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Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%

Pittsburg State University Admissions

Pittsburg State University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Pittsburg State University is 96%. Last year, 1,822 students applied to Pittsburg State University and 1,741 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Pittsburg State University, the fee for the application is $30.

Pittsburg State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Pittsburg State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 95%
Waitlist No

Pittsburg State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Pittsburg State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes

Considering Applying Early to Pittsburg State University?

Pittsburg State University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

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

More on Pittsburg State University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Pittsburg State University?

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

In 2022, Pittsburg State University accepted 96% of students, around 1,741 of the 1,822 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Pittsburg 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 international students is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Pittsburg State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Pittsburg State University

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

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Pittsburg State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Pittsburg 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
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important

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

Pittsburg State University Application Requirements

To apply to Pittsburg State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg State University?

Students admitted to Pittsburg State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At Pittsburg State University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg State University 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

Pittsburg 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.

In 2021, 4% of Pittsburg State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pittsburg State University students scored 585 or higher and 75% of students scored 478 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pittsburg State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 478 or higher.

To be most competitive at Pittsburg State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pittsburg State University'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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pittsburg State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Pittsburg State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Pittsburg State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Pittsburg State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pittsburg State University?

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

Does Pittsburg State University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

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

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

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

✅ Pittsburg State University is not test optional.

What is Pittsburg State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Pittsburg State University's acceptance rate is 96%.

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

✅ Pittsburg State University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Pittsburg State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Pittsburg State University? Pittsburg State University is a less selective institution. The Pittsburg State University acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.


Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg State University is Continuous processing.

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

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

Pittsburg State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

438 - 585


Reading SAT Range

478 - 600

Pittsburg State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Pittsburg State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. 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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