Georgia State Admission RequirementsAtlanta, Georgia
Chances of getting into Georgia State University
How hard is it to get into Georgia State and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,668 out of 16,348 applicants were admitted making Georgia State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging 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 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Georgia State SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|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||630|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 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. 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|
|1250 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1155 to 1250||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1060 to 1155||Avg -||59%-71%|
|965 to 1060||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 965||Low||<46%|
Georgia State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|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||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 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>82%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||71%-82%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||62%-71%|
|19 to 21||Reach||51%-62%|
|Less than 19||Low||<51%|
Avg. High School GPA3.34
Typical High School GradesB+
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 accepts 71% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||47%||43%|
Applications were DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Georgia State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
81% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgia State. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% of those who apply are granted admission to Georgia State. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 1250. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.