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Clayton State University

Morrow, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Clayton State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Clayton State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 17 and the application fee costs $40.

Clayton State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Clayton State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Mean SAT Score 976
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 49%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 33%
Waitlist No

Clayton State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Clayton State University.

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

Applying Early to Clayton State University?

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

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

More on Clayton State University Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Clayton State University?

It is not difficult to get into Clayton State University. Clayton State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Clayton State University accepted 68% of students, about 1,592 from the 2,356 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Clayton 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. Admissions to nursing, dental hygiene programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Clayton State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Clayton State University

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

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Clayton State University

What does Clayton 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important

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

Clayton State University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements proof of immunization
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Clayton State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

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

Clayton State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Clayton 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 2021, 49% of Clayton State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 33% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Clayton State University?

To be competitive with other Clayton State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 898 and 970 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Clayton State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 970 and 25% of scored lower than 898, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Clayton State University student is 976.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Clayton State University students scored 520 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Clayton State University students scored 540 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Clayton State University?

To be most competitive at Clayton State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Clayton State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Clayton State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Clayton State University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Clayton State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Clayton State University?

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

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

❌ Clayton State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

✅ Clayton State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Clayton State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Clayton State University has an acceptance rate of 68%.

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

❌ Clayton State University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Clayton State University?

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Clayton State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Clayton State University? Clayton State University is a less selective institution. The Clayton State University acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Clayton State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clayton State University is Jul 17.

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

Clayton State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above


16 to 20


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clayton State University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Clayton State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Clayton State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

898 - 970


Math SAT Range

430 - 520


Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

970 and Above


898 to 970


898 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Clayton State University students is 976. Applicants with SAT scores of 970 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Clayton State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 898 to 970 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 898 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Clayton State University.

Clayton State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Clayton State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. 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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