Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)

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Southern Polytechnic State University can be found in Marietta, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About five thousand students are enrolled at SPSU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1030 (25th percentile) to 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to Southern Polytechnic State University. We were able to estimate the SPSU average GPA (3.23 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 80 percent of all students which applied were accepted at SPSU, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 61 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SPSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Polytechnic State University was reported as 78.0% in Fall 2013 with over 1,690 college applications submitted to SPSU. 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

  • SPSU ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • SPSU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Polytechnic State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SPSU 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SPSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.1%
  • 2010-2011: 74.5%
  • 2011-2012: 74.1%
  • 2012-2013: 79.0%
  • 2013-2014: 78.0%
  • Projected SPSU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 76.1%

How Does SPSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Polytechnic State University is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Life University74.5%
Oglethorpe University55.8%
Morehouse College66.8%
Clark Atlanta University56.8%
Spelman College38.0%

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 SPSU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math22 - 26
Composite Score22 - 26
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