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UA Huntsville Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Alabama at Huntsville

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
77%
Admission Difficulty for University of Alabama at Huntsville
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UA Huntsville and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UA Huntsville is 77%.  It ranks #14 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Alabama at Huntsville is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,467 out of 5,793 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent (SAT 1170/1430 ACT 24/31). University of Alabama at Huntsville typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.81. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UA Huntsville application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 22.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Alabama at Huntsville is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

UA Huntsville SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1170-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT 
1%
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Alabama at Huntsville?

University of Alabama at Huntsville typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. UA Huntsville ranks #1 in Alabama and #120 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Alabama at Huntsville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1430 and Above Good >86%
1300 to 1430 Avg + 77%-86%
1170 to 1300 Avg - 64%-77%
1040 to 1170 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 1040 Low <48%
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UA Huntsville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
93%
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Alabama at Huntsville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UA Huntsville?

Admission data indicates that UA Huntsville regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Alabama and #167 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Alabama at Huntsville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >87%
27 to 31 Avg + 77%-87%
24 to 27 Avg - 66%-77%
21 to 24 Reach 53%-66%
Less than 21 Low <53%
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UA Huntsville GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.81
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of Alabama at Huntsville?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UA Huntsville. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Alabama at Huntsville was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.81 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UA Huntsville accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Alabama at Huntsville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 51.51% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 19.83% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.79% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.36% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.18% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.1% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.23% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63% of University of Alabama at Huntsville freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Alabama at Huntsville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 33%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Alabama at Huntsville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,736 3,057 5,793
Accepted 1,958 2,509 4,467
Acceptance Rate 72% 82% 77%
Enrolled 498 847 1,345
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 34% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 22, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 22, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Alabama at Huntsville is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Alabama at Huntsville and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Alabama at Huntsville Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Alabama at Huntsville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100706 IPEDS survey data for University of Alabama at Huntsville.

FAQs

Does University of Alabama at Huntsville prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to UA Huntsville. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Alabama at Huntsville?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to UA Huntsville. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Alabama at Huntsville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1430. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Alabama at Huntsville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 31. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.