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Chances of getting into Arizona State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.5%
Admission Difficulty for Arizona State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Arizona for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 29,562 out of 34,188 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. Arizona State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Arizona State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Arizona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
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 1240

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 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 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 2019 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%
1240 to 1360 Avg + 86%-91%
1120 to 1240 Avg - 78%-86%
1000 to 1120 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 1000 Low <68%
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ASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
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 28
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 19 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 28 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 2019 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 >91%
25 to 28 Avg + 86%-91%
22 to 25 Avg - 78%-86%
19 to 22 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 19 Low <68%
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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 86% 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

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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 16,241 17,947 34,188
Accepted 14,331 15,231 29,562
Acceptance Rate 88% 85% 86%
Enrolled 4,589 5,455 10,044
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 36% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

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 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?

86% 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 1120 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 28. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.