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Southern Polytechnic State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1948
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,680
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $3,308,295
Admissions Address

1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060-2896

Website

http://www.spsu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@spsu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Virginia A. Head
Admissions office telephone: (678) 915-4188
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $20
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.gacollege411.org/Applications/USG_Common_App_Short/apply.html?application_id=3425  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $235 (Partially refundable)
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 3 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 18 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: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 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: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 1,228
Total acceptances: 740
Total freshman enrollment: 450
 
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: 1,018
Male acceptances: 628
Male freshman enrollment: 393
 
Female applicants: 210
Female acceptances: 112
Female freshman enrollment: 57
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

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: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 580
Math: 520 - 620
Combined: 1020 - 1200


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 5.7%
600-699 19.8% 30.0%
500-599 54.5% 52.2%
400-499 24.8% 12.1%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 23
Math: 20 - 25
Composite: 20 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.4% 4.2% 6.9%
24-29 23.6% 19.4% 31.9%
18-23 73.6% 72.2% 59.7%
12-17 1.4% 4.2% 1.5%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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