$26,994
Senior (2030-31)$23,709$35,493$26,312
4 Years Total$94,836$146,222$109,498

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Georgia State' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $10,033.
Georgia State University$8,478$23,709
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 Georgia State 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.
Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA$8,478$23,709
Kennesaw State UniversityKennesaw, GA$5,786$17,040

Financial Aid and COA

At Georgia State University, 24,562 students (85%) 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 $9,181.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Georgia State is $35,007 for students living on-campus and $37,788 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 5,477 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 $11,563 and the average amount of student loans is $5,857.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,957$44,188
COA (off-campus)$31,738$46,969
Tuition & Fees$8,478$23,709
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,479$20,479
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,260$23,260
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,776$35,007
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,557$37,788
Average Financial Aid$9,181$9,181
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship24,56285%$9,181
Pell Grants14,91051%$4,721
Federal Student Loan12,44043%$6,082
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid5,47795%-
Grants or Scholarships5,40194%$11,563
Federal Grants3,68764%$6,979
Pell Grants3,26757%$5,372
Other Federal Grants3,68364%$2,222
State/Local Grants4,17072%$7,008
Institutional Grants60911%$12,310
Student Loan Aid2,42742%$5,857
Federal Student Loans2,39541%$4,873
Other Student Loans2124%$12,005
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level3,7173,559$9,947
110,001 or more415331$5,742

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Georgia State's acceptance rate is 99.99%. A total of 19,755 applicants applied to and 19,753 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 6,058 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 30.67%.
To apply to Georgia State, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate99.99%99.99%99.99%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.67%34.81%28.49%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
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 considered but not required to apply to Georgia State. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,170 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1701,0501,290
National Average1,168
Georgia Average1,112
SAT EBRW590530650
SAT Math580520640
ACT Composite231927
National Average24
Georgia Average22
ACT Math221826
ACT English231827

Student Population

Georgia State University has a total of 36,516 students including 28,924 undergraduate and 7,592 graduate students. By gender, there are 14,351 male students and 22,622 female students attending Georgia State. The school offers online degree programs and 4,715 students enrolled online exclusively (12.91% of all students).
Total36,973 14,35122,622
Undergraduate28,985 11,45117,534
Graduate7,988 2,9005,088

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address33 gilmer st, Atlanta, GA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered257 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered136 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate66.78%
Student Population36,516
Graduation Rate54%
Transfer-out Rate20%
Retention Rate78% (Full-time), 48% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate26 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,222 (Full-time), 381 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,757 (Full-time), 669 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$84,866
Average Staff Salary$63,007