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ASU Admission Requirements

Tempe, Arizona

Chances of getting into Arizona State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.8%
Admission Difficulty for Arizona State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Arizona for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,779 out of 26,869 applicants were admitted making Arizona State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Arizona State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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ASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Arizona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Arizona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1250

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 requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Arizona for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Arizona State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >91%
1245 to 1360 Avg + 85%-91%
1130 to 1245 Avg - 77%-85%
1015 to 1130 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 1015 Low <66%
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ASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
ACT Scores for Arizona State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Arizona State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Arizona for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Arizona State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Arizona State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >91%
25 to 29 Avg + 85%-91%
22 to 25 Avg - 78%-85%
19 to 22 Reach 70%-78%
Less than 19 Low <70%
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ASU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into ASU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arizona State University was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Arizona for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ASU accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Arizona State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

59% 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 30%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Arizona State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,613 14,256 26,869
Accepted 10,953 11,826 22,779
Acceptance Rate 87% 83% 85%
Enrolled 4,119 4,742 8,861
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 40% 39%

Admission Requirements

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

Arizona State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
N
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, New Mexico

C
University of California Riverside

Riverside, California

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?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to ASU. Admission competition is and the college has very high 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 1130 and 1360. 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 22 and 29. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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