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Southern Polytechnic State University

Southern Polytechnic State University
GA 30060-2896

Official telephone: (678) 915-7778
Toll-free telephone: (800) 635-3204
Fax number: (678) 915-7292


Screen last updated on: July 29, 2013
Year established: 1948
Type of school: university, public
Programs: 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation: no
Campus enrollment: 6,214 students
Coeducational information: coeducational institution, founded as coeducational institution
Location description: in or near a large town (pop. 25,000-75,000)
Application fee: $40

Street address: Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060-2896
Mailing address: GA 30060-2896
Main telephone numbers: 678 915-7778
800-635-3204 (toll free)
678-915-7292 (fax)

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SAT number: 5626
ACT number: 0865
FAFSA number: 001570
FICE number: 1570

Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), founded in 1948, is a residential, co-educational member of the University System of Georgia. Located on 198 acres of naturally wooded landscape in the historic city of Marietta, Georgia. SPSU is just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Approximately 6,200 students study here and enjoy the University’s closeness to all the activities and opportunities of metro Atlanta as well as all the comforts of life in the suburbs. Centennial Olympic Park, Fernbank Science Museum, Phillips Arena, and Kennesaw Mountain are just a few of the attractions nearby.

Vision Statement (11/28/05; revised 4/1/09)

Southern Polytechnic State University is a comprehensive university with a unique
purpose. Through a fusion of technology with the liberal arts and sciences, we create a
learning community that encourages thoughtful inquiry, diverse perspectives, and strong
preparation of our graduates to be leaders in an increasingly technological world.

The university – faculty, staff, students, and graduates – aspires to be the best in the
world at finding creative, practical, and sustainable solutions to real-world problems and
improving the quality of life for people around the globe.

Mission Statement (approved by the Board of Regents 3/8/06)

Southern Polytechnic State University is proud to be Georgia’s technology university. Our academic, professional, outreach and service programs embrace all aspects of technology, including the practical applied skills (techne) needed to solve today’s real world problems and the theoretical knowledge (logos) necessary to meet tomorrow’s challenges. SPSU graduates are well prepared to lead the scientific and economic development of an increasingly complex state, nation, and world.

Our mission is to serve both traditional and non-traditional students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels; in engineering and engineering technology, the sciences, applied liberal arts, business and professional programs. We work to develop the broader community’s intellectual, cultural, economic,and human resources. Facilitated by our innovative faculty, dedicated staff, and
supportive campus environment, our learning community empowers SPSU students with
the ability and vision to transform the future.

Southern Polytechnic State University, since its founding in 1948, has earned an exceptional academic reputation in the areas of technology, science, engineering and related fields. Through its five schools: (1) the School of Architecture and Construction Management, (2) the School of Arts and Sciences, (3) the School of Computing and Software Engineering, (4) the School of Engineering, and (5) the School of Engineering Technology and Management, SPSU offers students a wide variety of majors from Mechatronics Engineering to Biology to Computer Science to Computer Game Design and Development to Education to Mechanical Engineering Technology. The University's Architecture program is the only nationally-accredited Bachelor of Architecture in the University System of Georgia.

Southern Polytechnic's student competition teams consistently win top honors in regional, national, and international competitions.

SPSU attracts outstanding students, whose SAT scores are among the highest in the University System for entering freshmen.

Employers love hiring Southern Poly graduates because they are so well prepared for their careers.


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