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Georgia College & State University: Narrative Description


Hancock St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Tel: (478)445-5004
Admissions: (478)445-2774
Fax: (478)445-6795
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1889. Setting: 590-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $184,782. Educational spending 2003-04: $8283 per student. Total enrollment: 5,531. Faculty: 407 (268 full-time, 139 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,986 applied, 44% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 3,986 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 589 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 42 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, proof of immunization, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3152 full-time, $132 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,608 full-time, $526 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $710 full-time, $355 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6482. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Fall Freshman Convocation/Week of Welcome, Midnight Breakfast, Progressive Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,777 college housing spaces available; 1,638 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Ina Dillard Russell Library with 169,735 books, 654,476 microform titles, 13,165 serials, 4,650 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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