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Acceptance Rate 76.2%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.39%
Applicants 168,251
Admitted 128,206
Enrolled 29,982

Applying To Alabama Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 76.2% at Alabama colleges and universities where total 168,251 students have applied and 128,206 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Alabama colleges.
General Admission Information of Alabama Colleges
Open Admission Policy52 out of 88 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate76.2%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.39%
Average Test Scores1,096 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 168,251 students (62,062 men and 106,087 women) applied to and 128,206 (46,934 men and 81,290 women) students were accepted to admit Alabama Colleges. Among them, 12,464 men and 17,378 women were enrolled into Alabama schools. The average acceptance rate is 76.20% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.39%. The table below shows the Alabama colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Alabama Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants168,25162,062106,087
Admitted128,20646,93481,290
Enrolled29,98212,46417,378
Acceptance Rate 76.20% 75.62% 76.63%
Enrollment Ratio 23.39% 26.56% 21.38%
[Chart]Alabama Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Alabama college, 2,661 students (11.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 15,232 students (65.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,194 and 25th percentile score is 997. 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 Writing506.00596.00
SAT Math491.00598.00
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 88 schools
Quarter3 out of 88 schools
Trimester0 out of 88 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 88 schools
Other academic year5 out of 88 schools
Differs by program6 out of 88 schools
Continuous14 out of 88 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 88 schools
Next table describes credits that Alabama colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits53 out of 88 schools
Credits for Life Experiences35 out of 88 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits56 out of 88 schools
Credit for Military Training55 out of 88 schools

Application Requirements

23 Alabama schools require High School GPA and 20 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 7 Alabama colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Alabama colleges.
Admission Checklist for Alabama Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA232
High School Rank011
High School Record (or Transcript)202
Completion of College Preparatory Program410
Recommendations14
Formal Demonstration of Competencies04
Admission Test Scores74
TOEFL193
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00