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Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With more than 120 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a Carnegie Doctoral-Research university and provides the classic residential campus experience and online learning options to more than 20,500 students from 48 states and 89 nations.
Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as world citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the art residence halls and campus facilities. Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement.
As Georgia’s ‘large-scale, small-feel’ research University, Georgia Southern is known for offering all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college. U.S. News &World Report consistently names Georgia Southern one of the Top 10 Most Popular Universities in the country. Additionally, with an expanding focus on research, the University has created a valuable niche as a premier choice for the state’s HOPE Scholars. Georgia Southern is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has earned special accreditation from professional and academic associations that set standards in their fields throughout its eight colleges: College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.
Located in Statesboro, a safe All-American Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents an hour northwest of Savannah, Georgia Southern provides a wealth of enriching opportunities. With more than 900 acres of rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Contemporary buildings blend seamlessly with existing Georgian-style architecture and showcase the continued growth and expansion of Georgia Southern facilities. Recent projects include the construction and renovation of the Zach S. Henderson Library, the renovation of the Foy Building, opening of the 1,001-bed Centennial Place residence hall, and the new Football Operations Center.
Georgia Southern University continues to extend educational opportunities with its off-campus center in Savannah, as well through expanded online learning. For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.