A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Website
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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
980-1230
ACT Range
23-31
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$20,133/ 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
    $18,686/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,013/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,425/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,666/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,578/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.236 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.235 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,220Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 187 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.351 responses
Poll
66%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.401 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 182 responses
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  • Roll Tide
    80%
  • Energetic
    7%
  • Tradition
    4%
  • Unique
    3%
  • Classic
    2%
  • Happy
    2%
  • Snobby
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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I love Alabama's active student life, an array of majors, school spirit, and greek life options! I feel safe on campus, have helpful and knowledgeable professors. Game day at the University of Alabama is unlike any other school. Pom poms shake throughout Bryant Denny Stadium and each spectator is completely invested in Alabama's sports teams. Moving 18 hours away from home was extremely nerve-racking but Alabama could not feel more like home. The amount of scholarship offered to out-of-state students is amazing and helps combat the high cost.
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Bama is known for football but what theyve done with the draw of those programs, how they've carried a standard of excellence into their academics is awesome. The student body is over 50% out of state. That's insane! Of my 20+ close friend group: 3 are instate, 10 from the true South, and 4 international students. UA has opportunity for anyone. Study abroad is huge, the intentionality of professors is easy to find and the deans have been engaging. huge resources, we just opened the first athletic training arena for adapted athletics! Roll Tide to that!
Bama was not my first choice, it wasnt my 2nd or 3rd. UA was #14, but thank the Lord I came to my senses, because this was the perfect school for me. It might not be for you, but after 2 years: 3 professors have written me recommendation letters, I have done outreach, recieved 2 grants from the University for my research, made an incredible group of friends, attended excellent shows, and cheered along in Bryant Denny.
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Very happy I chose this school! Everyone knows of their legendary football team, but the academics are stellar as well. UA has an awesome international program, and I've had the opportunity to meet many international students and learn about their cultures. The campus is gorgeous and the dorms are just about as good as they can get! However, since it's such a large school, there are many lecture classes with well over 100 people, which makes it harder to connect with the professors of those classes. The dining hall food is above average, but the menu is not very diverse and I got tired of it within the first few months. Besides these things, I love UA and can't wait to spend several more semesters here!