Wilberforce, Ohio

Central State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Central State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Central State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Central State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 380
SAT Composite 25th 800
SAT Scores for Central State University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Central State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Central State University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Central State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

 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

Admission Statistics

Central State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,034 4,483 12,517
Accepted 4,167 1,843 6,010
Acceptance Rate 52% 41% 48%
Enrolled 403 261 664
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 14% 11%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Central State University and what considerations affect 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.