Columbus State University (CSU)

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Columbus State University can be found in Columbus, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately eight thousand students are enrolled at Columbus State University.

Many of the students accepted into Columbus State University earned an SAT score within the range of 860 to 1100, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 18 to 22. We were able to estimate the Columbus State University (CSU) average GPA (2.89 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Columbus State University admits approximately 80% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 46% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Columbus State University (CSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Columbus State University was reported as 79.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,880 college applications submitted to Columbus State University. 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

  • CSU ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • CSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Columbus State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Columbus 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Columbus State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.2%
  • 2017-2018: 53.4%
  • 2018-2019: 56.4%
  • 2019-2020: 79.4%
  • Projected CSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 60.1%

How Does Columbus State University (CSU) Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Point University28.9%
Tuskegee University51.7%
Georgia Southwestern State University58.3%
Gordon State College84.1%
Fort Valley State University51.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 570
Math420 - 530
Total Score860 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 22
Composite Score18 - 22
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