University of Alabama is on a 1,026-acre campus in the suburban setting of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, not far from Birmingham.
There are many activities and organizations for University of Alabama students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? University of Alabama has fraternities and sororities.
University of Alabama has the ABXY Gaming Network. In fact, more students participate in the ABXY Gaming Network than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at University of Alabama include UA Dance Marathon, 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.
This table offers information on housing at University of Alabama.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||29.1%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||9,363|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||9,002|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||70.9%|
University of Alabama offers housing for students. 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 2022, 29.1% of undergrads at University of Alabama lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70.9% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Alabama. There are 9,363 spots available in on-campus housing for all 31,685 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 9,002 students chose to live on-campus. 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.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Badminton||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|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|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, University of Alabama has 24-hour patrols by University of Alabama Police (UAPD), certified law enforcement personnel.
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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