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#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

Georgia State Admission Requirements

Atlanta, Georgia

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Chances of getting into Georgia State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Georgia State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Georgia State is 82%.  It ranks #41 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Georgia State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 16,814 out of 20,409 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1030/1260 ACT 20/26). Georgia State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Georgia State application fee is $60 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Georgia State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 81% of students submitted SAT scores and 40% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Georgia State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for Georgia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Georgia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1150

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 910. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Georgia State ranks #11 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgia State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1260 and Above Good >90%
1145 to 1260 Avg + 82%-90%
1030 to 1145 Avg - 71%-82%
915 to 1030 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 915 Low <56%
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Georgia State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
40%
ACT Scores for Georgia State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
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 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Georgia State 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 17 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
23 to 26 Avg + 82%-90%
20 to 23 Avg - 71%-82%
17 to 20 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 17 Low <56%
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Georgia State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.48
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Georgia State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgia State University was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Georgia State accepts 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Georgia State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 5.71% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.14% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 26.34% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.85% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.4% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.28% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.28% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Georgia State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,820 7,589 20,409
Accepted 10,594 6,220 16,814
Acceptance Rate 83% 82% 82%
Enrolled 3,232 2,286 5,518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 37% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
94

Applicants have 94 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Georgia State University is $60.

Application Requirements

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

Georgia State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations 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.

FAQs

Does Georgia State University prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgia State. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgia State University?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Georgia State. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Georgia State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1260. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Georgia State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.