Acceptance Rate 52.27%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 37.61%
Applicants 317,024
Admitted 165,712
Enrolled 62,321

Applying To Georgia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 52.27% at Georgia colleges and universities where total 317,024 students have applied and 165,712 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 Rate52.27%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)37.61%
Average Test Scores1,079 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 317,024 students (126,631 men and 190,155 women) applied to and 165,712 (62,185 men and 103,416 women) students were accepted to admit Georgia Colleges. Among them, 26,446 men and 35,868 women were enrolled into Georgia schools. The average acceptance rate is 52.27% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 37.61%. The table below shows the Georgia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Georgia Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 52.27% 49.11% 54.39%
Enrollment Ratio 37.61% 42.53% 34.68%
[Chart]Georgia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Georgia college, 40,693 students (66.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 25,025 students (43.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,171 and 25th percentile score is 986. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 70 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 Writing501.00595.00
SAT Math485.00576.00
ACT Composite19.0024.00
ACT Math17.0022.00
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

49 Georgia schools require High School GPA and 52 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 39 Georgia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Georgia colleges.
Admission Checklist for Georgia Colleges
High School GPA493
High School Rank119
High School Record (or Transcript)520
Completion of College Preparatory Program2424
Formal Demonstration of Competencies15
Admission Test Scores396
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)53