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Southern Polytechnic State University

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Southern Polytechnic State University (also called Southern Poly; abbreviated SPSU) is a public, co-educational, state university in Marietta, Georgia, United States approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of downtown Atlanta. It is part of the University System of Georgia and calls itself "Georgia's Technology University."

The university was established in 1948 as The Technical Institute in Chamblee, Georgia. The first classes were held with 116 students. It was renamed the Southern Technical Institute in 1949 and moved to its present campus in Marietta, Georgia in 1962. It went through another name change in 1987 and became the Southern College of Technology. In the summer of 1996, the university adopted its current name. It is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States that tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.

Today, the university's campus encompasses more than 230 acres (93 ha) of land and owns 65 buildings. It is divided into five academic schools: Architecture and Construction Management, Computing and Software Engineering, Engineering Technology and Management, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering. It is unique in the region in that its bachelor degrees in Mechatronics Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Construction Engineering, Technical Communication and its nationally accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree are the first and currently the only degrees of their kind in the University System of Georgia.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $14,299.00 avg tuition

1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060-2896
(678) 915-7778

Apply online Admissions:
www.spsu.edu/undergraduate/admiss..
Financial Aid:
www.spsu.edu/financialaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
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Southern Polytechnic State University

Statistics:
Applied 1,318
Admitted 976 74%
Enrolled total 601
Full Time: 572
Part Time 29
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 500 590
SAT Math 530 620
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 22 27
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 76%
4-year graduation rate 7%
6-year graduation rate 30%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Southern Polytechnic State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $3,803.00 $3,803.00 $14,299.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,396.00 $1,396.00 $1,396.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $171.00 $171.00 $608.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,888.00 $3,888.00 $14,112.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,396.00 $1,396.00 $1,396.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $216.00 $216.00 $784.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $6,892.00 $10,930.00 $4,100.00
Other Expenses $2,900.00 $4,100.00 $4,100.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $20.00
Graduate Application Fee $20.00
Books and Supplies $1,700.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 88%
Percent receiving grant aid 75%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,167.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 53%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,341.00

Southern Polytechnic State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Construction Management X X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication and Media Studies, Other X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Programming, Specific Applications X
Computer Science X X
Information Technology X X
ENGINEERING
Computer Software Engineering X X
Construction Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X
Systems Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician X
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering Technology, General X X
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X
Quality Control Technology/Technician X
Surveying Technology/Surveying X
Telecommunications Technology/Technician X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
International Relations and Affairs X

Southern Polytechnic State University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarship Up to $9,000 February 28, 2017

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