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Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Columbus State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.4%
Admission Difficulty for Columbus State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Columbus State and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,860 out of 3,483 applicants were admitted making Columbus State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Columbus State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Columbus State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Columbus State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Columbus State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Columbus State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

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

Columbus State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Columbus State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >66%
1045 to 1140 Avg + 53%-66%
950 to 1045 Avg - 40%-53%
855 to 950 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 855 Low <28%
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Columbus State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Columbus State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Columbus State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Columbus State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbus State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Columbus State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >66%
21 to 24 Avg + 53%-66%
18 to 21 Avg - 40%-53%
15 to 18 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 15 Low <28%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Columbus State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Columbus State University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Columbus State accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Columbus State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 23% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

67% of Columbus State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Columbus State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 17%

Admission Statistics

Columbus State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,101 1,382 3,483
Accepted 1,120 740 1,860
Acceptance Rate 53% 54% 53%
Enrolled 564 394 958
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 50% 53% 52%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 30, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

Columbus State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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 Columbus 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=139366 IPEDS survey data for Columbus State University.