Columbus State Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Columbus State? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,758 out of 3,157 applicants or 56% were admitted making Columbus State a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Columbus State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 58% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Columbus State University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,899 1,258 3,157
Accepted 1,056 702 1,758
Acceptance Rate 56% 56% 56%
Enrolled 588 433 1,021
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 62% 58%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Columbus State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Columbus State regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbus State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 930 1170
SAT Reading 470 600
SAT Math 460 570
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 17 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >68%
20 to 23 Avg + 56%-68%
17 to 20 Avg - 43%-56%
14 to 17 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 14 Low <31%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >68%
1050 to 1170 Avg + 56%-68%
930 to 1050 Avg - 43%-56%
810 to 930 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 810 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Columbus State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Columbus State University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Columbus State accepts 56% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 23% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 38 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jun 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Columbus State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139366 IPEDS survey data for Columbus State University.

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