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Albany State University

Albany, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%

Albany State University Admissions

Albany State University is not difficult to get into. Around 97% of applicants get into Albany State University each year. Out of 3,115 applications received in 2023, 3,026 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Albany State University, the fee for the application costs $20.

Albany State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Albany State University's admissions stats.

Albany State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 50%
Waitlist No

Albany State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Albany State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Albany State University?

Albany State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Albany State University Admissions

Transferring to Albany State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Albany State University

Albany State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Albany State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Albany State University

What does Albany State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Geographical Residence Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
State Residency Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important

Make sure to check with Albany State University for more information on admission factors.

Albany State University Application Requirements

To apply to Albany State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Albany State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Albany State University?

Students admitted to Albany State University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 21% submitted a class rank. At Albany State University 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 52% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Albany State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Albany State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Albany State University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Albany State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2018, 61% of Albany State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Albany State University students scored 440 or higher and 75% of students scored 380 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Albany State University students scored 460 or higher, and 75% scored a 380 or higher.

To be most competitive at Albany State University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 18 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 18 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Albany State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 18, and three out of four students scored lower than 18 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Albany State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

More Information on Transferring to Albany State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Albany State University.

Transfer students can enroll in Albany State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Albany State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Albany State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Albany State University.

Does Albany State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Albany State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Albany State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Albany State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Albany State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Albany State University?

✅ Albany State University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Albany State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Albany State University is 97%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Albany State University?

❌ Albany State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Albany State University? Albany State University is a less selective institution. The Albany State University acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.


Albany State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Albany State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

360 - 440


Reading SAT Range

380 - 460

Albany State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Albany State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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