Utah State University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Utah State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,620 out of 16,158 applicants or 97% were admitted making Utah State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Utah State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,288 7,870 16,158
Accepted 8,045 7,575 15,620
Acceptance Rate 97% 96% 97%
Enrolled 2,773 1,978 4,751
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 26% 30%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Utah State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Utah State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Utah State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 905. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1155 out of 1600. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1030 1280
SAT Reading 520 650
SAT Math 510 630
ACT Composite 20 27
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >98%
23 to 27 Avg + 97%-98%
20 to 23 Avg - 95%-97%
17 to 20 Reach 93%-95%
Less than 17 Low <93%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >98%
1155 to 1280 Avg + 97%-98%
1030 to 1155 Avg - 95%-97%
905 to 1030 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 905 Low <92%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Utah State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Utah State University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Utah State University accepts 97% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Utah State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230728 IPEDS survey data for Utah State University.

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