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The University of Alabama Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,016 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 30 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $1,135,971)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $157,878)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 66 107 Yes -
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 17 14 - Yes
Football 138 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Gymnastics - 21 - -
Rowing - 77 Yes -
Soccer - 32 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 37 33 - Yes
Tennis 12 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 12.2%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 3.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 75
Liquor Law Violation 15
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 61

Notable Alumni

  • Bart Starr [Class of 56], Super Bowl champion quarterback
  • Don Siegelman [Class of 68], Alabama govenor
  • E.O. Wilson (Class of 49; MS 50) Pulizer Prize-winning scientist
  • Hugh Culverhouse (Class of 41, Law 47) Owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Hugo Black [Class of 06], Supreme Court justice
  • Joe Namath [Class of 65], Super Bowl champion of the NY Jets
  • Paul Bear Bryant [Class of 35], Former Crimson Tide football coach,became most winning coach in the history of college football in 1981
  • Sela Ward [Class of 77], Actress and book writer
  • Winston Groom [Class of 65], Author of Forrest Gump
  • Shaun Alexander [Class of 99], Pro football running back for the Seattle Seahawks
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jenna from West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1
  • The location of the dorms is convienent for classes, but most of the buildings are older. I think that they are mostly dirty and uncomfortable, but it's a good experience…

  • Apr-29-2012 Read More
  • Jessica from Martinez, GA
  • 4
  • The University of Alabama has some of the most ridiculously luxurious dorms I have ever heard of. The price of living in them reflects that, but many students find them…

  • Oct-11-2013 Read More
  • Stephanie
  • 4
  • Dorms are not the most luxurious places to live, however they are the easiest way to make friends quickly because you will be surrounded by people your age. It is…

  • Apr-06-2012 Read More
  • Kathryn from Roseville, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is awesome! You meet so many amazing people and have the best experiences. It's great living on campus and being close to everything. A lot of students live…

  • Apr-15-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-19-2014 I am a current student here

    My dorm has a dining hall, and it is very nice. The student center also offers a good selection of dining. If those do not suit you, there is always the strip, with restaurants and a publix within walking distance of the quad.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Burke, VA
  • Sep-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Despite having one of the most expensive meal plans required for all freshmen, my dining experience has been phenomenal. The food is so much better than I expected. Pro tip: If you go on any tour or orientation, you will probably have lunch at Lakeside, which is the dining hall with the least variety, but even at Lakeside there are plenty of good options. Just don't keep going to the same food station, so you don't get burned out on a certain type of food.

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  • 3
  • Maggie from Dolomite, AL
  • Jun-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is pretty good although dining hals close early. Crimson-to-go will be your best friend. It's very convenient.

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  • 3
  • Alabama student & fan
  • Jun-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are not too bad and there are some other options. I would like to see more healthier options especially fast food wise. I don't think students should have to go to dining halls for possible healthy options. Meal plans are required for freshmen and afterwards I would suggest not getting one unless you really think you need one. Any students taking 9 hours or more will have $300 in dining dollars per semester anyways and depending on how often you eat on campus, this should last.

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  • 4
  • Taylor from Atlanta, GA
  • May-09-2014 I am a current student here

    After freshman year you will get tired of the food on campus. Thankfully you can always go to Subway, Publix, Moe's etc. around campus.

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  • 5
  • Grace from Huntsville, AL
  • May-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is a great variety and the quality is fantastic.There are a ton of different meal plans to choose from.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Pinckard, AL
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Alabama has 4 really good dining halls. They are located conveniently across campus. One is being relocated currently and it will be bigger and better than it already is. The food is honestly good and the workers are so nice. There is a wide variety of food and there is something for everyone. They sometimes have themed meals which always makes things fun.

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  • 4
  • Brittany from Cape Coral, FL
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Freshmen are required to get a meal plan their first year as students. All students also get Dining Dollars that they can use at restaurants around campus such as Starbucks, Buffalo Phil's, and Dunkin Doughnuts!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Emily from Burke, VA
  • Sep-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is fairly big on campus, constituting about 1/3 of the 30,000 students. Alabama is great for students interested in Greek life and has lots of socials and community service projects done by Greek houses, but that definitely isn't all of the campus! I didn't rush, and I still find Alabama to be an awesome experience.

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  • 0
  • Alabama student & fan
  • Jun-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big on campus since I believe about 25% of students join. Something is always going and despite some stereotypes or rumors, most Greeks I met are really nice and not judgmental. I've met more non-Greeks not so nice and judgmental than Greeks.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Pinckard, AL
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    This part of Alabama can be a bit intimidating but it does not even account for half of the students at Alabama. If it is not for you that is not a big deal, it is not for everyone. There are plenty other ways to get plugged in and make friends. Greek life is pretty pricey but they have beautiful houses, a lot of t-shirts, and great food. It does not hurt to try it out but it is not for everyone and that's okay.

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  • 0
  • Phillip from Milan, TN
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    It speaks for itself on campus. We have one of the largest and best greek societies in the country.

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