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Clayton State University Admission Requirements

Morrow, Georgia

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Your chances of getting into Clayton State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

56.3%
Admission Difficulty for Clayton State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Clayton State University is 56.3%.  Its admission rate is the 14th lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Clayton State University and can you get accepted?

Clayton State University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,270 out of the 2,255 who applied were admitted.

Clayton State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.0. 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Clayton State University?

56% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Clayton State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 990 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT

Clayton State University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.0

Typical High School Grades 

B

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Clayton State University are to have around a 3.0 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Clayton State University accepts 56% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Clayton State University is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #43 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Clayton State University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Clayton State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 6.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 10.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg +
2.50 to 2.99 33.0% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 20.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Clayton State University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Clayton State University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 49% of students submitted SAT scores and 21% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

890-1090

Applicants Submitting SAT 

49%
SAT Scores for Clayton State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 460
Math 25th Percentile 430
Composite 25th Percentile 890
SAT Scores for Clayton State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 560
Math 75th Percentile 530
Composite 75th Percentile 1090
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Clayton State University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Clayton State University is 990 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 890-1090. Students who get into Clayton State University score in the top 79 percent of all SAT test takers..  Clayton State University ranks #44 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 990 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Clayton State University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 890, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Clayton State University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 990 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 990, you have around a 56% chance of being admitted. A 1090 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 71% chance of getting in.

Clayton State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1090 and Above Good >71%
990 to 1090 Avg + 56%-71%
890 to 990 Avg - 40%-56%
790 to 890 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 790 Low <26%
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Clayton State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

21%
ACT Scores for Clayton State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Clayton State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 20
Math 75th Percentile 19
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Clayton State University is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 22.  The school ranks #36 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clayton State University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Clayton State University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Clayton State University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 56% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 71% with a 22 ACT score.

Clayton State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >71%
19 to 22 Avg + 56%-71%
16 to 19 Avg - 40%-56%
13 to 16 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 13 Low <26%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Clayton State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,490 741 2,255
Accepted 870 396 1,270
Acceptance Rate 58% 53% 56%
Enrolled 356 223 579
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 56% 46%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 17, 2024

Days left to Apply

24

Applicants have 24 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 17, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Clayton State University is $40.

Application Requirements

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

Clayton State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Clayton State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Clayton State University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.0 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 990 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1090 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 19 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Clayton State University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139311 IPEDS survey data for Clayton State University.

FAQs

Does Clayton State University prefer SAT or ACT?

49% of students submit their SAT scores to Clayton State University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Clayton State University?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Clayton 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 Clayton State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1090. The average SAT score is 990. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Clayton State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.