Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW)

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Georgia Southwestern State University can be found in Americus, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Georgia Southwestern State University has an enrollment of around 3,200 students.

Many of the students accepted into this school had an SAT score in the range of 860 to 1040, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 18 to 22. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the GSW average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.14. This school has an acceptance rate of around 68 percent with 44 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall GSW Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Georgia Southwestern State University was reported as 68.0% in Fall 2013 with over 1,250 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

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

How Hard Is It to Get into Georgia Southwestern State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Georgia Southwestern 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 GSW has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.1%
  • 2010-2011: 68.0%
  • 2011-2012: 68.4%
  • 2012-2013: 66.4%
  • 2013-2014: 68.0%
  • Projected GSW Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.8%

How Does GSW Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Georgia Southwestern State University is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Albany State University19.9%
Fort Valley State University32.7%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College70.9%
Wesleyan College43.4%
Gordon State College45.3%

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 GSW (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 22
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