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$11,026

$26,150

not including room and board

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,515
Declined + 13,460
Total Received 30,975
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Nursing
  3. Ld General Buisness/Management
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School Facts

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is a public, comprehensive doctoral and research institution. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in west central Alabama, approximately 50 miles southwest of Birmingham.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 34,752
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1830
ACT 0052

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Public

29,440

undergraduate students

5,312

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
20%
500-599
43%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
24%
500-599
40%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
32%
18-23
32%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
41%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
30%
24-29
35%
18-23
35%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Tuscaloosa, AL

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Tuscaloosa, AL

1,000-acre campus in Tuscaloosa (population: 198,596), 61 miles from Birmingham; branch campus in Gadsden, AL. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Birmingham. Public transportation serves the campus.

The University of Alabama
Box 870100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
32 fraternities 24% of male students
 
23 sororities 35% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
41%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
20%
500-599
43%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
24%
500-599
40%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
32%
18-23
32%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
41%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
30%
24-29
35%
18-23
35%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,515
Declined + 13,460
Total Received 30,975

Admissions Contact

Mary K. Spiegel
Associate Provost and Executive Director of Enrollment Services
P: 800 933-BAMA
F: 205 348-9046
admissions@ua.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $28,285,749
State $2,592,565
Institutional $30,889,962
Other external $1,728,401
Total $63,496,677

Non-need-based

Federal $4,709,504
State $7,133,381
Institutional $65,048,032
Other external $2,971,288
Total $79,862,205

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
diving
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southeastern Conference (Division I), Football Bowl Championship Series
Mascot
Elephant -- Big Al
School colors
crimson and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Educational Administration/General
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Architectural Engineering
Art History
Athletic Training
Banking/Finance
Biology
Book Arts
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Communication/Information Science
Communicative Disorders
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Consumer Sciences
Counselor Education/Counseling/Guidance Services
Counselor Education/Rehabilitation Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling/Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Human Development
Early Childhood Education/Teaching
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Research
Educational Statistics/Measurement
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary/Middle School Administration/Principalship
Engineering Science/Mechanics
Engineering/Mechanics
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Food/Nutrition
Foreign Languages/Literature
General Health Studies
Geography
Geology
German
Health Care Management
Health Education/Promotion
Health Studies
Higher Education Administration
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Environmental Sciences
Human Performance
Instructional Leadership
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Studies
Journalism
Juridical Science
Latin American Studies
Law
Law (Tax)
Library/Information Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Science
Marketing
Materials Science
Materials/Metallurgic Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Music/General
Nursing
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Restaurant/Hospitality Management
Romance Languages
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Tax Accounting
Telecommunication/Film
Telecommunications/Film
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

85%

29,440
students

Female
54%
15,884

Male
46%
13,556

Graduate

15%

5,312
students

Female
58%
3,105

Male
42%
2,207

undergraduateFull-time

90%

26,548
students

Female
54%
14,195

Male
46%
12,353

undergraduatePart-time

10%

2,892
students

Female
59%
1,689

Male
41%
1,203

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Germany
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Edwina Crawford
Assistant Director, Undergraduate International Admissions
205 348-5924
international.admissions@ua.edu

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