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Arkansas State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Arkansas State University Main Campus

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Admission Difficulty for Arkansas State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Arkansas State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Arkansas State University is 67%.  It ranks #9 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Arkansas State University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,921 out of 5,836 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1000/1220 ACT 20/26). Arkansas State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.56. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Arkansas State University application fee is $30 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Testing Requirements

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

Arkansas State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Arkansas State University Main Campus?

Arkansas State University Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. Arkansas State University ranks #6 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >78%
1110 to 1220 Avg + 67%-78%
1000 to 1110 Avg - 54%-67%
890 to 1000 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 890 Low <41%
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Arkansas State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Arkansas State University?

Admission data indicates that Arkansas State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Arkansas State University Main Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >78%
23 to 26 Avg + 67%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 54%-67%
17 to 20 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 17 Low <41%
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Arkansas State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Arkansas State University Main Campus?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Arkansas State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arkansas State University Main Campus was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Arkansas State University accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

74% of Arkansas State University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Arkansas State University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,580 2,252 5,836
Accepted 2,494 1,426 3,921
Acceptance Rate 70% 63% 67%
Enrolled 799 494 1,293
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 35% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
16

Applicants have 16 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Arkansas State University Main Campus is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Arkansas State University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Arkansas State University Main Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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 Arkansas State University Main Campus
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=106458 IPEDS survey data for Arkansas State University Main Campus.

FAQs

Does Arkansas State University Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

2% of students submit their SAT scores to Arkansas State University. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Arkansas State University Main Campus?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Arkansas State University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Arkansas State University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1220. 2% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Arkansas State University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.