The University of Alabama

Public, Four-years School Located in Tuscaloosa, AL

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How much is the The University of Alabama tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, The University of Alabama's tuition & fees is $11,900 for Alabama residents and $33,200 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $31,984 for Alabama residents and $53,284 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

The University of Alabama Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$11,900
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$33,200
Books & Supplies Costs$800
On-campus Room & Board$14,426
On-campus Expenses$4,858
Off-campus Room & Board$14,426
Off-campus Expenses$4,858
2023-2024 Estimates
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$12,187
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$35,453

How Much Does it Cost to Go to The University of Alabama for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $142,312 at The University of Alabama. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $226,759. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $164,943.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$34,125$54,114$39,291
Sophomore (2024-25)$35,076$55,795$40,560
Junior (2025-26)$36,053$57,530$41,870
Senior (2026-27)$37,058$59,320$43,223
4 Years Total$142,312$226,759$164,943
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$35,076$55,795$40,560
Sophomore (2025-26)$36,053$57,530$41,870
Junior (2026-27)$37,058$59,320$43,223
Senior (2027-28)$38,090$61,166$44,621
4 Years Total$146,278$233,811$170,273
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$36,053$57,530$41,870
Sophomore (2026-27)$37,058$59,320$43,223
Junior (2027-28)$38,090$61,166$44,621
Senior (2028-29)$39,152$63,071$46,064
4 Years Total$150,353$241,086$175,778
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$37,058$59,320$43,223
Sophomore (2027-28)$38,090$61,166$44,621
Junior (2028-29)$39,152$63,071$46,064
Senior (2029-30)$40,243$65,036$47,556
4 Years Total$154,543$248,592$181,464
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$38,090$61,166$44,621
Sophomore (2028-29)$39,152$63,071$46,064
Junior (2029-30)$40,243$65,036$47,556
Senior (2030-31)$41,364$67,063$49,096
4 Years Total$158,849$256,336$187,337

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, The University of Alabama' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Alabama, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $14,073.
In-StateOut-of-State
The University of Alabama$11,900$33,200
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alabama Four-years Colleges$15,034
Public Schools$7,408$14,073
Private Schools$15,848

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between The University of Alabama and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL$11,900$33,200
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, AL$8,832$21,864
University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville, AL$11,770$24,662

Financial Aid and COA

At The University of Alabama, 23,048 students (73%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $14,421.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at The University of Alabama is $38,863 for students living on-campus and $38,863 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 6,571 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $15,683 and the average amount of student loans is $10,694.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$31,984$53,284
COA (off-campus)$31,984$53,284
Tuition & Fees$11,900$33,200
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,084$20,084
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,084$20,084
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,563$38,863
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,563$38,863
Average Financial Aid$14,421$14,421
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship23,04873%$14,421
Pell Grants5,66418%$4,922
Federal Student Loan10,73634%$6,237
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid6,57187%-
Grants or Scholarships6,15582%$15,683
Federal Grants3,40745%$3,781
Pell Grants1,44519%$5,145
Other Federal Grants3,08641%$1,766
State/Local Grants2644%$932
Institutional Grants5,38371%$15,493
Student Loan Aid2,90639%$10,694
Federal Student Loans2,69836%$5,192
Other Student Loans6709%$25,477
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,5051,403$10,136
0-30,000524523$13,082
30,001-48,000242242$11,093
48,001-75,000208198$9,157
75,001-110,000176144$7,344
110,001 or more355296$7,093

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

The University of Alabama's acceptance rate is 78.90%. A total of 42,421 applicants applied to and 33,472 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 7,593 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 22.68%.
To apply to The University of Alabama, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants42,42115,567$26,854
Admitted33,47212,338$21,134
Enrolled7,5933,221$4,372
Acceptance Rate78.90%79.26%78.70%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.68%26.11%20.69%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to The University of Alabama. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,220 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 26.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2201,0701,370
National Average1,174
Alabama Average1,122
SAT EBRW610540680
SAT Math610530690
ACT Composite262131
National Average25
Alabama Average22
ACT Math241928
ACT English272133

Student Population

The University of Alabama has a total of 38,644 students including 32,458 undergraduate and 6,186 graduate students. By gender, there are 16,228 male students and 22,088 female students attending The University of Alabama. The school offers online degree programs and 5,820 students enrolled online exclusively (15.06% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total38,316 16,22822,088
Undergraduate31,685 13,78017,905
Graduate6,631 2,4484,183

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL
Phone205-348-6010
WEBwww.ua.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered231 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered129 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate76.00%
Yield19.00%
Student Population38,644
Graduation Rate72%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate87% (Full-time), 60% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,517 (Full-time), 469 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs5,980 (Full-time), 940 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$94,993
Average Staff Salary$62,112