U of A Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Arizona
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into U of A and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Arizona for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 33,717 out of 39,941 applicants were admitted making University of Arizona 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 45 percent. University of Arizona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% 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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U of A SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT53%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Arizona?
University of Arizona typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Arizona for highest average SAT composite score. 53 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>90%|
|1190 to 1310||Avg +||84%-90%|
|1070 to 1190||Avg -||76%-84%|
|950 to 1070||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 950||Low||<64%|
U of A ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|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 U of A?
Admission data indicates that U of A 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 #2 in Arizona for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arizona.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>91%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||84%-91%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||77%-84%|
|18 to 21||Reach||68%-77%|
|Less than 18||Low||<68%|
Avg. High School GPA3.42
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Arizona. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Arizona was 3.42 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 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as U of A accepts 84% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||16%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
63% of University of Arizona freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||32%|
|Top 25% of class||63%|
|Top 50% of class||90%|
|Bottom 50% of class||10%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||23%||23%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply26
Applicants have 26 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Arizona and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104179 IPEDS survey data for University of Arizona.
Frequently Asked Questions
53% of students submit their SAT scores to U of A. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
84% of those who apply are granted admission to U of A. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1310. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.