Central State University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Central State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into Central State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,010 out of 12,517 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 86 percent. Central State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Central State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT15%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||380|
|SAT Composite 25th||800|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||480|
|SAT Math 75th||480|
|SAT Composite 75th||960|
|Average SAT Score||880|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 91 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 800 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 720. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 880 out of 1600. The school ranks #50 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 15 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|
|960 and Above||Good||>61%|
|880 to 960||Avg +||48%-61%|
|800 to 880||Avg -||35%-48%|
|720 to 800||Reach||24%-35%|
|Less than 720||Low||<24%|
Central State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT50%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||13|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||18|
|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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|18 and Above||Good||>65%|
|16 to 18||Avg +||48%-65%|
|15 to 16||Avg -||39%-48%|
|14 to 15||Reach||31%-39%|
|Less than 14||Low||<31%|
Avg. High School GPA2.6
Typical High School GradesC+
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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Central State University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||10%||14%||11%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply256
Applicants have 256 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Central State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Central State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.