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Colleges / Georgia State University

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

Georgia State Admissions

If you are applying to Georgia State, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the application fee costs $60.

Students who submit their applications to Georgia State for fall should anticipate a decision by June 15.

Georgia State Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Georgia State 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1099
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist Yes

Georgia State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Georgia State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 8 January 15
Regular Decision Yes April 1 June 15

Considering Applying Early to Georgia State?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 8. Georgia State will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

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

More on Georgia State University Admissions

Transferring to Georgia State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Georgia State

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Georgia State?

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 assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Georgia State

What does Georgia 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 Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Georgia State Application Requirements

To apply to Georgia State, all applicants 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
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
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Georgia State?

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

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 State looks 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 2022, 22% of Georgia State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Georgia State?

To be competitive with other Georgia State applicants, you should aim to score between 990 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgia State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 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 State student is 1099.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgia State students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 485 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 485 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Georgia State?

To be most competitive at Georgia State, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Georgia State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Georgia State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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 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 July 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:

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Georgia State accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is Georgia State's acceptance rate?

✅ Georgia State's acceptance rate is 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Georgia State?

❌ Georgia State does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Georgia State?

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Georgia State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Georgia State? Georgia State is a somewhat selective institution. The Georgia State acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Georgia State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

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

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

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

Georgia State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1210


Math SAT Range

490 - 630


Reading SAT Range

485 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


990 to 1210


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia State students is 1099. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia State, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1210 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 State.

Georgia State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Georgia State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. 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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