Central State University

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Central State University is a historically black college found in Wilberforce, OH. Nearly two thousand students are enrolled at Central State University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to Central State University. A score within the range of 760 - 860 on the SAT exam, or 14 - 17 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Central State University average GPA (2.51 - 2.72) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 57% of all those who apply are accepted to Central State University, from which 8 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at centralstate.edu.

Overall Central State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Central State University was reported as 56.8% in Fall 2020 with over 13,500 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 14 - 17
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.72

How Hard Is It to Get into Central State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Central State University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Central State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 42.0%
  • 2017-2018: 48.0%
  • 2018-2019: 57.1%
  • 2019-2020: 56.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 49.6%

How Does Central State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Central State University is zero percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wilberforce University41.4%
Cedarville University78.8%
Wittenberg University91.3%
Kettering College22.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Central State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading390 - 450
Math370 - 410
Total Score760 - 860
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 16
Math14 - 18
Composite Score14 - 17
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