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Livingston, Alabama

University of West Alabama Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of West Alabama

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
28.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of West Alabama
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into University of West Alabama and can I get accepted? The school has a 28% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,084 out of 7,388 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 66 percent. University of West Alabama typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of West Alabama SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of West Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for University of West Alabama
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1020

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

University of West Alabama typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 4 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 West Alabama admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >40%
1020 to 1100 Avg + 28%-40%
940 to 1020 Avg - 19%-28%
860 to 940 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 860 Low <12%
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University of West Alabama ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for University of West Alabama
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for University of West Alabama
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of West Alabama.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of West Alabama admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >42%
20 to 23 Avg + 28%-42%
18 to 20 Avg - 20%-28%
16 to 18 Reach 14%-20%
Less than 16 Low <14%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will 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.

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Admission Statistics

University of West Alabama admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,703 2,685 7,388
Accepted 1,288 796 2,084
Acceptance Rate 27% 30% 28%
Enrolled 274 187 461
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of West Alabama and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of West Alabama Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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.