Setting: Large four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $6,240.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,808.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.917
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1053 / 22 / 3.34
Male/Female Ratio: 41:59
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 57%
As the only urban research university in Georgia, Georgia State University offers educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by blending the best of theoretical and applied inquiry, scholarly and professional pursuits, and scientific and artistic expression. As an urban research university with strong disciplinary-based departments and a wide array of problem-oriented interdisciplinary programs, the goal of the university is to develop, transmit, and utilize knowledge in order to provide access to quality education for diverse groups of students, to educate leaders for the State of Georgia and the nation, and to prepare citizens for lifelong learning in a global society.
Georgia State University is a public institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,665, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 67 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Georgia State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,928 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,138 (2013-14).
The mission of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Georgia State University (GSU) is to provide non-native English speakers with opportunities to develop the language and cultural competence necessary to make their success at an American university an achievable goal. As one of a family of programs within the Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL, the IEP is uniquely positioned to deliver a high quality research-based curriculum to move students along a continuum of language acquisition in preparation for academic study in English. To this end, the program relies upon the scholarship and expertise of faculty, staff and graduate students within the department who contribute to the formulation, evaluation and delivery of a dynamic educational and social experience in a multicultural environment, and who acknowledge IEP students as valuable informants in an ongoing process of refining ESL pedagogy. To ensure that this process continues to enhance the IEP studentsï¿½ learning experience, the program is committed to providing professional development opportunities to both faculty and staff. The IEP is dedicated to fostering an international perspective within the Georgia State University community as well as within the communities from which its learners come.
Initially intended as a night school, Georgia State University was established in 1913 as the Georgia School of Technology's "Evening School of Commerce". A reorganization of the University System of Georgia in the 1930s led to the school becoming the "Atlanta Extension Center of the University System of Georgia" and allowed night students to earn degrees from several colleges in the University System. During this time, the school was divided into two divisions: "Georgia Evening College," and "Atlanta Junior College." In September 1947, the school became affiliated with the University of Georgia and was named the "Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia." The school was later removed from the University of Georgia in 1955 and became the "Georgia State College of Business Administration." In 1961, other programs at the school had grown large enough that the name was shortened to "Georgia State College." It became Georgia State University in 1969. In 1995, the Georgia Board of Regents accorded Georgia State "research university" status, joining the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Regents University. The center of campus is less than a half-mile from CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park, Philips Arena and the Georgia Dome. View of (from L-R) the Sports Arena and Library South on Decatur Street The first African-American student enrolled at Georgia State in 1962, a year after the integration of the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Annette Lucille Hall was a Lithonia social studies teacher who enrolled in the course of the Institute on Americanism and Communism, a course required for all Georgia social studies teachers. The Peachtree Road Race, was started in 1970 by Georgia State cross country coach and dean of men Tim Singleton, heading it in its first six years before turning it over to the Atlanta Track Club.The second year, he created the first valuable collectible T-shirt. Campus expansion 1913ï¿½1975 Over its 90-plus year history, Georgia State's growth has required the acquisition and construction of more space to suit its needs. During the late 1960s/early 1970s, numerous buildings were constructed as part of a major urban renewal project, such as the Pullen Library (1966), Classroom South (1968), the expansion of the Pullen Library in 1968, the Arts and Humanities Building (1970), the ten-story General Classroom Building (1971), the Sports Arena (1973), and the twelve-story Urban Life Building (1974). In addition, a raised plaza and walkway system was constructed to connect these buildings with each other over Decatur Street and parking structures 1980ï¿½1989 In the 1980s, another round of expansion took place with the acquisition of the former Atlanta Municipal Auditorium in 1979, which was subsequently converted into Alumni Hall in 1982 and then to Dahlberg Hall in 2010, and currently houses Georgia State's administrative offices. That same year, the College of Law was founded in the Urban Life Building, and the Title Building on Decatur Street was acquired and converted into the College of Education's headquarters and classroom space. In 1988, the nine-story Library South was constructed on the south side of Decatur Street, which was connected to the Pullen Library via a three-story high foot bridge (officially referred to as a "link") and effectively doubled the library's space 1990ï¿½2004 Georgia State continued this growth into the 1990s, with the expansion of Alumni Hall in 1991, the opening of the Natural Science Center in 1992, and the acquisition of the former C&S Bank Building on Marietta Street in 1993, which is now the home of the Robinson College of Business. Georgia State's first move into the Fairlie-Poplar district was the acquisition and renovation of the Standard Building, the Haas-Howell Building, and the Rialto Theater in 1996. The Standard and Haas-Howell buildings house classrooms, offices, and practice spaces for the School of Music, and the Rialto is home to GSU's Jazz Studies program and an 833-seat theater. In 1998, the Student Center was expanded toward Gilmer Streetand provided a new 400-seat auditorium and space for exhibitions and offices for student clubs. A new Student Recreation Center opened on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Gilmer Street in 2001. In 2002, the five-story high Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center opened on Luckie Street amid controversy over the demolition of historical buildings on its block. Most recently, in 2004, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies was moved to the former Wachovia Bank Building at Five Points. 2005ï¿½today After the release of the 2006 master plan update, a host of new building activity occurred on campus. A $20 million refurbishment to the Pullen Library complex was completed during the 2006-07 school year. A host of new on-campus housing was built, including the 2,000 bed University Commons in 2007, a new dormitory named Freshman Hall (later renamed Patton Hall) 2009 and a conversion of a former Wyndham Garden Hotel and a Baymont Inn & Suites into a new, 1,100 occupancy dormitory named Piedmont North. New Greek housing was built in 2010 along Edgewood Avenue.The Citizens Trust Building on Piedmont Avenue was purchased by the University to make room for offices and student services in 2007. The Parker H. Petit Science Center was completed in 2010, opening up state of the art science laboratories and teaching space. The newest incarnation of the Strategic Plan gives an outline for the universities growth from 2011 until 2016 and a brief overview that will be amended for up to 2021. Several parts of this plan are in the process of being executed, including the donation of land at 89 Park Place, which will become the new Law and Business schools, the building of an extension to Classroom South, the purchase of land at 315 Irwin Street for the building of on-campus student recreation fields,and the purchase and refurbishment of the Suntrust Tower.Plans exist for the building of graduate student housing next to the Petit Science Center, and another building for expansion of the science center on the same lot of land. On the May 31, 2012, the athletics department released a new facilities master plan. The plan includes upgrades and renovations to the GSU Sports Arena including new outdoor sand volleyball courts (which have since been completed) and a new volleyball arena,as well as plans to build new baseball, softball, and soccer stadiums.These would replace the current stadiums in Panthersville, GA, and would be built as close to campus in and around downtown as possible. No land has yet been identified, nor has any date. Instead, the University will build as soon as funding becomes available.
David Brown, former host of public radio show Marketplace John Smith, former Congressman, Georgia 12th District Joey Cape, musician, Lagwagon Brad Cohen, teacher and author of Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had Lanard Copeland, former NBA player, later famous for playing in the National Basketball League (Australia) Paul Coverdell, late US Senator from Georgia (attended) Amy Dumas, professional wrestler better known by her ring name Lita (attended) William DuVall, lead singer of Alice in Chains William M. Fields, primatologist Louie Giglio, pastor and founder of the Passion Movement Tamyra Gray, actress, musician Matthew Hilger, professional poker player and author Mary Hood, author Jerry Huckaby, former U.S. Representative from Louisiana Henry Jenkins, director, MIT Comparative Media Studies Lance Krall, actor Ken Lewis, former CEO of Bank of America Vasco Nunes, filmmaker Sean Linkenback, author Ludacris(attended), musician, rapper & actor Jere Morehead, President, University of Georgia Jody Powell, White House Press Secretary, 1977ï¿½1980 Lockett Pundt, musician (attended) Glenn Richardson, former Speaker, Georgia House of Representatives Julia Roberts, actress (attended)[ Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, primatologist at GSU's Language Research Center Charles Shapiro, former ambassador to Venezuela, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US State Department Andy Stanley, church planter, pastor and author Ray Stevens, musician Lynn Westmoreland, United States Representative Beth Van Fleet, AVP beach volleyball professional player Dustin Ingle, Actor and Teacher
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