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The University of Alabama is a public institution located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$38,877 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
80% Acceptance Rate

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The University of Alabama Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is The University of Alabama?

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Contact details for UA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100
Phone: 205-348-6010
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UniversityofAlabama
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UofAlabama

How Do I Get Into UA?

You can apply to UA online at: apply.ua.edu/

Admission Requirements for UA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UA?

80% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at The University of Alabama is 80%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 23% of students accepted to UA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Alabama  ( 540 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Alabama  ( 530 to 670 )
200
800
UA received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 33. Math scores were between 21 and 29. Composite scores were between 23 and 31.

ACT English Scores for The University of Alabama  ( 23 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The University of Alabama  ( 21 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Alabama  ( 23 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford The University of Alabama?

$38,877 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
5.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UA is $38,877. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UA, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $10,714 a year. That adds up to $42,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UA is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Alabama Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,750 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,670 undergraduate students at UA, with 27,750 being full-time and 3,920 being part-time.

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There are also 6,170 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,750 full-time undergraduates at UA, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Alabama students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 358
Black or African American 2,711
Hispanic or Latino 1,366
White 21,517
International Students 541
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,257

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Alabama. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 82 countries are represented at UA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at The University of Alabama

7,517 Took All Classes Online
34,134 Took At Least One Class Online
22.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 34,134 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UA has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UA

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at The University of Alabama was $10,780 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $30,250. The following table shows how UA is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #55 #70
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #60 #114

Online Growth Rankings of UA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Alabama was 22.8%. This is the #716 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UA regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Alabama Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0
Learning Sciences 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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