Georgia State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Georgia State University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 71%. Located on an urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia, GSU is part of the University System of Georgia. Undergraduate students can choose from over 100 fields of study with business and the social sciences among the most popular. In athletics, the Georgia State University Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Considering applying to Georgia State 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 State University had an acceptance rate of 71%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 71 students were admitted, making GSU's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 16,348
Percent Admitted 71%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 43%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Georgia State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 81% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 540 630
Math 520 620
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Georgia State'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 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Georgia State University.

Requirements

Georgia State requires the SAT writing section. Note that GSU does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Georgia State requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 40% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 26
Math 19 26
Composite 21 26

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 State received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% score below 21.

Requirements

Note that Georgia State University does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Georgia State requires the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the middle 50% of Georgia State University's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.3 and 3.8. 25% had a GPA above 3.8, and 25% had a GPA below 3.3. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Georgia State University have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Georgia State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Georgia State 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 State 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 State University is a somewhat selective public university where fewer than three-quarters of applicants are accepted. Admissions are based primarily on your GPA in GSU's required high school curriculum and your SAT or ACT scores. The admissions office will be looking for high grades in a rigorous course schedule that includes four years of English, math, and natural science; three years of social science; and two years of the same foreign language. Students may submit an optional letter of recommendation to strengthen their GSU application.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of admitted students had high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) of 950 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 18 or better. Georgia State calculates GPA using core college preparatory courses in English, math, science, social science, and foreign language.

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