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Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Columbus State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.4%
Admission Difficulty for Columbus State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Columbus State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Columbus State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 990

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Columbus State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Columbus State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Columbus State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Columbus State University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Columbus State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Columbus State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 2,316 1,525 3,841
Accepted 1,285 881 2,166
Acceptance Rate 55% 58% 56%
Enrolled 643 502 1,145
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 50% 57% 53%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply
154

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

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.