ASU: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to ASU, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown ASU statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at ASU

What are your chances at ASU?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    What GPA do you need to get into Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix?

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s average GPA is 3.15. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix does require GPA. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of ASU application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.15 to 3.31 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.31 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on ASU’s campus. These ASU admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s acceptance rate was 78.48. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 77.0 % 77.0 % 78.48 %

    As you can see, Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is a little easier to get into than last year.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into ASU - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at ASU?

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  • Your GPA*
    on a 4.0 scale

    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at ASU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Does Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Require Test Scores?

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix SAT Requirements

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s average SAT score is 1070 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 480 590 535
    Reading 480 590 535
    2019 Total 960 1180 1070
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s average SAT score is 1070. To be a competitive applicant for Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 960, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1180.

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix ACT Requirements

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix’s average ACT score is 56. To be a competitive applicant for Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 61, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 52.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 20 - 20
    Reading 20 26 23
    Writing 21 26 23
    2019 Total 61 52 56
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Recommended
    School Record Required

    How to get into ASU

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into ASU. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at ASU, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with ASU admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1070 on the SAT or 56 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.15.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with ASU’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Phoenix has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Phoenix area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. ASU needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your ASU app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that ASU’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at ASU?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at ASU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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