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Mobile, Alabama

University of South Alabama Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of South Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of South Alabama and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,841 out of 5,898 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. University of South Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of South Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of South Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

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 requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >89%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 82%-89%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 73%-82%
1000 to 1090 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 1000 Low <61%
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University of South Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
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 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Alabama admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >89%
23 to 26 Avg + 82%-89%
20 to 23 Avg - 73%-82%
17 to 20 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 17 Low <61%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of South Alabama students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

University of South Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,651 2,247 5,898
Accepted 3,060 1,781 4,841
Acceptance Rate 84% 79% 82%
Enrolled 1,157 729 1,886
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 41% 39%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 10, 2020
Days left to Apply
328

Applicants have 328 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 10, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of South Alabama before the Aug 10 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of South Alabama and what considerations affect 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.