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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Alabama is a highly rated public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,923 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Alabama acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Business, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 68% of students, Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
About The University of Alabama...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
739 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Website

The University of Alabama Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
23-32
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,993/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,628/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,141/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,688/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,419/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,088/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.246 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.245 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,923Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 197 responses
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  • Friendly
    33%
  • Enthusiastic
    14%
  • Southern Football fanatics
    12%
  • Southern charm
    9%
  • Greek
    8%
  • Loyal
    7%
  • Likes to party
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.361 responses
Poll
67%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.411 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 192 responses
Report
  • Roll Tide
    79%
  • Energetic
    7%
  • Tradition
    5%
  • Unique
    3%
  • Classic
    2%
  • Happy
    2%
  • Snobby
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.164 responses
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The University of Alabama Reviews

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I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with UA! The faculty and staff that I've come to know and interact with are all welcoming, inclusive, and genuinely care about helping each of their students succeed. There are lots of great study spaces around campus and there's always something to get involved in. I wish there was more ethnic diversity on campus and in the city of Tuscaloosa as a whole, but the school is composed of over 50% of its undergraduate students from states other than Alabama. This makes for a very unique undergraduate experience, and I never seem to run out of new people to meet or places to hear about! My biggest complaint about the University is the lack of transportation for going off campus. During my freshman year, I did not have access to a car so I couldn't get groceries, go to the town center, or really do anything off campus. It became very easy to feel stuck/get into a rut, and the amount of public transportation from campus to the rest of Tuscaloosa is limited.
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My expectations for my first year of college has been met! A lot of people told me negative things about moving from a big city to a small town, but it was a good choice. It gave me the college experience I was looking for and it lived up to its expectations. The professor here are very generous and are willing to help you with any problems you have. There are also a lot of opportunities on campus that are very useful. Even though there may be times where it may let me down, I highly recommend this school!
I am going to attend the University of Alabama in the fall of 2019, and have been a fan of the University ever since I stepped in the boundaries of Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa has a feel of success and home all wrapped up into the best college town in the world. I love the way the entire university is set up in such. perfect way so in the future they can expand into a larger university. Of course they also have the best fan base for their sports teams and excel especially at football. Anyways, the University of Alabama is the best University in the world and I suggest that everyone give them the chance to overwhelm you!