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Boone, North Carolina

ASU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Appalachian State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70%
Admission Difficulty for Appalachian State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,807 out of 14,009 applicants were admitted making ASU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Appalachian State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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ASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1250

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

Appalachian State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >80%
1250 to 1330 Avg + 70%-80%
1170 to 1250 Avg - 58%-70%
1090 to 1170 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1090 Low <45%
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ASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 25

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Appalachian State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >80%
25 to 27 Avg + 70%-80%
23 to 25 Avg - 58%-70%
21 to 23 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 21 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.05
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Appalachian State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Appalachian State University was 4.05 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ASU accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Appalachian State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 80% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 6% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

58% 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 21%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Appalachian State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,361 5,648 14,009
Accepted 6,191 3,616 9,807
Acceptance Rate 74% 64% 70%
Enrolled 1,975 1,331 3,306
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 37% 34%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Appalachian State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Appalachian State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies 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.