University of Alabama Profile


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.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 44% of 22,136 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: June 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Considered
Extracurricular: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.54
SAT Math: 569 average  495-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 567 average  500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 557 average  490-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 26 average  22-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $22,917  Out-of-state: $36,667
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $9,200 Out-of-state: $22,950
Room and Board: $8,650
Average Percent of Need Met: 57%
Average Freshman Award: $10,780
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $26,714


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum:  Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,171
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-59 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001348: Free

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