University of Alabama

3,863 reviews
  1. Tuscaloosa, AL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Website

University of Alabama Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
990-1250
ACT Range
22-31
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,935/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,957/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,895/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,583/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,339/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.144 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.143 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,737Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Enthusiastic
    14%
  • Greek
    10%
  • Southern Football fanatics
    10%
  • Southern charm
    9%
  • Loyal
    8%
  • White
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.273 responses
Poll
68%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.321 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Roll Tide
    79%
  • Energetic
    11%
  • Classic
    4%
  • Happy
    4%
  • Unique
    2%
  • Snobby
    1%

After University of Alabama

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.74 responses

Reviews

3,863 reviews
  • Excellent
    1108
  • Very Good
    1389
  • Average
    1092
  • Poor
    153
  • Terrible
    88
I love the University of Alabama! It is a school that prides itself on both academics and athletics. I'm not Greek, and the Greek presence here can be overwhelming, but only if you let it. Almost everyone here dresses similarly. If you're into partying, this is the school for you. There are also tons of other activites if partying isn't your thing. The students here prioritize comfort on a daily basis and don't dress for class, at all. However, we do dress up for game days. The humidity here is awful, but you adjust to it. The campus is huge, and it's only expanding. But it's true what everyone says: you can always make a big school feel small. Find your people, discover your interests, and make this campus your own. We're all kind down here. So if you choose to come here, welcome to the south, and roll tide!
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
I lived in Tuscaloosa for 3 years and I honestly love the atmosphere of the campus. It centers around the national award winning football team but it rather slacks in the academic and maintenance of the campus.
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
Overall I had a pretty fun experience with the school. When it comes to academics I am pretty confident with the program and I am definitely impressed with the overall care for students and their grades. When it comes to sports I am a huge huge football fan and the team is amazing. I am also amazed with the campus and how clean it is . As far as anything goes I'm not sure that there is anything I would change at all
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago