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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

Acceptance Rate
92.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Alabama at Birmingham
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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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 92% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,226 out of 7,845 applicants were admitted making University of Alabama at Birmingham an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. University of Alabama at Birmingham typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

University of Alabama at Birmingham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1110

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 requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1240 and Above Good >95%
1110 to 1240 Avg + 92%-95%
980 to 1110 Avg - 87%-92%
850 to 980 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 850 Low <80%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Alabama 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >95%
25 to 29 Avg + 92%-95%
21 to 25 Avg - 87%-92%
17 to 21 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 17 Low <80%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.62
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 grades are above the average 3.62 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Alabama at Birmingham accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Alabama at Birmingham students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 47% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

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 for admitted University of Alabama at Birmingham students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,100 2,745 7,845
Accepted 4,694 2,532 7,226
Acceptance Rate 92% 92% 92%
Enrolled 1,473 826 2,299
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
195

Applicants have 195 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission 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?

1% 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?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham. Admission competition is and the college has difficult 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 980 and 1240. 1% 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 21 and 29. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.