Chances of getting into Georgia State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.4%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for Georgia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Georgia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgia State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Georgia State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Georgia State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 accepts 71% 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 Competitiveness
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 10,061 6,287 16,348
Accepted 7,113 4,555 11,668
Acceptance Rate 71% 72% 71%
Enrolled 2,845 2,152 4,997
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 47% 43%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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