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Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Georgia State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.8%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Georgia State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,101 out of 14,462 applicants were admitted making Georgia State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Georgia State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Georgia State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Georgia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Georgia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Georgia State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgia State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >80%
1205 to 1290 Avg + 70%-80%
1120 to 1205 Avg - 58%-70%
1035 to 1120 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1035 Low <45%
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Georgia State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for Georgia State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Georgia State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Georgia State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >81%
22 to 26 Avg + 70%-81%
19 to 22 Avg - 60%-70%
16 to 19 Reach 48%-60%
Less than 16 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.34
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Georgia State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgia State University was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 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 State University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Georgia State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 26% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

Admission Statistics

Georgia State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,808 5,654 14,462
Accepted 6,082 4,019 10,101
Acceptance Rate 69% 71% 70%
Enrolled 2,389 1,819 4,208
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 45% 42%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
136

Applicants have 136 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Georgia State University before the Mar 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Georgia State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Georgia State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139940 IPEDS survey data for Georgia State University.