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Tuition

$10,400

$24,150

not including room and board

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,019
Declined + 12,390
Total Received 26,409
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Marketing
  3. 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 33,503
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  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

Social Networks

Public

28,026

undergraduate students

5,477

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
19%
500-599
46%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
23%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
33%
24-29
32%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
27%
24-29
36%
18-23
37%
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: 91,605), 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
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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 23% of male students
 
23 sororities 33% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
43%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
19%
500-599
46%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
23%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
33%
24-29
32%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
27%
24-29
36%
18-23
37%
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

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,019
Declined + 12,390
Total Received 26,409

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 $25,065,959
State $377,300
Institutional $21,977,253
Other external $5,457,452
Total $52,877,964

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $15,000
Institutional $50,869,715
Other external $12,991,381
Total $63,876,096

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 I-A)
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
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/Community Counseling
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
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
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

84%

28,026
students

Female
54%
15,029

Male
46%
12,997

Graduate

16%

5,477
students

Female
59%
3,228

Male
41%
2,249

undergraduateFull-time

90%

25,430
students

Female
54%
13,513

Male
46%
11,917

undergraduatePart-time

10%

2,596
students

Female
59%
1,516

Male
41%
1,080

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
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

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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
  • 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

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • 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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Kuwait
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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