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Out-of-State Admissions at Georgia Southern

Out-of-State Admissions at Georgia Southern

Venturing out of state for college is more than just a change of scenery — it’s a life-changing journey filled with new horizons, unparalleled learning experiences and diverse cultural interactions. At Georgia Southern, we celebrate the adventurous spirit of our out-of-state students, offering them not only a place to study, but also a community that feels like home.

Here you’ll uncover an exciting campus experience filled with lively community interactions and exhilarating game days. Despite being part of a large-scale research university, you’ll enjoy the personalized touch of a tight-knit community. Our exceptional professors will not only recognize you by name but also provide the guidance you need to excel both academically and professionally.

In-State tuition rate for Border States

Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee Residents

Georgia Southern offers in-state tuition rates to residents of all borders states to attend any of our three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah or Hinesville.

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An Out-of-State Experience Worth Every Mile

Georgia Southern offers a number of unique benefits to out-of-state students:

  • The largest university south of Atlanta with a national reputation for research and excellence.
  • Our residential campuses are beautiful, safe and walkable. The perfect place for student events and recreational activities.
  • A lower cost of living than many other out-of-state colleges.
  • A warm climate within driving distance to beaches at Tybee Island and Hilton Head Island.
  • A diverse student body from all over the United States and 102 countries.

How Much Will it Cost?

One of the biggest challenges for out-of-state students is the cost of tuition. However, Georgia Southern offers a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help make college more affordable. In fact, the average out-of-state student receives over $10,000 in financial aid. 


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The average cost of attending Georgia Southern is around $32,000 per year including tuition as well as an estimated costs for books, residence hall and meals. Fees vary by campus and residence hall. These costs are lower than many other U.S. universities of comparable size and facilities. To see a breakdown of fees, visit Georgia Southern’s NetPrice Calculator.

Save Money with Dual Enrollment Credit

If you’ve completed college courses previously, you might have the opportunity to transfer those credits to Georgia Southern University. This could potentially save you both time and money on your degree. You can utilize our Transfer Course Equivalencies tool to explore which course credits are eligible for transfer.

Get Connected with Vibrant Campus Life

Georgia Southern has an engaging student life that is certain to attract students from across the nation. We provide an extensive variety of student organizations, clubs, and activities, ensuring you’ll discover something that captures your interest. Additionally, our three picturesque campuses are situated in the heart of the South, ensuring constant prospects for exploration and excitement!

Enjoy three vibrant campuses in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville

  • Get involved! Choose from more than 300 student organizations.
  • Join thousands of students on Gameday for one of 17 Division I sports, including football.
  • Play a pick-up game or get in shape in our recreation facilities.
  • Join one of our Residential Learning Communities — a built-in support network that includes faculty coffee chats, field trips, common courses, study nights and more!

Programs Offered at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern is the largest comprehensive university in South Georgia, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, so you’re sure to find your program of interest. We also have 20 respected graduate programs, so you can continue your education after you graduate and join the Double Eagle Society, which honors graduates with two degrees from Georgia Southern.

Have Questions? Talk to an Admissions Counselor!

Caleb Rogers
Associate Director of Admissions

Applying is Easy with the Common App

Georgia Southern is a partner with Common App. This means that you can apply to Georgia Southern University using the same application that you use for other colleges. This is an excellent opportunity for out-of-state students, as it makes the application process easier and more convenient.

Last updated: 8/23/2021