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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
31,685
Undergraduates
13,783
Men - 43.5%
17,903
Women - 56.5%
6,631
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 42,421 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 29
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
530-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,024
Out-of-state: $52,384
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,940
Out-of-state: $32,300
Room and Board
$14,426
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$17,576
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,852
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
24%
20-29
22%
30-39
12%
40-49
8%
50-99
12%
Over 100
9%
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Tuscaloosa Population
102,819
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Birmingham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Mascot
Elephant (Big Al)
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
88.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
91%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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