The University of Alabama (UA)

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama Student Essentials

The University of Alabama Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Elephant -- Big Al
Nicknames: Alabama, UA, 'Bama
Website: www.ua.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,200
Out-of-State Tuition: $22,950
Retention Rate: 85%
Enrollment: 35,308
Year Established: 1831

About UA

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.

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UA Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 12 Reviews

58% of students gave The University of Alabama 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

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

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.


UA Map & Location

The University of Alabama
739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


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Getting Around UA

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Tuscaloosa, AL

Winter
Dec
56
35
Jan
53
32
Feb
59
36
Spring
Mar
66
43
Apr
74
49
May
81
58
Summer
Jun
88
66
Jul
91
70
Aug
90
69
Fall
Sep
86
63
Oct
76
51
Nov
65
42

UA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 28,718
Freshman Class 7,987
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 35,308

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 13%
  • Caucasian: 81%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 2%
African American 13%
Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 21%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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