Clayton State University

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Clayton State University can be found in Morrow, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Clayton State University has an enrollment of approximately six thousand students.

Most of the students getting into Clayton State University earned an SAT score between 1280 - 1530, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 18 - 21. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Clayton State University average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.14 for accepted students. Clayton State University admits approximately 50 percent of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, around 56 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Clayton State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Clayton State University was reported as 47.7% in Fall 2013 with over 2,050 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

  • SAT Scores: 1280 - 1530
  • ACT Scores: 18 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Clayton State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Clayton State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Clayton State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.9%
  • 2010-2011: 37.0%
  • 2011-2012: 38.5%
  • 2012-2013: 40.5%
  • 2013-2014: 47.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 43.9%

How Does Clayton State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Clayton State University is sixteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Spelman College38.0%
Clark Atlanta University56.8%
Morehouse College66.8%
Oglethorpe University55.8%
Life University74.5%

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 Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Clayton State University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math420 - 510
Writing420 - 500
Total Score1280 - 1530
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 22
Math17 - 21
Composite Score18 - 21
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