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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
    B-
Alabama is a highly rated public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,586 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Alabama acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Finance, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 72% of students, Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.
739 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference

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.

UA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
23-31
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,465/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,693/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.264 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.263 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,586Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,442
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 213 responses
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Enthusiastic
    14%
  • Southern Football fanatics
    12%
  • Southern charm
    9%
  • Greek
    7%
  • Loyal
    6%
  • Likes to party
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.379 responses
Poll
67%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.429 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 210 responses
  • Roll Tide
    78%
  • Energetic
    7%
  • Tradition
    5%
  • Unique
    2%
  • Classic
    2%
  • Happy
    2%
  • Snobby
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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 love this college. Would recommend for others to attend! The staff is very involved and friendly. I've had no problems. The response for COVID was satisfactory, there are also steps implemented against the virus. The campus itself is very beautiful and well kept. The setup for classes are compliance with social distancing and helps to make us students feel better. Most of my classes are online or have the option. I really appreciate that notion.
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I love the welcoming, inclusive culture at Alabama. Everyone is kind, driven, and happy to be on campus. The professors are very accessible and they really care about their students. The campus is beautiful and very well-kept and easy to navigate. The surrounding town provides lots to do and eat. The people there are incredible! Everyone is very involved and passionate about their on campus activities.
Pros: unparalleled school spirit; huge party scene; huge greek life; football dynasty; law, nursing and business schools are great; College of communications has lots of involvement opportunities; instate tuition is very affordable; huge alumni network
Cons: huge party school; little emphasis on academics; you will be just a number, one in a crowd of 30,000+ students; most of student body is only there for football reputation so you will come across a lot of backwoods, stereotypical alabama "hicks"; limited resources for student mental health/counseling; Dangerous-frequent violent shootings, rapes, muggings, etc; weather is always extreme whether it be extreme heat, floods and excessive rain, or huge tornadoes; Racism is very real and common; not an intimate environment for fostering real academic growth and education.

Overall, some students love it and some definitely hate it and feel like they didnt get the true academic experience of college here, just the parties.