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Arkansas State University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

70.4%
Admission Difficulty for Arkansas State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Arkansas State University? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,981 out of 5,655 applicants were admitted making Arkansas State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Arkansas State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1010-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Arkansas State University Main Campus?

Arkansas State University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. 1 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >80%
1140 to 1270 Avg + 70%-80%
1010 to 1140 Avg - 58%-70%
880 to 1010 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 880 Low <45%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Arkansas State University?

Admission data indicates that Arkansas State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Arkansas State University Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >82%
23 to 26 Avg + 70%-82%
21 to 23 Avg - 60%-70%
19 to 21 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 19 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Arkansas State University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arkansas State University Main Campus was 3.44 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 Arkansas State University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Arkansas State University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

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Admission Statistics

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,124 2,531 5,655
Accepted 2,235 1,746 3,981
Acceptance Rate 72% 69% 70%
Enrolled 889 755 1,644
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 43% 41%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 18, 2018
Days left to Apply
86

Applicants have 86 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Aug 18, 2018.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Arkansas State University before the Aug 18 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 2 Jul 11
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 9 Jun 19
Jul 14 Jul 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Arkansas State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Arkansas State University Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Arkansas State University Main Campus
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=106458 IPEDS survey data for Arkansas State University Main Campus.