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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Established in 1821, the University of Alabama is a 4-year research institution in Tuscaloosa and the oldest and largest public university in the state. UA features 12 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 70 fields of study. For one week every spring, Alabama recognizes exceptional students through Honors Week celebrations and new honor society members are inducted during the Tapping on the Mound ceremony. For athletically-inclined students, Alabama fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams and the Crimson Tide football team has won numerous national championships.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
41%
Out-Of-State Students
60%
81%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1278
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
38,563
Total Number of Undergrads
33,305
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
33%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
20%
100+ Students
9%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,973
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,780
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,230
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,402
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,494
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,842
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,343

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,219
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,340
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$248
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
535
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
22%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Elephant - Big Al
School Colors
White/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southeastern Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tuscaloosa
Birmingham
Atlanta
Huntsville
Mobile
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
The atmosphere here is great and loving. Everyone is accepting and makes you feel at home. Whenever you need a break from work you can always count on a good time following a football game or just a party.
Joshua from Huntsville, AL
I'm a senior, and looking back, I've had a great experience. I've been able to be involved in many more opportunities than I would have gotten at my state's flagship school, or any other 'name' school for that matter. UA is becoming much more well known, and more than 50% of its students are from out of state.
Engineering Major
The academics are challenging and keep you thinking. Football and traditions here are important. Roll Tide.
Kathryn from Roseville, CA

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