Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state’s designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices.
One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors available in four colleges, in addition to an Honors College. The university also provides 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.
GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction — among other ranking sources.
The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville — a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing students to benefit from recreational activities of being part of a lake community.
Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of an elite private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. The university offers small class sizes and personalized attention for optimal student engagement in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through experiential learning.
Faculty and staff are dedicated to student success and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.
Georgia College & State University is a member of the Peach Belt Conference. For the last two years, Bobcat student-athletes have posted the top Academic Success Rate among all public Division II schools nationwide. GCSU’s 11 varsity athletics teams include men’s basketball, baseball, cross country, golf and tennis teams and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball teams.
Students will find plenty of ways to stay active on campus, with more than 150 registered student organizations, 29 fraternity and sorority organizations, residential programs, leadership opportunities and service opportunities. Over 2,000 students participate annually in GCSU’s intramural sports program.