University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
4-year Public university


The University of Alabama is a public institution established in 1831 with a suburban setting located in Tuscaloosa. It is ranked 170 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices a semester-based academic calendar. Students have more than 250 student organizations to get involved in. It offers opportunities for all students to get involved in research projects and individual work is showcased in the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference.

#170 in National Universities
Location Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1831
Selectivity Very Low
Size Large
32,458 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $11,900
Outstate Tuition Fee $33,200
Room and Board Fees $13,316
$44,620 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


80% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$40 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

77 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Graduate from a U.S. high school
Have earned a “C” or better in a university-level composition course level 101 or higher (ESL courses do not qualify). This must be an in-person class, not online.
Speak English as a native language.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$20,683 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$13,483 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $50,884
40% Students with need received Financial Aid
20% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Total Worth Value of tuition for up to four years for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate or law studies
One year of on-campus housing at regular room rate
$1,000 per year stipend for four years
$2,000 one-time allowance for use in summer research or international study (after completing one year of study at UA)
$2,000 book scholarship ($500 per year for four years)
Eligibility First time freshmen
Minimum Criteria 4.0 GPA and a 36 ACT or 1600 SAT
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline December 15

Other Scholarships

Academic Elite Scholarship
Total Worth Tuition for four years One year of on-campus housing at regular room rate** $8,500 per year undergraduate supplemental scholarship for four years* $500 per year undergraduate book scholarship for four years
Details to be considered for the Academic Elite Scholarships, a student must be accepted as a member of the University Fellows Experience (UFE). The student must maintain membership in the UFE to continue holding an Academic Elite Scholarship.


32,458 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
55% Students graduate within 6 years