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ASU Tempe Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to ASU Tempe, the fee for the application costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from ASU Tempe by August 1.

Considering Applying Early to ASU Tempe?

Arizona State University at Tempe does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is ASU Tempe Hard To Get Into?

ASU Tempe is amoderately difficult school to get into. ASU Tempe evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, ASU Tempe accepted 88% of all applicants., around 47,290 of the 53,516 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like ASU Tempe, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Barrett, The Honors College is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does ASU Tempe Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at ASU Tempe

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

ASU Tempe Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to ASU Tempe must submit the following items. Double check with ASU Tempe's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements additional requirements for Honors College and certain majors
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into ASU Tempe?

Students admitted to ASU Tempe have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69.9% submitted a class rank. At ASU Tempe 29.7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59.9% were in the top 25% and 86.7% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Arizona State University at Tempe, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 69.9%
3.75 and 3.99 24.2%
3.50 and 3.74 21.8%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 13.6%
2.50 and 2.9 9.9%
2.00 and 2.49 1.2%
ASU Tempe does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

ASU Tempe has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 51.8% of ASU Tempe's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 57.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for ASU Tempe?

To be competitive with other ASU Tempe applicants, you should strive to earn between 1110 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At ASU Tempe 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a ASU Tempe student is 1208.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of ASU Tempe students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of ASU Tempe students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for ASU Tempe?

To be most competitive at ASU Tempe, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for ASU Tempe's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for ASU Tempe students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to Arizona State University at Tempe

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to ASU Tempe.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in ASU Tempe during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

ASU Tempe Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to ASU Tempe?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to ASU Tempe.

Does ASU Tempe accept transfer credits?

ASU Tempe accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. ASU Tempe accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does ASU Tempe accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

ASU Tempe accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to ASU Tempe?

No, ASU Tempe is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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ASU Tempe Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into ASU Tempe? ASU Tempe is a somewhat selective institution. The ASU Tempe acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.



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ASU Tempe Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to ASU Tempe is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to ASU Tempe is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

ASU Tempe ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to ASU Tempe is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into ASU Tempe. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

ASU Tempe SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1310


Math SAT Range

550 - 670


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1110 to 1310


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for ASU Tempe students is 1208. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to ASU Tempe, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at ASU Tempe.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At ASU Tempe, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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