Undergrad Profile

Where Legends Are Made


Plan Your Visit

The best way to know if a university is right for you is to visit in person. Our campus is in Tuscaloosa, about a one-hour drive from Birmingham and only afew hours from beaches and mountains,all within the state of Alabama. Plan a trip today and let one of our students give you a guided tour. You’ll have theopportunity to see our campus firsthand, learn about UA history, and discover the many opportunities we can offer you. 

Emerging Scholars

Through the Emerging Scholars Program, UA freshman, sophomore, and junior students have the opportunity to engage in research early in their college experience. Our world-class faculty and students lead the way in exploring new technologies,advancing scientific discovery, and harnessing the power of creative thought to fuel the economy of the future. Some of the most impactful research in the country is taking place at UA in the areas of additive manufacturing, automotive engineering, cyber forensics, cyber security, energy, health care, informationtechnology, materials science, sustainable infrastructure, transportation, water, and more. 

Honors College

The University of Alabama’s Honors College attracts some of the most promising students from around the country. Founded in 2003, the program offers smaller, specialized classes taught by some of the most renowned professors on campus. Honors College students participate in innovative scholarship and advanced research opportunities and are challenged to make a positive impact on the community around them. 

Institution Profile
Fall 2018

Total Enrollment: 38,392
Undergraduate Enrollment: 33,030
Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Application Deadline: Rolling (priority deadline is February 1)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
2018–2019 Tuition: $29,230 (out of state)

2018 Freshman Class Facts
• 6,663 students
• 187 National Merit Finalists
• Average ACT score of 27
• 40% scored 30 or higher on the ACT.
• Average high school GPA of 3.71
• 36% were in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes.

The University of Alabama knows a thing or two about legends
Legends have been made in our academic halls, on our athletic fields andcourts, and through our endeavors to shape a better world through our teaching, research, and service.

UA legends earn prestigious hon
ors such as Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy Awards, Heisman Trophies, Medals of Honor,and Lifetime Achievement Awards. They wear names like inventor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, pioneer, CEO, founder, and national champion.

Here are just a few of our legends
Best-selling authors: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird; Winston Groom, Forrest Gump; Kathryn Stockett, The Help; Mark Childress, Crazy in Alabama; T.S. Stribling, The Store

CEOs/chairmen of the board/
presidents: Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin; W.W. Clements, Dr. Pepper Company; Sam DiPiazza, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Thom Rainer, Lifeway Christian Resources; Vicki Hollub, Occidental Petroleum
Pioneers and founders: Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity; Jimmy Wales,Wikipedia; Joe Gibbs, The Golf Channel; John Hendricks, The Discovery Channel; Janet Gurwitch, Laura Mercier cosmetics; Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center

Science: E.O. Wilson, biologist, researcher, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author; Robert Jemison Van de Graaff, scientist and inventor

Film and television: Chuck Gordon, producer of Die Hard movies and Field of Dreams; Sela Ward, television and film actress; Joe Scarborough, talk show host; Jim Nabors, actor; TomCherones, director of Seinfield

The University of Alabama is one ofthe fastest-growing flagships in the country because of our commitment to excellence and the success of our graduates. For the last nine years, UAhas been one of the top universities in the country in the number ofGoldwater Scholars. Also among UA’s alumni are numerous Rhodes Scholars, Truman Scholars, Hollings Scholars, Boren Scholars, and FulbrightScholars.

With more than 200 majors and
minors in 12 different colleges and schools, there is a field of study that’sright for just about everyone. And if it’s not, New College allows students to customize their own course of study. Abundant opportunities exist for students to study abroad and participate in undergraduate research. And with more than 600 student organizations on campus, there are endless ways to learn, grow, explore, and excel.

Generous scholarship opportunities
are available for first-time freshmen, and even more for National Merit Finalists. In addition to scholarships, 41% of UA undergraduates receive some type of federal financial aid such as work-study, loans, or grants.

Learn how you can become a leg
end at gobama.ua.edu. You can alsovisit ua.edu/legends to read about more legends from The University of Alabama.