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University of Alabama Student Life

University of Alabama is on a 1,026-acre campus in a suburban setting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, not far from Birmingham. There are many activities and organizations for University of Alabama students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Alabama also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Alabama has a thriving ABXY Gaming Network. In fact, more students participate in ABXY Gaming Network than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Alabama include Residence Hall Association, International Student Association, Student Government Association and Black Student Union.

The University of Alabama community comes together each year for Homecoming/Football, Get On Board Day/Week of Welcome and Honors Week.

University of Alabama Housing

University of Alabama offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Alabama students live off campus. In 2021, 25.2% of undergrads at University of Alabama lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 74.8% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Alabama. There are 8,508 spots available in on-campus housing for all 31,670 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 7,839 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Alabama offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Alabama Athletics

At University of Alabama there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Alabama:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Safety at University of Alabama

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Alabama is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Alabama campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

University of Alabama offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, University of Alabama has 24-hour patrols by University of Alabama Police (UAPD), certified law enforcement personnel.

Plan a Visit to University of Alabama

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Alabama, take Interstate 59 to Tuscaloosa, AL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Alabama you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Alabama's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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University of Alabama Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

41%

In State

59%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

10%

5%

4%

2%

1%

1%

0.33%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

31,670

Graduate Students

6,170

Non-Resident / International Students

571

University of Alabama Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

37,840

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,780

Out-of-State

$30,250

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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