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University of Montevallo Admission Requirements

Montevallo, Alabama

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Your chances of getting into University of Montevallo

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

59.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Montevallo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Montevallo is 59.8%.  Its admission rate is the 4th lowest in Alabama.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Montevallo and can you get accepted?

University of Montevallo is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,845 out of the 6,426 who applied were admitted.

University of Montevallo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.66. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Montevallo?

60% 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 Montevallo you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.66 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1090 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT

University of Montevallo GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.66

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Montevallo?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Montevallo are to have around a 3.66 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Montevallo accepts 60% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Montevallo is 3.66 on the 4.0 scale. 28% 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 B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #8 in Alabama for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of Montevallo 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 3.7 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 Montevallo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% 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 Montevallo SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required by University of Montevallo. The school has a test blind policy.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

970-1200

Applicants Submitting SAT 

6%
SAT Scores for University of Montevallo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 470
Composite 25th Percentile 970
SAT Scores for University of Montevallo
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Montevallo?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Montevallo is 1090 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 970-1200. Students who get into University of Montevallo score in the top 66 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Montevallo ranks #14 in the state of Alabama for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1090 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Montevallo regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 970, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Montevallo 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 considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1090 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 1085, you have around a 60% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 74% chance of getting in.

University of Montevallo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >74%
1085 to 1200 Avg + 60%-74%
970 to 1085 Avg - 44%-60%
855 to 970 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 855 Low <29%
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University of Montevallo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

68%
ACT Scores for University of Montevallo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for University of Montevallo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Montevallo is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 26.  The school ranks #9 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Montevallo.

Score Submission Requirements

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

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 Montevallo for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 60% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 76% with a 26 ACT score.

University of Montevallo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >76%
22 to 26 Avg + 60%-76%
19 to 22 Avg - 46%-60%
16 to 19 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 16 Low <33%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

University of Montevallo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,206 1,910 6,426
Accepted 2,653 1,131 3,845
Acceptance Rate 63% 59% 60%
Enrolled 320 220 544
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 19% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

26

Applicants have 26 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Montevallo is $35.

Application Requirements

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

University of Montevallo Application Requirements
Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
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 Not considered for admission, even if submitted
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 Montevallo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Montevallo is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.66 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1090 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1200 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 22 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Montevallo often consider these colleges

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

FAQs

Does University of Montevallo prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Montevallo. 68% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Montevallo?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Montevallo. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Montevallo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1085. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Montevallo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.