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Central State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Central State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,568 out of 6,502 applicants or 39% were admitted making Central State University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Central State University typically accepts and attracts C+ average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,805 2,697 6,502
Accepted 1,578 990 2,568
Acceptance Rate 41% 37% 39%
Enrolled 287 232 519
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Central State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Central State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 14 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 760 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 685. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 835 out of 1600. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 760 910
SAT Reading 380 450
SAT Math 380 460
ACT Composite 14 18
ACT English 12 17
ACT Math 15 17

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >52%
16 to 18 Avg + 39%-52%
14 to 16 Avg - 27%-39%
12 to 14 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 12 Low <18%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
910 and Above Good >52%
835 to 910 Avg + 39%-52%
760 to 835 Avg - 27%-39%
685 to 760 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 685 Low <18%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Central State University with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Central State University was 2.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Central State University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 1% Good
3.50 to 3.75 4% Good
3.25 to 3.50 4% Good
3.00 to 3.25 12% Good
2.75 to 3.00 29% Good
2.50 to 2.75 37% Avg +
2.25 to 2.50 13% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 66 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Central State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201690 IPEDS survey data for Central State University.