Georgia State University has a long and storied history. It was founded in 1913 as the Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce. Initially, the school only offered evening classes to working adults, but by 1932, it had become a four-year college with an emphasis on business studies. In 1955, it was renamed the Georgia State College of Business Administration and in 1969, it became Georgia State University.
Since then, GSU has grown exponentially to become one of the largest universities in the nation. It now offers over 250 degree programs across eight colleges and schools—including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business—and serves more than 50,000 students each year. In 2019 alone, GSU awarded more than 10,000 degrees and certificates to graduates from around the world.
GSU also has an impressive research portfolio that includes projects funded by federal agencies such as NASA and NIH as well as private entities like Microsoft and Coca-Cola. The university has also been recognized for its commitment to sustainability initiatives including green building practices and renewable energy sources like solar power. In 2018 alone, GSU diverted more than 60% of its waste from landfills through composting efforts at its main campus dining facility.
In addition to academics and research programs, GSU also offers a wealth of extracurricular activities for students including student organizations ranging from professional societies to recreational clubs; intramural sports leagues; arts and culture events; community service opportunities; leadership development programs; career resources; housing facilities; health services; wellness programs; student government activities; transportation options; counseling services; library resources; study abroad opportunities for international students; and much more!
Georgia State University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Georgia State University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Georgia State University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.
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Georgia State University is a highly selective institution that admits only the best and brightest students. The admissions process at GSU is extremely competitive, with an acceptance rate of just over 50%. In the fall of 2020, GSU received nearly 25,000 applications for admission and accepted approximately 12,000. Of those accepted, approximately 40% were first-time freshmen and 60% were transfers. The majority of students admitted were from the state of Georgia, although students from all 50 states and over 100 countries were represented in the incoming class.
The average GPA for incoming freshmen was 3.7, with an average SAT score of 1160 and an average ACT score of 24. Additionally, GSU admitted a diverse group of students in 2020, with approximately 40% identifying as African American, 25% identifying as Hispanic/Latinx, and 25% identifying as Asian American/Pacific Islander. Approximately 11% identified as Caucasian and 5% identified as having two or more races or ethnicities. GSU also welcomed nearly 1,000 international students to its campus in 2020. These students represented over 85 different countries across the globe.
Fall 2022 Selectivity
|Fall 2022 acceptance rate||52%|
|Early decision acceptance rate||N/A|
|Early action acceptance rate||58%|
|Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students)||51%|
Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
|Female applicants accepted||3,779|
|Male applicants accepted||2,780|
|Female freshman enrollment||1,586|
|Male freshman enrollment||1,342|
|Early decision applicants||N/A|
|Early decision applicants accepted||N/A|
|Early decision applicants enrolled||N/A|
|Early action applicants||2,127|
|Early action applicants accepted||1,230|
|Early action applicants enrolled||577|
|Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action||20%|
Fall 2022 Wait List
|School has a wait list||Yes|
|Applicants placed on wait list||627|
|Students accepting place on wait list||236|
|Students accepted from wait list||130|
Fall 2022 High School Rank
|Freshman students submitting high school class standing||0%|
Fall 2022 High School GPA
|Freshman students submitting high school GPA||78%|
|Average high school GPA||3.4|
|High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range||3.1-3.6|
Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores
|Freshman students submitting SAT scores||90%|
|SAT Critical Reading average score||549|
|SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range||500-590|
|SAT Math average score||554|
|SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range:||500-600|
|SAT Writing average score||N/A|
|SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range||N/A|
|SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range||N/A|
Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores
|Freshman students submitting ACT scores||39%|
|Average ACT Composite score||24|
|ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range||21-26|
|ACT English 25th-75th percentile range||20-26|
|ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range||21-26|