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Clarksville, Tennessee

Austin Peay State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Austin Peay State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.1%
Admission Difficulty for Austin Peay State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Austin Peay State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,476 out of 7,185 applicants were admitted making Austin Peay State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Austin Peay State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Austin Peay State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for Austin Peay State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Austin Peay State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Austin Peay State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 2 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

Austin Peay State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >94%
1165 to 1270 Avg + 90%-94%
1060 to 1165 Avg - 84%-90%
955 to 1060 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 955 Low <76%
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Austin Peay State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Austin Peay State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Austin Peay State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Austin Peay State University?

Admission data indicates that Austin Peay State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Austin Peay State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Austin Peay State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >94%
21 to 24 Avg + 90%-94%
19 to 21 Avg - 85%-90%
17 to 19 Reach 79%-85%
Less than 17 Low <79%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Austin Peay State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Austin Peay State University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Austin Peay State University accepts 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Austin Peay State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

72% of Austin Peay State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Austin Peay State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Austin Peay State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,493 2,692 7,185
Accepted 4,118 2,358 6,476
Acceptance Rate 92% 88% 90%
Enrolled 1,161 822 1,983
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 35% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 5, 2020
Days left to Apply
237

Applicants have 237 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 5, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Austin Peay State University before the Aug 5 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

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

Austin Peay State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Austin Peay 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=219602 IPEDS survey data for Austin Peay State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

2% of students submit their SAT scores to Austin Peay State University. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Austin Peay State University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1270. 2% 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 19 and 24. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.