Arizona State University admissions are not overly selective, and about nine out of every ten applicants will get accepted. Nevertheless, you will need decent grades and standardized test scores to get in. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had "A" or "B" averages in high school, and they had combined SAT scores of about 1350 or higher and ACT composite scores of 18 or higher. Having scores and grades above that lower range significantly increases your chance of getting an acceptance letter.
Note that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the lower range of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that appeared to be on target for ASU failed to get in. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Arizona State's admissions folks look at more than numerical data. They will look at the rigor of your high school courses as well as your grades. A student who doesn't meet minimum grade and test score requirements will still be considered through "individual review," a process by which an individual's background and accomplishments are taken into consideration. Also, as a strong Division I university, Arizona State may take a student's athletic skill into consideration during the admissions process.
To learn more about Arizona State University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- ASU 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?