About a third of applicants to Appalachian State University will be rejected, and those who get in tend to have standardized test scores and high school grades that at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school GPAs of "B" or better, combined SAT scores of 1600 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. Slightly higher numbers improve your chances of getting in significantly.
Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Appalachian State University did not win admission. On the flip side, note that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Appalachian State's admissions process is not entirely quantitative. The university's admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not courses that get you an easy "A." For students with borderline scores and grades, they will look at factors such as extracurricular activities, special talents, and leadership potential to identify students who will succeed in college and contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways.
To learn more about Appalachian State University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Appalachian State Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?