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#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

Alabama State Admission Requirements

Montgomery, Alabama

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Your chances of getting into Alabama State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

96.6%
Admission Difficulty for Alabama State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alabama State is 96.6%.  Its admission rate is the 24th lowest in Alabama.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Alabama State and can you get accepted?

Alabama State University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 6,502 out of the 6,731 who applied were admitted.

Alabama State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.95. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Alabama State?

97% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Alabama State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.95 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 930 on the SAT
  • Score 18 on the ACT

Alabama State GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

2.95

Typical High School Grades 

B-

What GPA do you need to get into Alabama State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Alabama State are to have around a 2.95 high school GPA. You can get into Alabama State with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.95 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Alabama State accepts 97% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Alabama State is 2.95 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #26 in Alabama for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Alabama State is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Alabama State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 11.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Avg +
2.50 to 2.99 32.0% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 19.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Reach
less than 1.00 1.0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Alabama State SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Alabama State University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 18% of students submitted SAT scores and 29% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

828-1041

Applicants Submitting SAT 

18%
SAT Scores for Alabama State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 429
Math 25th Percentile 399
Composite 25th Percentile 828
SAT Scores for Alabama State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 531
Math 75th Percentile 510
Composite 75th Percentile 1041
Average SAT Score 930

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Alabama State University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Alabama State is 930 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 828-1041. Students who get into Alabama State University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Alabama State ranks #18 in the state of Alabama for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 930 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Alabama State regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 828 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 828, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 730, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Alabama State University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 930 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 934, you have around a 97% chance of being admitted. A 1041 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

Alabama State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1041 and Above Good >98%
934 to 1041 Avg + 97%-98%
828 to 934 Avg - 94%-97%
722 to 828 Reach 90%-94%
Less than 722 Low <90%
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Alabama State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-20 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

29%
ACT Scores for Alabama State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 14
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Alabama State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 20
Math 75th Percentile 18
Composite 75th Percentile 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Alabama State?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Alabama State is 18, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 20.  The school ranks #20 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 18. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alabama State University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Alabama State University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Alabama State for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 18 score has around 97% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 20 ACT score.

Alabama State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
20 and Above Good >98%
18 to 20 Avg + 97%-98%
16 to 18 Avg - 94%-97%
14 to 16 Reach 90%-94%
Less than 14 Low <90%
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High School Class Rank

61% of Alabama State University freshman are in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Alabama State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 39%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Alabama State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,529 2,147 6,731
Accepted 4,412 2,036 6,502
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 97%
Enrolled 582 361 943
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 31, 2024

Days left to Apply

66

Applicants have 66 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Alabama State University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alabama State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Alabama State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Alabama State University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 2.95 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 930 and ACT of 18 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Alabama State University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100724 IPEDS survey data for Alabama State University.

FAQs

Does Alabama State University prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to Alabama State. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Alabama State University?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to Alabama State. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Alabama State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 828 and 1041. The average SAT score is 934. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Alabama State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. The average ACT score is 18. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.