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University of West Alabama Admission Requirements

Livingston, Alabama

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Chances of getting into University of West Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
34.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of West Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into University of West Alabama and can I get accepted? The school has a 35% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,644 out of 7,569 applicants were admitted making University of West Alabama a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. University of West Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of West Alabama is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of West Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
860-1020
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for University of West Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for University of West Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1020
Average SAT Score 940

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of West Alabama typically prefers applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 5 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 West Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1020 and Above Good >48%
940 to 1020 Avg + 35%-48%
860 to 940 Avg - 24%-35%
780 to 860 Reach 16%-24%
Less than 780 Low <16%
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University of West Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
80%
ACT Scores for University of West Alabama
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for University of West Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that University of West Alabama regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of West Alabama.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of West Alabama admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >48%
20 to 22 Avg + 35%-48%
18 to 20 Avg - 24%-35%
16 to 18 Reach 16%-24%
Less than 16 Low <16%
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University of West Alabama GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.16*
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into University of West Alabama. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of West Alabama was 3.16 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Alabama for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of West Alabama will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.16 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

University of West Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,888 2,681 7,569
Accepted 1,706 938 2,644
Acceptance Rate 35% 35% 35%
Enrolled 187 135 322
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 14% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of West Alabama is $30.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of West Alabama
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101587 IPEDS survey data for University of West Alabama.

FAQs

Does University of West Alabama prefer SAT or ACT?

5% of students submit their SAT scores to University of West Alabama. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

35% of those who apply are granted admission to University of West Alabama. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of West Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 860 and 1020. 5% 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 West Alabama?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.