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ASU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into ASU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,684 out of 13,083 applicants or 66% were admitted making ASU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Appalachian State University typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,569 5,514 13,083
Accepted 5,271 3,413 8,684
Acceptance Rate 70% 62% 66%
Enrolled 1,775 1,274 3,049
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 37% 35%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Appalachian 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 ASU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Appalachian State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. 57 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 1130 1310
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 560 640
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 23 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >79%
25 to 28 Avg + 66%-79%
23 to 25 Avg - 56%-66%
21 to 23 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 21 Low <45%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >77%
1220 to 1310 Avg + 66%-77%
1130 to 1220 Avg - 53%-66%
1040 to 1130 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1040 Low <40%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Appalachian State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Appalachian State University was 4.05 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ASU accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 80% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 6% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% 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

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies 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=197869 IPEDS survey data for Appalachian State University.