University of Alabama SAT Scores and GPA

What are University of Alabama's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into University of Alabama. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

This school is also known as: Bama, UA

University of Alabama Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Alabama.


Average SAT: 1679 (New: 1200)

The average SAT score composite at University of Alabama is a 1679 on the old 2400 SAT scale.

On the new 1600 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1200.

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University of Alabama SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1070, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1320.

In other words, a 1070 places you below average, while a 1320 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of Alabama, but they really want to see at least a 1070 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math590530660
Reading302733
Writing302833
Composite120010701320

University of Alabama SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 1470, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1860.

In other words, a 1470 places you below average, while a 1860 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of Alabama, but they really want to see at least a 1470 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math570500640
Reading561490620
Writing548480600
Composite167914701860

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Average GPA: 3.6

The average GPA at University of Alabama is 3.6. This makes University of Alabama Strongly Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.6, University of Alabama requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, with a leaning toward A's. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.6, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 57%

The acceptance rate at University of Alabama is 57%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 57 are admitted.

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This means the school is somewhat selective. You should prepare your academic scores well, but you have an excellent chance if you impress them.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is moderately selective, strong academic performance will almost guarantee you admission. Scoring at a 1679 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 1860 will nearly guarantee you admission, given that your GPA is roughly the average of 3.6.



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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in University of Alabama, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to University of Alabama.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than University of Alabama. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1300 1837 28
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1280 1790 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1260 1762 27
Auburn University Auburn University, AL 1240 1736 27
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 1240 1731 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1240 1730 26
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1220 1150 25

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for University of Alabama, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1210 1682 24
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1210 1682 25
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 1670 25
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1180 1640 24
Pace University New York, NY 1160 1090 24
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1170 1620 23
Ohio University Athens, OH 1160 1618 24

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for University of Alabama, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If University of Alabama is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1140 1586 23
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1130 1561 23
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1120 1555 23
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1100 1027 21
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1110 1537 23
San Jose State University San Jose, CA 1100 1515 28
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 1090 1494 22

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