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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Georgia

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Georgia. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Georgia is 40.63% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 38.18%.
Emory University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 15.60% and Kennesaw State University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 55.35% among best schools in Georgia. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2019-2020.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Georgia
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Emory University30,017 (11,956/18,061) 4,682 (2,005/2,677) 1,374 (595/779) 16% (17%/15%) 29% (30%/4%)
2 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus36,856 (25,178/11,678) 7,584 (4,310/3,274) 3,076 (1,766/1,310) 21% (17%/28%) 41% (41%/11%)
3 University of Georgia29,285 (11,513/17,739) 13,265 (4,823/8,424) 5,499 (2,117/3,375) 45% (42%/47%) 41% (44%/19%)
4 Wesleyan College737 (0/737) 323 (0/323) 134 (0/134) 44% (0%/44%) 41% (0%/18%)
5 Berry College4,328 (1,611/2,717) 3,055 (1,118/1,937) 577 (221/356) 71% (69%/71%) 19% (20%/13%)
6 Kennesaw State University15,691 (7,441/8,250) 11,803 (5,636/6,167) 6,533 (3,326/3,207) 75% (76%/75%) 55% (59%/39%)
7 Spelman College9,106 (0/9,106) 3,956 (0/3,956) 516 (0/516) 43% (0%/43%) 13% (0%/6%)
8 Georgia State University16,681 (6,248/10,433) 12,702 (4,753/7,949) 5,064 (2,144/2,920) 76% (76%/76%) 40% (45%/28%)
9 Piedmont College1,910 (744/1,166) 1,031 (425/606) 275 (121/154) 54% (57%/52%) 27% (28%/13%)
10 Young Harris College1,488 (640/848) 962 (413/549) 265 (135/130) 65% (65%/65%) 28% (33%/15%)
Average14,610 (6,533/6,961)5,936 (2,413/3,223)2,833 (1,303/1,529)40.63% (36.9%/46.3%)38.18% (43.2%/37.9%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,103 and 75th percentile is 1,290 for best schools in Georgia. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 602 and the average SAT Math score is 595.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Georgia. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Georgia for academic year 2019-2020.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Georgia
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Emory University59%
(816)
670740690790
2Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus74%
(2,263)
630730670780
3University of Georgia70%
(3,846)
630700610720
4Wesleyan College81%
(108)
470580470540
5Berry College50%
(291)
560670530650
6Kennesaw State University77%
(5,033)
530620520610
7Spelman College73%
(379)
560630520600
8Georgia State University81%
(4,125)
540630520620
9Piedmont College75%
(206)
480600480560
10Young Harris College66%
(175)
490580460550
Average70.60% 556.00648.00 547.00642.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 64 and 75th percentile is 81 for best schools in Georgia. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 25, the average ACT English score is 24, and the average ACT Math score is 23.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Georgia. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Georgia for academic year 2019-2020.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Georgia
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Emory University41%
(558)
3134 0000
2Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus53%
(1,623)
2934 29352934
3University of Georgia63%
(3,486)
2732 27352531
4Wesleyan College41%
(54)
1722 16221620
5Berry College49%
(285)
2430 24322227
6Kennesaw State University49%
(3,197)
2026 20251925
7Spelman College51%
(264)
2226 21271925
8Georgia State University39%
(1,994)
2026 20261926
9Piedmont College39%
(107)
1824 16241723
10Young Harris College39%
(104)
1823 16231622
Average46.40% 22.6027.70 21.0027.67 20.2225.89

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Georgia based on academic year 2019-2020 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Georgia
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Emory University
2 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
3 University of Georgia
4 Wesleyan College
5 Berry College
6 Kennesaw State University
7 Spelman College
8 Georgia State University
9 Piedmont College
10 Young Harris College

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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