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Chances of getting into The University of Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.7%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Alabama and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 31,835 out of 38,505 applicants were admitted making The University of Alabama an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. The University of Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

The University of Alabama typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >89%
1210 to 1340 Avg + 83%-89%
1080 to 1210 Avg - 74%-83%
950 to 1080 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 950 Low <63%
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Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
73%
ACT Scores for The University of Alabama
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for The University of Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Alabama regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Alabama.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >89%
27 to 31 Avg + 83%-89%
23 to 27 Avg - 74%-83%
19 to 23 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 19 Low <63%
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Alabama GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into The University of Alabama?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into 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. The school ranks #5 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Alabama accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

60% of The University of Alabama freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Alabama students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 41%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 23,796 14,709 38,505
Accepted 19,605 12,230 31,835
Acceptance Rate 82% 83% 83%
Enrolled 3,876 2,888 6,764
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Alabama and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does The University of Alabama prefer SAT or ACT?

25% of students submit their SAT scores to Alabama. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The University of Alabama?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Alabama. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1340. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The University of Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 31. 73% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.