Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Centered in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides more than 32,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

About

The university offers 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 100 fields.Georgia State is among the most diverse universities in the nation. It has a university-wide commitment to student advising with a keen focus on students’ progress to graduation.

The university has cultivated the ability to detect early when students face obstacles affecting their studies. As a result, Georgia State has achieved national acclaim as a leader in creating innovative approaches that get students back on track and successfully headed to graduation.

Today, Georgia State is one of the Nations premier urban public research universities, solving global challenges in human health. Researchers at Georgia State utilize the universitys state-of-the art facilities and work across the disciplines to address critical quality of life issues, such as cancer, obesity, inflammation, vaccines, child and adult literacy, and public health issues related to smoking, among others.

Georgia State made it a priority to encourage its researchers to pursue more funding for their scientific research endeavors and have significantly increased its research award funding over the past four years. For the first time, annual research awards received at Georgia State exceeded the $100 million milestone. The $101 million received in fiscal year 2015 is approximately $20 million more than the previous year.

Research

Today, Georgia State is one of the Nations premier urban public research universities, solving global challenges in human health. Researchers at Georgia State utilize the universitys state-of-the art facilities and work across the disciplines to address critical quality of life issues, such as cancer, obesity, inflammation, vaccines, child and adult literacy, and public health issues related to smoking, among others.

Georgia State made it a priority to encourage its researchers to pursue more funding for their scientific research endeavors and have significantly increased its research award funding over the past four years. For the first time, annual research awards received at Georgia State exceeded the $100 million milestone. The $101 million received in fiscal year 2015 is approximately $20 million more than the previous year.

Distance Learning Courses

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Services

Georgia State University offers excellent benefits to its faculty and staff. The university has affordable healthcare, dental and a host of voluntary benefits for you and your dependents.

Student Life

The Department of Recreational Services was formed in 1973 with the task of developing recreational programs and overseeing the operations of the newly built Physical Education Building what is now called the Sports Arena. The building shared offices and program space with the Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance academic departments and the Athletic Department. Outdoor intramural sports were hosted at Piedmont Park until the State of Georgia offered property at Panthersville in the late 1970s. Frank B. Jernigan served as the departments first Director of Recreational Services.

The Indian Creek Recreation Area was purchased by the university in 1938. Recreational Services took responsibility for the swimming pool in 1974 and for the rest of the 15.5 acres, including the tennis courts and Indian Creek Lodge in 1991. The first Challenge Program ropes course was added in 1985. A new ropes course and outpost was built in 2014.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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