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: 1177

The average SAT score composite at University of Alabama is a 1177.

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University of Alabama SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1050, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1280.

In other words, a 1050 places you below average, while a 1280 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 1050 to have a chance at being considered.

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

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math586520640
Reading591530640
Composite117710501280

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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: 53.3%

The acceptance rate at University of Alabama is 53.3%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 53.3 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 1177 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 1280 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 ACT Avg
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1285 29
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1255 28
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1250 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28
University of California, Davis Davis, CA 1240 28
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1233 26
Auburn University Auburn University, AL 1225 27

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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 ACT Avg
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1222 27
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1221 27
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 25
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1165 25
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1144 23
Pace University New York, NY 1137 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 ACT Avg
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 1091 23
Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ 1090 23
Albright College Reading, PA 1080 23
State University of New York College at Potsdam Potsdam, NY 1080 21
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ 1070 21
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 1054 23
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22

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