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University of Alabama at Birmingham Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into University of Alabama at Birmingham

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

86.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Alabama at Birmingham
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 86.7%.  Its admission rate is the 19th lowest in Alabama.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham and can you get accepted?

University of Alabama at Birmingham is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 8,622 out of the 9,947 who applied were admitted.

University of Alabama at Birmingham typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Alabama at Birmingham?

87% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Alabama at Birmingham you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.82 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1310 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

University of Alabama at Birmingham GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.82

Typical High School Grades 

A-

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Alabama at Birmingham are to have around a 3.82 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.82 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Alabama at Birmingham accepts 87% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 3.82 on the 4.0 scale. 42% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #3 in Alabama for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of Alabama at Birmingham is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Alabama at Birmingham students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 41.5% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.6% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.7% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 8.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.2% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.3% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of Alabama at Birmingham SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 7% of students submitted SAT scores and 49% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1200-1410

Applicants Submitting SAT 

7%
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 610
Math 25th Percentile 590
Composite 25th Percentile 1200
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 690
Math 75th Percentile 720
Composite 75th Percentile 1410
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 1310 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1200-1410. Students who get into University of Alabama at Birmingham score in the top 24 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks #2 in the state of Alabama and #178 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1310 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Alabama at Birmingham regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1200, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1090, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1310 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1305, you have around a 87% chance of being admitted. A 1410 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >93%
1305 to 1410 Avg + 87%-93%
1200 to 1305 Avg - 78%-87%
1095 to 1200 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 1095 Low <65%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

23-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

49%
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 22
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 33
Math 75th Percentile 28
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Alabama at Birmingham is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 30.  The school ranks #4 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Alabama at Birmingham is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Alabama at Birmingham for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 87% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 30 ACT score.

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >93%
26 to 30 Avg + 87%-93%
23 to 26 Avg - 79%-87%
20 to 23 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 20 Low <69%
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High School Class Rank

59% of University of Alabama at Birmingham freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 30% are in the top ten percent.

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 59%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Alabama at Birmingham admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,496 3,451 9,947
Accepted 5,752 2,870 8,622
Acceptance Rate 89% 83% 87%
Enrolled 1,462 755 2,217
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 26% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

9

Applicants have 9 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Alabama at Birmingham
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Alabama at Birmingham is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.82 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1310 and ACT of 26 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

87% 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 1200 and 1410. The average SAT score is 1305. 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 23 and 30. The average ACT score is 26. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.