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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
73.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Alabama at Birmingham
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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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.

University of Alabama at Birmingham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1365
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
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 680
SAT Math 75th 685
SAT Composite 75th 1365
Average SAT Score 1230

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission chances by SAT score
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%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
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 32
ACT Math 75th 27
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 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

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 >84%
25 to 29 Avg + 74%-84%
22 to 25 Avg - 64%-74%
19 to 22 Reach 53%-64%
Less than 19 Low <53%
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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 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.

 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 5,341 2,957 8,298
Accepted 3,833 2,279 6,112
Acceptance Rate 72% 77% 74%
Enrolled 1,437 909 2,346
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 40% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 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?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.