About The University of Alabama

Founded in 1831, The University of Alabama. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 32,563 full time undergraduate students, and 5,100 full time graduate students.

The The University of Alabama Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 1373 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of Alabama include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate52%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range980-1230
ACT Range23-31

Admissions at UA are considered Selective, with ,236% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 62% were in the top quarter, and 43% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The University of Alabama.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    349 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    232 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    373 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    373 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    374 Students rated class size 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    372 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    374 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    377 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

The University of Alabama REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of The University of Alabama?

207 Students rated The University of Alabama

Kylei - 06/16/2024

The University of Alabama is known for many things but mostly its football program. The University of Alabama was not my first option, it was not even a option believe it or not, but I decided to take a tour anyways because why not. On this tour I fell in love with the campus. First off the campus is huge, there is a lot of walking, but it is worth it. The school offers so many opportunities and has something for everyone if chosen to do so. I have never felt unwelcomed, unsafe, or disrespected at the University of Alabama.

Elizabeth - 06/16/2024

The University of Alabama has a lot to be talked about. Some good and some bad. It is a place where people make many friends and where people go to have fun. In short terms I love it there. There is so many things to do and so many people to meet. The atmosphere is the most amazing thing about it there.

Arianna - 05/16/2024

Oh, attending The University of Alabama? It's absolutely amazing! Roll Tide! The university offers a wide range of academic programs and has a fantastic campus life. From what I've learned, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant community and participate in various activities and events. The university's commitment to excellence is evident in its strong reputation and successful alumni. I can only imagine the excitement and pride that comes with being a part of such a renowned institution. Whether it's engaging in spirited football games, exploring the beautiful campus, or pursuing academic passions, attending The University of Alabama would be an incredible experience.

Lauren - 05/11/2024

The University of Alabama is stunning in beauty. It has a welcoming atmosphere that encompasses diversity in all aspects. It feels like home and has a reputation of providing the best education and providing a well rounded experience for all students.

The University of Alabama FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at The University of Alabama?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of Alabama is 52%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Have fun but always keep education first. You will not like every professor or class but push through it. Find what you are good at and try to be the best you can be at it. You have to like what you do to be successful.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were very interactive with disscusions.

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

    Although challenging, the academics live up to the reputation of a great school.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Life at The University of Alabama is all I could hope for. The campus is beautiful. The properties are well maintained and it has an air of real safety on campus. I immediately got involved in Greek Life and found a sisterhood beyond compare. Being an only child and then coming the UA and Delta Gamma I have a family that is better than anything I ever imagined.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A motivated individual who enjoys a challenge would enjoy attending the University of Alabama. The academics and extra curricular activities are well suited for everyone, no matter what you like!

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Everyone here is friendly and has a lot of school spirit, but they are not always accepting of different views.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Aside from football, I feel a lot of activities revolve around Greek Life. But, I'm probably bias.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I had a certain image and idea of what I thought the people and activities would be like when I got to Tuscaloosa based off of how life is in Birmingham, where my family is from. I wish I had known a little bit more of the southern culture and life because it is so different from where I grew up. This is not a bad thing, it actually has given me a new and opening experience.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    so much outside activity going on, hard to stay focused

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is this energy that goes around that makes people just want to do good.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The campus is pretty big. Now that I'm used to it, it's not too bad, but at first it felt like a long way to walk just to get to classes. When your schedule doesn't allow much time between classes, it can be stressful to get to your next class. But for the most part, the professors are understanding.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is a little embarrassing to say but while I was in high school everyone said that my college is a party college. We are notorious for our crazy football fans that often party on the weekends or after a game. Also we are well known for our great football team that has won in the Nationals this year.

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  14. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the best thing about my school is the fact that faculty and students are able to work together to make our learning environment better for everyone. When students are in class they are expected to be respectful as are the educators. It is a great environment for learning and growing as a person.

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  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is not interested in learning to be independent. The University of Alabama emplores you to take on new challenges and responsibilities. There are numerous oppurtunities to grow as an individual and experience many new facets of what life has to offer. Someone not prepared to branch out entirely would not be comfortable UA.

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    pretty much.... unless you go there

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I mostly brag about our football program.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That they drink a lot. That we are abig party school.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I am Greek, and I love it. It was the right decision for me and it has made all the difference in my college experience. Going Greek isnt right for everyone, some people enjoy making friends on their own. Some dont have the time to devote to an active Greek life. Being Greek doesnt make you king of the school, it makes you a person with such a strong bond to your sisters and your campus that you cant help but want to be involved on campus. Some people find that bond without Greek life but I cant imagine my life any different without my sisters.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    During Fall at Ua there is never a down time, its football football football! We play to win as it is the heart and soul of our campus. It brings our campus together, greeks with non greeks, republicans with democrats, you cant be angry at anyone on gameday. its the biggest festivities of the year! Roll Tide!

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    There are many different dorm options at the University of Alabama. Some are new than others. If you are looking for space and newer facilities, then Riverside or Ridgecrest are a good choice. Both these dorms were recently built. They include kitchens and living rooms. Each dorm unit sleeps 4 people with 2 bathrooms. However, for girls, most choose Tutwiler. This is because of the location. It is closest to campus and classes. Also, it is right next to sorority row which is a plus for those in sororities. However, Tutwiler is very old and has community bathrooms. For some people this is a major turn-off.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

79% of students attending The University of Alabama receive some sort of financial aid. 18% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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