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University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1831
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 19,471
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $445,817,333
Admissions Address

Box 870100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100

Website

http://www.ua.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@ua.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mary K. Spiegel
Admissions office telephone: (205) 348-5666
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://www.ssc.ua.edu/application/  
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 1 1
Social studies 3 3
History 1 1
Academic electives 5 5
Total academic units 15 15


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: April 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 12,513
Total acceptances: 8,766
Total freshman enrollment: 4,378
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 5,466
Male acceptances: 3,775
Male freshman enrollment: 1,960
 
Female applicants: 7,047
Female acceptances: 4,991
Female freshman enrollment: 2,418
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 34%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 61%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 37%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 630
Math: 500 - 630
Combined: 1000 - 1260


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 8.0%
600-699 27.0% 29.0%
500-599 41.0% 40.0%
400-499 22.0% 21.0%
300-399 1.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 84%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 28
Math: 19 - 26
Composite: 21 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 19.0% 9.0%
24-29 35.0% 34.0% 36.0%
18-23 53.0% 42.0% 43.0%
12-17 1.0% 5.0% 12.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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