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Chances of getting into The University of Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Alabama and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Alabama is 80%.  It ranks #15 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of Alabama is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 31,804 out of 39,560 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent (SAT 1070/1330 ACT 23/31). The University of Alabama typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Alabama application fee is $40 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. The University of Alabama is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1070-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT 
25%
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for The University of Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1200

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. 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 940. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Alabama ranks #4 in Alabama and #246 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1330 and Above Good >88%
1200 to 1330 Avg + 80%-88%
1070 to 1200 Avg - 68%-80%
940 to 1070 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 940 Low <53%
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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 and #168 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >88%
27 to 31 Avg + 80%-88%
23 to 27 Avg - 68%-80%
19 to 23 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 19 Low <53%
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Alabama GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.82
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Alabama. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Alabama was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.82 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Alabama accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted The University of Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 42.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64.5% 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 44.7%
Top 25% of class 64.5%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 24,653 14,907 39,560
Accepted 19,692 12,112 31,804
Acceptance Rate 80% 81% 80%
Enrolled 3,755 2,752 6,507
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
177

Applicants have 177 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Alabama is $40.

Application 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 Application 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?

80% 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 1070 and 1330. 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.