UA Description

University of Alabama, affectionately known as Bama, is home to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate programs, nationally ranking programs and an abundance of artistic landmarks and activities.

Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, University of Alabama (UA) offers a variety of academics, with over 200 undergraduate programs in wide-ranging fields:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Classical Greek and Latin
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy

Graduate programs are offered through such distinctive schools as the school for commerce and business administration, the school of education, the school of engineering and the school of social work.

Bama also boasts the only publicly supported law school in the state. Distance learning options are also available at different levels and in different departments.

Specific departments, as well as the university as a whole, have all received national recognition from such prestigious journals as Kiplinger's and U.S. News.

The arts also thrive on the UA campus. Dance and theatre performances, several art galleries, literary journals, musical ensembles and even renowned museums make their home on the Bama campus.

Extracurricular activities are another example of UA's exciting college life. Over 250 cultural, religious, academic, social, recreational, ethnic and professional organizations in addition to numerous intramural teams may be found at UA.

Athletics are a huge part of college life at Bama, as the Crimson Tide is a storied program with huge prestige in football especially. Student services are as plentiful as anything else and will help students with everything from career and personal counseling to transportation.

Scholarships at UA are numerous. Other forms of financial aid include loans, grants, work-study and fellowships. All of these options are available to those who qualify to supplement tuition.

Quick Facts about The University of Alabama

Region

Southeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Crimson Tide

Nicknames

Alabama, UA, 'Bama

Website

www.ua.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,600

Out-of-State Tuition

$21,900

Retention Rate

85%

Enrollment

27,586

Year Established

1831

UA Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  7 reviews
4 star
  5 reviews
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58% of students gave The University of Alabama 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

This has only been first semester at Bama, but it has been an amazing experience so far. I am from out of state and everyone has been so supportive and friendly. The teachers are great. The campus is beautiful. I can't say enough wonderful things about this university. Roll Tide!

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I really love it here. The campus is wonderful and all of the people are so nice. There are so many things to do all the time! The dorms are FANTASTIC and so convenient. I love all of my teachers. I wish the rec center was closer to campus but that's a small thing. Also, Greek life is a little bit overwhelming, but there are plenty of non Greeks around.

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UA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
22,341
Freshman Class
7,987
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
27,586

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
81%
Graduate
19%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
71%
Part-Time
29%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
54%
Out-of-State
46%

Gender of Students

Women
56%
Men
44%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
12%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
83%
Latino
2%
Other
2%

Students State Origin

Alabama
54%
Georgia
8%
Florida
4%
Texas
4%
Tennessee
3%
Other
27%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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