Acceptance Rate 59.97%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 31.86%
Applicants 342,174
Admitted 205,192
Enrolled 65,373

Applying To Georgia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 59.97% at Georgia colleges and universities where total 342,174 students have applied and 205,192 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $49.00 and the graduate application fees is $46.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Georgia colleges.
General Admission Information of Georgia Colleges
Open Admission Policy91 out of 160 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 49.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 46.00
Average Acceptance Rate59.97%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.86%
Average Test Scores1,076 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 342,174 students (136,738 men and 205,308 women) applied to and 205,192 (74,987 men and 130,144 women) students were accepted to admit Georgia Colleges. Among them, 26,972 men and 38,401 women were enrolled into Georgia schools. The average acceptance rate is 59.97% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 31.86%. The table below shows the Georgia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Georgia Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 59.97% 54.84% 63.39%
Enrollment Ratio 31.86% 35.97% 29.51%
[Chart]Georgia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Georgia college, 32,578 students (55.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 20,942 students (36.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,171 and 25th percentile score is 981. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 71 and 25th percentile score is 53. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Georgia colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Georgia Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing501.00594.00
SAT Math480.00577.00
ACT Composite19.0024.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Georgia Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Georgia Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Georgia Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Georgia State, 87 schools use semester calendar systems and 14 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester87 out of 160 schools
Quarter14 out of 160 schools
Trimester0 out of 160 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 160 schools
Other academic year7 out of 160 schools
Differs by program17 out of 160 schools
Continuous28 out of 160 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 160 schools
Next table describes credits that Georgia colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits85 out of 160 schools
Credits for Life Experiences65 out of 160 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits96 out of 160 schools
Credit for Military Training86 out of 160 schools

Application Requirements

50 Georgia schools require High School GPA and 50 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 26 Georgia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Georgia colleges.
Admission Checklist for Georgia Colleges
High School GPA503
High School Rank117
High School Record (or Transcript)501
Completion of College Preparatory Program2423
Formal Demonstration of Competencies05
Admission Test Scores266
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)33