Alabama State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Alabama State University is a public historically black university with an acceptance rat of 98%. Founded in 1867 and located on a 135-acre campus in Montgomery, Alabama State has a long history that has evolved with the city's. Students can choose from 50 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Biology, business, criminal justice, and social work are particularly popular. Student life is active and includes numerous fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Alabama State Hornets, compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Considering applying to Alabama State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Alabama State University had an acceptance rate of 98%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 98 students were admitted, making Alabama State's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 7,783
Percent Admitted 98%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 14%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Alabama State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 24% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 440 520
Math 420 510
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Alabama State University's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Alabama State scored between 440 and 520, while 25% scored below 440 and 25% scored above 520. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 420 and 510, while 25% scored below 420 and 25% scored above 510. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1030 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Alabama State University.

Requirements

Alabama State does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Alabama State will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. 

ACT Scores and Requirements

Alabama State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 81% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 14 20
Math 15 18
Composite 16 20

This admissions data tells us that most of Alabama State's admitted students fall within the bottom 27% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Alabama State received a composite ACT score between 16 and 20, while 25% scored above 20 and 25% scored below 16.

Requirements

Note that Alabama State University does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT will be considered. Alabama State does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Alabama State University's incoming freshmen class was 3.05, and over 50% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.00 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Alabama State University have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Alabama State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Alabama State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Alabama State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Alabama State University, which accepts nearly all applicants, has a less selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's required minimums, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Students with a GPA of 3.5 and above will be admitted with an ACT of at least 15 or an SAT of at least 810. Applicants with a GPA of 2.0 and above will be admitted with an ACT of at least 18 or an SAT of at least 940. Students with lower GPAs and test scores may be admitted under ASU's Tier II or Tier III Summer Bridge programs. The Alabama State application does not include essays, letters of recommendation, or extracurricular information.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to Alabama State University. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "C+" or higher, combined SAT scores (ERW + M) of 800 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 15 or better.

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