University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

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School Overview

The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa is one of the largest, public universities in the South. The school offers hundreds of excellent educational programs, has a beautiful campus, and sponsors numerous student organizations.

The University of Alabama offers more than 200 degree programs for undergraduates. Students have many choices when selecting a major. The following are examples of undergraduate programs offered at this institution: social work, Russian, philosophy, nursing, interior design, early childhood education, classical Greek, and aerospace engineering.

The University offers excellent graduate degree programs in engineering, education, business administration, and law. In fact, the only public law school in Alabama is located on this campus. Educational opportunities for non-traditional students are available at the University of Alabama through distance education programs.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 870132

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132

(205) 348-5666

(800) 933-2262

Fax: (205) 348-9046

Contact: Mary Spiegel

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
Box 870100

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100

(205) 348-6010


Total undergrads: 22,341

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,116

Degree-seeking undergrads: 22,046

Graduate enrollment: 3,977


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 84%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 $7,900 +12.86%
Books and Supplies $950 $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,950 $9,842 $10,400 $10,206 -1.87%
Other $3,002 $3,254 $3,065 $2,475 -19.25%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,602 $20,496 $21,565 $21,681 +0.54%
In-state Off Campus $6,650 $7,400 $8,100 $9,000 +11.11%
In-state with Family $6,650 $7,400 $8,100 $9,000 +11.11%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,900
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $20,500
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,318 66%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,314 46% $14,510,803 $6,271
• Federal grants 714 14% $3,197,155 $4,478
• Pell grants 714 14% $2,562,661 $3,589
• Other federal grants 613 12% $634,494 $1,035
Institutional scholarships or grants 92 2% $100,100 $1,088
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,957 39% $11,213,548 $5,730
Student loan financial aid 1,832 36% $21,134,475 $11,536
• Federal student loans 1,395 28% $11,775,803 $8,441
• Other student loans 1,691 34% $9,358,672 $5,534

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4466 1287 380 52
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 15 11
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 14 5
Latin American Studies
Women’s Studies 6
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 156 12 7
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 145 12 7
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 5
Microbiology 6
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1285 326 13
Accounting 196 74 2
Business Administration and Management 321 121
Business/Managerial Economics 57 22 4
Finance 266 28 3
Management Information Systems 42
Management Science 50 20 2
Marketing/Marketing Management 252 36 2
Restaurant/Food Services Management 101
Taxation 25
Communication and Journalism Programs 514 52 16
Advertising 114 16
Journalism 66 13
Mass Communication/Media Studies 16
Public Relations/Image Management 171
Radio and Television 108 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 55 18
Computing and Information Sciences 25 16 4
Computer and Information Sciences 25 16 4
Education 347 127 59 46
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 9
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration 1 22
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 2
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 13
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship 19
Elementary Education and Teaching 159 29 6 2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 11 13
Music Teacher Education 11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 80 25
Secondary Education and Teaching 60 42 4 10
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Special Education and Teaching 37 14 3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 5
Engineering 288 60 15
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 14 6
Chemical Engineering 42 4 4
Civil Engineering 66 17 2
Construction Engineering 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 46 14 1
Engineering Mechanics 3 2
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1
Industrial Engineering 12 1
Materials Engineering 3
Mechanical Engineering 82 11 3
Metallurgical Engineering 5 3
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 117 39 9
Creative Writing 21
English Language and Literature 117 18 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 72 11 4
Foreign Languages and Literatures 28
German Language and Literature 3
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8 4
Spanish Language and Literature 44
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 411 123 9
Athletic Training/Trainer 22
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 43
Dietetics/Dietitian 55
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 44 56
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 57
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 3
Nursing Practice 9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 190 33
Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 29
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 2
History 115 8 7
History 115 8 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 92 11
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 92 11
Human Services 40 169 3
Public Administration 3
Social Work 40 166 3
Legal and Law Studies 4 171
Law 171
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 4
Library Science 106
Library and Information Science 106
Mathematics and Statistics 44 21 8
Applied Mathematics 3
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 14 1
Mathematics 44 7 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation 10
Environmental Science 10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 3
Physical Sciences 57 14 19
Chemistry 24 5 11
Geology and Earth Science 22 1 3
Physics 11 8 5
Psychology 164 20 19 6
Educational Psychology 15 7 6
Psychology 164 5 12
School Psychology
Social Sciences 218 18 5
Anthropology 21 6 2
Geography 18 8
International Relations and Affairs 23
Political Science and Government 156 4 3
Visual and Performing Arts 190 30 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 14
Dance 23
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 18 15
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 2
Fine/Studio Arts 46 3
Interior Design 56
Music 33 10 6
Work and Family Studies 306 109
Apparel and Textiles 62
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 75 109
Family Resource Management Studies 64
Human Development and Family Studies 68
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 37
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Restaurant/Food Services Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Construction Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Metallurgical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family Resource Management Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Facilities Administration B
Health Services – General B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

The University of Alabama Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(205) 348-6010
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0166
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:37,663
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:27,421 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$10,470
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$14,883

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of Alabama Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of Alabama.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies33
Biological and Biomedical Sciences321
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services876
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs541
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
English Language and Literature/Letters121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences51
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics221
Health Professions and Related Programs75
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies11
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics123
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences334
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences532
Visual and Performing Arts651
Grand total6736546

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at The University of Alabama.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services22
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences41
Health Professions and Related Programs23
Legal Professions and Studies1
Library Science1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total410141

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of Alabama and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid5,69879%
Grant or scholarship aid4,62864%$14,883
Student loan aid3,12744%$9,706

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid18,51658%$12,753
Federal student loans12,80540%$6,730

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of Alabama. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The University of Alabama students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants38,23714,84623,391
Percent admitted100%53%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%18%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of Alabama Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment37,663
Undergraduate enrollment32,563
Graduate enrollment5,100

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of Alabama Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Intensive English Program)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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