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Alabama State University Admissions

If you want to apply to Alabama State University, the regular decision application deadline is July 31 and the fee for the application is $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Alabama State University by August 15.

Alabama State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Alabama State University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Mean SAT Score 954
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
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Considering Applying Early to Alabama State University?

Alabama State University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Alabama State University

It is slightly difficult to get into Alabama State University. Alabama State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Alabama State University accepted 97% of all applicants, around 6,467 of the 6,674 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Alabama State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Alabama, getting into Alabama State University is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Alabama State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Alabama State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Alabama State University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Alabama State University must submit the following items. Double check with Alabama State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Alabama State University?

Students admitted to Alabama State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 1% submitted a class rank. At Alabama State University 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 39% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Alabama State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 1%
3.75 and 3.99 8%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 28%
2.00 and 2.49 14%

Alabama State University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Alabama State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 27% of Alabama State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Alabama State University?

To be competitive with other Alabama State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 876 and 1031 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Alabama State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1031 and 25% of scored lower than 876, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Alabama State University student is 954.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Alabama State University students scored 522 or higher and 75% of students scored 444 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Alabama State University students scored 527 or higher, and 75% scored a 444 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Alabama State University?

To be most competitive at Alabama State University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Alabama State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Alabama State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

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Transferring to Alabama State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Alabama State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 31.

Transfer students can enroll in Alabama State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Alabama State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Alabama State University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Alabama State University.

Does Alabama State University accept transfer credits?

Alabama State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Alabama State University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Does Alabama State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Alabama State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Alabama State University?

Alabama State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Alabama State University's acceptance rate?

Alabama State University's acceptance rate is 97%.

Want To Learn More About Alabama State University?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

97%

How hard is it to get into Alabama State University? Alabama State University is a less selective institution. The Alabama State University acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.

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Alabama State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alabama State University is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Alabama State University is Jul 31.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Alabama State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

15 to 20

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Alabama State University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Alabama State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Alabama State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

876 - 1031

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Math SAT Range

418 - 522

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Reading SAT Range

444 - 527

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1031 and Above

Good

876 to 1031

Avg

876 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Alabama State University students is 954. Applicants with SAT scores of 1031 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Alabama State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 876 to 1031 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 876 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Alabama State University.

Alabama State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.09

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Alabama State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.09. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,072

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,068

Out-of-State

$19,396

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 31
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