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Albany State University Admission Requirements

Albany, Georgia

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Chances of getting into Albany State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
73%
Admission Difficulty for Albany State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Albany State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Albany State University is 73%.  It ranks #27 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Albany State University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 5,590 out of 7,655 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 88 percent (SAT 740/900 ACT 15/18). Albany State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.77. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Albany State University application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Albany State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 68% of students submitted SAT scores and 45% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Albany State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
740-900
Applicants Submitting SAT 
68%
SAT Scores for Albany State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 380
SAT Math 25th 360
SAT Composite 25th 740
SAT Scores for Albany State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 460
SAT Math 75th 440
SAT Composite 75th 900
Average SAT Score 820

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Albany State University?

Albany State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 96 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 740 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 660. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 820 out of 1600. Albany State University ranks #39 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Albany State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
900 and Above Good >84%
820 to 900 Avg + 73%-84%
740 to 820 Avg - 59%-73%
660 to 740 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 660 Low <43%
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Albany State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
45%
ACT Scores for Albany State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Albany State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 17
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Albany State University?

Admission data indicates that Albany State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. The school ranks #39 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Albany State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Albany State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
18 and Above Good >86%
16 to 18 Avg + 73%-86%
15 to 16 Avg - 64%-73%
14 to 15 Reach 53%-64%
Less than 14 Low <53%
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Albany State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
2.77
Typical High School Grades 
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Albany State University?

You can get into Albany State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Albany State University was 2.77 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #47 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Albany State University accepts 73% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

52% of Albany State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Albany State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 52%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Albany State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,399 2,221 7,655
Accepted 3,983 1,592 5,590
Acceptance Rate 74% 72% 73%
Enrolled 972 471 1,443
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
147

Applicants have 147 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Albany State University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Albany State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Albany State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Albany State University
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=138716 IPEDS survey data for Albany State University.

FAQs

Does Albany State University prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to Albany State University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Albany State University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Albany State University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Albany State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 740 and 900. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Albany State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 18. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.