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Arkansas State University - Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate63%

Arkansas State University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Arkansas State University. Around 63% of applicants get into Arkansas State University each year. Last year, 5,835 students applied to Arkansas State University and 3,693 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Arkansas State University, the fee for the application is $15.

Arkansas State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Arkansas State University's admissions stats.

Arkansas State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 2.5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 89.3%
Waitlist No

Arkansas State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Arkansas State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Arkansas State University?

Arkansas State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Arkansas State University Admissions

Transferring to Arkansas State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Arkansas State University 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 they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Arkansas State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Arkansas State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Arkansas State University for more information on admission factors.

Arkansas State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Arkansas State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Arkansas State University'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 Immunization Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Arkansas State University?

Students admitted to Arkansas State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Arkansas State University does not have 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 2022, 2.5% of Arkansas State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Arkansas State University?

To be competitive with other Arkansas State University applicants, you should strive to score between 1010 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arkansas State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arkansas State University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arkansas State University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Arkansas State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arkansas State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arkansas State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Arkansas State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Arkansas State University.

Transfer students can enroll in Arkansas State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Arkansas State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Arkansas State University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Arkansas State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Arkansas State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Arkansas State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Arkansas State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Arkansas State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Arkansas State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Arkansas State University?

✅ Arkansas State University is not test optional.

What is Arkansas State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Arkansas State University is 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Arkansas State University?

❌ Arkansas State University does not offer early decision.

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Arkansas State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Arkansas State University? Arkansas State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Arkansas State University acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


Arkansas State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

Arkansas State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1170


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

Arkansas State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Arkansas State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.66. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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