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Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 124 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. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Georgia Southern University

Georgia’s “large-scale, small-feel” research University

1 Hour

Distance from historic Savannah, Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic Coast


Full-time students


Bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs


Student-faculty ratio

At A Glance

  • Named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges” by The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges
  • Ranked one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report
  • Dining Commons seats more than 1,000 and offers 10 food stations with cuisine from across the globe
  • Child Development Center is accredited by the academy of the National Association for the Education (NAEYC) of Young Children
  • Division of Continuing Education offers both personal and professional development courses, as well as online certificate programs and youth classes
  • Main campus includes more than 100 buildings and 900 acres, including a Performing Arts Center, Planetarium, Museum and the Center for Wildlife Education
  • Garden of the Coastal Plain offers more than 11 acres of woodland trails, a native azalea collection, an arboretum, a children’s garden, early 20th century farm buildings, the Rural Life Museum, the Whelchel Camellia Garden, heritage gardens, a bog and sandhill, and the Kennedy Outdoor Classroom
  • Herty Advanced Materials Development Center is a world-leader in materials research and product development
  • City Campus, a joint-effort with the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the City of Statesboro to boost economic development, houses the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development along with an E-Zone, which is part of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Learning