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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
  • Engineering Major
  • 3
  • The suite-style dorms are like mini apartments and there isn't a lot of social interaction outside of the suite. You'll meet people if you want to...or you may not, if…

  • Dec-10-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Joshua from Huntsville, AL
  • May-09-2017 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are usually open late and when you need a late night meal will provide you with some good food. The staff here are also very generous and try to make conversation as you wait on your order.

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  • 5
  • SS
  • Aug-18-2016 I am a current student here

    Many choices for meals. Very good options in each facility.

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  • 4
  • mackenzie
  • Jun-16-2016 I am a current student here

    lakeside dining is pretty terrible. fresh foods, bryant and the ferg are the keys to your success and avoiding stomach aches/digestive problems.

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  • 4
  • Current Student
  • Feb-10-2016 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are pretty good. They cook a variety of things so you always have options to choose from. There are also food places in an area called the strip that also has restaurants with good food.

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  • 5
  • Cat
  • Jan-27-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Amazing! There's so many places to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Homewood, AL
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Your food and dining experience on campus at The University of Alabama can truly be a great one. There are several dining halls on campus with an array of food cuisines. Bryant Dining Hall is the best dining hall on campus and is open to all students from 8am-1pm and reopens at 4pm for athletes for dinner. All other students have to use a meal swipe and pay $10 to eat dinner as well. You can also use dining dollars or bama cash to eat at restaurants and cafes around campus. $325 Dining Dollars are put on every student's action card every semester and bama cash has to be added to the student's account if desired.

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  • 3
  • Engineering Major
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    You'll get tired of it, but that's the same at any college. Use your unlimited mealplan (which is mandatory the first year) as much as you can - even if you just go in for a snack. You can take stuff to go, too. There are several dining halls spread around campus. There is a food court and we have the largest Starbucks in the country.

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  • 2
  • Katheryn
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There is food available everywhere you turn. It is fast food so if you are like me and have allergies etc, then it can be daunting to find the appropriate food. Dietary will work with you to help out in this area.

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    very basic places. But still many options. The restaurants should be open much later but it is manageable. i advise you to bring a small stove top, toaster oven and fryer because the menus are very repetitive.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Memphis, TN
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options on campus. In the dining halls, there are many different foods to choose from regardless of your eating habits. On campus, there are food establishments that you most likely have all heard of. Not to mention the vast options right off campus, especially on McFarland Boulevard.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Joshua from Huntsville, AL
  • May-09-2017 I am a current student here

    The parties are always super fun and will guarantee you a great time. I mean who doesn't like to party when they can?

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  • 0
  • SS
  • Aug-18-2016 I am a current student here

    Many sororities and fraternities to choose from. UA just finished the largest sorority rush in it's history, also the largest rush in the USA.

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  • 0
  • mackenzie
  • Jun-16-2016 I am a current student here

    if you're in it, you love it. if you're not, you hate it.

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  • 0
  • Katheryn
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in the Greek life. As an outside to this I won't comment.

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  • 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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