Arizona State University (ASU)

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ASU can be found in Tempe, AZ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Arizona State University enrolls over seventy thousand students per year.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at ASU. A score between 1020 to 1270 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Arizona State University (ASU) average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at ASU, and from those that were granted acceptance around 41 percent continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Arizona State University (ASU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 86%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Arizona State University (ASU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Arizona State University was reported as 80.2% in Fall 2013 with over 21,800 college applications submitted to ASU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ASU ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • ASU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Arizona State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Arizona State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Arizona State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 90.3%
  • 2010-2011: 90.5%
  • 2011-2012: 86.6%
  • 2012-2013: 88.9%
  • 2013-2014: 80.2%
  • Projected ASU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 85.6%

How Does Arizona State University (ASU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for ASU is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Arizona76.9%
Northern Arizona University91.4%
University of Nevada-Las Vegas85.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Arizona State University (ASU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math23 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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