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University of South Alabama Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of South Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into University of South Alabama and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,997 out of 6,350 applicants were admitted making University of South Alabama an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. University of South Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

University of South Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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

University of South Alabama typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >86%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 79%-86%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 69%-79%
935 to 1030 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 935 Low <57%
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University of South Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for University of South Alabama
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of South Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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

Admission data indicates that University of South Alabama 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 #9 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Alabama.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Alabama admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >87%
23 to 27 Avg + 79%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 70%-79%
17 to 20 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 17 Low <60%
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University of South Alabama GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of South Alabama. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Alabama was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of South Alabama accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of South Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of South Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,949 2,401 6,350
Accepted 3,168 1,829 4,997
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 79%
Enrolled 1,013 604 1,617
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 33% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
166

Applicants have 166 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

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

Credits Accepted

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

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?

9% of students submit their SAT scores to University of South Alabama. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

79% of those who apply are granted admission to University of South Alabama. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1030 and 1220. 9% 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 South Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.