Box 870100 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100 1-205-348-6756
About University of Alabama
  • Year of Foundation 1831
  • Size of Campus 1,000 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 17,550
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 5,278 in-state, 15,294 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 31,747
The University of Alabama (UA) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Founded in 1831, it is the flagship university of the University of Alabama System, as well the senior and the largest in terms of enrollment among all of the state's universities. It is known as The Capstone, a nickname that stems from a 1913 speech by then-president George H. Denny, who extolled the university as the "capstone of the public school system in the state." UA offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in Alabama is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Get on Board Day, SAKURA Festival, Honors Day, Late Night Breakfast, Greek Week, Bamablast, Welcome Back Concert, Family Weekend
  • Number of students in fraternities 28
  • Percent students who are frat members 21%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Mu Alpha, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Psi Omega, Anderson Society, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamm
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 21
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) AGAP College Ministry, Baha'i Club, Baptist Campus Ministries, B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, Calvary Baptist College Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Canterbury Episcopal Chapel Student Forum, Catholic Student Fellows
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 27%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Graduate Student Association, Afro American Gospel Choir, Alabama Model United Nations, Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Best Buddies International, Black Law Students Association, Black Studen
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 28
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 24
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Birmingham, AL (61), Birmingham (61)
  • Distance to nearest train Tuscaloosa, AL (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus Tuscaloosa, AL (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 14%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
  • Number of students using college housing 26%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 6%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (45%), women's dorms (22%), men's dorms (13%), sorority housing (10%), fraternity housing (6%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (1%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 54%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 89
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 27%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 526,858
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 5,500
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 6,000
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,518,290
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Alabama Museum of Natural History; Paul W. Bryant Museum; Office of Archaeological Research; Gorgas House
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 4,014,614
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 33,355
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library Facilities Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library; Angelo Bruno Library; Bounds Law Library; Eric and Sarah Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering; Health Sciences Library; Hoole Special Collections Library; Map Library; McLure Education Library
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 62,481
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,592
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 11%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs DCH Health System; Ernst and Young LLP; Exxon-Mobil Corporation; Hewitt Associates LLC; KPMG LLP; Southern Nuclear Operating Co; United States Military; The University of Alabama; Wal-Mart