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Colleges / Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

ASU Tempe Admissions

If you are planning on applying to ASU Tempe, the application fee is $50.

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

ASU Tempe Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of ASU Tempe's admissions stats.

ASU Tempe 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28.4%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Waitlist No

Arizona State University at Tempe Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Arizona State University at Tempe.

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

Want to Apply Early to ASU Tempe?

ASU Tempe does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Arizona State University at Tempe Admissions

Transferring to Arizona State University at Tempe

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to ASU Tempe

ASU Tempe has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into ASU Tempe?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at ASU Tempe

What does ASU Tempe consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with ASU Tempe for more information on admission factors.

ASU Tempe 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to ASU Tempe, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Other Requirements additional requirements for Honors College and certain majors
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 65.2% submitted a class rank. At ASU Tempe 28.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57.6% were in the top 25% and 85.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Arizona State University at Tempe, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.1%
3.75 and 3.99 26.9%
3.50 and 3.74 24.7%
3.25 and 3.49 17.3%
3.00 and 3.24 12.9%
2.50 and 2.9 8.1%
2.00 and 2.49 0.9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to ASU Tempe directly.

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

ASU Tempe considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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.

What is a Good SAT Score for ASU Tempe?

What is a Good ACT Score for ASU Tempe?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Arizona State University at Tempe

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to ASU Tempe.

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

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to ASU Tempe?

❌ No, ASU Tempe is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is ASU Tempe's acceptance rate?

✅ ASU Tempe has an acceptance rate of 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at ASU Tempe?

❌ ASU Tempe does not offer early decision.

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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.


ASU Tempe 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

ASU Tempe SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At ASU Tempe, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. 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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