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Central State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Central State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.1%
Admission Difficulty for Central State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Central State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,051 out of 12,353 applicants were admitted making Central State University 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 92 percent. Central State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Central State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
710-880
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Central State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 370
SAT Math 25th 340
SAT Composite 25th 710
SAT Scores for Central State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 440
SAT Math 75th 440
SAT Composite 75th 880
Average SAT Score 800

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

Central State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 97 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 710 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 620. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 800 out of 1600. The school ranks #52 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Central State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
880 and Above Good >69%
795 to 880 Avg + 57%-69%
710 to 795 Avg - 44%-57%
625 to 710 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 625 Low <31%
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Central State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for Central State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 12
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Central State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 17
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Central State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #55 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Central State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >69%
16 to 18 Avg + 57%-69%
14 to 16 Avg - 44%-57%
12 to 14 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 12 Low <31%
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Central State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.6
Typical High School Grades
C+

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

You can get into Central State University with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Central State University was 2.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #57 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Central State University accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Central State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 1% Good
3.50 to 3.75 4% Good
3.25 to 3.50 4% Good
3.00 to 3.25 12% Good
2.75 to 3.00 29% Good
2.50 to 2.75 37% Avg +
2.25 to 2.50 13% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Central State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,207 4,146 12,353
Accepted 4,922 2,129 7,051
Acceptance Rate 60% 51% 57%
Enrolled 502 290 792
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 14% 11%

Admission Requirements

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

Central State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Central 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=201690 IPEDS survey data for Central State University.

FAQs

Does Central State University prefer SAT or ACT?

12% of students submit their SAT scores to Central State University. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Central State University?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Central State University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Central State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 710 and 880. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Central State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 18. 51% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.