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Southern Polytechnic State University Admission Requirements

Marietta, Georgia

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Chances of getting into Southern Polytechnic State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Polytechnic State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Southern Polytechnic State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Southern Polytechnic State University is 79%.  It ranks #40 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Southern Polytechnic State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,212 out of 1,535 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1110/1300 ACT 22/26). Southern Polytechnic State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Of those applicants who were admitted, 65% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southern Polytechnic State University is a prized outcome for many students.

The Southern Polytechnic State University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Southern Polytechnic State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Southern Polytechnic State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT 
80%
SAT Scores for Southern Polytechnic State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Southern Polytechnic State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

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

Southern Polytechnic State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. Southern Polytechnic State University ranks #5 in Georgia and #237 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Polytechnic State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1300 and Above Good >88%
1205 to 1300 Avg + 79%-88%
1110 to 1205 Avg - 66%-79%
1015 to 1110 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 1015 Low <51%
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Southern Polytechnic State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
46%
ACT Scores for Southern Polytechnic State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Southern Polytechnic State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Southern Polytechnic State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #8 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Polytechnic State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Polytechnic State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >88%
24 to 26 Avg + 79%-88%
22 to 24 Avg - 66%-79%
20 to 22 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 20 Low <51%
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Southern Polytechnic State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.45*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Polytechnic State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Southern Polytechnic State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Polytechnic State University was 3.45 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 grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southern Polytechnic State University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.45 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Southern Polytechnic State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 254 1,281 1,535
Accepted 189 1,023 1,212
Acceptance Rate 74% 80% 79%
Enrolled 105 685 790
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 67% 65%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Polytechnic State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Southern Polytechnic State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Polytechnic State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141097 IPEDS survey data for Southern Polytechnic State University.

FAQs

Does Southern Polytechnic State University prefer SAT or ACT?

80% of students submit their SAT scores to Southern Polytechnic State University. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern Polytechnic State University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern Polytechnic State University. 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 Southern Polytechnic State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1300. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Polytechnic State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 26. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.