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Southern Polytechnic State University

School Profile

  • Southern Polytechnic State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Marietta, GA
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 4,251
First-year Undergraduate Students: 599
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 4,126
Graduate Students: 567

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Apparel and textiles
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering/Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics engineering
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Telecommunications
  • Certificate of Apparel product development
  • Certificate of Business continuity
  • Certificate of City/Community/Regional Planning
  • Certificate of Computer/Systems Security
  • Certificate of Engineering sales
  • Certificate of Engineering Technology - General
  • Certificate of Production design
  • Certificate of Quality principles
  • Certificate of Spanish

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $5,374
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $18,494

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 79


Member: NAIA
Team name: Runnin' Hornets


  • Ranked #85 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #42 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #139 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #139 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #85 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #149 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #124 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #1 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #17 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060-2896
(678) 915-4188
(800) 635-3204
Fax: (678) 915-7292
Contact: Gary Bush
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 77%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 77%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 1,326
Female applicants 214
Male applicants 1,112
Applicants accepted 1,018
Female applicants accepted 157
Male applicants accepted 861
Freshman enrollment 611
Female freshman enrollment 77
Male freshman enrollment 534
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 62%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 93%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.9-3.6

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 75%
SAT Critical Reading average score 548
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 500-590
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 584
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-630
SAT Writing average score 509
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 465-550
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 26%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 22-26

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