Georgia Southern, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 120 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degree, master's and doctoral programs.
The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the Top 10 Most Popular Universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Academic programs are organized within eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.
A residential university with a fall enrollment of more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and more than 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students.
Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.
The more than 900-acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, the Performing Arts Center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I eagles athletic teams compete in the Southern Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and the beaches of Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu.