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The University of Alabama Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into The University of Alabama? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 19,400 out of 36,203 applicants or 54% were admitted making The University of Alabama a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. The University of Alabama typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 22,408 13,795 36,203
Accepted 12,055 7,345 19,400
Acceptance Rate 54% 53% 54%
Enrolled 4,194 3,017 7,211
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 41% 37%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Alabama and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that The University of Alabama regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Alabama.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 21 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1070 1290
SAT Reading 540 650
SAT Math 520 630
ACT Composite 22 31
ACT English 22 32
ACT Math 21 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >68%
26 to 31 Avg + 54%-68%
22 to 26 Avg - 42%-54%
18 to 22 Reach 31%-42%
Less than 18 Low <31%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >67%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 54%-67%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 41%-54%
960 to 1070 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 960 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into The University of Alabama. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Alabama was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as The University of Alabama accepts 54% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 42% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=100751 IPEDS survey data for The University of Alabama.