|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into U of A and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Arizona for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 34,558 out of 40,854 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. University of Arizona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Arizona. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 53% of students submit SAT scores and 54% submit ACT scores.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Arizona?
University of Arizona typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1360 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1235 to 1360||Avg +||85%-91%|
|1110 to 1235||Avg -||77%-85%|
|985 to 1110||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 985||Low||<66%|
|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||29|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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 17 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 29 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>91%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||85%-91%|
|21 to 25||Avg -||77%-85%|
|17 to 21||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 17||Low||<66%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Arizona?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into U of A. 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 85% 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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||22%||22%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Arizona is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Arizona and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor 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.
53% of students submit their SAT scores to U of A. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
85% of those who apply are granted admission to U of A. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1360. 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 29. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.