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Austin Peay State University Admission Requirements

Clarksville, Tennessee

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Your chances of getting into Austin Peay State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

93.4%
Admission Difficulty for Austin Peay State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Austin Peay State University is 93.4%.  Its admission rate is the 38th lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Austin Peay State University and can you get accepted?

Austin Peay State University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 4,721 out of the 5,053 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 918/1188 ACT 19/24). Austin Peay State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Austin Peay State University?

93% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Austin Peay State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.3 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1050 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Austin Peay State University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.3

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Austin Peay State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Austin Peay State University are to have around a 3.3 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Austin Peay State University accepts 93% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Austin Peay State University is 3.3 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #32 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Austin Peay State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 18.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Austin Peay State University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Austin Peay State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

918-1188

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for Austin Peay State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 463
Math 25th Percentile 455
Composite 25th Percentile 918
SAT Scores for Austin Peay State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 618
Math 75th Percentile 570
Composite 75th Percentile 1188
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Austin Peay State University is 1050 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 918-1188. Students who get into Austin Peay State University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Austin Peay State University ranks #27 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1050 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Austin Peay State University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 918 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 918, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1050 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1053, you have around a 93% chance of being admitted. A 1188 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

Austin Peay State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1188 and Above Good >96%
1053 to 1188 Avg + 93%-96%
918 to 1053 Avg - 87%-93%
783 to 918 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 783 Low <79%
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Austin Peay State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

77%
ACT Scores for Austin Peay State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Austin Peay State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Austin Peay State University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 24.  The school ranks #24 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Austin Peay State University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Austin Peay State University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 93% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 97% with a 24 ACT score.

Austin Peay State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >97%
21 to 24 Avg + 93%-97%
19 to 21 Avg - 89%-93%
17 to 19 Reach 83%-89%
Less than 17 Low <83%
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High School Class Rank

74% of Austin Peay State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Austin Peay State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Austin Peay State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,213 1,833 5,053
Accepted 3,039 1,680 4,721
Acceptance Rate 95% 92% 93%
Enrolled 818 611 1,429
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 36% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 4, 2024

Days left to Apply

161

Applicants have 161 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 4, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Austin Peay State University is $25.

Application Requirements

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

Austin Peay State University Application 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Austin Peay State University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.3 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1050 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219602 IPEDS survey data for Austin Peay State University.

FAQs

Does Austin Peay State University prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Austin Peay State University?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to Austin Peay State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Austin Peay State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 918 and 1188. The average SAT score is 1053. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Austin Peay State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.