Q: An AJC article on Jan. 25 compared the size of the student body at Georgia State University to the student bodies at the five other largest University System of Georgia public colleges in our area. However, I did not see Georgia College & State University (GCSU) on that list. If UGA is included, doesn't the AJC consider GCSU the same? How does GCSU's enrollment and GPA compare to that of Southern Polytechnic and Clayton State? Does GCSU carry the designation of research institution? -- Michelle Hutchinson, Marietta
A: The list of metro area schools compared enrollment and current freshmen's high school grade-point averages. It included the University of Georgia because the Athens school is one of the state’s research institutions and the largest school in the state. Georgia College & State University is not a research university, but is in the state university group. The Milledgeville school has 6,633 students, more than Clayton State University and Southern Polytechnic State University, according to fall 2009 figures from the University System of Georgia. The average GPA at Georgia College & State University is 3.34, compared to 3.07 at Clayton State and 3.22 at Southern Polytechnic.
Q: When an individual or team is invited to the White House to be honored by the president, who is responsible for transportation, food and lodging? -- Othe Kendrick, Atlanta
A: Each school is "obligated for all expenses" for the teams that visit the White House, University of Georgia athletic spokesman Claude Felton said.
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