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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||503|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||983|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1090
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23
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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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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||28%||27%|
Applicants have 280 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of South Alabama is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to University of South Alabama and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
9% of students submit their SAT scores to University of South Alabama. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.