The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
38,129
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2887
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Priority Decision Application Closing Date
February 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
41%
Out-Of-State Students
60%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
60
81%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1278
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
640
Reading
25th
530
75th
640
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
51%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
39
Top 25%
60
Top 50%
83
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
351
$30k - $48k
203
$48k - $75k
176
$75k - $110k
187
$110k+
309

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@ua.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-933-2262
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
My advice for prospective students is that during your time at the University of Alabama you should obtain hands-on experience, take advantage of office hours to get to know your teachers, and soak in the cultures that are represented on campus. Don't let your social life, control your college life and have a great time joining the many clubs that the University has to offer.
Brittney from Birmingham, AL
If at all possible, take a tour - both an official campus tour and one of your own where you're just walking around! You'll get a great feel of what it's like to be a student here by spending some time walking through campus.
Apply early! Even if you're not sure if Alabama's the right fit for you, go ahead and apply early. The earlier you apply, the faster you will hear whether or not you've been accepted or not.
Don't be intimidated by the Greek system if that's not for you. It may seem like our campus is nothing but fraternity boys and sorority girls, but surprisingly our campus is only about 1/4 Greek. If you're interested in rushing, start getting recommendation letters now! If you're not sure about it, give it a try! You'll meet tons of great people during rush week!
Ask questions! There are admissions counselors waiting to answer your questions and there are students who are more than willing to help you out.
Chelsey from Jamestown, NC
My tip to prospective students is to stay grounded in your goals and the purpose of coming to college. Because of the big traditions in sports, the university can become quite a party college. Students must stay focus in their education but also have a balance lifestyle by studying as well as relaxing.
Brianca from Prattville, AL
The biggest tip I have for a prospective student is to not just sit in your room. Get out to know someone, or maybe just your roommate! Get out and go someone, walk around campus, walk around the strip on University. I would say get involved you never want to just go to class, come home, and repeat.
Lindsey from Tuscaloosa, AL
Rule #1 Try not to procrastinate even though its hard getting ahead of your work will cause less stress.
Joshua from Huntsville, AL
My tips would have to be making sure you are responsible and take advantage of every single opportunity that you encounter. Whether it be going to hear a speaker, or volunteering, you should do it. I guarantee it will benefit you in the long run.
Peter from Birmingham, AL
Don't let the party atmosphere fool you and suck you in. From the very beginning, work hard to get the best grades you can. The law of averages means that poor grades your first few semesters will be very hard to balance out, even if you get straight As later. It's just how it works. And get to know your professors in order to get letters of recommendation from them. Join at least 1 club that is similar to an activity you had in high school...and then join 1 club that is something new for you. Don't wait until later years to join stuff. Time flies. School work goes by 2-5x faster than in high school...so above all, go to class, lectures and labs no matter what.
Engineering Major
The campus is very large, but don't be overwhelmed because everything is very easy to get to. Go to the football games and get involved. Make sure to have fun but always put academics first.
Kathryn from Roseville, CA
The biggest tip I have to give to prospective students is to find the best way for you to study. We have a fun night life and over 500 organizations to join but you go to college to learn about your prospective career. Learning how you learn will make it soo much easier for you to do well in class and will bring more opportunities to you like exclusive honor societies like Golden Key as well as Premiere Awards from the university.
Another tip is to pace yourself with the multiple opportunities you will be offered. I am a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, SGA, Avanti which leads orientation for fall and spring, and a few honor societies. I get stressed out being so busy so pace yourself and really think about which organizations will get you to where you want to be.
If you don't already work in groups, I found that working with a group on studying for a test or working on a large project is very helpful.
Finally, this is college, so try new things. Open yourself to things you never saw yourself doing. This could be the perfect opportunity to conquer your fears.
Allison from Birmingham, AL

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