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.

Website: www.ua.edu/

Public
Co-ed
33,305
Undergraduate
Students
(55.9%) 18,616 Women
(44.1%) 14,689 Men
5,258
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 38,129 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.72
SAT Math
586 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
591 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
23-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,572
Out-of-state: $45,022
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,780
Out-of-state: $29,230
Room and Board
$10,102
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$16,254
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,305
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,382
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Tuscaloosa Population
93,357
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Birmingham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Elephant (Big Al)
Sororities
36% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.8% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
1.6% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone
(205) 348-5666
Fax
(205) 348-9046
E-mail
admissions@ua.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 38,129 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 23,424 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 14,705 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
9,959 (49%) of 20,321 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,593 (45%) of 12,329 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,366 (55%) of 7,992 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.72
3.75 and Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
586 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
591 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
23-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
40%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
29%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 39%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 83%
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,572
Out-of-state: $45,022
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,780
Out-of-state: $29,230
Room and Board
$10,102
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,490
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@ua.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001051
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,077 (67.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,735 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,578 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,040 (29.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$16,254
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,862 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,053
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,378 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,693
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,325 (65.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,047 (27.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,777

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
15,985 (55.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
12,599 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,283 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,597 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$14,459
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,238 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,730
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,382 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,468
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,472 (52.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
7,532 (25.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,945

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,305
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,702
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,382
Part-Time Faculty
516
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,060,932
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Master of Science, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Library and Information Studies, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Science

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Tuscaloosa Population
93,357
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Birmingham
Campus Size
1,026 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.3 average low in January, 87.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tuscaloosa
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Tuscaloosa

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour patrols by University of Alabama Police (UAPD), certified law enforcement personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Elephant (Big Al)
School Colors
Crimson and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, equestrian sports, field hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, soccer, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, abxy gaming network, residence hall association, international student association, student government association, black student union
Sororities
36% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
33,305
Women
18,616 (55.9%)
Men
14,689 (44.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
29,923
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.8% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.6% from 60 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5,258

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 1.7%
Medicine 2.4%
Other 20.7%

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