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Chances of getting into University of Arizona

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
85%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arizona
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into U of A and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at U of A is 85%.  It ranks #8 in Arizona for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Arizona is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 37,064 out of 43,540 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent (SAT 1090/1350 ACT 21/29). University of Arizona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The U of A application fee is $50 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

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 submitted SAT scores and 54% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

U of A SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT 
53%
SAT Scores for University of Arizona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Arizona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1220

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. U of A ranks #2 in Arizona and #213 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Arizona admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1350 and Above Good >92%
1220 to 1350 Avg + 85%-92%
1090 to 1220 Avg - 75%-85%
960 to 1090 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 960 Low <61%
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U of A ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-29 
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 30
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 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Arizona admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >92%
25 to 29 Avg + 85%-92%
21 to 25 Avg - 75%-85%
17 to 21 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 17 Low <61%
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U of A GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.43
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Arizona for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as U of A accepts 85% 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 
4.0 12.14% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.77% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.33% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.67% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 18.11% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.87% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.01% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 35%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Arizona admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 24,886 18,654 43,540
Accepted 21,548 15,516 37,064
Acceptance Rate 87% 83% 85%
Enrolled 4,332 3,002 7,334
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 19% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of Arizona Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does University of Arizona prefer SAT or ACT?

53% of students submit their SAT scores to U of A. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Arizona?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Arizona?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1350. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Arizona?

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.