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Top Universities in the South

Ranked as one of U.S. News & World Reports' Top Universities in the South, Georgia Southwestern offers affordable tuition rates to students while providing personalized curriculum and accredited programs across campus.

Georgia Southwestern also ranked as one of the Best Regional Universities in the South and Top Performers on Social Mobility


Best Place to Work

Voted the "Best Place to Work in Americus" three years in a row, Georgia Southwestern embodies the essence of small town charm with unity and collectiveness across campus. Faculty and staff engage with students across campus and connect in a variety of ways through attending campus events, volunteering, and giving back during various fundraising efforts.

Only Glass Blowing Program in Georgia

For centuries, fire has brought people together, and since the 1960s Georgia Southwestern has continued to embrace the craftsmanship. GSW's glass program allows opportunities for coming together with the community with local partnerships. GSW also continues to remain the only public university in the state of Georgia with a glass blowing program.

Affordable Investment

Often ranked one of Georgia's most affordable universities in the state and across the nation, GSW offers a quality education at a price you can afford with low cost tuition and numerous scholarships for all majors.

Highly Educated Faculty

Nearly three quarters of all professors hold a terminal degree in their respective field. Many educators continue to pursue additional degrees, complimentary certificates, and continued education.

Invested Employees

The majority of employees give back during our annual GiveSouthwestern, the faculty and staff fundraising campaign in September, to increase the success of GSW students in the form of scholarships, programs, and resources on campus.

Notable Accolades

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of Southwest Georgia and beyond by striving for excellence in a variety of aspects from affordability to providing quality programs on campus and online alike. 

Historic Campus

GSW has been recognized by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for preserving history throughout campus for Excellence in Rehabilitation (2022) of Canes Central.


GSW also received Georgia Peach Awards (2022) for the renovations of Canes Central and Florrie Chappell Gymnasium. These buildings were recognized for optimizing energy performance, using Georgia-based materials and furnishings, improve the environmental quality, protect the State’s natural resources, and reduce the burden on the State’s water supply.



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