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Chances of getting into Georgia Southwestern State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.3%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia Southwestern State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Georgia Southwestern and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,040 out of 1,783 applicants were admitted making Georgia Southwestern 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 70 percent. Georgia Southwestern State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Georgia Southwestern State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Southwestern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Georgia Southwestern State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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 Southwestern State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >70%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 58%-70%
940 to 1030 Avg - 45%-58%
850 to 940 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 850 Low <32%
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Georgia Southwestern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Georgia Southwestern State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Georgia Southwestern?

Admission data indicates that Georgia Southwestern regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia Southwestern State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia Southwestern State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >70%
19 to 21 Avg + 58%-70%
17 to 19 Avg - 45%-58%
15 to 17 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 15 Low <32%
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Georgia Southwestern GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.17
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Georgia Southwestern State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Georgia Southwestern. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgia Southwestern State University was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Georgia Southwestern accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Georgia Southwestern State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% 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

68% of Georgia Southwestern State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Georgia Southwestern State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Georgia Southwestern State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,185 598 1,783
Accepted 672 368 1,040
Acceptance Rate 57% 62% 58%
Enrolled 237 155 392
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 42% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
281

Applicants have 281 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Georgia Southwestern State University is $25.

Admission Requirements

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

Georgia Southwestern State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Georgia Southwestern State 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=139764 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Southwestern State University.

FAQs

Does Georgia Southwestern State University prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgia Southwestern. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgia Southwestern State University?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Georgia Southwestern. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Georgia Southwestern State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Georgia Southwestern State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.