The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

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%
700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
42%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
43%
24-29
27%
18-23
26%
12-17
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
41%
18-23
27%
12-17
11%
30-36
39%
24-29
30%
18-23
31%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

-

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Banking/finance
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 1830
ACT 0052

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 38,100
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)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  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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Tuscaloosa, AL

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.

The University of Alabama
719 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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

 
43 fraternities 28% of male students
 
24 sororities 42% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
4%

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%
700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
42%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
43%
24-29
27%
18-23
26%
12-17
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
41%
18-23
27%
12-17
11%
30-36
39%
24-29
30%
18-23
31%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

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

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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Admissions Contact

Matt McLendon
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 933-2262
F: 205 348-9046
admissions@ua.edu

Financial Aid

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,217.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,780
Room $6,900
Board $3,936
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $22,616
Average Financial Aid - $15,217
Total with Avg. Aid $7,399
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 855 469-2262
F: 205 348-2989
financialaid@ua.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Helen Allen
Director of Student Financial Aid
helen.allen@ua.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, bowling, boxing, crew, equestrian sports, fishing, golf, ice hockey, kayak fishing, kayaking, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, skeet shooting, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, wheelchair basketball

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, bowling, boxing, crew, equestrian sports, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, kayak fishing, kayaking, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, skeet shooting, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water skiing, wheelchair basketball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, climbing, dodgeball, flag football, non-tackle football, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Greg Byrne (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Addiction/Recovery
Advertising
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Aerospace Engineering/Mechanics
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Architectural Engineering
Art History
Athletic Training
Banking/Finance
Biological Science
Biology
Book Arts
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Communication/Information Science
Communicative Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Consumer Sciences
Counselor Education
Counselor Education/Rehabilitation Counseling
Creative Media
Creative Writing
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cyber Media
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Educational Neuroscience
Educational Psychology
Educational Research
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Food/Nutrition
Foreign Languages/Literature
Geography
Geology
German
Health Education/Promotion
Health Studies
Higher Education Administration
History
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Environmental Sciences
Human Nutrition
Instructional Leadership
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Law
Law (Tax)
Library/Information Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Science
Marketing
Materials Science
Materials/Metal Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology
Music
Music Audio Engineering
Music Education
Music/General
News Media
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Population Health Sciences
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Religious Culture
Religious Studies
Romance Languages
Rural Community Health
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Tax Accounting
Taxation
Theatre
U.S. Law for International Lawyers
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Banking/finance
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

38,100

total students

40%

in-state

60%

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 Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
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

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • 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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Japan
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

Caitlin Kelley
Associate Director, Undergraduate International Admission
205 348-5924
international.admissions@ua.edu

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