Chances of getting into The University of Alabama
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT19%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|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.
|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%|
Alabama ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT81%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
60% of The University of Alabama freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||40%||36%|
What are the requirements for admission to The University of Alabama and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.