The University of Alabama (UA)

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UA can be found in Tuscaloosa, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UA enrolls approximately 39,000 students each year.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1080 (25th percentile) to 1340 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to UA. We were able to estimate the The University of Alabama (UA) average GPA (3.28 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 83% of all those students that apply are admitted to The University of Alabama, from which 21% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected The University of Alabama (UA) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The University of Alabama (UA) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Alabama was reported as 82.7% in Fall 2020 with over 38,500 applications submitted to The University of Alabama. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UA ACT Scores: 23 - 31
  • UA Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of Alabama?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to The University of Alabama is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UA has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.6%
  • 2017-2018: 53.3%
  • 2018-2019: 59.1%
  • 2019-2020: 82.7%
  • Projected UA Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 61.9%

How Does The University of Alabama (UA) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for The University of Alabama is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Alabama at Birmingham73.7%
Mississippi State University53.9%
Auburn University80.7%
Troy University87.6%
University of Mississippi88.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The University of Alabama (UA) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math530 - 680
Total Score1080 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 33
Math21 - 29
Composite Score23 - 31
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