Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8024, Statesboro, GA 30460
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478- 5391
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Originally established as the First District A&M School in 1908, Georgia Southern University nearly closed in its first years due to mounting debt and declining enrollment. Following hard work and commitment, the school recovered by 1924, experienced significant growth over the next few decades, and eventually achieved university status. For two consecutive years, Georgia Southern University was ranked among the top 10 most popular universities by U.S. News & World Report, according to the university’s website. Forbes also ranked Georgia Southern University as one of America’s Best Colleges. Georgia Southern University currently enrolls more than 20,000 students and has a freshman retention rate — an indication of student satisfaction — of 80.2%.

Programs Offered

Georgia Southern University knows that many potential students are busy fulfilling the obligations associated with a full-time job or family. Because those factors can prevent a student from attending regular on-campus classes, Georgia Southern University designed many of their degree programs to be delivered in an online format. The flexible online programs are available in education, business, and health care and are fully accredited under the university. Blended options are also available to students who desire a combination of face-to-face learning time and the flexibility of online classes. Fully-online programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate level, and three master’s programs are offered in the blended format. For a full list of programs, click here.


The Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC, SACS) accredited Georgia Southern University to award degrees to graduating students. Specialized accreditation was earned for specific programs by seven other organizations.


To be considered for standard undergraduate admission to Georgia Southern University, applicants must meet minimum score requirements on the SAT or ACT and hold a satisfactory grade point average (GPA). Students with previous college credit may transfer it to their degree program provided they have earned at least 30 transferable semester hours or 45 quarter hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. They must also be in good standing with their former college or university and eligible to return. Depending on the program, graduate applicants may be subject to specific entrance exams such as the GMAT, GRE, or MAT to be eligible for admission to Georgia Southern University. References and resumes are also required for admission to the graduate programs, as well as official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Additional information is listed here.


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