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: 1652 (New: 1190)

The average SAT score composite at University of Alabama is a 1652 on the old 2400 SAT scale.

On the new 1600 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1190.

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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 1290.

In other words, a 1070 places you below average, while a 1290 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
Math570520630
Reading302732
Writing302833
Composite119010701290

University of Alabama SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 1460, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1810.

In other words, a 1460 places you below average, while a 1810 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 1460 to have a chance at being considered.

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

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math557490610
Reading555490600
Writing540480600
Composite165214601810

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Average GPA: 3.66

The average GPA at University of Alabama is 3.66. 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 3.66, 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 3.66, 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: 54%

The acceptance rate at University of Alabama is 54%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 54 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 1652 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 1810 will nearly guarantee you admission, given that your GPA is roughly the average of 3.66.



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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
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1290 1815 29
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1270 1786 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1270 1775 27
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1230 1726 26
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1230 1719 26
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1210 1684 25
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1200 1677 24

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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
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 1670 25
University of Oregon Eugene, OR 1190 1658 25
Ohio University Athens, OH 1180 1632 24
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1170 1620 24
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1160 1610 23
Pace University New York, NY 1140 1070 24
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1150 1595 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
San Jose State University San Jose, CA 1120 1555 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1120 1549 23
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1110 1535 23
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1110 1525 23
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1100 1516 23
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 1090 1499 22
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1060 984 21

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