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Chances of getting into Appalachian State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.8%
Admission Difficulty for Appalachian State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into ASU and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,800 out of 16,664 applicants were admitted making Appalachian State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 39 percent. Appalachian State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Appalachian State University
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 prefers 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >85%
1185 to 1270 Avg + 77%-85%
1100 to 1185 Avg - 66%-77%
1015 to 1100 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 1015 Low <54%
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ASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Appalachian State University
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 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 19 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 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Appalachian State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >85%
25 to 28 Avg + 77%-85%
22 to 25 Avg - 66%-77%
19 to 22 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 19 Low <54%
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ASU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.05
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 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 grades are above the average 4.05 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ASU accepts 77% 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
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Appalachian State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,913 6,751 16,664
Accepted 8,019 4,781 12,800
Acceptance Rate 81% 71% 77%
Enrolled 2,127 1,374 3,501
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 31, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 31, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Appalachian State University Admission 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?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to ASU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult 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 1100 and 1270. 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 28. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.