Chances of getting into University of Arizona

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arizona
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for University of Arizona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for University of Arizona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1190

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Arizona admission chances by SAT score
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%
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U of A ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for University of Arizona
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Arizona
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Arizona admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Arizona students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 27% Good
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

High School Class Rank

63% of University of Arizona freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Arizona students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Arizona admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,223 17,715 39,941
Accepted 18,928 14,786 33,717
Acceptance Rate 85% 83% 84%
Enrolled 4,361 3,386 7,750
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 23% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Arizona and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Arizona 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Arizona
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=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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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