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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Foster Auditorium and Malone-Hood Plaza today. Lucy Clock Tower is in the foreground. credit: Ttownfeen
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Overview
Public
29,220 Undergraduates
53% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: South
Size: Big
Doctoral
The University of Alabama
739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
35487-0166
(205) 348-6010
www.ua.edu/

The University of Alabama, a public research university, is one of the top 110 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the college sits on nearly 2,000 acres of land. The history of the university started in 1818, when the U.S. Congress gave the Alabama Territory permission to start a place for learning. That seminary opened two years later as "The University of the State of Alabama.” It is the flagship school of the University of Alabama system, as well as a sea-grant and space-grant institution. Alumni have been named Rhodes Scholars, Truman Scholars, Boren Scholars and Hollings Scholars. Notable alumni include football player and coach Bear Bryant, the Former Governor of Alabama George Wallace, sportscaster Mel Allen, football player Joe Namath, actress Sela Ward, author Harper Lee and Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions. The school’s colors are crimson and white, its mascot is Big Al and its teams are nicknamed the Crimson Tide. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – SEC, and varsity sports offered by the University of Alabama include men’s football, basketball, golf, soccer and tennis, and women’s soccer, golf, basketball, rowing and tennis.

Location

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama . Located on the Black Warrior River at the Atlantic Seaboard fall line of the Piedmont, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 100,287 in 2017. Incorporated as a town on December 13, 1819, it was named after Tuskaloosa, the chief of a band of Muskogean-speaking people. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1086

New Transfer Students

Admissions
53%

Acceptance Rate

38%

Enrollment Yield

980-1230

SAT Range

38,237

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$20,133

Typical Cost

$28,100

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,780

In-State (published)

79%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$16,197

Median Debt

Academics
23.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 500 student organizations

Greek Life:

Important, 67 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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