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Central State University

Wilberforce, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%

Central State University Admissions

Central State University is not difficult to get into. Around 89% of applicants get into Central State University each year. Last year, 3,814 students applied to Central State University and 3,388 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Central State University, the application fee costs $35.

Central State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Central State University's admissions stats.

Central State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Central State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Central State University.

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

Applying Early to Central State University?

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

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

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How To Get Into Central State University

Getting into Central State University is not difficult.

In 2022, Central State University accepted 89% of students, around 3,388 from the 3,814 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Central State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Central State University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Central State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Central State University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Central State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Central State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Central State University 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Geographical Residence Important
State Residency Important
Academic GPA Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Central State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Central State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Central 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) 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

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

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

Central State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Central State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Central State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Central State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Central State University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Central State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Central State University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Central State University is not test optional.

What is Central State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Central State University has an acceptance rate of 89%.

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

❌ Central State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Central State University? Central State University is a less selective institution. The Central State University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Central State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central State University is Continuous processing.

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

Central State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Central State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Central State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.8. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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