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University of South Alabama Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of South Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
73%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into University of South Alabama and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of South Alabama is 73%.  It ranks #12 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. University of South Alabama is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 5,904 out of 8,084 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 983/1190 ACT 20/27). University of South Alabama typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.71. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of South Alabama application fee is $35 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of South Alabama is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

University of South Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
983-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
9%
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 503
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 983
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of South Alabama typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 983 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. University of South Alabama ranks #11 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1190 and Above Good >84%
1086 to 1190 Avg + 73%-84%
983 to 1086 Avg - 59%-73%
880 to 983 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 880 Low <43%
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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 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of South Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 25
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 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 #7 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >85%
23 to 27 Avg + 73%-85%
20 to 23 Avg - 61%-73%
17 to 20 Reach 47%-61%
Less than 17 Low <47%
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University of South Alabama GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.71
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of South Alabama. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Alabama was 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of South Alabama accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of South Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 31.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of South Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,117 2,967 8,084
Accepted 3,823 2,081 5,904
Acceptance Rate 75% 70% 73%
Enrolled 986 592 1,578
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
280

Applicants have 280 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

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
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?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to University of South Alabama. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 983 and 1190. 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.