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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anonymous.
  • 4
  • I live in presidential and I actually really like it here. That's the only good thing about it. But make sure you find roommates that you can actually get along…

  • Aug-26-2013 Read More
  • Miaya from Dothan,AL
  • 5
  • My freshman year, I lived in one of the older dorms and I absolutely loved it. The feeling of knowing everyone and getting to create friendships and learn your way…

  • Jun-16-2012 Read More
  • ltyndal from AL
  • 3
  • Dorms are really, really expensive and unfortunately all freshmen must live in a dorm. (This policy may be changing as they run out of housing.) Get into an honors dorm, though,…

  • Jul-26-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Taylor from Friendsville, TN
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several dining halls and eating options to fulfill every nutritional requirement a student could have and the food tastes good. Recycling is very important and take out is available. All freshmen are required to purchase an unlimited food plan.

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  • 4
  • AlabamaStudent from Kennesaw, GA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are excellent dining choices on campus of school facilities as well as national chain restaurants. There is easily accessible dining off campus as well.

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  • 3
  • R. from Bessemer, AL
  • Oct-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Lakeside Dining Hall isn't the greatest, but the other dining halls on campus are good. Other places are offered throughout campus, such as Subway, Chick Fil A, and Pizza Hut. The off campus dining is fabulous.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • R. from Bessemer, AL
  • Oct-23-2014 I am a current student here

    UA seems to center around Greek life, especially as a freshman. Once you get a Jr/Sr its not as dominant.

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  • 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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