Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a public university located on a 900-acre (3.6 km2) campus in Statesboro, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1906, it is part of the University System of Georgia and is the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia offering 117 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and master's and doctoral programs. The university is the fifth largest university in the University System of Georgia, with a fall 2012 enrollment of 20,574 students Georgia Southern is classified as a Doctoral and Research University (2006) by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Georgia Southern University's intercollegiate sports teams, known as the "Georgia Southern Eagles," compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Southern Conference.
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