Acceptance Rate 72.37%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.84%
Applicants 169,191
Admitted 122,443
Enrolled 29,193

Applying To Alabama Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 72.37% at Alabama colleges and universities where total 169,191 students have applied and 122,443 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Alabama colleges.
General Admission Information of Alabama Colleges
Open Admission Policy52 out of 87 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate72.37%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.84%
Average Test Scores1,100 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 169,191 students (62,900 men and 105,725 women) applied to and 122,443 (46,212 men and 76,009 women) students were accepted to admit Alabama Colleges. Among them, 12,500 men and 16,692 women were enrolled into Alabama schools. The average acceptance rate is 72.37% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.84%. The table below shows the Alabama colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Alabama Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 72.37% 73.47% 71.89%
Enrollment Ratio 23.84% 27.05% 21.96%
[Chart]Alabama Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Alabama college, 5,469 students (18.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 23,318 students (81.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,198 and 25th percentile score is 1,002. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 74 and 25th percentile score is 53. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Alabama colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Alabama Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing512.00603.00
SAT Math490.00595.00
ACT Composite18.0025.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
ACT English18.0026.00
[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, 54 schools use semester calendar systems and 3 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester54 out of 87 schools
Quarter3 out of 87 schools
Trimester0 out of 87 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 87 schools
Other academic year5 out of 87 schools
Differs by program6 out of 87 schools
Continuous14 out of 87 schools
Un-Known/Other3 out of 87 schools
Next table describes credits that Alabama colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits53 out of 87 schools
Credits for Life Experiences35 out of 87 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits56 out of 87 schools
Credit for Military Training55 out of 87 schools

Application Requirements

23 Alabama schools require High School GPA and 24 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 21 Alabama colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Alabama colleges.
Admission Checklist for Alabama Colleges
High School GPA231
High School Rank012
High School Record (or Transcript)241
Completion of College Preparatory Program410
Formal Demonstration of Competencies04
Admission Test Scores212
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)11