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Colleges / Columbus State University

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

Columbus State Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Columbus State, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 30 and the application fee costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to Columbus State for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Columbus State Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Columbus State's admissions stats.

Columbus State 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 10%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Columbus State University Application Deadlines

Check with Columbus State University directly for more info on application deadlines.

Want to Apply Early to Columbus State?

Columbus State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Columbus State directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Columbus State University Admissions

Transferring to Columbus State University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Columbus State

Columbus State has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Columbus State?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing 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 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Columbus State

What does Columbus State 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
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Columbus State 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Columbus State, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Columbus State's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Columbus State?

Students admitted to Columbus State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72.8% submitted a class rank. At Columbus State 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28% were in the top 25% and 59% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.05%
3.75 and 3.99 6.98%
3.50 and 3.74 13.04%
3.25 and 3.49 13.22%
3.00 and 3.24 17.91%
2.50 and 2.9 31.59%
2.00 and 2.49 12.12%

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 Columbus State directly.

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

Columbus State considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Columbus State 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 2022, 10% of Columbus State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Columbus State?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Columbus State students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Columbus State students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Columbus State?

To be most competitive at Columbus State, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Columbus State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Columbus State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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 Columbus State University

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Columbus State during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Columbus State Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Columbus State?

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

Does Columbus State accept transfer credits?

✅ Columbus State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Columbus State accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Columbus State accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Columbus State?

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

What is Columbus State's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Columbus State is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Columbus State?

🟨 Columbus State may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Columbus State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Columbus State? Columbus State is a less selective institution. The Columbus State acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Columbus State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbus State is Jun 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbus State is Jun 30.

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

Columbus State ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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Columbus State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

430 - 560


Reading SAT Range

440 - 570

Columbus State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Columbus State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. 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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