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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Alabama Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into The University of Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.3%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Alabama and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 20,321 out of 38,129 applicants were admitted making Alabama a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. The University of Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
19%
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1240

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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 19 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
1340 and Above Good >66%
1235 to 1340 Avg + 53%-66%
1130 to 1235 Avg - 40%-53%
1025 to 1130 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 1025 Low <28%
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Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
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 32
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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 81 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
32 and Above Good >67%
27 to 32 Avg + 53%-67%
23 to 27 Avg - 41%-53%
19 to 23 Reach 31%-41%
Less than 19 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #5 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Alabama accepts 53% 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 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

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%

Admission Statistics

The University of Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 23,424 14,705 38,129
Accepted 12,329 7,992 20,321
Acceptance Rate 53% 54% 53%
Enrolled 4,240 3,167 7,407
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 40% 36%

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.