Southern Polytechnic State University

1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060-2896

About Southern Polytechnic State University

Southern Polytechnic State University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards the majority of its master’s and professional degrees in the arts and sciences fields. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,543
Student Age% Under 2563%
 % 25 and Over37%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time68%
 % Part-time32%
Race/Ethnicity% White56.4%
 % Black20.6%
 % Asian5.7%
 % Latino4.7%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown2.2%
 % International student9%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArchitecture
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted74%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled58%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800595 / 800
 SAT Math530 / 800630 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 Graduate Application Fee$20
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,180
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,692
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid84%
 % Undergraduates with Loans43%
 % Undergraduates with Grants71%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,700
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,604
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,892
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,900
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,100
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,100

Neighborhood Data for the Marietta Area

Median Age32.5
Median Household Income$44,046
Total Population57,204
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.9% 50.1%
 Age 0-950.0%50.0%
 Age 10-1749.6%50.4%
 Age 18-2456.3%43.7%
 Age 25-2952.2%47.8%
 Age 30-3952.9%47.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White53.2%
 % Black32.0%
 % Asian3.0%
 % Latino20.5%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,604
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,892
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$702
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%7.0%1.6%
 $500 to $74925.2%41.1%0.0%
 $750 to $99947.1%41.2%61.1%
 Over $100027.7%10.7%22.8%
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