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Georgia Southwestern State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1906
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,222
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

800 Wheatley Street
Americus, GA 31709

Website

http://www.gsw.edu

Admissions E-mail

gswapps@canes.gsw.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: July 21
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gaye Hayes
Admissions office telephone: (229) 928-1273
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 21
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://www.ganet.org/gsw  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $75 (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 1 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units 16 N/A


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

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
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: July 21
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 21
 
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: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: N/A
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: N/A
Geographical residence: N/A
State residency: N/A
Religious affiliation/commitment: N/A
Racial/ethnic status: N/A
Volunteer work: N/A
Work experience: N/A
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 83%
Total applicants: 965
Total acceptances: 803
Total freshman enrollment: 441
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 362
Male acceptances: 297
Male freshman enrollment: 173
 
Female applicants: 603
Female acceptances: 506
Female freshman enrollment: 268
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 71%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 51%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 94%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 68%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 - 530
Math: 430 - 520
Combined: 870 - 1050


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 10.0% 9.0%
500-599 32.0% 33.0%
400-499 57.0% 52.0%
300-399 0.0% 5.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 21
Math: 17 - 20
Composite: 17 - 20


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 9.0% 10.0% 9.0%
18-23 64.0% 64.0% 53.0%
12-17 27.0% 26.0% 38.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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