Chances of getting into Macon State College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Macon State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Macon State and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,207 out of 2,571 applicants were admitted making Macon State 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 77 percent. Macon State College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 67% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Macon State College is a prized outcome for many students.

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Macon State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Macon State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Macon State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Macon State College?

Macon State College typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #36 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 0 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

Macon State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >60%
995 to 1100 Avg + 47%-60%
890 to 995 Avg - 34%-47%
785 to 890 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 785 Low <23%
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Macon State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Macon State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Macon State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Macon State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #40 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Macon State College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Macon State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >60%
18 to 20 Avg + 47%-60%
16 to 18 Avg - 34%-47%
14 to 16 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 14 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into Macon State College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Macon State College was 2.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in Georgia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Macon State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Macon State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 5% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 14% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

Admission Statistics

Macon State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,589 982 2,571
Accepted 724 483 1,207
Acceptance Rate 46% 49% 47%
Enrolled 465 348 813
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 72% 67%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 16, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 50 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 16, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Macon State before the Jul 16 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Macon State College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Macon State College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Do not know
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Do not know
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Macon State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Macon State College.

Frequently Asked Questions

47% of those who apply are granted admission to Macon State. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1100. 0% 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 16 and 20. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.