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

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.232 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.231 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 183 responses
Report
  • 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.347 responses
Poll
67%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.397 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 178 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

3,988 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.
Great school, great professors, students aren't always the nicest though. Very judgmental environment. There are nice people, however, they're just a little harder to come by. Greek life is huge here! It's great if you can afford it. Suite style dorms are definitely worth the higher price, apply early so you can choose your housing.