UA

University of Alabama

390 Alumni Cir #1100, Tuscaloosa, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6,933
  • Class Notes
    5,067
  • Textbook Notes
    561
  • Study Guides
    1,305
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,606
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,173

Overview of University of Alabama (UA)

About this school

The University of Alabama is a public institution. Its School of Music's Moody Music Building offers some of the best performance, study and practice facilities in the Southeast. Music students work with internationally recognized faculty and world-renowned visiting artists, who regularly conduct master classes. The school also offers New College programs, with independent study and self-designed majors. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, and Human Environmental Sciences; the School of Social Work; and Capstone College of Nursing. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in west central Alabama, 50 miles southwest of Birmingham.
  • Website


    www.ua.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    5,258

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:33,305
    • Men:14,689 Men (44.1%)
    • Women:18,616 Women (55.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (UA)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Alabama is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone
(205) 348-5666
Fax
(205) 348-9046
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 38,129 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 23,424 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 14,705 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
9,959 (49%) of 20,321 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,593 (45%) of 12,329 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,366 (55%) of 7,992 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.72
375 And Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
586 average |520-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
15%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |23-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
40%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
29%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UA)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,780|Out-of-state: $29,230 (40.57%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,102 (38.02%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.52%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,490 (16.9%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Alabama accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001051
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
5,077 (67.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,735 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,578 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,040 (29.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$16,254
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,862 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,053
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,378 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,693
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,325 (65.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,047 (27.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,777

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,985 (55.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,599 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,283 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,597 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$14,459
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,238 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,730
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,382 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,468
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,472 (52.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
7,532 (25.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,945

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,305
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss
Special Characteristics
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,702

Academics & Instruction (UA)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,382

Part-Time Faculty


516

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,060,932
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Alabama provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.9%

Programs & Majors (UA)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (72)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Science

Master's Programs of Study (88)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (UA)

Location & Geography

Population


93,357

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Birmingham

Campus Size


1,026 acres

Weather


Temperature
31.3 average low in January, 87.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tuscaloosa
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Tuscaloosa

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Elephant (Big Al)
School Colors
Crimson and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Alabama offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, abxy gaming network, residence hall association, international student association, student government association, black student union

Sororities


36% of women participate

Fraternities


24% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


29,923

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
33,305
Women
18,616
Men
14,689

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 10.2% Black/African-American
  • 4.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.8% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 60 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,258

Student Resources (UA)

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