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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 Overview

The University of Alabama is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. University of Alabama was founded in 1831 and the school presently has around 38,316 students per year, which includes 31,685 undergrads. University of Alabama offers on-campus housing for up to 9,363 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! May 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at University of Alabama

Are you interested in music or performing? At University of Alabama you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Alabama students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? University of Alabama has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Alabama has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Alabama on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Alabama Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%
In-State Tuition $11,100
Out-of-State $31,460
Percent of Need Met 55.78%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,576

Is University of Alabama a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what University of Alabama offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

University of Alabama Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Alabama. The acceptance rate at University of Alabama is 79%. Last year, 42,421 students applied to University of Alabama and 33,472 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alabama

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 89% of students who start at University of Alabama come back for their second year of college. 72% of University of Alabama undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook University of Alabama Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Alabama by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 91% of graduates from University of Alabama recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent University of Alabama grads have an average starting salary of $54,291 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

University of Alabama's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The University of Alabama's endowment was $939.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,912 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Alabama

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Alabama meets 55.78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,576 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $35,852 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Alabama.

Based on this information, is University of Alabama the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Alabama a good school for you?

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Where is The University of Alabama Located?

University of Alabama is located in the suburban setting of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, less than an hour from Birmingham.

If you would like to see University of Alabama for yourself, 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 University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa are like without leaving home.

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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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University of Alabama SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1370


Math SAT Range

530 - 690


Reading SAT Range

540 - 680

University of Alabama Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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