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 1290 to 1620, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 19 to 23. We were able to estimate the Columbus State University (CSU) average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Columbus State University admits approximately 60% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 59% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Columbus State University (CSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Columbus State University was reported as 55.4% in Fall 2013 with over 3,170 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 SAT Scores: 1290 - 1620
  • CSU ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • CSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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 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 CSU has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 58.7%
  • 2010-2011: 56.2%
  • 2011-2012: 54.5%
  • 2012-2013: 51.9%
  • 2013-2014: 55.4%
  • Projected CSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 54.6%

How Does Columbus State University (CSU) Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Point University53.5%
Tuskegee University35.1%
Georgia Southwestern State University68.0%
Gordon State College45.3%
Fort Valley State University32.7%

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 2013)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math430 - 540
Writing420 - 530
Total Score1290 - 1620
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math17 - 21
Composite Score19 - 23
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