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UA Huntsville Admission Requirements

Huntsville, Alabama

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Chances of getting into University of Alabama at Huntsville

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Alabama at Huntsville
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UA Huntsville and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,674 out of 4,543 applicants were admitted making University of Alabama at Huntsville an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming 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 Huntsville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

UA Huntsville SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Alabama at Huntsville typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 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 Huntsville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >88%
1195 to 1380 Avg + 81%-88%
1010 to 1195 Avg - 71%-81%
825 to 1010 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 825 Low <60%
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UA Huntsville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UA Huntsville?

Admission data indicates that UA Huntsville regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Alabama at Huntsville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >88%
28 to 31 Avg + 81%-88%
25 to 28 Avg - 71%-81%
22 to 25 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 22 Low <60%
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UA Huntsville GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UA Huntsville. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Alabama at Huntsville was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.64 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UA Huntsville accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Alabama at Huntsville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 48% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

83% of University of Alabama at Huntsville freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Alabama at Huntsville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Alabama at Huntsville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,986 2,557 4,543
Accepted 1,541 2,133 3,674
Acceptance Rate 78% 83% 81%
Enrolled 527 908 1,435
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 43% 39%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 22, 2021
Days left to Apply
180

Applicants have 180 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 22, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Alabama at Huntsville Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Alabama at Huntsville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100706 IPEDS survey data for University of Alabama at Huntsville.

FAQs

Does University of Alabama at Huntsville prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to UA Huntsville. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

81% of those who apply are granted admission to UA Huntsville. 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 Huntsville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1380. 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 Huntsville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.