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University of South Alabama Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of South Alabama? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,178 out of 6,625 applicants or 78% 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores. University of South Alabama typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,646 2,979 6,625
Accepted 3,026 2,152 5,178
Acceptance Rate 83% 72% 78%
Enrolled 1,202 903 2,105
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 42% 41%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South 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 University of South Alabama regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Alabama.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. 8 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 960 1200
SAT Reading 490 620
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >87%
22 to 25 Avg + 78%-87%
20 to 22 Avg - 70%-78%
18 to 20 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 18 Low <60%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >86%
1080 to 1200 Avg + 78%-86%
960 to 1080 Avg - 68%-78%
840 to 960 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 840 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 78% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 80 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 10, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

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=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.



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