Georgia Southern University

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Georgia Southern University can be found in Statesboro, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Georgia Southern University number nearly 27,000 per year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1050 (25th percentile) to 1200 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Georgia Southern University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. Georgia Southern University accepts roughly 50 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, about 56 percent registered for enrollment. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Georgia Southern University acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 58%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Georgia Southern University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Georgia Southern University was reported as 54.5% in Fall 2020 with over 13,900 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Georgia Southern University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.6%
  • 2017-2018: 68.3%
  • 2018-2019: 67.7%
  • 2019-2020: 54.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 57.8%

How Does Georgia Southern University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Georgia Southern University is four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Savannah College of Art and Design95.9%
College of Charleston78.3%
University of South Carolina-Columbia68.7%
University of Georgia45.3%
Valdosta State University57.2%

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 Georgia Southern University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 610
Math510 - 590
Total Score1050 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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