If you want to apply to University of South Alabama, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the application fee is $45.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
|University of South Alabama 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Mean SAT Score||1094|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||93%|
University of South Alabama 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.
It is moderately difficult to get into University of South Alabama. University of South Alabama evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of South Alabama accepted 73% of students, around 5,904 of the 8,084 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of South 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of South Alabama must submit the following items. Double check with University of South 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||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5||3.5|
|Other Requirements||√||minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for Accelerated College Enrollment Program, minimum high school GPA of 3.5 for Early Admission|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of South Alabama have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of South Alabama, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
University of South Alabama does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of South Alabama is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 10% of University of South Alabama's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of South Alabama applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of South Alabama 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of South Alabama student is 1094.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of South Alabama students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 503 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of South Alabama students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 503 or higher.
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To be most competitive at University of South Alabama, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of South Alabama's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of South Alabama students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of South Alabama.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.
Transfer students can enroll in University of South Alabama during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of South Alabama?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of South Alabama.
Does University of South Alabama accept transfer credits?
University of South Alabama accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of South Alabama accepts:
Does University of South Alabama accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of South Alabama accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of South Alabama?
University of South Alabama is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is University of South Alabama's acceptance rate?
University of South Alabama's acceptance rate is 73%.
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How hard is it to get into University of South Alabama? University of South Alabama is a somewhat selective institution. The University of South Alabama acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of South Alabama is Jul 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Alabama is Jul 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of South Alabama is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into University of South Alabama. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
980 to 1180
980 and Less
The median SAT score for University of South Alabama students is 1094. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of South Alabama, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of South Alabama.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of South Alabama, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. 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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