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 seven thousand students.

Clayton State University admits approximately 50 percent of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, around 60 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Clayton State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Clayton State University was reported as 51.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,940 college 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.

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 Clayton State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 44.8%
  • 2017-2018: 41.8%
  • 2018-2019: 54.4%
  • 2019-2020: 51.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 46.1%

How Does Clayton State University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Clayton State University is eleven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Spelman College43.4%
Morehouse College99.8%
Clark Atlanta University54.8%
Agnes Scott College64.8%
Oglethorpe University67.6%

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 Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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

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