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Colleges / The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

University of Alabama Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Alabama, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee is $40.

University of Alabama Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Alabama's admissions stats.

University of Alabama 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 40.9%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 63%
Waitlist No

The University of Alabama Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Alabama.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes May 1 ––

Considering Applying Early to University of Alabama?

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

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How To Get Into The University of Alabama

University of Alabama is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Alabama evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Alabama accepted 79% of students, approximately 33,472 from 42,421 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Alabama, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to The University of Alabama

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Alabama

University of Alabama has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Alabama?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. 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 on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Alabama

What does University of Alabama consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with University of Alabama for more information on admission factors.

University of Alabama 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to University of Alabama have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 56.5% submitted a class rank. At University of Alabama 40.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58.6% were in the top 25% and 81.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Alabama, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 38%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Alabama directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Alabama considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Alabama has 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 2022, 17% of University of Alabama's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 63% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Alabama?

To be competitive with other University of Alabama applicants, you should aim to earn between 1080 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Alabama 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Alabama students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Alabama students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Alabama?

To be most competitive at University of Alabama, you should strive to earn between 21 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Alabama's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Alabama students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to The University of Alabama

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Alabama.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Alabama during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

University of Alabama Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Alabama?

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

Does University of Alabama accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Alabama accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Alabama accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

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

✅ University of Alabama accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, University of Alabama is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is University of Alabama's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Alabama's acceptance rate is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Alabama?

❌ University of Alabama does not offer early decision.

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University of Alabama Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Alabama? University of Alabama is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Alabama acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Alabama Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Alabama is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Alabama is Mar 1.

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

University of Alabama ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


21 to 31


21 and Less


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University of Alabama SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1370


Math SAT Range

530 - 690


Reading SAT Range

540 - 680

University of Alabama GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Alabama, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. 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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