The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Tuition & Fees

$10,780

$30,250

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
36%
500-599
43%
400-499
6%
700-800
21%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
8%
30-36
39%
24-29
30%
18-23
31%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 31,835
Declined 6,670
Total Received 38,505
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Public

32,795

undergraduate students

5,305

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is a public, comprehensive doctoral and research institution. Its 1,026 acre campus is located in west central Alabama, approximately 60 miles southwest of Birmingham.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,100
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational

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1,026-acre campus in Tuscaloosa (population: 100,287), 61 miles from Birmingham; branch campus in Gadsden. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Birmingham. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Birmingham
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International

The University of Alabama
719 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa
35487-0100

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24.9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • ABXY Gaming Network
  • Residence Hall Association
  • International Student Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Black Student Union

Top Events

  • Homecoming/Football
  • Get On Board Day/Week of Welcome
  • Honors Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour patrols by University of Alabama Police (UAPD), certified law enforcement personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
36%
500-599
43%
400-499
6%
700-800
21%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
8%
30-36
39%
24-29
30%
18-23
31%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.77

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 31,835
Declined 6,670
Total Received 38,505

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architectural Engineering
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminology
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Human Nutrition
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
Learning Sciences
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

38,100

total students

39.5%

in-state

60.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

32,795
students

Female
56%
18,277

Male
44%
14,518

14%

5,305
students

Female
61%
3,211

Male
39%
2,094

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

29,135
students

Female
55%
15,953

Male
45%
13,182

12%

3,660
students

Female
64%
2,324

Male
36%
1,336

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 50%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,614

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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