Georgia Southern University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Georgia Southern University

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Georgia Southern University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 68%. Located in Statesboro, Georgia, Georgia Southern's undergraduate students can choose from 67 degree programs across Georgia Southern's seven colleges. Among undergraduates, business fields are the most popular. The university has a 21-to-1 student/faculty ratio. The school has more than 300 campus organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Georgia Southern Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. The football team has won six national championship titles.

Considering applying to Georgia Southern University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Georgia Southern University had an acceptance rate of 68%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 68 students were admitted, making GSU's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 11,522
Percent Admitted 68%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 56%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Georgia Southern University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 73% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 540 610
Math 520 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Georgia Southern's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to GSU scored between 540 and 610, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 610. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 590, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1200 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Georgia Southern University.

Requirements

Georgia Southern University does not require the SAT writing section. Note that GSU participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

GSU requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 44% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 25
Math 19 25
Composite 21 25

This admissions data tells us that most of GSU's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Georgia Southern received a composite ACT score between 21 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Georgia Southern does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, GSU superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average GPA of Georgia Southern University's incoming freshmen class was 3.36. This data suggests that most successful applicants to GSU have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Georgia Southern University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Georgia Southern University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Georgia Southern University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Georgia Southern University, which accepts just over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's required minimums, you have a strong chance of being accepted. While Georgia Southern does not require a personal statement or essay, the university wants to see that you have completed a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in high school. At a minimum, you should have an average GPA of 2.5 or above in required coursework including: four years of English, math, and science; three years of social science; and two years of a single foreign language.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most had SAT scores of 1000 or higher, ACT composite scores of 20 or higher, and high school averages ranging from A to C+. Keep in mind, however, that the university is selective and a significant number of successful applicants have average GPAs in the "A" range.

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