University of Alabama

3,896 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
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.227 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.226 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 178 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Enthusiastic
    15%
  • Southern Football fanatics
    11%
  • Southern charm
    9%
  • Greek
    8%
  • Loyal
    7%
  • Likes to party
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.342 responses
Poll
67%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.392 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 173 responses
Report
  • Roll Tide
    81%
  • Energetic
    7%
  • Tradition
    3%
  • Unique
    3%
  • Classic
    2%
  • Happy
    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%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.164 responses

Reviews

3,896 reviews
  • Excellent
    1140
  • Very Good
    1410
  • Average
    1105
  • Poor
    153
  • Terrible
    88
I've been attending the University of Alabama for about two months now, and I absolutely love it! The campus is so beautiful, especially around fall. The quad is amazing during football games. You can see the sense of community during the school days and on the weekend during games. On school days you can see how hundreds of students from different backgrounds come together to study or socialize. On the weekends you can see how much all the students love our school by their support for the football team. You can also see the support through alumni who continue to come back to campus. Another thing i've started to realize is how blessed we are with some of the greatest teachers. The teachers I've met so far have been not only welcoming but seem to know exactly what they're talking about. They actually seem as if they enjoy teaching and enjoy their students. I've greatly enjoyed school here so far due to the beautiful campus, friendly people, and brilliant teachers.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
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 months ago
The University of Alabama is a school that either you,ll hate or love. There are many clubs and organizations to join, so there's no way you wouldn't be left out. Greek life dominates majority of the school, but there's plenty to do outside of the stereotypical Greek life. Students here are fairly nice, but there are occasional snobs to watch out for. With so many things to do, one cant say the school is boring. Things get exciting when football season comes around, it's certainly entertaining to be a part of. But despite the major role sports play here, academics are important. I wouldn't redo my freshman year over because I'm looking forward to the upcoming school year!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago