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Chances of getting into Georgia Southern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54.5%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia Southern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into GS and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,549 out of 13,858 applicants were admitted making GS a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Georgia Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Georgia Southern University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

GS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for Georgia Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Georgia Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1130

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

Georgia Southern University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgia Southern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >67%
1125 to 1200 Avg + 54%-67%
1050 to 1125 Avg - 41%-54%
975 to 1050 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 975 Low <29%
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GS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for Georgia Southern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Georgia Southern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia Southern University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia Southern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >69%
22 to 25 Avg + 54%-69%
20 to 22 Avg - 43%-54%
18 to 20 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 18 Low <33%
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GS GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into GS. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgia Southern University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as GS accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Georgia Southern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

76% of Georgia Southern University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Georgia Southern University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Georgia Southern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,350 5,508 13,858
Accepted 4,371 3,178 7,549
Acceptance Rate 52% 58% 54%
Enrolled 2,452 1,801 4,253
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 57% 56%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
103

Applicants have 103 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Georgia Southern 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 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?

54% of those who apply are granted admission to GS. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate 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 1050 and 1200. 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 20 and 25. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.