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Acceptance Rate 81.52%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 25.23%
Applicants 179,063
Admitted 145,977
Enrolled 36,830

Applying To Arizona Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 81.52% at Arizona colleges and universities where total 179,063 students have applied and 145,977 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $68.00 and the graduate application fees is $64.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Arizona colleges.
General Admission Information of Arizona Colleges
Open Admission Policy85 out of 125 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 68.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 64.00
Average Acceptance Rate81.52%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.23%
Average Test Scores1,151 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 179,063 students (74,156 men and 102,491 women) applied to and 145,977 (60,178 men and 85,789 women) students were accepted to admit Arizona Colleges. Among them, 16,026 men and 20,804 women were enrolled into Arizona schools. The average acceptance rate is 81.52% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 25.23%. The table below shows the Arizona colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Arizona Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants179,06374,156102,491
Admitted145,97760,17885,789
Enrolled36,83016,02620,804
Acceptance Rate 81.52% 81.15% 83.70%
Enrollment Ratio 25.23% 26.63% 24.25%
[Chart]Arizona Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Arizona college, 11,469 students (49.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 11,955 students (59.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,258 and 25th percentile score is 1,044. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 73 and 25th percentile score is 54. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Arizona colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Arizona Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing524.00630.00
SAT Math520.00628.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0024.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Arizona Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Arizona Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Arizona Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Arizona State, 42 schools use semester calendar systems and 5 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester42 out of 125 schools
Quarter5 out of 125 schools
Trimester1 out of 125 schools
Four-one-four plan1 out of 125 schools
Other academic year10 out of 125 schools
Differs by program20 out of 125 schools
Continuous37 out of 125 schools
Un-Known/Other9 out of 125 schools
Next table describes credits that Arizona colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits39 out of 125 schools
Credits for Life Experiences40 out of 125 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits49 out of 125 schools
Credit for Military Training62 out of 125 schools

Application Requirements

10 Arizona schools require High School GPA and 17 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 5 Arizona colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Arizona colleges.
Admission Checklist for Arizona Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA105
High School Rank05
High School Record (or Transcript)171
Completion of College Preparatory Program18
Recommendations21
Formal Demonstration of Competencies03
Admission Test Scores56
TOEFL122
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)22