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The University of Alabama - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


The University of Alabama (UA) employs a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant’s abilities as a student and a scholar. Decisions about the potential for academic success at UA are based on a student’s performance on the ACT and/or SAT, high school grade point average (GPA), and high school course schedule. UA looks for students who show a commitment to academics and who welcome the robust exchange of ideas that occurs within a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Typically, the number of applications received exceeds the number of spaces available in the freshman class. The college preparatory curriculum minimum unit requirements for general admission are: four units of English; four units of social studies, including world history; three units of mathematics (must include Algebra I, Algebra II and one unit of either Geometry, Trigonometry, or Calculus); one unit of foreign language; three units of science, including two courses with a laboratory; and five units of courses including fine arts, computer literacy, mathematics, sciences, or foreign language. Transfer students must have a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Suitable courses may be substituted for students whose high schools do not offer some of the coursework outlined above.