ASU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Appalachian State University
How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,221 out of 16,154 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 36 percent. Appalachian State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 31% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT50%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 50 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>79%|
|1185 to 1270||Avg +||69%-79%|
|1100 to 1185||Avg -||57%-69%|
|1015 to 1100||Reach||44%-57%|
|Less than 1015||Low||<44%|
ASU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT48%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|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 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Appalachian State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>81%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||69%-81%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||59%-69%|
|21 to 23||Reach||49%-59%|
|Less than 21||Low||<49%|
Avg. High School GPA4.05
Typical High School GradesA
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. The school ranks #3 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ASU accepts 69% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
58% 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||21%|
|Top 25% of class||58%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Bottom 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||32%||31%|
Applications were DueMar 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Appalachian State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||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.
Frequently Asked Questions
50% of students submit their SAT scores to ASU. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
69% of those who apply are granted admission to ASU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1270. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.