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Your chances of getting into Georgia Southern University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

88.9%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia Southern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at GS is 88.9%.  Its admission rate is the 47th lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into GS and can you get accepted?

Georgia Southern University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 13,049 out of the 14,680 who applied were admitted.

Georgia Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.36. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into GS?

89% 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 Georgia Southern University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.36 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1070 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

GS GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.36

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into GS are to have around a 3.36 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as GS accepts 89% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at GS is 3.36 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #24 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 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 Georgia Southern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% 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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GS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

980-1150

Applicants Submitting SAT 

71%
SAT Scores for Georgia Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 480
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Georgia Southern University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 560
Composite 75th Percentile 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at GS is 1070 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1150. Students who get into Georgia Southern University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  GS ranks #27 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1070 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. GS regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 890, but scores this low are outside the normal range. A competitive SAT score is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1070 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 1065, you have around a 89% chance of being admitted. A 1150 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 94% chance of getting in.

Georgia Southern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >94%
1065 to 1150 Avg + 89%-94%
980 to 1065 Avg - 81%-89%
895 to 980 Reach 69%-81%
Less than 895 Low <69%
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GS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-23 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

35%
ACT Scores for Georgia Southern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Georgia Southern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 23
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into GS?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to GS is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 23.  The school ranks #33 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia Southern University.

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 GS for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 89% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 95% with a 23 ACT score.

Georgia Southern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >95%
20 to 23 Avg + 89%-95%
18 to 20 Avg - 83%-89%
16 to 18 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 16 Low <74%
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High School Class Rank

79% of Georgia Southern University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 42% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Georgia Southern University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26.3%
Top 25% of class 42.1%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Georgia Southern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,961 5,714 14,680
Accepted 7,990 5,057 13,049
Acceptance Rate 89% 89% 89%
Enrolled 2,432 1,925 4,357
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 38% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

9

Applicants have 9 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on May 1, 2024.

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 Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered 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 Georgia Southern University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Georgia Southern University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.36 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1070 and ACT of 20 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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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?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to GS. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgia Southern University?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to GS. Admission competition is and the college has very 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 980 and 1150. The average SAT score is 1065. 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 23. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.