Chances of getting into Columbus State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into Columbus State and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,166 out of 3,841 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Columbus State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 53% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT65%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||870|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||990|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1100 and Above||Good||>68%|
|985 to 1100||Avg +||56%-68%|
|870 to 985||Avg -||43%-56%|
|755 to 870||Reach||31%-43%|
|Less than 755||Low||<31%|
Columbus State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT47%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbus State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>71%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||56%-71%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||45%-56%|
|16 to 18||Reach||35%-45%|
|Less than 16||Low||<35%|
Avg. High School GPA3.15
Typical High School GradesB
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. The school ranks #30 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Columbus State accepts 56% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
67% of Columbus State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||50%||57%||53%|
Applications are DueJun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply154
Applicants have 154 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Columbus State before the Jun 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Columbus State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
65% of students submit their SAT scores to Columbus State. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
56% of those who apply are granted admission to Columbus State. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1100. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.