Georgia State University (GSU)

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Georgia State University can be found in Atlanta, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Georgia State University enrolls about 36,000 students per year.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Georgia State University. A score between 1060 - 1250 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Georgia State University (GSU) average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 76% with 40% of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Georgia State University (GSU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 66%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Georgia State University (GSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Georgia State University was reported as 76.1% in Fall 2020 with over 16,700 college applications submitted to Georgia 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

  • GSU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • GSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Georgia State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Georgia State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.8%
  • 2017-2018: 69.8%
  • 2018-2019: 71.4%
  • 2019-2020: 76.1%
  • Projected GSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 66.4%

How Does Georgia State University (GSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Georgia State University is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus20.6%
Emory University15.6%
University of West Georgia59.5%

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
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Georgia State University (GSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math520 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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