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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
  • 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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Rachael from Elgin, IL
  • Oct-29-2015 I am a current student here

    As a freshman, I'm on the unlimited meal plan. I'm trying to stay away from the Freshman 15, which seems to be impossible with an all you can eat dining hall package. The benefit is, however, that you can get whatever you want. Whether you want to sit down for a full meal or are just looking for a snack, that's possible here on campus.

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  • 4
  • Miranda from Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Jun-24-2015 I am a current student here

    Sometimes it's great-sometimes...ehh. But there's always fresh salad! First year students, not including Greeks, are required to purchase an unlimited meal plan- unlimited access to almost each dining hall at every meal. So get your money's worth! All students are also required to purchase 'dining dollars' each semester. These dining dollars allow the use of your student I.D. like a debit card at on-campus dining halls, restaurants and Bama Dining locations, and some local restaurants.

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  • 4
  • Haley from Trophy Club, TX
  • Apr-24-2015 I am a current student here

    Fresh Foods is a fantastic dining hall. They make excellent food that doesn't feel like cafeteria food. Ferguson Center has some great chain restaurant options, like Chick-fil-A and Subway. Lakeside Dining has the poorest quality food and wouldn't be worth going to at all if only Fresh Foods stayed open for dinner. I have not been to Bryant, which is the athletic dining hall, but I have heard they get pretty good food over there.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rachael from Elgin, IL
  • Oct-29-2015 I am a current student here

    My roommate is a part of Greek life here on campus. She loves it so so much. She's quite the social butterfly, she's constantly talking to people and trying to make new friends. Greek life is HUGE here. It wasn't something I specifically wanted to do, but it's a great option for many!

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  • 0
  • Haley from Trophy Club, TX
  • Apr-24-2015 I am a current student here

    A lot of people are involved in Greek life at Alabama, however, it is not a big deal if you are not. There are a lot of parties, mostly Thursday-Saturday. You can tell when the parties are themed because you will see people walking around campus in some pretty interesting outfits. The one thing about the Greek system is that they are pretty insistent on getting their way. The student government has been greatly influenced in the past by the Greek system, but that is starting to change.

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  • 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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