|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,112 out of 8,298 applicants were admitted making University of Alabama at Birmingham a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. University of Alabama at Birmingham typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||685|
|SAT Composite 75th||1365|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1365 and Above||Good||>83%|
|1227 to 1365||Avg +||74%-83%|
|1090 to 1227||Avg -||63%-74%|
|953 to 1090||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 953||Low||<50%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>84%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||74%-84%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||64%-74%|
|19 to 22||Reach||53%-64%|
|Less than 19||Low||<53%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Applicants require very good grades in high school 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 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Alabama at Birmingham accepts 74% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||10%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||10%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
56% of University of Alabama at Birmingham 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||30%|
|Top 25% of class||56%|
|Top 50% of class||83%|
|Bottom 50% of class||17%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||40%||38%|
Applicants have 215 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Alabama at Birmingham is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
13% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1365. 13% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.