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The 90-year-old Georgia State University began as a night school, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s “Evening School of Commerce” in 1913. The “research university status arose from the fact that in the 1930s, the “Atlanta Extension Center of the University System of Georgia” freed up night students to earn degrees from several colleges in the University System.

In 1995, the Georgia Board of Regents accorded Georgia State “research university” status, along with the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Regents University.

Below are the latest Georgia State mascot info:

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Mascot Founded1993
Mascot ColorBlue & White
Mascot MeaningPounce represents a stylized panther with blue fur, sharp white teeth with protruding canines, and black whiskers.

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Georgia State University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across eight academic colleges and handled by around 3,500 faculty members. In common with other public universities, these are granted in:

Liberal Arts and Undergraduate Sciences – African-American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics and ESL, Philosophy, World Languages and Cultures, History, Art History, Arts Administration (Speech and Theater), Physics & Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Gerontology, Neuroscience, Communication, Computer Science, English, Creative Media Industries, World Languages and Cultures, Mathematics and Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Applied Linguistics and ESL, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Business – Accounting, Actuarial Science, Analytics, Business Economics, Computer Information Systems, Enterprise Risk Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Hospitality, Health Administration, Hospitality Administration, Information Systems Audit and Control, International Business, Managerial Science, Marketing, Personal Financial Planning, Real Estate, Supply Chain and Analytics Management, Talent Management, Taxation, and Wealth Management.

Education and Human Development – Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Middle and Secondary Education, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Policy Studies, Kinesiology and Health, Learning Technologies Division, Educational Policy Studies, Middle Secondary and Instructional Technology

Law and Criminal Justice – Criminal Justice, Public Management and Policy, Economics and Social Work, Doctor of Laws (J.D.), J.D./M.A. in Law and Philosophy, J.D./B.A. in Law (Honors), J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.C.R.P. in Law and Urban Planning.

Life Sciences –Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy and Respiratory Therapy, and Public Health.

Pounce, the Panther in Blue and White

Pounce is the Blue Panther Georgia State mascot. The teams compete in the NCAA Division I with six men’s teams (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer and Tennis). In addition, the coeds contest matters in Cross Country, Regular and Beach Volleyball, Softball and Track & Field.

The Dorms and College Life

Georgia State dorms and dining facilities are sparse because of its Downtown Atlanta location and the fact that nearly two-thirds of first-year students live off-campus. Just one in six undergraduates live on campus although three-fourths are considered full-time enrollees.

Like Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State benefitted from the 1996 Summer Olympics to acquire its first on-campus dormitories in the 2,000-bed Olympic Village housing complex. In 2002, the 450-bed University Lofts opened for undergraduate students and student athletes, as well as students with families and graduate students. Eventually, the Lofts were converted to multi-person dormitories as well as apartment style dorms.

In 2007, the University Commons, occupying one whole city block, opened to 1,992 students. In 2009, this was followed by the 325-bed Patton Hall, exclusively for freshmen. There is also limited Greek housing in the form of townhomes with from 9-19 beds each.

The acquisition of two hotels in downtown Atlanta (the Wyndham Garden Hotel and Baymont Inn and Suites on Piedmont Avenue) enabled Georgia State dorms to expand further and give students the benefit of living and study space for approximately 1,100 students, as well as greenspace, recreational areas, and a brand new 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) dining hall, the Piedmont North Dining Hall

Beginning Fall 2014, Patton opened its doors to buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, open to all Georgia State students.

For additional information on Georgia State, please visit their official website.

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