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Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University


Highly ranked by the Princeton Review and the prestigious U.S. News & Report - and offering over 40 majors - Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is a four-year bachelor and master's degree-granting institution located in the sunny Southeast of the United States. GCSU is the official public liberal arts university of the State of Georgia. No other university in the state has this official designation.

The term “liberal arts” is derived from the Latin words for “generous/bountiful” and “skills/practices.” A liberal arts education provides students with a broad-based education that is personalized and “hands-on.” This approach enables students to:

  • Find and follow their interests and passions,
  • Work closely with their professors
  • Become highly skilled in their majors, and
  • Develop analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as
  • The creativity and nimbleness to lead, to thrive, and to excel - no matter what the future brings.

The Princeton Review has recognized GCSU as a “Best College” for 14 consecutive years. The prestigious U.S. News & Report ranks GCSU as number 3 in public undergrad teaching (South, 600+ universities), number 6 in Top Public Schools (South), and 16th overall (South). Forbes magazine calls GCSU one of “America's Top Colleges.”

Located in the sunny, quiet, beautiful, and historic city of Milledgeville (Just two hours south of Atlanta), one of the hallmarks of GCSU is the intentionally small size of its classes, and the caring and personal interaction between faculty and students.

Nearly 7,000 students attend GCSU, including nearly 100 international students from 27 different countries. GCSU's International Club is GCSU's largest and most active student organization. Choose from more than 40 majors in fields you want to study and that are in demand by employers worldwide. From arts and science, and business and technology, to education and the health sciences - GCSU has it all!

Georgia College & State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees.

Vision, Values & Mission

From its founding as a women’s educational center in 1889, our institution has consistently been a destination for students looking to make a difference in the world. We are Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university. More importantly, we teach every student how to learn; and we strive to instill a lifelong passion for learning that serves our students well regardless of the career paths they choose. Georgia College & State University is located in Milledgeville, a charming, traditional southern town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta.


Georgia College & State University will be a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university.


The Georgia College experience, which is rooted in the liberal arts and provides the foundation for a lifetime of learning, growth, and academic excellence, is based on these shared values:

  • The pursuit of knowledge and truth for the public good
  • The transformative effect of service, leadership, and collaborative engaged learning experiences both in and beyond the classroom
  • Ethical principles including integrity, altruism, reason, respect, and responsibility in discourse and actions
  • Diversity and inclusion in all forms.

Mission Statement

Georgia College & State University is the state’s only designated public liberal arts university.

We fulfill this mission through a commitment to:

  • An Expansive Educational Experience
  • Highly Intentional Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Preparation for Leadership


  • Milledgeville

    231 W. Hancock Street , 31061, Milledgeville