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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Website

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
54%
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
22-31
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Alabama

Cost

Net Price
$18,814/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,263/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,279/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,309/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,594/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,599/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
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.231 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.230 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,689Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 182 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    34%
  • 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.346 responses
Poll
67%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.396 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 177 responses
Report
  • Roll Tide
    81%
  • Energetic
    7%
  • Tradition
    3%
  • Unique
    3%
  • Classic
    2%
  • Happy
    2%
  • Snobby
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
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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University of Alabama Reviews

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Nothing compares to game day at UA. Except for the education, of course. So whether you only care about football, classes, extracurriculars, or anything else, you can find it at UA. The faculty and staff at the University of Alabama are some of the best and brightest in their field, and with their wealth of knowledge they bring a superior educational experience. UA consistently ranks among the top public and private colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to academic success. And don't forget about athletic success either! The University of Alabama boasts the country's best football program along with numerous other teams that continue to make waves every year. So whatever you're looking for, you'll find it at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!
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I've been attending the University of Alabama for about two months now, and I absolutely love it! The campus is so beautiful, especially around fall. The quad is amazing during football games. You can see the sense of community during the school days and on the weekend during games. On school days you can see how hundreds of students from different backgrounds come together to study or socialize. On the weekends you can see how much all the students love our school by their support for the football team. You can also see the support through alumni who continue to come back to campus. Another thing i've started to realize is how blessed we are with some of the greatest teachers. The teachers I've met so far have been not only welcoming but seem to know exactly what they're talking about. They actually seem as if they enjoy teaching and enjoy their students. I've greatly enjoyed school here so far due to the beautiful campus, friendly people, and brilliant teachers.
I have recently completed my first semester at the University of Alabama and all i have to say is ROLL TIDE! Attending this school has been one of the best decisions of my life so far. I come from far up North yet it has been soo easy to make friends as generally everyone is very friendly. The campus itself is very beautiful well maintained. My dorm (Presidential Village) is quite large and pretty nice. And I must say there is nothing that compares to the campus atmosphere on game day. The teachers are like any other school and can be a hit or a miss so do your research on them. The same can be said about the food at the dining halls and freshman are required to purchase an unlimited meal plan unless you go greek. Greek life is also pretty major but you can definitely have fun if you don't join, especially if you're a girl. All in all college is what you make it but the University of Alabama won't let you be anything less than great, as you can tell by our football team. Roll Tide