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Georgia College & State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1889
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,141
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $15,774,623
Admissions Address

231 W. Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Website

http://www.gcsu.edu

Admissions E-mail

info@gcsu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mike Augustine
Admissions office telephone: (478) 445-5779
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/aw?gcsu  
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $235 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 56%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 37%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 66%
Total applicants: 3,696
Total acceptances: 2,053
Total freshman enrollment: 1,132
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 25%
 
Male applicants: 1,388
Male acceptances: 758
Male freshman enrollment: 425
 
Female applicants: 2,308
Female acceptances: 1,295
Female freshman enrollment: 707
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 90
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 15


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 56%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 - 600
Math: 520 - 600
Combined: 1030 - 1200


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 1.0%
600-699 22.0% 25.0%
500-599 60.0% 60.0%
400-499 15.0% 14.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 39%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 25
Math: 20 - 25
Composite: 22 - 25


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 5.0% 2.0%
24-29 38.0% 38.0% 41.0%
18-23 59.0% 53.0% 52.0%
12-17 1.0% 4.0% 5.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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