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University of Alabama at Birmingham Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Alabama at Birmingham

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
81%
Admission Difficulty for University of Alabama at Birmingham
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 81%.  It ranks #16 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Alabama at Birmingham is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,375 out of 10,391 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 1090/1328 ACT 22/30). University of Alabama at Birmingham typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.83. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham application fee is $40 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

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

University of Alabama at Birmingham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1328
Applicants Submitting SAT 
14%
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 668
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1328
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Alabama at Birmingham typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 970. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks #3 in Alabama and #236 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 14 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

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1328 and Above Good >89%
1209 to 1328 Avg + 81%-89%
1090 to 1209 Avg - 69%-81%
971 to 1090 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 971 Low <54%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
98%
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Admission data indicates that University of Alabama at Birmingham regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Alabama and #209 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >89%
26 to 30 Avg + 81%-89%
22 to 26 Avg - 69%-81%
18 to 22 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 18 Low <54%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.83
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 3.83 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.83 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Alabama at Birmingham accepts 81% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Alabama at Birmingham students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 40.37% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.01% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.34% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 8.6% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.45% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.81% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.37% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.05% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56.27% of University of Alabama at Birmingham freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Alabama at Birmingham students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28.64%
Top 25% of class 56.27%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,588 3,803 10,391
Accepted 5,373 3,002 8,375
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 81%
Enrolled 1,389 765 2,154
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
151

Applicants have 151 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of Alabama at Birmingham Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham
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=100663 IPEDS survey data for University of Alabama at Birmingham.

FAQs

Does University of Alabama at Birmingham prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Alabama at Birmingham?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham. 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1328. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Alabama at Birmingham?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 30. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.