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The University of Alabama: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

The University of Alabama

Website: http://www.ua.edu/
Address: 739 University Blvd , Tuscaloosa , Alabama - 35487-0166
Phone: (205) 348-6010
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Public
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate, First professional degree
Campus setting
Midsize City
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Athletics (football) NCAA, Southeastern Conference
Religious affiliation Not applicable
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare Yes
Distance learning Yes
ROTC Yes
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college Yes
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $35
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
18,500
8,160
10,340
Percent admitted
60%
59%
62%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
46%
48%
44%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
490
600
SAT Math
490
610
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
21
27
ACT English
21
28
ACT Math
19
26
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $6,400
Out-of-state tuition $18,000
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $9,842
On-campus other expenses $3,154
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
67%
-
Federal grant aid
13%
$3,692
State or local grant aid
4%
$633
Institutional grant aid
42%
-
Loan aid
38%
$5,477
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
27,014
46%
54%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 22,343
Estimated graduates enrolled 3,978
Undergraduates 24 years old 91%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 8%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 64%
Men 61%
Women 67%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 36%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 59%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 64%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $5,278 $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 9.4%
Out-of-state $15,294 $16,518 $18,000 $19,200 6.7%
Books and supplies $950 $950 $1,000 $1,100 10.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $8,550 $8,950 $9,842 $10,400 5.7%
Other $3,093 $3,002 $3,254 $3,065 -5.8%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $17,871 $18,602 $20,496 $21,565 5.2%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $27,887 $29,420 $32,096 $33,765 5.2%

Map & Directions

Map of The University of Alabama

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 18,967 8,339 10,628
Percent admitted 59% 59% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 46% 48% 45%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations   X
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,797 35%
ACT 4,305 84%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 490 620
SAT Math 500 620
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 20 27
ACT Writing 6 8
  • The University of Alabama employs a competitive freshman admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant’s abilities as a scholar. Decisions about the potential for a student’s academic success are based on ACT and/or SAT performance, high school grade point average and high school course schedule. The writing section of either the ACT or SAT is required. UA is looking for students that show a commitment to academics and who welcome the robust exchange of ideas that occur within a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1897 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 7/1/1926 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 12/1/1970 -   Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics 1/1/1972 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 2/1/1959 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 10/10/1969 - 6/1/2002 Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 10/10/1969 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/21/2001 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 4/21/2001 -   Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language 9/1/2002 -   Accredited
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 9/1/1990 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/2003 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1945 -   Accredited
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 9/1/1986 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1954 -   Accredited