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Georgia State Admissions

If you want to apply to Georgia State, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the fee for the application is $60. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Georgia State?

Georgia State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Georgia State will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into Georgia State University

Getting into Georgia State is moderately difficult. Georgia State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Georgia State **accepted 67% of students, around 16,300 of the 24,457 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Georgia State, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Georgia State has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Georgia State Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Georgia State

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Georgia State Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Georgia State must submit the following items. Double check with Georgia 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
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Other Requirements college preparatory curriculum as specified by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, combined SAT of 830, minimum Freshman Index of 2500
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Georgia State?

Students admitted to Georgia State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Georgia State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 22.14%
3.50 and 3.74 26.34%
3.25 and 3.49 19.85%
3.00 and 3.24 15.4%
2.50 and 2.9 10.28%
2.00 and 2.49 0.28%
Georgia State does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Georgia State 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.

In 2021, 69% of Georgia State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Georgia State?

To be competitive with other Georgia State applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgia State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Georgia State student is 1042.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgia State students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgia State students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Georgia State?

To be most competitive at Georgia State, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Georgia State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Georgia State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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

Transferring to Georgia State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Georgia State.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Georgia State during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Georgia State Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Georgia State?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Georgia State.

Does Georgia State accept transfer credits?

Georgia State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Georgia State accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

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

Georgia State accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Georgia State?

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

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Georgia State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

67%

How hard is it to get into Georgia State? Georgia State is a somewhat selective institution. The Georgia State acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.

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Georgia State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgia State is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgia State is Aug 1.

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

Georgia State ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Georgia State is 25. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Georgia State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Georgia State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

470 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

970 to 1150

Avg

970 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia State students is 1042. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia State, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Georgia State.

Georgia State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.48

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Georgia State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

36,343

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,076

Out-of-State

$30,114

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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