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Arkansas State University Admission Requirements

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Chances of getting into Arkansas State University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.2%
Admission Difficulty for Arkansas State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Arkansas State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,056 out of 5,253 applicants were admitted making Arkansas State University Main Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Arkansas State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Arkansas State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1120

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 requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1200 and Above Good >85%
1115 to 1200 Avg + 77%-85%
1030 to 1115 Avg - 66%-77%
945 to 1030 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 945 Low <54%
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Arkansas State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Arkansas State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 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 27 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >85%
24 to 27 Avg + 77%-85%
21 to 24 Avg - 66%-77%
18 to 21 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 18 Low <54%
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Arkansas State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Arkansas State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arkansas State University Main Campus was 3.44 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 grades are above the average 3.44 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Arkansas State University accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Arkansas State University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Arkansas State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,064 2,189 5,253
Accepted 2,392 1,664 4,056
Acceptance Rate 78% 76% 77%
Enrolled 895 670 1,565
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 40% 39%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 18, 2020
Days left to Apply
5

Applicants have 5 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 18, 2020.

Admission 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 Admission 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
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University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

M
Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

D
Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi

S
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

N
University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama

W
Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

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?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Arkansas State University. Admission competition is 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 1030 and 1200. 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 21 and 27. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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