Southern Polytechnic State University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Southern Polytechnic State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,212 out of 1,535 applicants or 79% were admitted making Southern Polytechnic State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Southern Polytechnic State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 65% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southern Polytechnic State University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 254 1,281 1,535
Accepted 189 1,023 1,212
Acceptance Rate 74% 80% 79%
Enrolled 105 685 790
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 67% 65%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Polytechnic 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 Southern Polytechnic State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Polytechnic State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1015. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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 1110 1300
SAT Reading 550 650
SAT Math 560 650
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 22 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >86%
24 to 26 Avg + 79%-86%
22 to 24 Avg - 69%-79%
20 to 22 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 20 Low <57%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >86%
1205 to 1300 Avg + 79%-86%
1110 to 1205 Avg - 69%-79%
1015 to 1110 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 1015 Low <57%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Southern Polytechnic State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Polytechnic State University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southern Polytechnic State University accepts 79% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Polytechnic 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 Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141097 IPEDS survey data for Southern Polytechnic State University.

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