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Chances of getting into Arizona State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
88%
Admission Difficulty for Arizona State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at ASU is 88%.  It ranks #9 in Arizona for lowest rate of acceptance. Arizona State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 47,290 out of 53,516 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1100/1320 ACT 21/28). Arizona State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The ASU application fee is $50 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Arizona State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

ASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1100-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT 
60%
SAT Scores for Arizona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Arizona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Arizona State University?

Arizona State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. ASU ranks #3 in Arizona and #228 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Arizona State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >93%
1210 to 1320 Avg + 88%-93%
1100 to 1210 Avg - 79%-88%
990 to 1100 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 990 Low <67%
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ASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
58%
ACT Scores for Arizona State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Arizona State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Arizona for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Arizona State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Arizona State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >94%
24 to 28 Avg + 88%-94%
21 to 24 Avg - 81%-88%
18 to 21 Reach 71%-81%
Less than 18 Low <71%
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ASU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.52
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Arizona State University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into ASU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arizona State University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Arizona for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ASU accepts 88% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Arizona State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.2% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.8% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.6% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.2% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.1% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

59.9% of Arizona State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Arizona State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29.7%
Top 25% of class 59.9%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Arizona State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 28,309 25,207 53,516
Accepted 25,527 21,763 47,290
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 88%
Enrolled 6,572 6,105 12,677
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
215

Applicants have 215 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Arizona State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Arizona State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Arizona State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
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 Arizona State University
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=104151 IPEDS survey data for Arizona State University.

FAQs

Does Arizona State University prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to ASU. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Arizona State University?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to ASU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Arizona State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1320. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Arizona State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.