Resources › For Students and Parents Georgia State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Barry Winiker / Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated May 11, 2020 Georgia State University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 57%. 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, Georgia State University had an acceptance rate of 57%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 57 students were admitted, making GSU's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 20,949 Percent Admitted 57% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 41% SAT Scores and Requirements Georgia State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 81% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 500 590 Math 490 600 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Georgia State's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to GSU scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 600, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 600. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1190 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 39% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 20 26 Math 19 26 Composite 20 26 This admissions data tells us that most of GSU's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Georgia State received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% score below 20. 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. 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 just over half 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. If You Like Georgia State, You May Also Like These Schools Spelman CollegeEmory UniversityFlorida State UniversityHoward UniversityUniversity of MiamiAuburn University All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Georgia State University Undergraduate Admissions Office. How Competitive Is Georgia College & State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Utah State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Iowa State University's Admissions Process? 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