Acceptance Rate 68.07%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 21.21%
Applicants 210,397
Admitted 143,226
Enrolled 30,374

Applying To Alabama Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 68.07% at Alabama colleges and universities, a total of 210,397 students applied and 143,226 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $50 and the graduate application fees is $50. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to Alabama colleges.
General Admission Information of Alabama Colleges
Open Admission Policy48 out of 84 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$50
Acceptance Rate68.07%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.21%
Test Scores1,123 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 210,397 students (79,466 men and 130,532 women) applied to and 143,226 (53,758 men and 89,143 women) students were accepted to admit Alabama Colleges. Among them, 12,706 men and 17,304 women were enrolled into Alabama schools.
The average acceptance rate is 68.07% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 21.21%. The table below shows the Alabama colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Alabama Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 68.07% 67.65% 68.29%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 21.21% 23.64% 19.41%
[Chart]Alabama Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

In Alabama, 1 college requires SAT and ACT score and 0 colleges recommend them to their applicant. In addition, 3 colleges consider the test score in selection process, while it is not required.
4,464 students (12.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 15,346 students (53.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,218 and 25th percentile score is 1,027. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 25 and 25th percentile score is 19.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at Alabama colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Alabama Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing519612
SAT Math508606
ACT Composite1925
ACT Math1724
ACT English1926
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Alabama Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Alabama Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Alabama Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Alabama State, 52 schools use semester calendar systems and 3 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester52 out of 84 schools
Quarter3 out of 84 schools
Trimester0 out of 84 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 84 schools
Other academic year4 out of 84 schools
Differs by program2 out of 84 schools
Continuous13 out of 84 schools
Un-Known/Other8 out of 84 schools
Next table describes credits that Alabama colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits52 out of 84 schools
Credits for Life Experiences34 out of 84 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits54 out of 84 schools
Credit for Military Training52 out of 84 schools

Application Requirements

25 Alabama schools require High School GPA and 22 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Alabama colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Alabama colleges.
Admission Checklist for Alabama Colleges
High School GPA250
High School Rank00
High School Record (or Transcript)220
Completion of College Preparatory Program30
Formal Demonstration of Competencies00
Admission Test Scores10
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00