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Campus & Student Life at The University of Alabama

Home to about 31,670 undergraduates in 2020, UA is a very large, public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, UA offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UA can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UA Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

UA Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at UA. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UA Disability Services.

UA for the Military

While not a "service academy", UA does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UA Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UA for Veterans Guide.

UA offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, UA does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at The University of Alabama

UA offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at The University of Alabama

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at The University of Alabama

UA has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 31,670 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 27,750 (87.6%). Part-time attendance was 3,920 (12.4%).


The University of Alabama is Ranked #345 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UA receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank UA #345 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at The University of Alabama

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at UA by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the UA Diversity Guide.

The University of Alabama Competes in the NCAA

UA has a total of 640 student athletes, 334 men and 306 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to The University of Alabama Athletics

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