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Georgia State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1913
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 19,122
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $120,558,554
Admissions Address

University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083

Website

http://www.gsu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@gsu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Nannette Commander
Admissions office telephone: (404) 651-2365
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwadm/adm30.html  
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $350 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not 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 2 N/A
History 1 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: Required
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: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
 
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: Not considered
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: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 52%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 52%
Total applicants: 8,346
Total acceptances: 4,370
Total freshman enrollment: 2,177
 
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: 3,130
Male acceptances: 1,728
Male freshman enrollment: 861
 
Female applicants: 5,216
Female acceptances: 2,642
Female freshman enrollment: 1,316
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
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
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 - 590
Math: 500 - 600
Combined: 990 - 1190


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.1% 2.4%
600-699 21.5% 23.2%
500-599 50.1% 51.0%
400-499 25.7% 23.4%
300-399 0.5% 0.0%
200-299 0.1% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 25
Math: 19 - 25
Composite: 20 - 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 2.5% 6.4% 2.2%
24-29 36.4% 30.8% 37.3%
18-23 58.9% 58.0% 50.3%
12-17 2.2% 4.8% 10.2%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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