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Old 01-10-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Default 2012 SAT/GPA for public colleges and universities: UGA, Tech set records, averages increases overall

Another strong year for UGA and Georgia Tech. Both schools posted their highest ever scores. UGA and Georgia Tech had the same average GPA of a 3.76. The University System of Georgia experienced a higher average SAT score and a higher average GPA. AP course work was up at both UGA and GT. Even with potential grade inflation, it's impressive. Go Dawgs and Jackets!

In other higher ed news, GM recently spoke with Georgia Tech students regarding their new data center operation plant opening up in Roswell, Nathan Deal upped support for pre-k and HOPE and the Regents approved an additional $16 million for UGA's veterinary medicine learning center bringing the budget back to it's original size of $98 million. $35 million was allocated for UGA's Terry School of Business's new home building(being built by an Atlanta based company). Athens Regional and St. Mary's received planning monies for further conversion of those health centers into teaching facilitates for GRU and the GRU-UGA Medical partnership students. KSU's anticipated football proposal was deferred for further consideration by the BOR. All USG institution mergers have been approved by BOR(so GRU is official). NACE released a new study that revealed starting salaries for new grads rose 3.4% from last year. Engineering and health science majors saw the largest gain. (NACE - Starting Salaries Climb 3.4 Percent)


Below is a breakdown from the USG's newly released dataset. I've arranged them by SAT, since GPA can vary due to honors/AP courses, feeder schools and grade inflation.


2012 average SAT score and GPA:

Georgia Tech: 1365 3.76
University of Georgia: 1238 3.76
Georgia College and State U: 1160 3.42
Southern Polytechnic State U: 1141 3.28
North Georgia College and State U: 1117 3.51
Georgia Southern U: 1115 3.18
4-year university average: 1110 3.12
Kennesaw State U: 1089 3.20
Georgia State U: 1082 3.33
Armstrong Atlantic State U: 1016 3.16
Valdosta State U: 1015 3.12

2011 average SAT score and GPA:

Georgia Tech: 1354 3.76
University of Georgia: 1221 3.71
Georgia College and State U: 1155 3.40
Southern Polytechnic State U: 1131 3.27
North Georgia College & State U: 1113 3.50
Georgia Southern U: 1112 3.18
4-year USG average SAT score: 1096 3.08
Georgia State: 1095 3.38
Kennesaw State: 1079 3.21
Armstrong Atlantic State U: 1025 3.17
Valdosta State: 997 3.07

2012 GPAs :
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...GPA_fall12.pdf

2011 GPAs:
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...GPA_fall11.pdf

2012 SAT scores:
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...l_2012_ser.pdf

2011 SAT scores:
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...l_2011_ser.pdf

All in all, a great week on the Georgia higher ed end. Good luck to parents and students applying/transferring this cycle.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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Oh my god. You and mathman were right! KSU actually passed in SAT scores.. we still have the GPA though. Hopefully grade inflation wasn't too bad.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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And congrats to UGA and Tech. Don't mean to be a debbie downer. Glad to see even the smaller schools getting more selective. It's always nice to have smarter college students.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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Anyone know the difference between SER and IPEDS? IPEDS pulls GSU down and Ga Southern way down.

I wouldn't even bother looking at GPAs. They are not standardized.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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No idea. fixed the links. IPEDS brings everyone down from what I see. Edit

2012 GPAs :
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...GPA_fall12.pdf

2011 GPAs:
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...GPA_fall11.pdf

2012 SAT scores:
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...l_2012_ser.pdf

2011 SAT scores:
http://www.usg.edu/research/document...l_2011_ser.pdf

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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If SPSU is considered as a merger target, a climbing SAT might make SPSU less appealing for the BOR to waterdown by combining it with either GSU or KSU.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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If SPSU is considered as a merger target, a climbing SAT might make SPSU less appealing for the BOR to waterdown by combining it with either GSU or KSU.
Honestly, I think the GT engineering transfer partnership would make SPSU less appealing for either schools. KSU and GSU are both trying to get rid of the commuter/back-up school rep. SPSU is basically a transfer hub. No one graduates from SPSU. Only transfer to Tech. dunno..doesn't make sense to me

-edited out something..didn't make sense.-

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:02 AM
 
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How did GSU go down? This is really worrying and I don't understand. As far as I'm concerned, they had a long streak of going up in SAT and GPA...Now they are going down? What is wrong? I'm starting to feel like the diversity they attempt to employ at GSU is what is holding them back. I know GSU can easily have an average GPA of 3.5 and SAT of 1100.

I'm really beginning to regret my decision to attend this school. I'm assumed it was an up and comer, but now it seems it's going back downhill? Maybe I should have just went to Tech after all. At this rate, I might have to get a master's degree lol.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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How did GSU go down? This is really worrying and I don't understand. As far as I'm concerned, they had a long streak of going up in SAT and GPA...Now they are going down? What is wrong? I'm starting to feel like the diversity they attempt to employ at GSU is what is holding them back. I know GSU can easily have an average GPA of 3.5 and SAT of 1100.

I'm really beginning to regret my decision to attend this school. I'm assumed it was an up and comer, but now it seems it's going back downhill? Maybe I should have just went to Tech after all. At this rate, I might have to get a master's degree lol.
I like the new flags they've put up on campus for the Centennial lol
They pressure washed everything too to lure in the suckers. Brace yourselves INCEPT is coming.

Duh you should've gone to Tech..it's Tech! For your major it's really down to a handful of schools and Tech is king.

I don't think we've gone downhill. It's just that we haven't really changed over the past decade..academically anyway.

1095, 3.38 was the highest ever posted GPA and SAT at GSU. 2012's SAT/GPA was the same as the 2003 GPA/SAT; 1080 3.32. The key difference is they did so with the biggest enrollment GSU has ever seen. That means they're getting more applicants and enrolling more, but the applicants tend to be on the lower end. The acceptance rate is still around 50%. So I think the people applying to GSU are not academically competitive. How else can the rest of the state improve, UGA & Tech set records and only GSU and Armstrong Atlantic go down?

This explains why we took calc out of the curriculum.

I'd say grad school has gotten better for sure though.

As long as you do internships, part-time jobs and keep a high GPA, you shouldn't have a problem finding a job. It comes down to the individual student too.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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I was surprised to learn that the undergraduate acceptance at GaTech was 50%+ ... how is it still able to be ranked alongside the other top eng schools in the nation like Berkeley, et al ?
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