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University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama is a public institution. Its School of Music's Moody Music Building offers some of the best performance, study and practice facilities in the Southeast. Music students work with internationally recognized faculty and world-renowned visiting artists, who regularly conduct master classes. The school also offers New College programs, with independent study and self-designed majors. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, and Human Environmental Sciences; the School of Social Work; and Capstone College of Nursing. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in west central Alabama, 50 miles southwest of Birmingham.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students32,563
   Women18,112 (55.6%)
   Men14,451 (44.4%)
Graduate Students5,100


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate53% of 38,237 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMay 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.69
SAT Math560 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading554 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing539 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
23-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,336
Out-of-state: $41,816
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,470
Out-of-state: $26,950
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met58%
Average Freshman Award$15,376
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes


Tuscaloosa Population93,357
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBirmingham
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotElephant (Big Al)
Sororities36% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.9% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students1.9% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning86.3%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.56 3.90 613 610 28
Low 2.23 2.23 420 420 19
High 4.00 5.00 790 800 36
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• Four buildings still standing on the UA campus survived the burning of the University in 1865 by Union soldiers.

• Although UA's teams are called The Crimson Tide, the university's mascot is Al the Elephant.

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