University of Montevallo Admission Requirements

Montevallo, Alabama

Chances of getting into University of Montevallo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Montevallo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into University of Montevallo and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,882 out of 3,882 applicants were admitted making University of Montevallo a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. University of Montevallo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at University of Montevallo, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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University of Montevallo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Montevallo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Montevallo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

University of Montevallo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Montevallo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Montevallo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Montevallo?

Admission data indicates that University of Montevallo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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 Montevallo.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Montevallo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >63%
23 to 27 Avg + 48%-63%
20 to 23 Avg - 37%-48%
17 to 20 Reach 27%-37%
Less than 17 Low <27%
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University of Montevallo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Montevallo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Montevallo was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Alabama for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Montevallo will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Montevallo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

University of Montevallo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,664 1,218 3,882
Accepted 1,241 611 1,882
Acceptance Rate 47% 50% 48%
Enrolled 327 163 490
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 27% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
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Livingston, Alabama

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Normal, Alabama

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Barnesville, Georgia

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101709 IPEDS survey data for University of Montevallo.


Does University of Montevallo prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Montevallo. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Montevallo?

48% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Montevallo. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Montevallo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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