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Georgia Southern University

4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%

Georgia Southern University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Georgia Southern University. The acceptance rate at Georgia Southern University is 89%. Last year, 14,680 students applied to Georgia Southern University and 13,049 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Georgia Southern University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $30.

Georgia Southern University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Georgia Southern University's admissions stats.

Georgia Southern University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Mean SAT Score 1067
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 71%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
Waitlist No

Georgia Southern University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Georgia Southern University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 5 1

Applying Early to Georgia Southern University?

Georgia Southern University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Georgia Southern University Admissions

Transferring to Georgia Southern University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Georgia Southern 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 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Georgia Southern University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Georgia Southern 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Considered

Make sure to check with Georgia Southern University for more information on admission factors.

Georgia Southern University Application Requirements

To apply to Georgia Southern University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Georgia Southern University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Georgia Southern University?

Students admitted to Georgia Southern University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

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

Georgia Southern 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 2022, 71% of Georgia Southern University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Georgia Southern University?

To be competitive with other Georgia Southern University applicants, you should aim to earn between 990 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgia Southern University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Georgia Southern University student is 1067.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgia Southern University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgia Southern University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Georgia Southern University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Georgia Southern University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Georgia Southern University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Georgia Southern University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Georgia Southern University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Georgia Southern University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Georgia Southern University.

Does Georgia Southern University accept transfer credits?

✅ Georgia Southern University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Georgia Southern University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Georgia Southern University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Georgia Southern University?

✅ Georgia Southern University is not test optional.

What is Georgia Southern University's acceptance rate?

✅ Georgia Southern University has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Georgia Southern University?

❌ Georgia Southern University does not offer early decision.

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Georgia Southern University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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


Georgia Southern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgia Southern University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgia Southern University is Continuous processing.

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

Georgia Southern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1140


Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


990 to 1140


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia Southern University students is 1067. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia Southern University, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Southern University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Georgia Southern University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.44. 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

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

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Tuition and Fees

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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