Gordon State College (Gordon)

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Gordon can be found in Barnesville, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 3,800 students enrolled each year at Gordon.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 820 (25th percentile) to 1040 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 15 (25th percentile) to 19 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Gordon average GPA ranges from 2.64 to 2.90 for accepted students. An estimated 80% of all students which applied were accepted at Gordon State College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 53% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .gordonstate.edu.

Overall Gordon Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Gordon State College was reported as 84.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,990 applications submitted to Gordon State College. 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

  • Gordon ACT Scores: 15 - 19
  • Gordon Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Gordon State College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Gordon State College and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gordon has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.3%
  • 2017-2018: 83.7%
  • 2018-2019: 70.6%
  • 2019-2020: 84.1%
  • Projected Gordon Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.9%

How Does Gordon Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gordon State College is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wesleyan College43.8%
Fort Valley State University51.8%
Spelman College43.4%
Agnes Scott College64.8%
Morehouse College99.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 Gordon (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 530
Math400 - 510
Total Score820 - 1040
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 19
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 19
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