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Georgia State University

With seven campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 51,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.  

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The history of Georgia State University began in 1913 when it was founded as the Georgia Institute of Technology's "Evening School of Commerce." Holding classes in rented space in downtown Atlanta, the School moved its location several times to surroundings that could accommodate the increasing enrollment. 


Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university, transforms the lives of students, advances the frontiers of knowledge and strengthens the workforce of the future. The university provides an outstanding education and exceptional support for students from all backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders, and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the university provides educational opportunities for tens of thousands of students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels.


Georgia State University ranks among the nation’s top 115 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of Research Universities/Very High Research Activity. This category represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S.

The Carnegie classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four decades. The very high research activity designation further confirms that Georgia State is competing with the Nation’s top universities. 


Thank you for deciding to utilize services offered by University Career Services. We hope you will take every advantage of the full range of resources and services provided and/or recommended. Because we have a high demand of students wishing to participate in career counseling appointments, as well as a high rate of no-shows and late cancellations, University Career Services has implemented the following Appointment Policy to ensure appointments remain available for students who can commit to a scheduled time. 


Student services

Lounges, food courts and a student-run movie theater offer patrons several ways to relax and socialize in the Student Center. The center also houses student organization offices and numerous offices and programs to serve students and the campus community.

Housing services

University Commons, a 4.2 acre complex of four apartment buildings ranging from eight to 15 stories, can house approximately 2,000 conference participants. The complex consists of private single rooms in either a two or four bedroom apartment style unit. All units come with fully equipped kitchens and furnished bedroom, living room and dining area spaces. 

Patton Hall has a suite style setup that can accommodate up to 325 conference participants. The suite has a total occupancy of three people. One bedroom per suite is a double occupancy room, and one is a single occupancy. 

Library services

The University Library of today is a platform for discovery, creativity, and innovation. A “platform” where people from different walks of life come together can facilitate “collisions” of ideas that lead to new insight, and that “spark” innovation. We aim to provide this kind of a place – both online and in our six library facilities. 

ICT services

Visit the new IIT Technology Service Desk system for technology help and to contact the technology help center.

Medical services

Welcome to Georgia State University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) page. Georgia State provides comprehensive, affordable health insurance for our eligible students and their dependents. Our plan complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Student Life

Campus life

Alpharetta Campus is a thriving and diverse campus initially opened in 2000. In 2010, course offerings were expanded to include all academic areas, including 2000-level classes and additional day and evening courses.

The Clarkston Campus is one of the most culturally diverse in the University System of Georgia, with students from more than 150 countries.

The Dunwoody Campus sits on 100 acres in a residential district of north DeKalb County, where the college has developed a strong reputation as a community partner and institution for higher learning.

The campus in Newton County opened its doors in 2007—thanks to strong community support and a 100-acre land donation from the Arnold Fund. 

Sports facilities

ATLANTA—Georgia State University will name its football field at Georgia State Stadium in honor of Parker H. "Pete" Petit, chairman and chief executive officer of MiMedx Group, successful entrepreneur and long-time supporter of the university, who has made a $10 million gift to the university to support the Athletics program.  

Student clubs

Finding ways to get involved in campus life is key to a successful college experience. Georgia State offers a wealth of resources to help you connect with other students and find your passion. Check out some of these options and get connected.There are many multicultural groups on campus. Check out the Multicultural Center for more information.


Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process by the higher education community that aims to assure academic quality and accountability and to encourage improvement.  Accrediting agencies are private, non-governmental organizations created for the specific purpose of reviewing higher education institutions and programs for quality.

Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools:   Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, masters,  specialist and doctorate degrees. 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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