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We are a Carnegie Doctoral-Research university providing the classic residential campus experience. Georgia's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta, 45 states including the District of Columbia and 89 nations are represented in the student body. The University's hallmark is student centered education for undergraduate and graduate students alike.

Georgia Southern University is a public, Carnegie Doctoral/Research university devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. The University's hallmark is a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Georgia Southern's nationally accredited academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare a diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service as world citizens. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

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. Georgia Southern faculty are teacher-scholars whose primary responsibility is the creation of learning experiences of the highest quality, informed by scholarly practice, research, and creative activities. The University offers a student-centered environment enhanced by technology, transcultural experiences, private and public partnerships, and stewardship of a safe residential campus recognized for its natural beauty.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering baccalaureate through doctoral degrees and a variety of outreach 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

Living in the GSU Community

An Overview

Through more than 100 years, Georgia Southern, a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University, has stayed true to one purpose: to advance the educational and economic aspirations of Georgians. A member of the University System of Georgia, it is one of the state's premier universities with nearly 20,000 students, and is also one of the top choices in the state for new freshmen and HOPE scholars. Georgia Southern is the only college or university in the state to earn recognition as one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Located just an hour from historic Savannah, Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic coast, Georgia Southern's 900-plus acre campus is nestled in the classic Main Street community of Statesboro. The city's host county of Bulloch continues to grow along with the University and is home to more than 70,000 residents.

The University's traditional residential campus includes three original 100-year-old red brick and white columned buildings anchoring a "historic district" that transitions into contemporary academic and residential buildings - many of which were completed or begun during the past decade's nearly $300 million of construction and renovation projects.