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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is a public research university known for its strong academic programs, research contributions, and athletic history. Alabama, as it is also known, is one of the oldest and largest universities in the southern US. 

The University of Alabama is particularly known for programs in the Culverhouse College of Business and the College of Engineering. Popular majors at the university include engineering, computer science, business, biology, communication studies, and nursing. Alabama houses state-of-the-art facilities, labs, and tech that encourage hands-on learning and students are encouraged to develop their skills through research and innovative projects. 

The on-campus atmosphere at Alabama is dynamic, engaging and filled with school spirit. Alabama has many opportunities for students who want to gain extra experience outside of their classes including undergraduate research, specialized opportunities through the honors college, competitions and guest lectures through academic clubs, study abroad, and internships and co-ops. There are also many opportunities for leadership roles and service-learning programs that allow students to serve the community.

Sports play a significant role at the University of Alabama and are deeply connected to the campus and community experience. Students, alumni, and fans uphold the strong tradition of school and team spirit at games and through activities, tailgating, donations, and philanthropy. The Crimson Tide teams compete at the Division I level as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Alabama’s rivalry with Auburn University is one of the most notable rivalries in all of college sports and the Auburn vs Alabama Iron Bowl, which dates back to the 1800s, is one of the biggest events of the year.

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The University of Alabama has a thriving Greek life community with many fraternities and sororities on campus. Alabama Greek organizations are involved in leadership, philanthropy, social activities, and a large part of the campus experience. 

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The University of Alabama is a public, state school in the suburb of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. University of Alabama was founded in 1831. The college enrolls around 38,316 students a year, including 31,685 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The University of Alabama

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Alabama. Around 79% of applicants get into University of Alabama each year. In 2022, 42,421 students applied to University of Alabama and 33,472 were admitted.

The University of Alabama Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

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The University of Alabama is locatedin the town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Birmingham.

If you are interested in seeing University of Alabama for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 59 to Tuscaloosa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa are like without leaving home.

College Info

719 University Boulevard Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Alabama Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Alabama is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Alabama is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Alabama SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1370


Math SAT Range

530 - 690


Reading SAT Range

540 - 680

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Wondering what life at University of Alabama is like? There are approximately 38,316 students enrolled at University of Alabama, including 31,685 undergraduate students and 6,631 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from AL and 59% percent of students are from other states.


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