GS Admission RequirementsStatesboro, Georgia
Chances of getting into Georgia Southern University
How hard is it to get into GS and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,797 out of 11,522 applicants were admitted making GS a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 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.
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GS SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT73%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 990. 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. 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|
|1200 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1130 to 1200||Avg +||68%-78%|
|1060 to 1130||Avg -||56%-68%|
|990 to 1060||Reach||42%-56%|
|Less than 990||Low||<42%|
GS ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT44%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia Southern University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>78%|
|23 to 25||Avg +||68%-78%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||56%-68%|
|19 to 21||Reach||42%-56%|
|Less than 19||Low||<42%|
Avg. High School GPA3.24
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Georgia Southern University. 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 68% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
76% of Georgia Southern University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||54%||59%||56%|
Applications were DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Georgia Southern 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||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139931 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Southern University.
Frequently Asked Questions
73% of students submit their SAT scores to GS. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
68% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1200. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.