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University of South Alabama Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into University of South Alabama

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

65.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of South Alabama is 65.4%.  Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Alabama.

Admission Selectivity

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

University of South Alabama is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 8,203 out of the 12,550 who applied were admitted.

University of South Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.69. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of South Alabama?

65% 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 South Alabama you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.69 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1100 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT

University of South Alabama GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.69

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of South Alabama are to have around a 3.69 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 South Alabama accepts 65% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of South Alabama is 3.69 on the 4.0 scale. 30% 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 #7 in Alabama for highest average GPA.

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 South Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 30.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of South Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1003-1200

Applicants Submitting SAT 

7%
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 493
Composite 25th Percentile 1003
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 600
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of South Alabama is 1100 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1003-1200. Students who get into University of South Alabama score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of South Alabama ranks #10 in the state of Alabama for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1100 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of South Alabama regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1003 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1003, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1100 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 1101, you have around a 65% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 78% chance of getting in.

University of South Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >78%
1101 to 1200 Avg + 65%-78%
1003 to 1101 Avg - 50%-65%
905 to 1003 Reach 34%-50%
Less than 905 Low <34%
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University of South Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

86%
ACT Scores for University of South Alabama
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for University of South Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of South Alabama is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 26.  The school ranks #7 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Alabama.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of South Alabama for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 65% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 78% with a 26 ACT score.

University of South Alabama admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >78%
23 to 26 Avg + 65%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 49%-65%
17 to 20 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 17 Low <34%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

University of South Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,918 4,599 12,550
Accepted 5,215 2,973 8,203
Acceptance Rate 66% 65% 65%
Enrolled 1,005 609 1,614
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 15, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of South Alabama Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
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 South Alabama
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of South Alabama is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.69 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1100 on the SAT and 23 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of South Alabama often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.

FAQs

Does University of South Alabama prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to University of South Alabama. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of South Alabama?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to University of South Alabama. 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 South Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1003 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1101. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of South Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.