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Chances of getting into Georgia Southern University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
91%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia Southern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into GS and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at GS is 91%.  It ranks #45 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Georgia Southern University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 15,727 out of 17,250 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 993/1170 ACT 18/24). Georgia Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The GS application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Georgia Southern University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 73% of students submitted SAT scores and 44% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

GS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
993-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
73%
SAT Scores for Georgia Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 503
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 993
SAT Scores for Georgia Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Georgia Southern University?

Georgia Southern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 993 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 910. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. GS ranks #13 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 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

Georgia Southern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >95%
1081 to 1170 Avg + 91%-95%
993 to 1081 Avg - 84%-91%
905 to 993 Reach 74%-84%
Less than 905 Low <74%
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GS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
44%
ACT Scores for Georgia Southern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Georgia Southern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
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 GS?

Admission data indicates that GS 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. The school ranks #15 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia Southern University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia Southern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >95%
21 to 24 Avg + 91%-95%
18 to 21 Avg - 84%-91%
15 to 18 Reach 74%-84%
Less than 15 Low <74%
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GS GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.47*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Georgia Southern University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into GS. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgia Southern University was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as GS accepts 91% of all applicants.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.47 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Georgia Southern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,621 6,629 17,250
Accepted 9,853 5,874 15,727
Acceptance Rate 93% 89% 91%
Enrolled 3,120 2,221 5,341
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 38% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
154

Applicants have 154 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Georgia Southern University is $30.

Application Requirements

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

Georgia Southern University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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 Georgia Southern University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139931 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Southern University.

FAQs

Does Georgia Southern University prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to GS. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgia Southern University?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to GS. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Georgia Southern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 993 and 1170. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Georgia Southern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.