University of Alabama Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Alabama Admissions Overview:

The University of Alabama has an acceptance rate of 53%, which means it admits just over half of applicants each year. Students with a solid application and good grades have a better chance of being admitted. To apply, applicants will need to submit an application, along with SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts. For complete instructions, including important dates and deadlines, be sure to to visit the school's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Alabama Description:

The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa is the state's flagship institution of higher learning. Alabama's low state tuition combined with UA's consistent ranking among the top 50 public universities in the country make it a true value. The popular undergraduate business program also finds itself on many top 50 lists, and UA's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. About 20% of the University of Alabama's first-year students participate in the UA Honors Program. In athletics, the 'Bama Crimson Tide competes in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 37,098 (31,958 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,470 (in-state); $26,950 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $13,050
  • Other Expenses: $4,116
  • Total Cost: $28,836 (in-state); $45,316 (out-of-state)

University of Alabama Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,883
    • Loans: $9,706

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Swimming, Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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