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The University of Alabama Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

53.6%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into The University of Alabama? The school has a 54% acceptance rate. Last year, 19,400 out of 36,203 applicants were admitted making The University of Alabama a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. The University of Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Alabama?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 21 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >67%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 54%-67%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 41%-54%
960 to 1070 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 960 Low <29%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
ACT Scores for The University of Alabama
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for The University of Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into The University of Alabama?

Admission data indicates that The University of Alabama regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Alabama.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Alabama admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >68%
26 to 31 Avg + 54%-68%
22 to 26 Avg - 42%-54%
18 to 22 Reach 31%-42%
Less than 18 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into The University of Alabama. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Alabama was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as The University of Alabama accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 42% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

The University of Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,408 13,795 36,203
Accepted 12,055 7,345 19,400
Acceptance Rate 54% 53% 54%
Enrolled 4,194 3,017 7,211
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 41% 37%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Alabama and what considerations affect admission decisions?

The University of Alabama Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Alabama
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100751 IPEDS survey data for The University of Alabama.