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Chances of getting into Appalachian State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Admission Difficulty for Appalachian State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at ASU is 80%.  It ranks #44 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Appalachian State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 14,453 out of 18,178 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1070/1240 ACT 22/27). Appalachian State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.98. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The ASU application fee is $65 and applications are due by Mar 31.

Testing Requirements

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

ASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Appalachian State University?

Appalachian State University typically prefers 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. ASU ranks #10 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >87%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 80%-87%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 70%-80%
985 to 1070 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 985 Low <58%
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ASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
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 ASU?

Admission data indicates that ASU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #9 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Appalachian State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >88%
24 to 27 Avg + 80%-88%
22 to 24 Avg - 72%-80%
20 to 22 Reach 63%-72%
Less than 20 Low <63%
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ASU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.98
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Appalachian State University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into ASU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Appalachian State University was 3.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.98 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ASU accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Appalachian State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 50.13% Avg -
3.75 to 3.99 24.99% Reach
3.50 to 3.74 18.3% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 4.64% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.56% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.38% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

50.35% of Appalachian State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Appalachian State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15.9%
Top 25% of class 50.35%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Appalachian State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,664 7,514 18,178
Accepted 8,909 5,544 14,453
Acceptance Rate 84% 74% 80%
Enrolled 2,391 1,515 3,906
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 27% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 31, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 31, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Appalachian State University is $65.

Application Requirements

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

Appalachian State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Appalachian State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197869 IPEDS survey data for Appalachian State University.

FAQs

Does Appalachian State University prefer SAT or ACT?

50% of students submit their SAT scores to ASU. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Appalachian State University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to ASU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Appalachian State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1240. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Appalachian State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.