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ASU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

68.3%
Admission Difficulty for Appalachian State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into ASU? The school has a 68% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,020 out of 13,202 applicants were admitted making ASU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Appalachian State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Appalachian State University?

Appalachian State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. 51 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

Appalachian State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >78%
1210 to 1310 Avg + 68%-78%
1110 to 1210 Avg - 56%-68%
1010 to 1110 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1010 Low <42%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ASU?

Admission data indicates that ASU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Appalachian State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >78%
25 to 27 Avg + 68%-78%
23 to 25 Avg - 56%-68%
21 to 23 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 21 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
4.05
Typical High School Grades
A

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 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Appalachian State University students
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 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Appalachian State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,809 5,393 13,202
Accepted 5,671 3,349 9,020
Acceptance Rate 73% 62% 68%
Enrolled 1,858 1,267 3,125
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 38% 35%

Admission Requirements

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

Appalachian State University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Appalachian State University
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.