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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

Georgia Southern University Admissions

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Georgia Southern University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Georgia Southern University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26.3%
Mean SAT Score 1093
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
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 –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Georgia Southern University?

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

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

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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 Does Georgia Southern University Look For in an Applicant?

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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores 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. Double check with Georgia Southern University'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)
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. At Georgia Southern University 26.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42.1% were in the top 25% and 78.9% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Georgia Southern University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 19%
2.50 and 2.9 20%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 Georgia Southern University directly.

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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Georgia Southern 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 2022, 23% of Georgia Southern University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% 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 1010 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgia Southern University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Georgia Southern University student is 1093.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgia Southern University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgia Southern University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Georgia Southern University?

To be most competitive at Georgia Southern University, 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 Georgia Southern 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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Georgia Southern University 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 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

• Spring 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. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Georgia Southern University's acceptance rate?

✅ Georgia Southern University's acceptance rate is 91%.

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 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 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 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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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Georgia Southern University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Georgia Southern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Georgia Southern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1190


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


1010 to 1190


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia Southern University students is 1093. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia Southern University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 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 3.36. 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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