|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
50.35% of Appalachian State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||15.9%|
|Top 25% of class||50.35%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||27%||27%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 31, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Appalachian State University is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to Appalachian State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
50% of students submit their SAT scores to ASU. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.