Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)

Marietta, GA

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Southern Polytechnic State University

Southern Polytechnic State University

Southern Polytechnic State University Student Essentials

Southern Polytechnic State University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Runnin' Hornets
Website: www.spsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,627
Out-of-State Tuition: $16,385
Retention Rate: 76%
Enrollment: 6,986
Year Established: 1948

About SPSU

Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in Marietta, Georgia educates hardworking and high-performing students who go on to succeed.

Once enrolled at SPSU, students may choose to get their bachelor’s degree from one of SPSU’s five distinctive schools. These include a school of architecture, civil engineering and construction, a school of computing and software engineering, a school of engineering technology and a school of arts and sciences.

SPSU also has a continuing education division, which offers professional certificates and training.

SPSU’s classes are small and intimate, the classrooms are technologically up to date and the faculty is highly qualified. SPSU also gives its students exceptional learning opportunities through co-ops and internships. Such opportunities place students in relevant work environments where they may put knowledge and learning into practice. Previous internships have been undertaken with top corporations like IBM and Yamaha Motors.

SPSU’s career and counseling division also helps students succeed through job-placement services. With the help that SPSU students get in preparing resumes, refining interviewing skills and then interviewing with prospective employers, it is no surprise that many SPSU grads find employment after graduation.

Additional services offered to students include workshops in such areas as time-management and study skills, personal counseling, and scholarships or other forms of financial aid (for eligible students).

Many students live in on-campus residence halls and dine at the school’s dining facilities, so that they might grab hold of the social and recreational opportunities at SPSU. These include intramural sports, student clubs and organizations, Greek life, student publications and even a student-operated radio station.

For more information, contact Southern Polytechnic State University today.

SPSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Southern Polytechnic State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Overall, Southern Polytechnic State University is the place for me to be. Its diverse student and staff population provides opportunities to learn about other cultures in ways that can't be taught in a classroom. The most memorable experience that I have had so far here at SPSU has to be the Annual Pumpkin Launch contest. At a lot of other schools, the students mostly party and eat candy. Here, there are a host of events that accommodate people who aren't the typical party goers and I love every minute of it!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I like the culture of the architecture programs and the professors. The campus itself is beautiful also. The most memorable experiences I have had is in my architecture studio class middle of night no sleep and throwing tacks into the walls for fun. Also we play ping pong for breaks on studying. My other best memories are playing pool for 8 hrs straight in the awesome game room during summer workshop.


SPSU Map & Location

Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060


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Getting Around SPSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Marietta, GA

Winter
Dec
54
32
Jan
52
30
Feb
56
33
Spring
Mar
64
39
Apr
73
46
May
80
55
Summer
Jun
87
64
Jul
90
68
Aug
89
67
Fall
Sep
83
60
Oct
73
48
Nov
64
39

SPSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,940
Freshman Class 1,053
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,986

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 23%
  • Caucasian: 58%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 7%
African American 23%
Caucasian 58%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%
Full-Time 72%
Part-Time 28%
Women 14%
Men 86%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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