Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern is a comprehensive state university that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs. Located on 250 scenic acres in historic Americus, Georgia, GSW’s campus is full of culture, history, passion and prestige.
Since 1906, Georgia Southwestern has provided an elevated educational experience for individuals all across Georgia, from each corner of the US, and from countries around the world. Our small class sizes foster an emphasis on faculty and student interaction, and our administration and staff prioritize academic success and a spirited college experience.
Ranked as one of the most affordable and best value colleges in the nation, GSW has nearly than 3,000 residential, commuter and online students enrolled with 16:1 student-teacher ratio.
GSW offers 40 undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, business and computing, and education and nursing (ranked #1 Nursing School in Georgia by nurse.org); graduate degrees in English, education, business administration, computer science, nursing; plus a specialist program in education and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and various allied health-care professions. GSW also offers Long-Term Care Management, the first-of-its-kind in the nation.
GSW participates in the Regents’ Engineering Pathways Program with Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, and University of Georgia.
The GSW Hurricanes compete for the NCAA’s Division II Peach Belt Conference, and include athletic teams in basketball, baseball, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, and cross country.
GSW had an economic impact of more than $94 million during FY 2019.